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Accessories: Photography Bag v.2:Coolness

I currently have 7 cameras. Obviously I don't take all of them with me, but usually it's at least 3. Sadly, they don't fit into my jacket pockets. So what do we do? Get a photography bag and start looking like every digital user? No way. Here's to messenger bags!!

Back when I was shooting digital, I had a photography bag for the camera. It was big, stupid looking, uncomfortable to wear and carry around and just plain sucked. I ended up using it for a month maybe, and then started using a small backpack.

With the acquisition of lots of Lomo cameras, I needed a new bag. I had a bigger backpack, which was nice to use and wear, it was comfy, but I had to stack the cameras and it was always messy when I needed the bottom one. That wasn’t really nice for the cameras, rolling around in the pack. Plus I kinda looked like a high schooler, and when you’re in college, you wan’t people to know you’re NOT in high school anymore.

So .. after long searching I finally found the perfect accessory: a messenger bag.

You might wonder, “what’s so special about that?”.

Well, let me show you:

This bag is very simple. It has a large inside area, an inside pocket, 3 closeable outside pockets and a compartment for a bottle.

The bag fits my lubitel, my Holga, my Diana Mini and a konica slr at once – that’s a lot of cameras! If i feel like taking my big digital camera – the bag fits that too, with a Lubitel and a Holga together!

The pockets are awesome:

The inside one fits my lomography scrapbook where I jot down the locations and film information used.

The outside ones fit film that I’ll be needing (one pocket fits 7 rolls of 120film), as well as a flash, a small (10cm) tripod, a cable release and stuff like splitzers, filters, batteries etc.

And the bottle compartment is used for the elixir of life – a coca-cola bottle ;)

Messenger bags are awesome, in my opinion, for the simplest reasons:

  • Unlike a backpack, you don’t have to take it off to get to stuff. You just open the bag and voilá!
  • Your cameras aren’t stacked vertically, but horizontally. In a backpack, if you want to get to the bottom camera, you have to take stuff out, or just take the camera, letting the others simply fall into its place – and that’s not very nice for the cameras ;)
  • The different pockets and compartments let you keep everything organised and simple, unlike in a backpack where you have one separate huge pocket for all your extra stuff.
  • They do look kinda cool ;)

And the best part: I only payed 10 Euros for this bag! So, if you have lots of camera equipment, go out and get yourself one of these babies. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

written by xxxanderrr

1 comment

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    Wow! I now have eight cameras, and one of them has four lenses and makrokoltsa and converter. I also suffered with a backpack, when the three took with the camera. Bag - that's what the doctor ordered. Also a special camera to be comfortable, I bought them for the simple spacious bag. In my case, of course, ladies.

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