I have (camera) baggage
February 27, 2011 7:17 AM Subscribe
Please help me find the perfect camera bag for my Nikon D40. The ideal solution would be something with enough room for both photo and personal stuff, so I don't have to carry my purse. Or, are "camera bags" a dumb idea if I already have a somewhat-padded messenger bag?
posted by catlet to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Currently, I carry the basic Nikon gadget bag
. It's okay, but it has drawbacks: (a) I have to carry another bag for phone/wallet/keys/meds/etc; (b) it has to be packed perfectly to close without struggle; and (c) the Nikon label and bag shape make it obvious that I'm carrying a cheap bag full of camera stuff.
I'd like a bag that has room for wallet, keys, and iPhone. Enough room for a book and/or a water bottle pocket would be awesome, but not necessary. As far as camera equipment goes, this is what I carry now:
Nikon D40 body with kit lens attached (18-55mm) & uncomfortable neck strap
GorillaPod SLR tripod (this makes the Nikon bag hard to close)
Glif tripod mount for iPhone
a couple of lens filters and a cleaning cloth
Is there anything else I should be carrying? Should I be carrying less? As far as bags, I like the look of the Crumpler messenger-style bags, but I also have a Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag (similar to this
) that would definitely hold everything if the Single-Use Camera Bag is a marketing idea. Ideal budget: under $150US.