I have gotten a lot of questions lately on recommendations for lenses, camera bags, and other gear for travel purposes, so I figured it was time to write an article on the matter. I had to do some re-search as new bags and gear are constantly coming out or are being updated, so prepare yourself for a lot of info! Most likely more than you need, but hopefully you will find my re-search and suggestions valuable in some way or another 😉
|So I just got back from Disney and I used my Medium sized Tenba Shootout bag to hold all my camera gear and my laptop. All I brought camera gear wise, was the Sony Nex-6, the 15mm f/2.8 lens, the 18-55mm kit lens, and I ended up purchasing the 55-210mm lens in Florida, but that is now in the bag as well. The Tenba shootout back is an awesome solution and a really well made bag. Much better than my previous and more expensive LorPro bag that started to rip at the seems and had zipper failures. These days I’m using much smaller and lighter gear than I used to, so the Tenba bag is no longer necessary for light travel. For serious travel however, it does make a great laptop/ camera bag combo for sure.|
I really want something much smaller and lighter for the parks or occasional hike as the Sony Nex camera gear is so much smaller and lighter. Read on to check out what I found!
Camera Bags – What To Look For
- Size and weight
- good zippers
- waterproof and/or weather resistant
- belt compatibility
- shoulder compatibility
- user reviews
Camera Bag Recommendations
Check out the Shoulder and Holster styles bags first.
Holster Style Bags
Here are a few of the most popular and best user reviewed holster style bags I found on Amazon:
Sling Style Bags
Here are a few of the most popular and best user reviewed Sling Style Bags I found on Amazon:
Shoulder Style Bags
The shoulder style bag is basically either a Small Backpack with one strap, or a hand-held bag with a Shoulder strap. The Sling bad could fit in this category as well technically 😉
Backpack Style Bags
Often larger, backpack style bags give you much more room for extra gear such as lenses, cloths, food, or even a laptop. This is often necessary for travel, but necessary ideal for the parks or a modest hike. Back packs have now incorporated rollers into some models which is great for navigating airport! Check out few of the Best Selling and Best User Reviewed BackPack Style Camera bags on Amazon
Need serious protection? Then the rugged cases are the way to go. Tons to chose from and custom foam configurations for all applications. Cases vary is size and features such as wheels etc..
BHPhotoVideo also has tons of Bags to choose from with an intuitive interface for sorting. See Category links below:
I hope this strait forward breakdown of Camera Bags helps you sort things out when it comes to camera bags and what you need. With so many styles to chose from it can be totally overwhelming where to begin, and I hope this article helps those in need 😉
Please let me know in the comments below what bags your using and if you have any recommendations to share. Clearly I don’t know everything so I’m sure there are many more quality bags on the market.
Have a great day,
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