I've decided to get a new camera bag as I've had mine for the past 15 years, and though I like it, I wanted something a little more stylish and not so boring as my current flap over Tamrac.
There are so many to choose from so I brought my camera and lenses in and tried out about 20 bags. A few styles of Lowpro including "slingshot" which has great reviews. Also some backpack types in Tamrac. Most I found not able to hold my 4 lenses plus body and if it did, it was awkward to maneuver. Now Tamrac has a nice sling as well that you can carry in front of you but in order to fit all of my lenses I would have to put them on top of each other with a divider. That is a pain especially when you constantly are changing lenses as I am.
Then one particular bag caught my eye... not only b/c of the pastel yellow color, but it's similarity to a regular purse or pocketbook. While it looks small, it's very well thought out and roomy. Fits all my equipment and very easy to get to with it's unique zipper design, unlike some of the backpacks where you have to take it off your back, put on the ground sideways and then unzip to get to your stuff. What a nightmare, especially when photographing in major cities. It comes with a separate pouch where you can carry your wallet and a little make up too. Also great if you fly a lot. While I do like the yellow, I was happy it came in black as well because I know it wouldn't take long for dirt and scuff marks to appear. It's made by Jill e and this particular model goes for about $140.00. Of course it would have to be the most expensive bag that we carry...lol But I think this is the one for me.
Does anyone have an absolute favorite camera bag or has purchased one that they don't like at all? Has anyone tried the Jill e brand of bags? Here's the link to there whole line. What a find!