Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet Review

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Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet Review:

Sometimes when I go out to take pictures, all I want to do is bring just one camera and a lens mounted to it.  Nothing else.  But we’re not in the film days anymore, which means we rely on batteries to get through the day.  We also have memory cards that are pretty tiny, and can often get lost pretty easily.  So, I did a little research to see if I could find some sort of a case for both these items, so I wouldn’t need to take a bag with me on days when I just want to concentrate on the essentials, and I ended up coming across the Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet.  This wallet is what I’ll be talking about today.

Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet Build Quality:

When I was looking for something like this, I didn’t want anything overly complicated.  I just wanted something made well, something that can handle daily use, and something that wasn’t outrageously priced.  For about $10, the CF/SD And Battery Wallet is great little case that fits exactly my requirements.  It’s made out of polyurethane coated 420D nylon, so it’s plenty durable.  It’s also water repellent, which is always a bonus.  The stitching is neat, and the wallet is very light, which is exactly what you want with an accessory like this.  Since it’s only designed to carry one battery and a memory card, it’s also compact enough to fit in one’s pocket.  There’s a small loop on the side that you can even use to secure the wallet to something.

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↑ The Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet

The overall design is simple yet effective.  There are two flaps on the Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet. The large flap on the front is held by velcro, and the compartment is designed to fit one battery from a mirrorless, compact or standard size DSLR camera.  I was easily able to fit the battery from my Fuji X-T2, which means basically, you shouldn’t have any issue with most of the mirrorless cameras out there.  The only battery that I have here right now that is a relatively tight fit is the one for my Leica SL.  The SL battery fits in the slot just fine, and the flap does close.  But since the battery is longer than my Fuji’s battery, the flap can’t reach as far as it usually does, which means not all the velcro is completely attached.

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↑ The battery that’s used in various Fuji X Series cameras fits great in this wallet.

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↑ Here’s how the wallet looks like when it is packed with the Fuji battery, and an SD card.

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↑ Here’s another photo with the Fuji battery and SD card in the wallet.

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↑ My Leica SL battery fits in the compartment but as you can see, it’s a little long when compared to the Fuji battery.

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↑ The flap still closes but only part of the velcro is attached because of the length of the SL battery.  It still works, so I will probably be using it with my SL.

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↑ Here’s how the Fuji and Leica battery compare, in terms of size, to the Think Tank wallet.

As for the CF/SD card pocket, it is also secured by velcro.  It has no problems fitting a memory card in it, even with a larger battery like the one from my SL in the wallet.  The memory card pocket has a clear window, so you can see what card is in there.

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↑ The memory card goes in the back pocket.

Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet Specifications:

  • Exterior Dimensions:
    2.4” W x 2.8” H x 1.6” D
    Dimensions fully loaded
  • Weight:
    13 g

Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet Verdict:

Overall, the Think Tank CF/SD And Battery Wallet is a great little accessory that’s also easy on the wallet.  It keeps things organized, it’s made well, and it’s small enough, and light enough that it really doesn’t add much bulk to the battery and memory card.  This is good for when you just want to throw this little wallet into your pocket and just go.  The truth is, this accessory is even good for when you take your bag along.  It’s really nice to have the battery and memory card all together.  I don’t have to worry about losing a memory card, and the protection for both the battery and card is definitely plus in my book.  I don’t have to worry too much about dirt or dust getting in the contacts of both the battery and memory card.  For about $10, you really can’t go wrong with this accessory.  I highly recommend it.

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2 comments… add one

  • Phil

    Thank you for the review; do you know whether it would accommodate the Leica M8-M9-ME-MM battery, which is similar in size to the Fuji but a bit deeper? I’m also wondering about Canon’s LPE6N (that powers my 7D II)

    • Patrick

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for taking the time to read it! My guess is that the M battery should have no problems since its smaller than my SL battery. I did some measuring, and my Fuji battery is approximately 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.7cm, and the pouch is even a little big for it. My SL battery measures approximately 6.5 x 4 x 2.2cm and the pocket still fits the battery just fine. A centimeter sticks out past the pocket, which is what basically prevents the Velcro from completely attaching. However, there’s still enough Velcro contact that the wallet works fine. As for the Canon battery, I would say that if it’s smaller than the SL battery, you should be good. I think one of the Think Tank promo photos on their site uses that same Canon battery. I hope this helps, and thanks for stopping by,

      Best,

      Patrick

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