The Complete Confusion of the Modern Camera Bag Industry

I’m going to preface this by saying that none of the established manufacturers are making bad camera bags. We’d know; we’ve reviewed the most of any photography publication. Just take a look at our camera bag reviews! All the bags are varying degrees of mediocre to good, but none of them are truly awful. Even if they can’t be used as camera bags, they can be used for something else. But, the modern camera bag industry has a big problem.

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4 Great Tenba Camera Bags for Every Photographer

No matter what genres of photography you shoot, there are Tenba camera bags for it.

Camera bags are a vital accessory for every photographer. We all need a way to get our gear safely from point a to point b. The camera bag market is a minefield, though. However, Tenba has been making camera bags for 44 years this year. You can guarantee that not only will Tenba camera bags stand up to both city and trail life, they’ll also be easy on the wallet, and they’ll look great. After the break, we rounded up four of the best ones that suit multiple genres of photography. Head past the break to see what you’ve been missing out on.

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Need to Carry More Gear? Check Out These Stylish Camera Backpacks

Camera backpacks offer great levels of comfort while being able to carry, and protect all of your gear,

Messenger bags are adored by many thanks to their gorgeous looks, and their ability to carry the essentials. But they can become a little uncomfortable to carry. They place quite a bit of stress on one side of the body. Camera backpacks, on the other hand, can be lugged around for hours as they disperse the weight of your gear across your entire upper body. There are more options available when it comes to sizes and the amount of equipment they can carry. Need small camera backpacks that can hold the essentials while offering unmatched comfort? You can find backpacks like that. Need a bigger bag that can carry multiple camera bodies, numerous lenses, strobes, accessories, and more? You can find those too. Camera backpacks never used to be the most stylish bags around, but that too has changed. If you need a new camera bag and want to see what camera backpacks are out there, click past the break.

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These ONA New Classics Camera Bags are Stylish and Affordable

If you love classicly styled camera bags, the ONA new classics collection are worth a look.

If you love camera bags as much as we do at The Phoblographer, this post is for you. Camera bags that can match your personal style can be hard to find, but the ONA New Classics camera bags feature styles that should be a match for just about every taste out there. Join us after the break to see all of the new camera bags that have recently been announced. Continue reading…

Five of Our Favorite Backpacks for the City Dwelling Photographer Under $300

If you’re in need of a camera backpack suited to city life, you’ve come to the right place.

Getting all of our gear safely and securely from point a to point b is always a top priority. We sometimes carry thousands of dollars worth of equipment, so our camera bags have to be sturdy and secure. A camera backpack offers the perfect way to carry your gear around the city. The backpacks we’ve chosen are tough, they have low profiles, can withstand the weather, and they can carry a ton of gear. Best of all, the bags we’ve chosen are all under $300!

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Cecilia Introduces New Backpacks and Messenger Bags for Photographers

Cecilia enters the camera bag market with brand new backpacks and messenger bags.

With over 160 years of experience crafting high quality leather goods, Cecilia announced today that they are releasing an all new lineup of camera backpacks and messenger bags. Named after world renowned cartographers, this new line of bags is made from full-grain cowhide or water resistant cotton canvas, and will be available in black or chestnut. The new bags are designed for both mirrorless and DSLR cameras, with room for additional lenses, accessories, and other daily carry items.

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Four Perfect Backpacks for the Working Photographer

Are you a Photographer who prefers a backpack? Same…

We are all photographers, and unless you are new or really just enjoy the minimalist approach, chances are when you go out for your shoots that you have an entire kit you take with you. This will obviously include a camera and lens, but also usually several accessories, some alternative lens options, maybe a tripod, laptop, etc. The point is, there is a lot of stuff you are likely needing to haul around and ideally you require something that can carry it all.

There are many ways to solve this conundrum, but one of the most popular is a backpack. Today we will be going over some of our favorite backpacks out there for working photographers. So are you ready to carry your gear in style and comfort? Ok! Let’s get into it. Continue reading…

The Best Camera Bags for Outdoor Photographers

What bag is the right bag for you? As with many things, it depends on what you need it for…

As photographers, we often need to have a lot of gear with us, and unless you have some awesome pockets from Dr. Who that are ‘bigger on the inside’ then you are likely in need of a bag of some sort with which to carry that gear around. The problem, as you are likely aware, is that there are so many options out there for photographers looking to carry everything from a small amount of gear to a larger amount of gear, that it can be really easy to be paralyzed by all of the options.

