3 Camera Messenger Bags Our Photographers Use All the Time

Many photographers prefer messenger bags over backpacks–and these are some of the best we’ve used.

Sometimes all you need is a smaller bag than a backpack. That’s why lots of photographers love reaching for camera messenger bags instead. They’re positively perfect for mirrorless cameras. And if you’re not planning on bringing a whole lot around with you, why not get one? Of course, there’s a concern about weight distribution. But these bags are the most comfortable and ethical options we’ve used. We went through our camera bag reviews and our Reviews Index to figure out what camera messenger bags were best. Here’s our selection.

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On Your Next Trip, Take One Camera and One Lens

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It was too often the case that I would try to pack everything I could into my carry-on. I had no idea what photographic opportunities there would be at my destination, but I had to be prepared for everything. So, I brought everything, and because I was anxious about leaving things in the hotel, I carried everything on my back. It was a chiropractic nightmare. The truth was that I used one camera and two lenses at most. It was better for my photography (and my back) to leave most of my gear, save for extra batteries and SD cards, at home on later trips.

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