I Modified One of My Favorite Camera Bags and Made It Better

We’ve objectively tested the most cameras bags for photographers of any publication or outlet currently available. Most folks in the photo industry will agree. What’s also undesputable is just how good many modern messenger bags are. But for what it’s worth, backpacks aren’t given the same level of attention. Don’t get me wrong, modern backpacks are excellent, but they’re not near the level of perfection messenger bags are. With that said, I decided to modify one of my favorite camera bags: the Oliday Journeyman. This bag checks all the boxes: affordable, stylish, comfortable, and made in America. I previously wrote about why I bought it again after my original one broke. Now I’ve modified it to be even better.

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The Best Camera Bags for Hiking Your Back Will Love

For a lot of us, it’s about to be summer. That means you’re getting ready to go out and head on vacation or a special trek. So just for you, we’re rounding up the best camera bags for hiking. Spending a few nights in the woods? Walking across Scotland in some crazy winds? We’ve got camera bags to deal with all that and a lot more. You’re bound to find the best camera bag in this roundup.

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Beautiful. Functional. Billingham Hadley Large Pro Review

Beautiful, comfortable, and functional. This is what most photographers look for when shopping for camera bags. As it turns out, few offerings deliver on all three bullets. Even fewer are successful when it comes to larger camera bags. Billingham is known in the industry for beautiful bags that are built to last, which is reflected in the price. As someone moving to a medium format sensor, I was curious to see if the Billingham Hadley Large Pro could deliver style, comfort, and functionality. Could it be as successful as the original Hadley?

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Self Care for Photographers: Why You Need to Do More Core Work

For years, I had a lot of significant back pain. It was only in my 30s that I realized how crucial exercise is. Couple that with the fact that we’ve reviewed the most camera bags of any publication on the web, and you genuinely need exercise. Thankfully, the back pain has gone away with exercise. But more importantly, what we found is that it’s all about exercising your core. If you’ve been curious about self-care for photographers, we invite you to dive in with us.

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It’s Comfortable! Morally Toxic Wraith 20L Review

Camera bags are a dime a dozen these days, with most promising to be the only one you need. It’s a marketing ploy. Most will choose functionality over comfort. Other bags are comfortable and skimp on the looks department. Some nail design and comfort but negate functionality. It really shouldn’t be that difficult to find a functional, comfortable, and attractive bag. That’s the gap the Morally Toxic Wraith 20L bag hopes to bridge.

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This Unique Bag is Fast But Stiff: Morally Toxic Wraith 15L Review

Camera bags generally fall into two camps: the athletic, nylon bags, or the more fashionable canvas or leather options. The new Morally Toxic Wraith 15L doesn’t pledge allegiance to either camp. The bag has nylon material, but it’s a pebbled, textured look that feels more punk rock than sports jock. Yet, the bag has suede-like accents that feel more reminiscent of canvas bags. It’s a combination that’s both unique and eye-catching.

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Photographers Need More Practical Camera Bags for Women

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The design of many women’s products makes functionality feel like an afterthought. The front pocket of the jeans that I’m wearing won’t even fit half of my hand. (Forget about actually putting anything useful in them, like a phone or keys.) Men’s razors often have more blades for less money. Similarly, the vast majority of camera bags for women puts atheistic over function. I’m bombarded by Facebook ads for purse-like camera bags that place the weight of heavy gear on dainty straps. That’s fine for compact, lightweight gear, but what about a girl with a full-frame camera and an f2.8 zoom? There’s nothing dainty about carrying heavy lenses on a small slice of one shoulder. Women need a practical camera bag that carries lots of gear too. 

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This Bag Has a Big Flaw. Sunny 16 Voyager Camera Bag Review

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The most wonderful thing about the Sunny 16 Voyager is that it ends up being incredibly comfortable. Your gear inside may be a hot mess, getting a camera out through the side will be puzzling, the hardware is oddly constructed, and the waist straps may end up falling off by accident. But despite all of this, the Sunny 16 Voyager is like an awkward hug filled with love and comfort if you’re open to it. Think of a teenager that’s close to you in your life before the stage of them being too cool to hug their adult peers. It’s awkward. It’s weird. But the Sunny 16 Voyager is also the new kid on the block. And they have yet to grow into their own skin. It’s lovable nonetheless. 