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HEX Launches Spring Collection with New DSLR Backpacks

There are bags out there for every type of photographer, and even some for photographers that don’t exist anymore!

It seems like a never ending struggle as a photographer is to find the ideal camera bag to carry everything you need in a way that you prefer to carry it, along with whatever accessories and whatever else you want to carry with it. I know I had discussions with my ex-wife where I was not allowed to get any more camera bags until I cleaned out a closet full of the ones I was already not using. Bag envy, or more like ‘bag lust’ if you will, is real.

HEX has announced their Spring Grid Collection and it comes complete with two brand new ‘Matte Olive’ DSLR backpacks. The units are designed to be stylish, yet minimalistic; all while still being sufficient to carry your kit safely from point A to point B. Continue reading…

The Shimoda Explore 40 and 60 Backpacks Claim to be the Ultimate Adventure Photography Packs

With the Shimoda Explore backpacks, we’ve got a brand new entry into the adventure photography category

Photographers who enjoy backpacking and seeing the world may really warm up to the brand new Shimoda Explore backpacks. These backpacks aren’t designed to look like photography bags but instead more like actual travel adventure packs. When you look at some of the features standard in the Shimoda Explore 40 and Shimoda Explore 60 backpacks, you’ll see a lot of thought was put into their creation. I’ve been personally testing one for a number of weeks now and I can say with certainty this is the first backpack that has allowed me to comfortably pack medium format cameras, lenses, light meters, film, a tripod and more, with little wear and tear on my back.

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Brevite Is Back On Kickstarter With Their New Hadley Bags

Brevite, the bag company founded by Boston, MA brothers to design and develop bags photographers could love, has announced their newest bag line – Hadley. The idea behind the new bag line, as Brevite puts it, was to take a different approach to today’s everyday-bag market by avoiding bulky backpacks and instead focusing on a simple modular and minimalist design style. Continue reading…

Photographer’s Toolbox: Landscape Photography Gear Essentials (Besides Cameras and Lenses)

Let’s be real here, if we are honest the only truly essential gear for a landscape photographer with passion and commitment is simply a camera. These days great results can come from utilizing just about any camera. That said, there are definitely some highly recommended items that all – if not most – landscape photographers will agree make landscape photography that much easier and fun to enjoy. Continue reading…

Mindshift Gear’s New Backpacks Are For Outdoor Photographers

Having the right camera bag to suit specific needs and purpose can make a world of difference. For those photographers that love to explore the great outdoors, Mindshift Gear just launched the Trailscape and Sidepath backpacks.

The Trailscape has interior dimensions of 9.4” W x 17.3” H x 4.8” D–which the company claims is designed to fit plenty of gear while remaining slim. The main features of Trailscape backpack include spacious interior for photo essentials, slots for tablets and laptops as well as compartments for extra gear such as a light jacket and lunch. The main interior fits a complete camera system including 70-200mm f2.8 lens attached with hood in the shooting position. Additionally, the shoulder harness is padded and there is the removable webbing waist-belt which helps stabilize the bag in use.  Continue reading…

Think Tank’s Mindshift Gear Site Goes Live; Products Available for Purchase

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Earlier this year, Think Tank Photo announced their new company: MindShift Gear. And today, their website is live and the products are now available for purchase. The idea behind the new company is to focus on photographers who love going out into the great outdoors–and so the new camera bag products are designed with those in mind. The company already has their Rotation 180 Professional and Deluxe model backpacks available with other accessories to customize the bags.

The design of the bags are really quite interesting and unlike things I’ve ever seen before with one bag literally able to fit inside of another. We’re calling in review units, and if you’re a backpacker, this might be the option for you.

Holiday 2012: Recommended Bags from Think Tank Photo

The holiday season is upon us and one thing that every photographer needs (yourself included) is a solid camera bag. One that will withstand the abuse of daily life, be comfortable to carry when loaded with equipment, and most importantly, one that is stylish, yet understated and discreet to keep your gear safe while traveling. Our regular readers know that we are fans of Think Tank Photo’s products as they are quite often the best option in their respective categories. To make things even better they are offering free shipping on orders from now until December 31st, and on top of this, when you order through us, anything over $50 is going to get you a freebie from Think Tank as well.

Definitely take some time to browse through their extensive product list here, but in the meantime these are some of my recommendations from some of their various categories of products.

 

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