We have lots of discussion on our Lowepro Facebook page about the features that photographers want in their camera bags. I find these discussions interesting because they help us create the tools that you need to get your work done. So, what does your perfect bag look like?
Some things to consider:
- What does it need to hold? Think about camera, lenses, computers, and school books.
- What type of bag is it? A backpack, slingbag, shoulder strap, something completely different.
- Where does it need to fit? Under a seat on an airplane, next to you in a coffee shop?
- How much gear protection does it need? We have lots of discussion about padding. Lots of padding, minimal padding?
- Zippers, darn zippers. If you don’t use zippers, then what do you want?
- All weather covers. Do you need this for all of your bags, or just the ones for certain assignments?
Please keep in mind that the laws of physics do apply to this exercise. You can’t say that I want my bag to hold two pro DSLRs with grips, a 300mm f/2.8 lens, five additional lenses, three flashes, a 17″ computer, and slide easily under the seat on a commuter plane. You know what I’m saying.
You can post a comment here with your perfect bag specs, send me email to dstory[at]lowepro[dotcom], or post on our Lowepro Facebook page. I’ll pull together the comments into an upcoming post.
And thanks for your feedback!
Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.