Monday, September 5, 2011

Case Logic Camera Holster TBC-308. Mad Mike's Review

It took awhile getting used to calling the Case Logic TBC-308 a camera holster, for me.
It just doesn't look like my old Case Logic Holster.  That one looked like a holster.
Here are some of the things I carry when I go out on a photography shoot and don't want to use my backpack.  From left to right and top to bottom, there's a shutter cable release, circular polarizing filter, air bulb and brush for lenses, lens cleaning fluid, Photographer's log, model releases in English and Japanese, ink pen (all stuffed in a plastic sandwich bag) and a case for extra SD cards.

All that stuff gets packed into to zippered pocket on the outside of the holster.  There's room for more. 

Like, if you were a lady I suppose lipstick, makeup and mirrors would fit in there, too.

There's the Pentax with an 18-250mm zoom attached and it's hanging from an adjustable cradle.  That keeps your lens from bouncing around on the bottom of the bag and allows me to stuff the lens cap along with lens tissues and other goodies into the little zippered pocket inside the holster's cover.
The way I figure there's no sense calling it a holster, if you can't quickdraw the camera and shoot it. 

So, that's what I do.

It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and there's a beltloop you can use whenever you're doing some serious climbing, worried about a purse-snatcher, or if you happen to be a klutz (like I am, sometimes) and afraid your camera will fall out of the bag.

Here's something I just discovered yesterday when I was coming out of a cave in Okinawa, Japan.

There is my camera mounted on a tripod.  The shutter cable release, still plugged in and everything is ready to fire (if I run across a cave woman, or something) and I just pulled the holster over everything to protect it in case I tripped and fell.  Stuff happens.  Ya know ?

Case Logic Camera Holsters come with a 25 year warranty.
The TBC-308 is lightweight nylon, only weighs 340g or 12oz.
If you're not into sholder-straps or belt-loops, you can just use the handle and call it a camera case !

DISCLOSURE: I own this puppy and like it (Five Star Rating) but nobody paid me to say that.

Would I recommend Case Logic Camera Holsters to my friends ?  Yup !


Ryan said...

That's a fantastic new camera holster Mike but let's get down to the important stuff.

How many bottles of Asahi can it hold?

RyukyuMike said...

Dude, thanks !
You just gave me an idea. We don't drink that Asahi stuff in Okinawa.
Got our own brew called Orion. Think I'll pop a few, now and get my creative juices flowing !
Guess I better put the cameras away.
Booze and photography don't mix.