Quality, flair and functionality. The Jill-E Designs Small Camera Bag ($169.99) is a weatherproof leather with Croc trim bag with a soft polka dot padded interior. It has adjustable, touch fastener dividers inside for custom configuring. The bag is designed to carry an SLR camera body, a flash, 1-2 lenses and accessories. There are is a front exterior pocket, 2 magnetic side pockets, 2 interior netted pockets, a toiletries or “personal items” pouch and a rear zippered pocket. It is carried by dual long handles or a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with pad. Weather-resistant red leather with a padded detachable shoulder strap, matching personal pouch and dual-zipper top entry for one-handed access.
Classy, classic, and waxed. The Union Street ($279) from Ona Bags is made with fine cotton canvas that’s been infused with wax to enhance its strength and durability as well as add to its aesthetic appeal. The bag is designed to hold everything you need for a day on the go – your DSLR, a 15” laptop, up to 3 lenses or small accessories, and your personal items. The interior is lined with soft protective padding and 5 customizable dividers, including a removable divider for your laptop.
An essential toolbox for the pro photographer who needs to store, protect and carry gear from one location to the next. The Magnum 650 AW Shoulder Bag ($329.99) from Lowepro is a professional level camera bag that is designed to carry 1-2 Pro digital SLR camera bodies with 70-200 F2.8 attached to one, 8-10 additional lenses, flash, accessories and a widescreen notebook computer with a screen up to 15.4″. It has a notebook sleeve with an integrated sunshade that can be used at the top of the bag for an impromptu work platform or it can be carried separately using the included handle. It is constructed from water-resistant fabric with 1-piece foam framed padding and a Velex polyurethane and 210 denier nylon lined interior. There is an exterior molded base that offers sturdy and stable protection, water-resistance and stackability. The internal dividing system provides a flexible structure to accommodate lots of gear in various configurations.
Slings and hammocks. Caselogic’s SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling ($89.99) is designed to keep you ready to shoot wherever your journey takes you. You can wear the sling cross-body, then simply swing the case to the front for immediate access to your camera and accessories. The camera compartment provides ultimate protection for your DSLR. The innovative suspension hammock system suspends the camera body preventing impact with the bottom of the case. The compartment lid is lined with scratch-resistant memory foam to help prevent screen damage. Three additional compartments store smaller items such as extra battery, cords, memory cards or keys. Strap system on the front of the case secures a tripod or other bulky gear with industrial strength hook-and loop. Adjustable shoulder and waist straps ensure a comfortable fit.
Light weight, versatile and inconspicuous camera bag that allows for easy access. The Domke F-5XC shoulder bag ($134.99) is a padded canvas bag that is designed for comfort and protection with 2 dividers that bend to allow the user a number of configurations. The bag is a water-resistant canvas camera bag made to carry a digital SLR camera, two lenses, flash and accessories. The bag has a protective weather flap on the front. You can also unzip the bottom flap and easily find the items that have fallen to the bottom of the bag. There are two front vertical slip pockets sized to fit a cell phone or MP3 player, and one large back slip pocket for papers or accessories. The bag is carried by a removable, adjustable non-slip shoulder strap.
Ideal for those photographers who travel regularly with a full photographic kit including laptop. The FlyBy-76 Rolling Case ($284.90) from Kata is a good looking professional bag designed to provide the best traveling, storage and working solution for the traveling location photographer. The bag will house and protect a large amount of gear in it’s main compartment with accommodation for between 2-4 DSLR camera bodies along with 8-10 lenses (up to 600mm), some flash equipment and a variety of photo accessories. The numerous modular Aeroform Dividers can be arranged to custom fit your gear needs and there is a full-length Elasto-Guard protected 17” laptop compartment which folds out of the bag for easy access. The provided “DTS Insertrolley” further enhances the convenience of the Kata FlyBy 76 at airports and this can be removed when not needed so that the bag becomes a shoulder bag with the strap provided.
It’s that time of year. Winter. As the demands of winter location photography increase, the Borealis AT Daypack ($189) from Mountainsmith delivers. The Borealis exceeds demand by providing photographers with the highest level of protection for a wide array of photo equipment, laptop computer, and digital accessories. A sturdy harness system and waist straps are set for spending all day on your back. The bag has enough cargo room for primary DSL camera; back-up camera body and camera gear, and a laptop. In addition, the bag is made with 100% recycled PET ReDura fabric, the Borealis AT is a great example of products and fabrics using re-purposed materials.
Maybe, just maybe, a woman might want a black camera bag that isn’t made from ballistic nylon. Emera’s Original Quilted camera bag ($169) is a chic and stylish bag that is a clever mix of femininity and practicality. So don’t let its good looks fool you, this bag is designed to hold and protect your full camera kit such as a DSLR, several lenses, a laptop, cords and power supply, plus magazines, wallet, and a few more goodies. The bag is well designed and well constructed right down to its little silver feet.
Dual wield cameras. BlackRapid’s new RS DR-2 Slim Double Strap ($129.95) is a small and simple solution to carrying two cameras vertically at your sides. You’ll feel free and secure while having both cameras quickly accessible for your photography missions. Perfect for photojournalists and wedding photographers. Made of durable, high quality, ballistic nylon. The DR-2 comes with two FastenR-3 connectors.
Have a messenger bag you love but it’s not designed to carry your beloved camera as well? The DSLR Camera Paddy ($22.95) from BBP Bags is a padded camera compartment designed to slip right into the main compartments of your favorite messenger. It easily converts your bags into a full blown DSLR camera bag without spending a small fortune. The Paddy holds a full size DSLR camera with 1 or 2 extra lens and has a couple mini-pockets for memory cards or lens caps.