VBag Philip Bloom Edition Video Review
I first encountered VBags through a friend and colleague of mine, and it immediately struck me as an intriguing idea and concept. VBag stands for Vacuum bag, and the technology behind it was originally only used by emergency services to stabilize accident patients for transport.
At that shoot, I really discovered how useful these bags could be, but honestly, the size of the (so far) smallest V-Bags was too big for most of my uses. With most cameras shrinking in size, be it DSLRs, an FS100 or the C300, I want my gear to fit my new needs well too – we all carry and drive around too much gear anyway. But it’s better, faster and more efficient to carry the right size of whatever you need – be it a tripod, lens or a V-Bag.
When Philip told me that he helped V-Bag come up with a smaller version of their bags, I was intrigued instantly. They also got rid of the usually “external” separate pump and replaced it with a small pump that is permanently attached to the V-Bag Philip Bloom edition. Nice! One more piece you cannot forget in your studio now when going out to a shoot.
In all, I am very happy with the new VBag and it goes with me to all my shoots now – it just “lives” in my car and I take it out when I need it (which happened two times last week already!). Very useful and it got me thinking in new perspectives now (plus, those handheld low level shots aren’t handheld and shaky anymore).
The VBag Philip Bloom Edition is now available for $249 or €198 from Vbag.com – they have very generously provided me with a 5% discount code for my readers! Just put in “ninofilm” in the appropriate field on their shop page and the 5% are deducted from your total.
+1 on the PB VBag – best piece of gear I bought in 2012.