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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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This Beautiful Little Bag Packs Big Comfort: Wandrd PRVKE Lite Review

Don’t let the size fool you — the Wandrd PRVKE Lite is actually capable of carrying quite a bit of mirrorless gear.

The original Wandrd PRVKE generated a buzz in the photography community — and over $400,000 on Kickstarter. Now, the PRVKE is back — and it’s launching in a smaller size. Announced on April 20, along with a revamp of the original PRVKE sizes, the Wandrd PRVKE Lite is a roll-top backpack designed for mirrorless and photographers on a more limited budget.

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These Are the Best Camera Bags for Photographers Who Love to Hike

These camera bags are ready to hit the trails with you.

Getting into the great outdoors is always special, and there are always so many picture opportunities. But how do you decide what gear to take with you? Do you take wide-angle zooms or telephoto lenses? Perhaps you want to take primes and nothing else. Do you take a tripod or leave the space for something else? There’s a lot to decide. However, what if there were camera bags that let you take it all and keep you comfortable? Well, there are. Thankfully, you don’t have to make compromises when it comes to your gear. Not only will the bags in this roundup let you take it all and keep you comfortable, but they’ll also protect your equipment from the elements. Check out our favorite camera bags for hiking below.

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Great Deals: Stock Up on Photography Accessories Before They Vanish

These photography accessories are must-haves for any photographer.

We all know how difficult it is right now to find many items in stock. Cameras, lenses, and even other photography accessories are being hit by the supply chain crunch. However, you can still find good deals on camera bags, tripods, and SD cards. How much longer they’ll be readily available is anyone’s guess. So, now is a good time to stock up and save. You can get a Lexar UHS-II 128GB SD Card for just $37.23! Sony’s Tough G series UHS-II 64GB card can be had for $99.99. Need a new camera bag? You can save $50 on the Domke F-X5B (perfect for a fixed lens camera.) You can even get your hands on a Vanguard tripod with a ball head for just $89.95. See all the photography accessories on sale after the break.

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Think Tank’s New Retrospective 50 Duffel Is an Anti-Camera Bag

The Retrospective 50 Duffel is an interesting bag, seeing as Thinktank says they’re on the lookout for photographers.

We love camera bags here at The Phoblographer. In fact, we have one of the largest camera bag review sections out there. So, it’s easy to say that we usually get very excited about new camera bag announcements. Still, an email that arrived at our virtual doorstep this morning stumped us. Think Tank has made some solid camera bags in the past. They pride themselves on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. The Retrospective 50 duffel, though, has members of the team here scratching their heads. We’ll take a closer look at the bag after the break.

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5 Luxurious Camera Bags That Help Keep Things Classy

Carry your gear around (and protect it) in style with these luxurious camera bags.

There are lots of camera bags on the market that offer various levels of fit and finish. We published a roundup of quality, affordable camera bags not too long ago. Today, though, we’re going to focus on luxurious camera bags that will not only look fantastic with whatever you wear, they’ll also protect your cameras and lenses too. So, if you’re a photographer who likes the finer things in life and you love the feel and smell of leather, these luxurious camera bags could be for you. We’ve rounded up options that range in price from under $250 to over $400. Check out our top picks for luxurious camera bags after the break.

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These Affordable Camera Bags Will Protect Your New Camera with Ease

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If you just got a new camera over the holidays and you need to start looking for camera bags, you’re in the right place. Camera bags are a must-have accessory. They make carrying gear around incredibly easy. They will even protect expensive gear from bumps, bangs, and the weather when not being used. We have selected five camera bags from our reviews index that received great marks during our tests. The best part: all these bags are very affordable. If camera bags are high on your shopping list, check out this roundup of five of our favorite affordable options.

