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Frances E. Schultz  |  Mar 08, 2013  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2013  |  1 comments

“Not your father’s camera bag” was how Tenba described the prototypes of their new Vector line at photokina 2010. Now, in 2012, the new line is in production, and they were absolutely right. What are the differences? Color, style, and function. A report like this is no place for detail: that’s what manufacturers’ websites are for, and besides, a full, detailed list of new camera bags could more than fill the whole magazine. What I want to do is to give you some idea of the way that bags are heading.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Sep 13, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Every year member magazines from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) gather to consider and vote on the top products of the year in 40 categories, ranging from cameras to tripods to software and printers. This year’s selections represent technological sophistication along with features and functionality that make them leaders in their respective categories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s something here for everyone this week. We look at a retro tripod from a famous filter maker, a messenger bag from a famous tripod maker, a lens case from my favorite photo backpack maker and a new circular polarizing filter from a not-so-famous accessory maker—plus a knockout protective case for your MacBook. 

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 25, 2014  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Whether hiking in the wilderness or traveling to foreign shores, my bag of choice is a photo backpack, leaving me little worse for wear at the end of the day. Unlike a shoulder bag or sling bag, which puts all the stress, respectively, on one shoulder or your neck, the backpack distributes the weight evenly across both shoulders.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 29, 2014  |  0 comments

Our own Jon “The Bag Man” Sienkiewicz knows a thing or two about photo bags – check out his takes on the latest Domke, Manfrotto, and Vanguard models – but we’re guessing his collection of camera packs, pouches and satchels doesn’t rival David Alan Harvey’s.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  0 comments

Blending fashion and function, the latest additions to the Artisan&Artist line of stylish camera bags are the COV-7000N and COV-7500N. These new models offer the friendly features of a tote bag, including a convenient laptop computer sleeve pocket with extra padding.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 06, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2013  |  0 comments

In this update on new bags and cases, with information gathered by reporter Jack Neubart at the CES/PMA show, we’re seeing even more innovative styles and practical solutions for carrying our gear. Backpacks, sling bags, and messenger bags garnered most of his attention, along with a sampling of hard cases.–Editor

Joe Farace  |  Jun 26, 2015  |  0 comments

It seems as if there’s a camera bag for everyone but one thing is certain—I’m sure it’s true for you as well—I’ve got more camera bags than I need! We’re constantly tempted by bags combining functionality with style, from surplus military bags beloved by hipsters to the $2,000 Ghurka Rangefinder No. 57 bag to toss onto your Bentley’s back seat. Todd Hutchings, a commercial photographer on the Monterey Peninsula, introduced me to his use of sports bags to carry equipment because they disguise the bag’s purpose from thieves.

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Jan 01, 2011  |  0 comments

Let’s consider, to start, the humble camera strap. Several models of sling strap were shown, designed to carry the camera over your shoulder and under your arm or even on your hip.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

How do you repair a small rip in your gadget bag? I’ve found a new way that’s so cool I can hardly wait for the next fissure. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 31, 2015  |  0 comments

Handcrafted in the United Kingdom from durable Italian double laminated cotton canvas and featuring an inner waterproof membrane—for added protection against moisture, the Kennet camera bag from Brady is a classy affair.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 25, 2014  |  0 comments

Designed to be fashionable, durable and functional Capturing Couture’s line of camera bags are  made in the USA and are available in a wide selection of colorful patterns and prints. Measuring 13x8x4”, the bags feature front stash pockets (5x4”) that are wide enough to hold your keys, a cellphone or a point-and-shoot camera.

C.A. Boylan  |  Jun 01, 2012  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2012  |  0 comments

One Bag Version 2
The stylish, lightweight One Bag is crafted from ultrahigh-quality wetsuit-grade neoprene. It can easily accommodate a 15” to 17” laptop, photography equipment, and assorted electronics. It features an ultra-soft lining and four pockets, and the Photo Insert allows you to change the laptop bag into a camera gear bag with three pockets for lenses and other gadgets. The designer neoprene strap features leather bindings and stretches to conform to your body. The swappable designer covers are sold separately and allow you to transform your bag for any occasion. Version 2 is 1” wider than the original and offers more accessory pockets. It comes in Black Leather, Midnight Web, and Smokey Damask covers. The suggested price is $128.

C.A. Boylan  |  Feb 07, 2013  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2013  |  1 comments

Lensbaby Spark
Created for young photo enthusiasts, the Lensbaby Spark is a fun and affordable lens that offers Lensbaby effects for just $80. Made for use with Canon and Nikon D-SLR cameras, this 50mm f/5.6 lens features a multi-coated glass doublet and a focusing range of 13” to infinity. This manual focus lens offers a sharp sweet spot surrounded by soft blur. The Spark is compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System and all of the Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses.

C.A. Boylan  |  Sep 24, 2012  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2012  |  0 comments

These fashionable, durable, and discreet Messenger bags are available in three sizes. Each features a wide main access compartment with a “dual mode” flap that offers security and a quiet working mode, a wide shoulder strap, stretch pockets, and a grab handle. The model 250 and 150 offer a padded laptop/tablet compartment. The model 250 is large enough to easily hold a pro D-SLR camera, three to four lenses, and an iPad or 13” laptop. The retail value is $79.99. The model 150 can hold a D-SLR camera, two to three lenses, and an iPad. The retail value is $69.99. The model 100 can hold a compact D-SLR or mirrorless camera with a lens attached. The retail value is $59.99.

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