Well, I’m not a photographer by trade, no, but I do use my camera quite often to take pictures of boring IT products
Computex is one of those times of the year when I need to be able to carry all my gear with me, i.e. notebook, camera, my camcorder, a bottle of water, some other bits and pieces and still have a bit of room over so I don’t need to carry another bag for any literature that I might chose to keep.
I also visit a lot of local companies and need to carry the same gear when I go see them. I also go abroad from time to time to trade shows and other events and need to lug all this crap with me then as well. Will hopefully be investing in a new sub 2kg notebook soon though which will help a bit. I need to be able to edit and upload content when I’m out and about, which is a real pain in the… Also, I can’t edit HD video on a netbook.
A compact camera just doesn’t cut it, I’ve done that for too long and invested in a DSLR and the difference is like day and night when it comes to the quality of the pictures. I’m kicking myself a little bit for not getting a micro 4/3’s but then again, they’re not mean to be quiet as good.
The Kata isn’t cheap at NT$4k, but it’s cheaper than Crumpler. Hence why I’m considering getting something different into which I can stick the small-ish camera bag that I have now. But I also want something that’ll be comfortable to carry for 8-10h a day for several days in a row. Yeah, I know I’m asking for a lot, but hey…
I tried to have a look at the Kata on Sunday, but the shop was out of stock Going to head up to the shops by the main station and have a look, although I heard there’s supposed to be a place in Gong guan somewhere that has a good selection of backpacks, but I don’t know exactly where…
Thanks for the tips though.