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$150 or Less: 5 Stylish Camera Bags That Will Make Great Gifts

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Do you have a photographer in your life? Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season? If so, you might want to check out these stylish yet very affordable and versatile camera bags. Camera bags are a must-have accessory. They make carrying gear around from shoot to shoot a breeze. They will even protect expensive gear when it’s not in use. We have selected five camera bags from our reviews index that all scored well. The best part: they all cost less than $150, and some are much less than that.

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For the World Traveler: Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 Review

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From designs that range from hiking to street photography, camera bags are becoming less one-size-fits-all and more specialized. The Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 is designed with the opposite idea in mind. Dubbed as an everyday bag, the Chobe 2.0 easily converts from a laptop bag to a camera bag to a carry-on bag. Even the design crosses genre boundaries. It has the shape and organization of a briefcase, yet the rugged sailcloth material feels like an upscale duffel bag. The bag comes in a 13-inch and 16-inch version, with narrow and wide camera cube options (only the wide cube will fit a mounted lens).

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Cheap Photo: Big Savings on Camera Bags, Tripods, and More

We’ve found deals on photography accessories that can save you big bucks.

If you’re looking for a new camera bag, or if you need a new tripod or SD cards, you’re in luck. We have found some incredible deals on all the above. For a short time, you can pick up the Tenba DNA 15 Messenger for just $138.98. The Think Tank Streetwalker Pro V2 can be yours for $169.79. One of our most well-reviewed bags, the Portage Supply Kenora, has dropped to just $69. You can now get UHS-II SD cards for only $16.11, and you can save over $60 on the Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod. Also, if hardware isn’t your thing, maybe these presets for Luminar are up your alley! The deals on these photography accessories will end soon. So, act fast if you want to take advantage of these deals.

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Cheap Photo: Big Deals On Lighting, Bags, Accessories and More

If you need some cheap lighting gear or some new photography accessories, we’ve got you covered.

Are you ready to add off-camera flash into your workflow? If so, check out these deals. You can get the GODOX V1 with gels for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, M4/3, and Sony cameras for just $238.30! The 600ws Flashpoint XPLOR is only $559.20. Want a new camera bag? The Portage Supply Kenora has a clearance price of just $69. There are great deals on tripods and storage too. Victiv’s travel tripod with ball head is just $79.99! That’s a $90 discount! You can also pick up a 64GB UHS-II SD card for only $24.99! Check out all the photography accessories on sale after the break.

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7 Stylish and Affordable Camera Bags You Can Buy For Under $150

These camera bags are comfortable to carry, easy on the eye, and they all cost less than $150!

Camera bags aren’t an accessory that many people spend too much time thinking about, but really, we should. We trust our camera bags to hold thousands of dollars worth of camera, lenses, and accessories, and on top of that, we carry these camera bags for long periods sometimes, so they have to be comfortable. Just buying any old camera bag simply will not do. The great thing is that you honestly do not have to break the bank to get fantastic camera bags, in fact, after the break, we will show you seven camera bags that are comfortable to carry, and that will protect your gear for under $150!

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A Bag That Loves the Great Wide Open: WANDRD FERNWEH Review

FERNWEH in German means wanderlust, and if you’re a photographer who loves to travel, the WANDRD FERNWEH may be the camera bag for you.

WANDRD has been innovating in the camera bag space since it hit the scene with its first Kickstarter campaign, and the company is continuing to forge ahead with new bags that have unique designs and even more unique names. The new WANDRD FERNWEH (pronounced FEIRN-VEYH) camera bag will aim to force its way into the competitive hiking and travel market. Bags in this segment have to be incredibly comfortable, be able to hold and secure large loads, and need to withstand rugged terrain. WANDRD sent us the FERNWEH to test out for a short period, and we have been putting it through its paces to see if it can do all the things listed above and more. Join us after to break for the full review.

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