|Six things to look for when buying your next camera bag|
|Tuesday, 16 August 2011 16:35|
Looking to buy your first camera bag or upgrade to a larger version? Photography writer Matty Graham delivers a six-point plan to help make sure you buy the bag that is right for your photography needs.
1) Work out your budget and then be pleasantly surprised!
You will be amazed at how modern camera bags, especially the Naneu range, offer fantastic value for money. When working out your budget, you may want to decide whether you are looking for an enthusiast-level bag or a professional-spec backpack or shoulder bag. Pro-level bags usually start from around $200 and typically come with more features.
2) How much kit does it have to hold?
You may be rocking a DSLR and a couple of lenses now, but the chances are that you’re sure to add to your ever-growing collection of camera kit. What’s more, if you’re going out on a shoot, you’ll more than likely want to take the majority of your gear, if not all of it, so make sure you pick a bag that can accommodate your expanding range of equipment.
3) Think about the extras!
We’ve already talked about finding room for your camera bodies and lenses, but when searching for a new bag, remember all the extras that you’re going to carrying around. Filters, flashguns and a laptop are common items, but you may also have to find room for additional clothing if you are photographing in cold climates or, if you plan to be on the move for some time, room for food items.
4) Comfort, comfort, comfort!
Camera kit is heavy and depending on what and where you are photographing, the chances are that you may be on the move all day. A poorly constructed bag will turn your day into a nightmare, with straps cutting in to your shoulders and the bag grating against your back. You’ll have no such problems with Naneu’s Adventure series as all the bags are extremely well built, boasts well-padded straps and ventilated back padding. Trust me, you’ll be thankful for these features when you’re lugging kit out in the field.
5) Rain covers
Are you going to be using your bag in the elements? Even if you don’t intend to, if you photograph outside then the chances are you will eventually get caught in a shower. The Naneu K5 is the last word in element protection. Not only will it hold a massive amount of equipment, its water-resistant shell with keep all that kit dry should the heavens open. For even more protection, a dedicated rain cover fits over the back of the bag and tucks away neatly when the sum decides to start shining again.
As with other photographic gear, you want the peace of mind to know that, if something goes wrong with your purchase, then you won’t be left high and dry. A warranty is a must-have for any camera bag and if the supplier doesn’t offer one then simply turn around and walk away to search for another brand. Naneu Bags offer a lifetime warranty to the bag’s original owner and the truth is, you just don’t get better than that!
Want more help to pick your next bag? Visit www.naneubags.com and you can view their entire range to make sure you select the right bag to match your photography needs.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 16:44|