A Solution when Travelling with 5 Cameras!


I have to admit that when travelling I take usually 4 or 5 cameras. I choose them depending what I want to photograph. At first, I used to put them on my shoulder bag, but the main problem is that they can be damaged, or is quite difficult to take the camera you are looking for. On the other side, the classic Lomo bag allows you only two small cameras...

The solution came when my girlfriend (once she assumed that I don’t have enough with one camera) give me as a present a professional camera bag. Mine is a Lowepro Mini-Trekker-AW. It is designed for a slr camera with lots of additional lenses. It’s very rough, very good quality, and protect perfectly well your most valuable goods.

Well, I use it in a quite different way. Instead of taking one camera and all its accessories, I take 4 or 5 cameras, and some accessories. It has some pads provided with Velcro® that allow you to make the camera compartments size at your choice. In addition it’s rain proof.

The advantages are that’s very solid, versatile, and protect above all your cameras.
The drawbacks are that’s quite expensive and a little old fashioned.
In conclusion I can’t travel without my Lowepro and my loved Lomos.


written by minicooper on 2010-12-02 in #reviews #camera-bag #bag #accessories #travel #user-review


  1. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    That's very very handy indeed :) I use another Lowepro backpack, carrying lots of cameras wherever I go (or fly).

  2. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    I definitely need a new bag! I can comfortably fit a fair few in my ex army campus bag, but I don't think they are that safe! Nice selection of film in your bag too, props on the Orwo!

  3. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    What a great bag! I can't help but admire the contents, too. I haven't experienced using the Tacma 64 film, rather intrigued. Nice review :)

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great advice! thanks for sharing :)

  5. pulex
    pulex ·

    ha..a problem we all know!! i got the old camera bag of my dad and theres enough space for 5 to 7 cams..depending on what i carry with me!! i love this bag....not so does my shoulder!

  6. bass_clarinet_2000
    bass_clarinet_2000 ·

    I have 3 cameras, soon to be four and maybe 5 myself. I really need to get something like that. I was even thinking of my old jansport to put my cameras that have cases in but I don't want to spend the money on individual cases. That looks spiffy and gave me another thing to save up for!

  7. georgelikesmusic
    georgelikesmusic ·

    I actually use this same bag to hold all my lomo cameras. I don't have it as nicely organized as yours, but it gets the job done!

  8. sobiksaabik
    sobiksaabik ·

    I want it, my neck doesn't like the traveling whit 2 Zenits and Polaroid on neck :-)

  9. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    I can fit two lomos, a fish eye 2, a ringflash, and two colorsplash flashes in my Lomo TPE.
    With a bit of a squeeze its possible to fit two lomos into one of the small pockets....


  10. latella
    latella ·

    I think I'm going to see if my Rebel XSi bag might work!! Nice tip!

  11. ericeast
    ericeast ·

    I am from Hong Kong and went to Beijing with 10 cameras...

  12. naomac
    naomac ·

    I got a lowepro sling backpack for my birthday this year too to hold all mine very handy.

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