If you like holsters but find that they’re invariably a bit too short for the lens you want to pack, check out Think Tank’s Digital Holster line. The snoot portion expands.
The company calls it a “pop down” section — unzip the snoot and it extends a bit. It’s a concept not unlike the expandable sections you sometimes find on luggage. This allows you to leave the lens hood on, or mount a longer lens.
The company recently redesigned the holsters and calls them V2.0. The most notable addition is a built-in side attachment system that you can use to hold the company’s Modular, Skin, or Multimedia add-on modules.
The shape of Think Tank holsters is assymetrical, IMO a good design that better matches the shape of current SLRs, which have more bulk on the handgrip side. The Digital Holsters are available in five sizes, each includes a side pocket and built-in rain cover.
- Digital Holster 10 V2.0: Inside Dimensions WxHxD: 15.9 x 10 x 15.2-21 cm (6.25 x 4 x 6-8.25 in.); Weight: 435 g (1.0 lb)
- Digital Holster 20 V2.0: Inside Dimensions: 18.4 x 12.7 x 20.3-29.2 cm (7.25 x 5 x 8-11.5 in.); Weight: 510 g (1.1 lb.)
- Digital Holster 30 V2.0: Inside Dimensions: 18.4 x 12.7 x 28.6-36.2 cm (7.25 x 5 x 11.25-14.25 in.); Weight: 556 g (1.2 lb.)
- Digital Holster 40 V2.0: Inside Dimensions: 18.4 x 18.4 x 20.3-29.2 cm (7.25 x 7.25 x 8-11.5 in.); Weight: 545 g (1.2 lb.)
- Digital Holster 50 V2.0: Inside Dimensions: 18.4 x 18.4 x 28.6-36.2 cm (7.25 x 7.25 x 11.25-14.25 in.); Weight: 598 g (1.3 lb.)