THE AGONY OF THE DECISION. SEARCHING FOR THE “PERFECT” CAMERA BAG – AN ALMOST, NEVER ENDING PROCESS – BUT THE ANSWER IS REALLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU
I have been purchasing camera bags for as long as I can remember and easily have over 75 bags in my office closet. These bags range anywhere from $600.00 to $25.00 and each one of them was the perfect bag.
I have a pretty full collection of Billingham Bags, Ona Bags, Domke bags, and so many other brands.
It is interesting to note that I also have quite a few ThinkTank bags. Time after time I have spent a lot of money on very expensive bags like Billingham and Ona. My rational was because I did not think the ThinkTank bags were suitable for my needs, as I was looking for something more elegant, perhaps bigger, and maybe smaller.
Each time I found myself returning to ThinkTank because they are simply easier to work out of, don’t look like a camera bag, more practical, lightweight, suitably but not overly padded, fairly priced, very durable and weather resistant. The shoulder bags are the ones I use and they come in a variety of sizes and models to fit everyone’s needs.
Because I use a mirrorless Fuji x System, I have two ThinkTank bags that work really well. One is the Citywalker 10 and the other is the Citywalker 20. The 20 is a little bigger and holds an additional two lenses should I need them. The Fuji system is smaller than Dslr cameras and lenses. There is also the newer SubUrban ThinkTank bags. These are the least expensive in the line up.
But the 10 let’s me to take 2 Fuji XE1 bodies, 14mm, 23mm, 35mm, and 60mm. A great prime lens kit. I also carry extra batteries, cable release, lens and sensor cleaners, memory cards, and 3 pocket wizard III’s
There are bigger and smaller shoulder bags, backpacks, utility belts and bags and cases that go on the belts.
Check all of these carry solutions at Photocraft in Burke Va.
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