I needed a new camera bag. More specifically, I needed a new camera bag that didn’t look like a camera bag. Not something to carry all my gear—just a mirrorless camera with short tele attached, a 13" laptop, a few books, lunch, and other daily sundries. A commuter camera bag? A hybrid camera bag? Whatever you want to call it, my new bag needed to blend in on the subway and rest comfortably on my lap should I be lucky enough to score a seat. A
If you are regular reader of Explora, or a regular at the photography bag section of the B&H SuperStore, you might notice that Lowepro constantly keeps its lines fresh, current, and innovative—meeting the needs of modern photographers, videographers, and creatives—all while making its bags more sustainable with cutting edge, eco-friendly manufacturing
The photographic industry is home to many storied brands whose very names bring up images of famous photographs, beautiful lenses, high- and classic low-tech cameras, and sometimes the feel of having touched a product from one of those companies. When it comes to tripods, Gitzo represents the best of the best in the world of camera supports.
With more than a century of experience making photographic equipment, the company has been making
With a focus on sustainability, Lowepro is developing a new line of photo bags built around the premise of working with recycled fabrics while maintaining the innovative and practical designs the company has been using for more than 50 years. Distinguished by the new green line label, the PhotoSport III is a third-generation series of outdoor, adventure-minded bags, and the first two models are a pair of backpacks: the PhotoSport III 15L
Looking to protect and transport your valuable video-camera rig? Here we highlight five soft cases designed to keep your gear organized and safe at hand during your shoot. All the bags have adjustable dividers, exterior and interior pockets, grab handles and, except for the roller bags, an adjustable shoulder strap.
A Place for Everything Bag
Found on almost any pro video set, Porta Brace’s durable, padded Cordura nylon camera bags are made right in Vermont. This maker's DVO-2 DV Organizer Camera Case fits cameras up to 18" long and is
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On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we take a deep dive into one bag and then into another one, and another. We welcome Jeannette Garcia and Yaakov Katz, two experts from the B&H SuperStore, to discuss the materials, capacities, features, and styles of
Defining and recommending bags for someone to use every day is tough, though I will say the key to any good everyday carry (EDC) bag is that it be just large enough to fit your essentials. Taking that into consideration, I’m going to try and do the impossible and recommend some bags that creatives in various professions may want to check out in the hunt for their next pack.
Photographer: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L
Of course, we are going to start with
Just in time for winter, Lowepro has announced an all-new, extreme-weather backpack, the Powder 500 AW. Lightweight, durable, and secure, the versatile Powder 500 serves the needs of multiple types of outdoors users, including adventure photographers and winter sports enthusiasts. Its multi-pocketed 55-liter body can handle all types of personal and professional gear, including DLSLR and mirrorless cameras, multiple lenses, snow-sport
Cecilia Gallery, a company with more than 160 years of history and fine craftsmanship, has created a stylish collection of camera bags, backpacks, and SD card wallets. Each item is offered in beautiful leather-accented charcoal cotton twill, and supple black or chestnut/brown full-grain cowhide leather. The SD Memory Card Wallet holds nine SD and six micro SD cards, and features magnetic hook closure and a snap-hook lanyard clip
Adventurers, birders, and landscape photographers who need a premium bag to carry serious camera equipment, as well as their essential outdoor gear, may be plenty satisfied with the array of features and space available in Gitzo's Adventury series of premium backpacks. Available in 30L and 45L sizes, this
If you have ever shopped for a camera bag, strap or case, we know your pain. There are so many options—too many options in the minds of some. After all, they’re just camera bags, how different can they be? Well, camera bags, while not having intricate image sensors, screen resolutions, or megapixels, are complex in their own ways. The following guide is meant to help you navigate the wide world of
Camera bags, just like cameras and the photographers who use them, are not created equal. That means there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to finding the perfect bag. Most photographers will find that the type of bag they need varies from one shoot to the next—and may even depend upon where they’re going and what they’re shooting.
With so many bags out there to choose from, finding the one that’s perfect for your needs is