Objects of Desire: Clik Elite BodyLink Telephoto Pack
April 7, 2010
By Dan Havlik
Along with being a snazzy-looking padded backpack that can fit a pro-body digital SLR with a battery grip and lens up to 70-200 f/2.8, the BodyLink's frame system doubles as a lens stabilizer. While this means good things for still photography, it's even better for shooting HD video with your DSLR.
The flip-up aluminum frame transfers the weight of your camera rig to the body, providing a steady stabilizing support. If you're shooting video, just pan slowly with your body for steady-cam-like results.
Clik Elite's bags are designed for adventure photography—such as when shooting while skiing, biking, running etc.—and the BodyLink Telephoto Pack's harness system lets you comfortably carry your gear on your back in extreme conditions. When it's time to shoot, turn the pack around to your chest, open the frame and you're ready to go.
You can attach your camera or lens directly to the standard 1/4-inch tripod mount on the frame or add your own ballhead for more fluid results. The frame offers up to 7 inches of adjustable height and a variety of shooting angles.
As a bag, the Telephoto Pack is high quality with beefy zippers and a rugged nylon construction. The comfort-molded rear panel resists snow and dirt while venting heat and moisture.
When accessing your gear, the pack opens away from your body to provide a mini-workstation. Internal dividers let you arrange your camera gear while two external pockets will help you organize your memory cards, cords, batteries and other accessories.
Further information: www.clikelite.com