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Cynthia Boylan  |  May 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Tenba recently introduced their new Packlite Travel Bags: a packable, self-stowing camera bag. Packlite bags can be easily stored inside larger bags, backpacks and rolling cases, or used separately when you need a smaller bag. Photographers and filmmakers now have a versatile pack that can adjust to any situation.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 18, 2014  |  0 comments

You all know the story of Jim Domke, the Philadelphia photojournalist who nearly 40 years ago (1975) developed a camera bag to suit his own needs and in the process created a product family that’s sold nearly one million units and is used by photographers around the world. If you stay interested in photography long enough, sooner or later you’ll own a Domke. Or two. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 28, 2014  |  1 comments

You know better than to carry a camera in your trouser pocket, but who wants to look like they’re wearing a goofy fanny pack? Manfrotto offers what is arguably the best compact camera belt pouch ever made. Best looking, too. Want to know why I think so?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Last year Lowepro launched the ProTactic Series of gadget bags. They immediately earned high marks in my book because they are durable, highly functional and provide superb protection for the gear inside. Initially just two bags, the lineup has grown to six in total, three backpacks and three shoulder bags. Here’s a quick rundown on what they’re all about. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  0 comments

The Vanguard Reno 22 is as light as a feather but it’s a real heavyweight where it counts. This may be the bag that you Micro Four Thirds shooters have been waiting for.

 |  Jan 22, 2015  |  0 comments

Camera straps have evolved over the last 50 years from pencil-thin leather strips secured by gaudy stud-like rivets to inch-wide fiber belts that brazenly scream out the name of the camera brand they’re attached to. Oh, I’m not objecting to the flexible billboards that camera makers laughingly call straps and deliver with digital SLRs, but I personally prefer something a bit more civilized—and less ostentatious—especially when it’s going to be hanging around my neck.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Sling bags, in general, earn high marks from the Bag Man for accessibility, comfort and cosmetic design. The new 24/7 Traffic Collection lineup, available from Adorama, includes a slick sling bag that breaks some rules—but does it have what it takes to deserve your attention? 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments

What’s in a name? Would a luxury leather camera bag by any other name not feel as lavish? If it’s beautifully styled and meticulously manufactured, does anyone really care what it’s called?  

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 30, 2015  |  0 comments

There’s an old saying that locks only keep honest people honest. If you ask me, that’s some BS spin a locksmith cooked up to explain why thieves cut through his deadbolt like it was licorice. If a lock cannot deter a bad guy, what’s the point?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  0 comments

I found a lot to like in this stylish new shoulder bag—and a few nits to pick, too. So which is it? Beauty or the Beast? Read on and form your own conclusion.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Photo backpack fans listen up! Everything good about Peak Design’s photo messenger bags now comes in backpack shape, in two sizes plus an innovative sling. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 31, 2016  |  0 comments

If you think the name Advanced Rear is a little confusing, wait until you wade through the entire Manfrotto Advanced photo backpack lineup which includes models named Advanced Active, Advanced Travel and my overall personal favorite, the Advanced Gear photo backpack. The good news is that aside from the goofy naming system, I can’t find anything else wrong with them. These are beautifully designed, very well made and look like they’ll last a lifetime. But I’m getting ahead of myself…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

If you like the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag but think it’s a bit too large for daily use, here’s good news: a new Peak Design messenger bag that’s one size smaller.  

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  0 comments

You may think that the main appeal of Tenba’s new line of Switch camera bags is the assortment of flaps that can be zipped on to replace the standard leather-like top. Choose from denim, urban camo, brick red—check Tenba’s website for all the flavors. But even without the far-out fashion flair, these bags are the real deal. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

One of the most important parts of personalizing a camera bag or photo backpack is organizing the removable partitions so that the gear fits snugly and safely but is still easy to fetch. Sadly, that experience is often a freakish nightmare instead of being the OCD paradise it has the potential of being.

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