“Upgrade your photographic experience by organizing your gear to help with finding the right lens quickly and also to give a professional and clean look to your camera bag,” Field Made writes.
Company founders Jean-François and Vivian say that Field Made was born from their love of photography and having beautiful and useful things (accessories) to enhance the photographic experience. They say that while working with other photographers, they noticed many were using gaffer’s tape to mark lenses and cameras and batteries in their kits. While useful visual aids for quickly finding the right lens in a bag, aesthetically it was a shame to put simple and ugly tape on such beautiful and expensive equipment, so they decided to create a series of stylized labels that creatives would find useful as well as visually impressive and professional.
While most professional photographers have a particular way of packing their gear so they know where everything is, in the middle of a hectic shoot, even the best-organized creatives can grab the wrong lens or lose time searching for something in the dark. The purpose of these indicators is to help make things easier for photographers to find the right piece of equipment while on set. The only caveat of this system is ensuring the right lens cap goes back on the right lens every time.
Field Made has created custom indicator labels for lenses and camera bodies (both DSLR and mirrorless) from manufacturers like Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, Sigma, and Canon. This means there is likely an indicator label available for most of the gear found in any photographer’s camera bag that will help make sorting and identification on set a much easier task.
The camera and lens indicator labels are available from the official Field Made Co store starting at just $6.25 ($7.99 CAD) for an individual label, with bundle pack sets starting at $24.75 ($29.99 CAD). The company also sells a variety of Lapel Pins for those looking to add a little extra flair to their bags, straps, or outfits.