Top 10 Favorite Photo Backpacks And Camera Shoulder Bags for Outdoor Photography

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”—Ansel Adams This January issue’s theme was outdoor photography and other than architectural interiors and studio photography, more images are probably captured out of doors than indoors. This column’s focus is on camera bags for landscape, nature, and wildlife shooters, whose needs are different from their urban counterparts. Kelly Moore, for example, manufactures fashion bags and offers the beautifully crafted Woodstock Backpack

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Top 7 The Man’s Favorite Photo Bags

The holidays are arriving and that’s a good excuse to buy a new photo bag for yourself or a loved one. Here’s a collection of my seven favorite photo bags, gleaned from full reviews that appeared in this column over the past couple of years. 1. Domke New Genration Chronicle An upgraded version of old faithful is the Domke New Generation Chronicle. Although this listing is in no particular order, I must admit that one of my all-time favorite bags is

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Reviewing Peak Design Everyday Messenger : The Perfect Camera Bag?

Peak Design changed the way photographers carried their cameras with the introduction of an innovative clip. Now, they’re taking on camera bags. We tested their Everyday Messenger to see how it performs. What Is It? The Everyday Messenger ($250) is a versatile new photography-specific bag from Peak Design that was just funded on Kickstarter (it’s available for pre-order). They built it from the ground up — rethinking how not just a camera bag should look and perform, but how a

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Lowepro Announces Super High-End Echelon Camera Luggage

Lowepro Echelon Camera Bags There are currently a lot of camera bag choices on the market. Seriously, just browsing the camera bag section on any popular camera store site can be a bit overwhelming. In order to stand out, Lowepro has created a three-piece camera luggage set that’s designed to sit at the very high-end of their line-up. The Echelon series is actually a limited edition that’s exclusively available directly from Lowepro. The trio includes a traditional rolling suitcase, a

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First Impressions: Peak Design Everyday Messenger Camera Bag

Peak Design, the company known for its Camera Clip that lets you mount a quick release camera holster to any camera bag strap, is wrapping up one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns we’ve seen for photo gear. Their new take on messenger bags, called the Everyday Messenger, was designed along with photographer Trey Ratcliff and we recently had the chance to try out a preproduction sample. The first thing you’ll notice is the nice-looking Kodra fabric. The bag comes

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New Gear: LowePro ProTactic Expands With Four New, More Compact Bags

We first saw the LowePro ProTactic line at Photokina a while back, and now they’re expanding the line to include three new shoulder bags and a more compact backpack. The ProTactic series is defined by its ultra-tough exterior and its tactical appearance. Here’s a rundown of the new models. ProTactic SH 120 AW – A small but robust shoulder bag with room for a mirrorless kit, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1, with attached lens, extra lens or flash, smartphone

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Review: LowePro ProTactic SH 200 AW Messenger-Style Camera Bag

At first glance, LowePro’s ProTactic camera bags look like they could be filled with SWAT team gear instead of cameras. The all-black outer and thick surrounding straps are meant to make it tough without standing out. The line first started with backpacks, but has now expanded into some shoulder bags, and I’ve been testing out the biggest model, the ProTactic SH 200 AW. What is it? With slim profiles and black-on-black colorways, the ProTactic series is clearly aimed at photographers

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New Gear: The Ona Madison Is a Super-Stylish Camera Bag That Looks Like a Purse

Ona The other side of the bag has a simple zippered pocket By now, you’re probably familiar with Ona’s emphasis on stylish camera bags and its latest release, The Madison, is one of their best-looking yet. The bag itself is actually built a lot like a large purse, with a shower, firmer strap to each side of the central opening. The bag is made from “rich saffiano” leather and is primarily targeted toward female photographers. But, despite its purse-like design,

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