So now that you’ve picked out the camera, lenses and lighting gear you want, you need to figure out what you’re going to store and transport it all in. That’s why this buying guide is all about bags and cases. There really is no ideal bag that fits every situation you might find yourself in, but here are some of our favourites and those we use on a daily basis.
I’ve been a fan of Cosyspeed’s bags for a while now. I own a couple of them myself. They’re very handy when you want to be able to keep both of your hands free, but still have quick and easy access to your camera while out and about. Cosyspeed has changed directions slightly with their new Phoneslinger bags, taking square aim at mobile smartphone photographers.
So, you’ve got your camera, your lenses, and your lights. It’s all well and good having the kit, but where do you store it? How do you transport it to a location? Well, nut surprisingly, that’s where bags come into play.
This list contains a number of bags that we use to store and transport out kit. While there’s no single bag out there that suits every purpose, each offers its own unique advantages.
Cosyspeed is a company that we like. I’ve had some close chats with the owner and his view of how a company should interact with society. They also make killer mirrorless bags (well, the bags, obviously has no mirror, they are aimed at the mirrorless cameras market).
This is a hands-on review of a bag that solves the age old problem of never having your camera with you. Many photographers bought a camera with great intentions, a camera that’s now gathering dust for one reason – it won’t fit in your pocket. So, it gathers dust and you shoot with your iPhone instead.
This bag is the CosySpeed Streetomatic and it’s currently available as a crowd funding project that needs your support. It’s $65/55, comes in blue, black or Khaki and the link is here.
I think I found my new family photography travel bag. Oh, you know what this is, even if you’ve never heard that term before.
It’s that bag that you use to carry a camera when you are traveling with the family. And this bag has to be special for several reasons which I’ll outline below. But the essence of it is that it has to keep the camera safe & stashed away, while allowing for a quick draw. This is the life of a photographer family man on vacation: If the camera is exposed – prepare for backlash from the family. If the camera is hidden too deep, good moments are missed. This is why the Cosyspeed Camslinger 160 became my new friend after an 8 days family vacation in Austria.