Last week we asked Digital Photography School members to tell us about their camera bags and to give recommendations for which ones they liked best. The response was overwhelming with close to 200 responses as I write this. 70 or so bags were mentioned by name but there were some interesting recurring brands and model numbers that I thought it would be useful to summarize here for those looking to buy a new camera bag.
What you’ll find below is a summary of the 9 most mentioned camera bags in our survey – categorized by brand.
Lowepro Camera Bags
Loweprow bags were the most popular in our community with a range of their bags being among the most mentioned including:
Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack – (pictured left and the most mentioned bag in the whole survey)
Crumpler Camera Bags
Crumpler bags were the 2nd most mentioned brand (they just beat Tamrak) with the ‘Million Dollar’ Range most mentioned including:
Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag – (pictured left and the 2nd most mentioned bag in the survey)
Once again other Crumpler bags were mentioned but the million dollar range being an older one seems to have more users to this point.
Tamrac Camera Bags
Tamrak bags were the 3rd most popular brand with the ‘Adventure Series most mentioned including:
Tamrac Adventure 7 Photo Backpack – (pictured left)
By no means were these the only camera bags mentioned in our informal survey – there were literally hundreds of responses with great discussion on the pros and cons of each camera bag.
I hope this is a helpful resource for those looking to buy your next camera bag! Feel free to continue to add your recommendations in comments below.