IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT CAMERA BAG - PART 2

Having laid out my sordid past with camera bags in my last gear post, I though it time to spell out what camera bags I’m currently using. I may even get into the two bags I’ve been eyeing for the future and why I think they’ll add to my lineup and workflow. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

 ThinkTank Airport Navigator

ThinkTank Airport Navigator

THINKTANK AIRPORT NAVIGATOR

This is the camera bag I us to store my gear in when idle, plus I like the wheels. Now, I purchased this bag to take on local photo shoots with easy access, along with quick trips back home to Texas. This bag was never meant to take on adventure shoots or shoots that require a lot of walking on dirt or trails. Around the city, in airports, on and off the train, it’s great: handle extended and wheels rollin’! The bag contains the majority of my camera gear (the essentials), and can haul a laptop and iPad in the front sleeve. I also really like the fact that I can get to my camera through the top or the front. Overall, this is a great bag with well-designed features.

LOWEPRO PHOTO RUNNER 100

If you read about my Lowepro Inverse 100 AW dilemmas in the last post, you’ll understand why I bought this bag. I like the small and light nature of the fanny pack style camera bags (I just made that up), and this bag fits the ticket for me. Often when venturing out, I have more than just photo equipment I need to haul with me.  This bag allows me to take a body, 3 lenses, cards and batteries into the field and come back with some great images. Unlike the Inverse 100 that has plenty of room around each lens, this bag has all of its volume added in height. So, believe it or not, this little bag fits the 70-200 f/2.8 and can still zip closed.

 Lowepro Photo Runner 100

Lowepro Photo Runner 100

That’s it. Those are the bags I currently own and use. However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t lusting after some more black nylon to add to my lineup. I’ll get into that in the next camera bag post.

 What's in your lineup of camera bags? Which is your go to and why?