I have recently crossed over into the world of DSLR cameras. For those of you who aren’t in the know, DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. Without going into too much technical detail the difference between the smaller, simpler point and shoot and a DSLR is the later has the ability to change lenses and have greater control over your settings.
After careful research and consulting with a few who have experience with these sort of gadgets, I settled on (by no means settled on in terms of quality) the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. It has enough bells and whistles to get me the perfect snapshot but not too many to send me into a Photography 101 class.
Now that I have told you all about the camera, let me tell you about my dilemma. I am in need of a camera bag. Not a huge dilemma in the whole scheme of life decisions here, but a dilemma just the same. My issue is, I am already on the brink of becoming a bona fide bag lady. Between my large, allbiet fashionable, baby bag, plus an adorable tote for Claire’s toys, bibs and extra items that don’t fit in the baby bag, and then the diaper changing pad/wipe combo thingy I look like, well, like a bag lady.
I have been thinking a lot about this print hobo bag from Martilena as a possibility. I like that you can remove the padded insert when you want to use it without your camera. It’s super roomy and has an earthy hippie chic feel to it.
Then there is the Lola bag in red from Epiphanie, that I am considering as a more trendy choice. I think this one looks the least like a camera bag from what I have seen so far and I will get the most use out of it. It appears very functional (you know how I like functionality) and I also like that you can pretty much wipe it clean. A must with a baby!
Do you have any suggestions for a bag you currently use as a multi-purpose camera tote? I would love some of your recommendations. Thanks!
Here are a handful of additional bags that I came across if you happen to be shopping for one too.
- Not just because of the name, Jill-E bags are high on my list. Tons of choices along with some really cool straps and they’re made in the USA.
- For a messenger style in several different prints, check out Snugglens.
- Jo Totes has removable inserts that you can customize and they are available in pretty bold colors.
- Crumpler gives you a wide range of styles from the smaller belt loop model to a large rolling bag for all your gear.
- I’m liking Ketti for a vintage mod look. Ketti Phillips, the maker these bags, is a photographer herself with a design background.
- Back packs and organization come together at Kata.
Keep your eyes open, cameras ready and…