Camera bags are all basically the same, right?
Just like camera lenses, when buying a camera bag, you get what you pay for. Cheaper models generally don’t perform as well, aren’t as well constructed, and lack the features that better crafted products often boast. And while it might seem at first that searching for the ideal camera bag doesn’t deserve a lot of your time and attention, it most certainly does because the right camera bag can completely change the way you work. Here’s how.
Ease of Use
Being able to quickly access your camera and other gear is a critical feature, yet many camera bags fall short in the ease of use department. Some have zippers - or multiple ones at that - that require two hands to operate. Others have poorly designed interior spaces that lead you to hunt around inside the bag to find what you’re looking for. Clearly, this is not the best way to operate because the more time you spend trying to get into your bag or finding what you need, the less time you have to shoot.
If you want to be able to get into your bag with ease, look for one with a thumb tab, like on the Holdfast Roamographer. With just one hand, you can easily open the bag, and with the bag’s removable camera insert, the space is customizable to suit your needs. Even better, the bag is compatible with Holdfast’s incredible MoneyMaker dual shoulder strap for even easier carrying. No matter if you’re taking a stroll through the city or hiking in the woods, this bag will allow you to get what you need - and quickly - so you can get the shots you’re looking for.
Let’s face it - it’s expensive to be a photographer. Given that you’ve got money tied up in all sorts of gear, the last thing you need is an expensive camera bag that can’t adapt to your needs or be used for other purposes.
When you’re looking for an ideal camera bag, explore options that have customizable compartments so you can carry different types of cameras, lenses, and other gear. What’s more, choose a bag that has a removable camera insert, that way if you’re taking a weekend holiday you can use the bag for other purposes, like a carry-on or overnight bag. That’s the very definition of versatility! With one bag, you can kill several birds with one stone, saving you money in the long run.
Additionally, your camera bag should give you the option to carry multiple types of gear safely and securely. The Holdfast Roamographer fits the bill, as it allows you to carry loads of gear inside the bag while also carrying a tripod with the carrier straps on the outside of the bag. You can also carry a small camera attached to the shoulder strap, so you can easily draw it up to your eye to take photos at a moment’s notice. No matter what gear you need to take with you, the Roamographer has got you covered with two sizes of bags available.
You want a camera bag that’s going to be able to take its lumps. To do that, it must be finely crafted and made of durable materials, otherwise you’ll just be buying another bag in a few years. As a result, quality construction is the name of the game because the last thing you want to do is have to constantly be looking for a new camera bag. The less time you spend doing that, the more time you can spend actually making money!
There are plenty of durable materials out there - nylon and canvas among them - but nothing really holds a candle to the durability of leather. It’s water resistant and strong, giving you peace of mind that your gear is protected and that the bag will be able to stand up to just about anything you throw its way too.
If you’re looking for the finest construction money can buy, look no further than the Holdfast Roamographer. In addition to being easy to use and versatile, this bag is rock-solid, with a handcrafted Great American Bison body, two carrier straps to keep its contents nice and secure, and a shearling-lined shoulder strap that makes carrying the bag a comfortable experience. Another benefit of the impeccable construction is that this bag looks amazing. It’s not just about function - it’s also got a lot to say about form. It’s the best of both worlds!