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NOMATIC and Photographer Peter McKinnon Launch Latest Collection of Camera Bags on Kickstarter

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Disclosure: Canon Rumors will receive a 15% commission on all sales generated by my affiliate link. I am extremely careful about which Kickstarter campaigns get posted after the issues in the past. NOMATIC and Peter MacKinnon are not going to screw anyone.

I ran a poll on Twitter and only 16% of people were against me posting this campaign.


The renowned Toronto-based photographer and filmmaker has once again collaborated with the brand on a smaller, sleeker-sized series of everyday gear essentials.

SANDY, Utah – April 13, 2021 – NOMATIC, known for continuing to innovate products to create the most functional gear, is adding three new products to its signature camera bag series with photography influencer, Peter McKinnon. The brand is launching this new collection on Kickstarter on April 13.

The latest McKinnon offerings are a smaller, sleeker, everyday line of bags – the 25L Camera Backpack, 8L Camera Sling, and Camera Tech Organizerbringing even more versatility to outdoor enthusiasts wherever they need to go to capture that perfect shot.

Check out the campaign at Kickstarter

“The customization of this camera bag will blow your mind,” said Jon Richards, Co-Founder of NOMATIC. “It’s fun working with Peter because photographers immediately trust us. Peter doesn’t put his name on something unless it is top-notch.”

“My favorite part about the backpack is I can use it to carry my camera gear, or I just remove the cube and it becomes my everyday office bag,” said McKinnon. “I didn’t think we could top our last design, but I have to say, these bags are on another level.”

The result is a camera pack system that further stands up to the rigors of travel and empowers photographers to capture life’s moments. The Camera Backpack 25L meets the needs of everyone, switching from full photography build-out to the perfect everyday bag with no camera gear. The number one feature is customization with the cubes, dividers, and the adjustable ladder system giving users unlimited possibilities.

The Camera Sling 8L offers the same high-quality external materials and comfort, and enough space to carry just what you need, plus external carry for when you need to pack a bit more.

The Camera Tech Organizer features durable and water-resistant materials and zippers and is packed with meaningful pockets and organization to help users confidently manage their gear.

The demand is there as NOMATIC raised more than $2.2 million on Kickstarter for its previous NOMATIC Peter McKinnon Camera Pack.

Check out the campaign at Kickstarter

About NOMATIC:

Creators of versatile bags that inspire confidence for people who live on the move, NOMATIC began when two cousins, Jon Richards and Jacob Durham, designed an innovative wallet and

launched it on Kickstarter. They expected to get about 50 orders; however, more than 6,000 people backed their campaign. Since then, they have launched multiple crowdfunding campaigns and shipped products to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. NOMATIC continues to innovate products by listening to what consumers want, prioritizing quality, and creating the best functional products to help you easily navigate your adventurous travels and everyday life. Follow them on Instagram @nomatic.

 

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I am very happy with the extremely clear statement of interest. I am also ok with the affiliate relationship/links with Adorama. Sometimes, I find the ads to be helpful suggestions.

BTW: I *despise* popups, notifications, auto play videos and anything that makes noise without my direct actions that cause it.
 

PhotoGenerous

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I will never use Kickstarter again after the battery fiasco, which never got resolved.
I've backed over 60 kickstarters. I've had unfulfilled kickstarters, some that seemed shady, that where people went in over their head, some that ran into unexpected complications, and successful ones.

I will still back a project here or there. These days I stick to kickstarters that are either simple to execute (playing cards most recently) or campaigns from people that have already successfully completed one (like with Peak Design's suff).

In this case, (tl:dr at the bottom) while this is the first I've heard of Nomatic, it seems like a fairly safe bet, especially if you're with in the US where there shouldn't be any shipping issues and unexpecting or surprising import fees (I've seen complaints of high, unexpected fees from backers in Europe post-COVID). They have eleven projects on kickstarter already, most of them some form of bag, including more complicated roller luggage. If I didn't already have more bags than I need thanks to Peak Design, I personally wouldn't be concerned with backing this in terms of seeing a finished product in a reasonable timeframe.

With that said, you're saving $10 to $70 dollars off of MSRP, plus sales tax but having to wait until October-ish to get it. In six months, personal circumstances might change and you don't want it anymore, or you found out you needed a bag sooner than October and had to buy one before receiving this product.

