Wearable camera companies bank on us living interesting lives. If I were to live in their vision of what my life is supposed to be like, I would be at an endless music festival. At sunset. There would be dogs on skateboards. Probably a waterfall. A child would be looking up at me with marvel as a butterfly wondrously perched on their finger.
Every week a handful of emails hit my inbox about a new backpack on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, complete with a flashy video and promises of revolutionising how I carry all my toys. I'll be the first to admit that I've been tempted to donate to quite a few of them. But it's hard to be pulled away from the Lowepro camera bags I've owned over the years. If you're a photographer, there's a good chance that at some point you've carried a DSLR and a myriad of lenses in one of Lowepro's packs. The company's spent the past 45 years coming up with ways to protect and haul camera equipment. With its new Urbex bags, the company reinvents that camera-focused legacy with a line that's focused on being the bag for all of your gadgets, and the clutter that comes with them.
DSLR cameras, the big bulky Nikon and Canon cameras you see photographers and your cousin Mimi rocking at weddings, aren't going to go away any time soon, but mirrorless cameras, like the excellent Sony A9, have gotten good enough to make the Nikons and Canons of the world scared. So Nikon's latest full frame professional camera, the D850, borrows some pro experiences from it's mirrorless rivals: Including a tilting display, focus stacking, and mirror-free shooting.