- MindShift Gear (founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo) makes a great line of backpacks that work well for the adventures I like to do with my night photography. I've been reviewing their packs for a little while now and the latest model I chose was the Firstlight 40L. I chose the big 40L model so it would hold all my gear including a bigger telephoto lens. I had high expectations for the bag and I was able to quickly see if it was going to measure up.
- I'll be honest in saying that I did not buy this backpack. I had the opportunity to review it for MindShift Gear and I was happy to do so. That said, I'm including my honest opinions on it without restraint. If there are areas where it did poorly, I'm not afraid to say so.
- To test the backpack, I took it out numerous times - during in-field training sessions in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks and Monument Valley with Night Photography Workshop and shooting on my own in the Bisti Badlands.