I’ve added some notes on the OMM Trio to the Gear & Tech section on the main website. I’m experimenting with the Trio as a camera bag for my Canon DSLR and hoping to gain some benefits:-
- A better solution for carrying my DSLR camera. I currently use a standard camera case, the Lowepro Rezo TLZ20, with the strap diagonally across my chest and the case on the hip area.
- Better balance of the load between back and front. Carrying just the camera at the front is only a small step in this direction, but it all helps when backpacking. This important biomechanical concept is fully embraced in the bodypacks made by the Aarn company in New Zealand, and their site has some very interesting reading. Their designs are perhaps too revolutionary to have gained wide acceptance in the UK and they are currently looking for a new distributor here.
- Reduction of neck pain when walking a significant distance on the flat. I’m sure the root cause of the pain is the unnatural balance and posture when walking at a brisk pace with a backpack, but the weight of the camera case pulling on my neck aggravates the problem. A slightly better balance of the load, combined with the weight of the camera on the pack front straps rather than directly around my neck, may well help.
The Trio is still awaiting its first field trial, I’ll add a report on that soon.
A solution would be a lot easier with a compact, and some of them are excellent for their size, but I’m very reluctant to downgrade from the DSLR to a small sensor and give up the use of filters.