i was asked by undfind.com to write up a little review of their new product Fish Bomb. it's a cool little case aimed at helping photographers carry their small items like lens filters, memory cards, batteries. you know... the thing you always seem to have back in your bag when you need it! well, i've had mine for a few months now. i've shot many all day events with it and i gotta say it's the first thing i think about when slinging my bag over my shoulder.
it's built extremely well. the material is wet suite grade neoprene and happens to match perfectly with my shootsac. it has got a little slot on both sides so you can keep thing separated. SMART EXAMPLE: lens filter and keys.
they offer many color options, but i always prefer black. it's just small enough to always be out of the way, but quickly accessible when you need something.
it's really easy to attach to just about anything. there is a nice little loop that you can use to string a belt through, or the end of your camera bag strap. you won't have a problem finding somewhere convienient to stick this little guy.
would i pay $9.99 for this when i know i have pockets? short answer is YES. having little things rolling around in your pockets is extremely annoying and uncomfortable. having the Fish Bomb attached to you, but remain out of the way is a terrific solution. it also just plain helps you remember to have your essentials with you when you need them. oh! and a good reason to spend that holiday gift card you just got.
just think about it this way...would you drop 10 bucks to go back to rewrite that time you were setup to take your ULTRA important photo only to realize your flash batteries were dead and you'd have to experience the walk of shame back to your camera bag in the other room to replace them? thought so.
By far the easiest and cheapest way to make sure you've always got your most essential and easily forgettable items.