Consider When Buying a Camera Bag

When it comes to buying photography gear, cameras and lenses get all the attention – and rightfully so.

After all, you can’t exactly take pictures without those two elements!

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other important pieces of kit, too.

From tripods to filters, camera remotes to camera bags, filling out your photography kit involves a lot of decision making.

In this article, I’d like to offer up a few pointers for buying the right camera bag for you.

To illustrate each point, I’ll be using Holdfast bags as examples. As you’ll see, these bags are impeccably made, beautifully designed, and have tons of user-friendly features, too.

This can be a tricky question, because there is often the inclination to buy a giant bag, thinking that at some point you’ll have enough gear to fill it up.

And though it’s important to think ahead and consider what your kit will look like in a couple of years, at the same time, you might not want to carry a big camera bag around if all you have is a mirrorless camera and a lens or two.

That’s why the Holdfast Roamographer is a great choice because there are two different size options.

Shown above is the Roamographer small, an ideal bag for rangefinder or mirrorless camera systems.

The vintage aesthetics of the bag give it a fantastic look, and with modern-day features, it helps you keep your gear safe and organized as well.

The Roamographer large (shown above) is perfect for carrying DSLR gear, and like its smaller brother, the large bag offers features like a padded camera insert to protect your gear, a shearling-lined shoulder strap for a comfortable carrying experience, and the ability to secure a small camera on the outside of the bag for easy access for quick shots.

The camera insert in both bags is removable as well, meaning you can convert them into traditional bags for carrying clothes and other items.

That means that not only do you get a bag that carries your gear safely and securely, but you also get the versatility of having a bag that can pull double duty too.

On top of that, you get a bag that is flexibly designed to meet your changing gear-carrying needs.