The Camera Bag: Cloak Bag Lets You Take Photos Without Removing Camera from the Bag


posted Monday, June 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM EDT

Cloak camera bag-logoNow, this is clever: a camera bag that lets you take photos without having to remove the camera from the bag. Called the Cloak Camera Bag, this stealthy satchel looks inconspicuous enough when it's fully zipped up.

Unzip the edges though, and the bag becomes more of a camera "cape," letting you snap away without having to take it out. Fold in the bottom panel of the bag and your lens is clear to shoot.

Open the top flap and you can see the viewfinder and LCD screen on back. You can also squeeze your hands into the back to make camera adjustments to set up your spy shots.

Meanwhile, your camera stays secure in the bag thanks to three snaps that lock it in. Very James Bondian.

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When you're not shooting, the Cloak Camera Bag is a discreet, grey bag that doesn't scream "photography," so you won't attract potential thieves. It's made of durable, water-resistant fabric and has a strap that extends up to 4.9 feet. There are also front pockets for memory cards, lens caps, and batteries.

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Though it's adjustable and designed to fit most digital SLRs, we're guessing that not every camera/lens combo will work (particularly long telephotos). Models it's been tested with include the following: Canon Rebel T3i, Rebel T3, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel XS, 60D, 7D, 5D Mark II; Nikon D7000, D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D700, D300s, D90, D40; Sony A580, A390, A77, A66, A55, SLT-A77, SLT-A55V, SLT-A35, SLT-A33; Pentax K-5, K-R; and Olympus E-500; E-5.

Get it here for $69. More pix below.

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