This product will make it to market and it may be worth it just to wait and pay MSRP because of those unknowns. It isn't even uncommon for kickstarter product to make it to store shelves before backers get it in their hands. And retailers may even put it on sale, negating the Kickstarter backer savings.

tl;dr - If I was in search of a bag (I'm not), I wouldn't decide against backing this because of fear I wouldn't receive it (I'm pretty sure I would considering their history). But rather that I might not need it in six months time and the savings is minimal and may be negated due to retail sales.
 
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Disclosure: Canon Rumors will receive a 15% commission on all sales generated by my affiliate link. I am extremely careful about which Kickstarter campaigns get posted after the issues in the past. NOMATIC and Peter MacKinnon are not going to screw anyone.

I was one of people who criticized the lack of transparency about your stake in the battery Kickstarter thing. There's nothing wrong with posting something that you're personally invested in as long as you make that clear.

This is exactly how it should be done and I applaud that. Also, the addition of the affiliate links notice is good. Thanks for listening to your readers.
 

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Seems sweet...but as always... very expensive!

What I hate about those camera bag projects:
You have to pay for those standard camera bag inlays sepertly
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This kicks the price higher then expected!

And the campaign isn't available in Europe.
 

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Seems sweet...but as always... very expensive!

What I hate about those camera bag projects:
You have to pay for those standard camera bag inlays sepertly
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This kicks the price higher then expected!

And the campaign isn't available in Europe.
I understand, but , on the other hand, this modularity is a huge advantage.
Yet, as long as a company like F-Stop keeps producing the (my opinion) best backpacks on the market, with a hydration pack option, why should I get anything else?
Not to mention Mindshift , or Nya-Evo, with their absolutely superb backpacks. I just go to a real photo-shop with my gear, test and try what suits me. A backpack is an item I'd never order online without having "worn" it...
 

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I have more than enough bags. Opportunities to travel, I'll pitch into that Kickstarter.
 
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slclick

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I understand, but , on the other hand, this modularity is a huge advantage.
Yet, as long as a company like F-Stop keeps producing the (my opinion) best backpacks on the market, with a hydration pack option, why should I get anything else?
Not to mention Mindshift , or Nya-Evo, with their absolutely superb backpacks. I just go to a real photo-shop with my gear, test and try what suits me. A backpack is an item I'd never order online without having "worn" it...
Some have to travel hundreds if not more miles to 'try on'.
 

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I've got a Peak Design Everyday Tote, but the first generation. It simply is functional and really nicely looking ... which, I can't tell abou their recent generation of packs - so dull and boring design wise, while I believe still perfectly functional :-(

As for the Nomatic - I have first seen it with one manager travelling across the Europe. Found it a cool modular system. I was thinking about getting something from Manfrotto Manhattan Mover, which received a Red Dot Award, but might consider Nomatic too.


We will see :)
 
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Del Paso

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Some have to travel hundreds if not more miles to 'try on'.
Right!
After being satisfied with my Lowepro Flipside medium, i bought (after short trial), the largest Flipside model.
Two weeks later, in the French Alps, I started hating it and bought a fortunately available F-Stop Ajna for the two remaining weeks.
I just couldn't get used to the Flipside...good bag, nevertheless.
Must own about 25 bags and backpacks, silly, isn't it?
 

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I ignore everything McKinnon. When he was doing the ambassador thing for the R5 and R6 he completely left out anything overheating related and never spoke about it when everyone else was.

You do realize this is entirely not true as he mentioned the R5 overheated when he was shooting in high frame rate modes...so you didn’t watch the video.
 
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ethermine

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Meh. I’ll stick with my Mountainsmith bags. They’ve yet to let me down with all the hell I’ve put them through.
 

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For the record... I appreciate these type of Kickstarter-type heads-up (however, the sooner the better). I know the risks in them and can make up my mind like the adult I am (without blaming the source). I appreciate the disclaimer you give for transparency.

Myself, this particular one had my interest before I saw the price. Just too much to kickstart for me (the cost isn't that bad, just not enough incentive... the savings for the kickstart wasn't that much that I couldn't just buy it normally once released.).