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FAQs - What Bag?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on May 3, 2010


Keywords: bags, non_nikon, product, articles

INTRODUCTION - SAVING TIME, ENERGY AND MONEY

The quest for the perfect bag is much more complicated than it may seem at first, simply because there is no perfect bag for all occasions. Nikonian ladies will understand this very well, as they need to carry all sort of necessities every day, but for different occasions.
 

Nikon leather case
 Nikon leather camera case with extra lenses plate and velvet interiors

 

THE VARIABLES

It is not a matter of being color-coordinated, and/or fabric coordinated with your outfit, not at all; well ok, not just that. For photography, whether on film or digital, there are more considerations, concerns; so a rational decision should depend on: 

  • What you want to carry

  • How much

  • For how long

  • How frequently

  • How safe will the contents need to be

  • How comfortable it needs to be to carry

  • How fast access you need to its contents

  • Where will you take it

  • How strong and durable

  • How much will your needs for bag space grow

  • How soon are those needs going to grow

  • How easy it is to keep it clean 

  • How strong and fit you are.

 

 

Regardless of what relative weight you may assign to each of these variables, the fact is that these also change over time, or all the time. Now you know why most of us -that have long been at it- have several bags if not too many. There is just not a bag than can serve us well every time, for every occasion. I have more than 10 and find myself frequently wanting to look for a new one. Above at right you can see fellow Nikonian Lucd jesting with just six bags from his own vast collection.

 

 

The subject deserves attention since seldom it is just a few dollars what we usually spend on photographic equipment. It better be well taken care of while carried, transported or even when just stored. 

The intention here is to save you from unnecessary spending of money, time and energy and to reduce the number of disappointments, at least a few, whether from your very first time -if it has not arrived yet- or at subsequent buying.

If you are an impulsive/compulsive buyer (like me), at least this section will make you feel better as it will improve your rationalization skills for future purchases, with more and maybe better arguments.

We expect to keep this section updated regularly, adding when necessary as new significant models or brands come to market. But please remember this is just an expectation.
 

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2 comments

Animesh Kumar Singh (animeshsingh) on August 14, 2013

It will be a nice touch to associate some bags with each category, with ranks 1 to 5 and I am sure it will be one hell of a review to hang on to :)

Greg Fairy (cockney greg) on April 30, 2013

It's really handy to actually go to a real bricks and mortar shop taking a camera and lenses you're likely to carry because some bags look ok online but in reality can be woefully small.

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