UPDATE 25/1 CamKart a wheely great idea for Pro-photographers
Paul has been in contact to advise that whilst at the London SWPP Show he was approached by an individual, the person was so impressed that they have agreed to fully fund the CamKart.
The crowdfunding has now been withdrawn and buyers will be able to order now with delivery expected the 2nd week of may.
They will still be honouring their original Crowdfunding offer with the first 300 to be sold at the promotional price of £200. They cannot promise how long it will be before that number is reached, so if your interested it would be a good idea to head over to the site now and reserve your CamKart, orders can be made with payment by Visa/Master Card and PayPal.
Gadgetz.tv would like to wish Paul the very best and look forward to seeing a review unit in May.
CamKart a wheely great idea for Pro-photographers
If like me you find yourself doing more and more photographic work outdoors you will know the pain of having to select what kit you can carry on the job, often having to leave some lenses behind as you simply cannot lug them all around with you.
I currently use a camera rucksack, the wait of a couple of bodies and lenses soon add up and by the end of the day my shoulder is killing.
Thankfully a longterm photographer named Paul Slater Saban, has been working on an all terrain equipment trolly to make all of our lives easier and help to bring back the joys of onsite photography rather than the pain and kit compromises that have become the norm.
Paul has spent the last 6 years trialling the CamKart across 3 continents to ensure that its rugged design is able to stand up to any conditions that you might throw at it, whilst ensuring your kit is kept safe.
The CamKart features a strong moulded plastic box, which is is mounted to 2 large EVA foam wheels (to avoid punctures) at the rear with two lockable caster at the front.
The combination of wheels allows the CamKart to be pulled or pushed over a multitude of rough terrains including, stoney ground, boggy wet and muddy areas, Tree roots, steps and stairs and ramps, with the CamKart they are easily traversed with very minimal effort.
You can tell that the CamKart has been designed by a photographer for photographers as it includes several nice features, such as a ball head mount on the handle, a mounting strap and hook to mount a tripod and the fact that the box has been made to hold the weight of a person allowing you to stand on top and gain an extra 400mm of height to take photos over the top of the heads of other photographers.
Unlike my current backback which has to be placed on the floor to gain access (often on muddy floors or fields etc), the CamKart gives you quick and easy access to your camera and equipment, simply open it up and remove your kit from the selection of interior fitments, including partitioning and diced foam.
When flipped down the lid also serves as an edged table for you to place your kit, again it shows that Paul really cares about us and our needs as photographers.
You can check out a video of the CamKart in operation below
If you would like to get involved you can help to fund the CamKart via indegogo £200+postage will get you the all new model (subject to reaching funding goals).
I really hope that this gets funded, its great to see people addressing the needs of photographers.
Please feel free to contact me below and let me know what you think of the CamKart