You can get some valuable canon digital camera bag advice from me because I've used probably used about a dozen or more camera bags over the last 40 years.
I currently have three bags, made by Tamrac, Domke, and Lowepro. No Canon Bags, you ask? Nope, not one. I didn't become a Canon shooter until photography went digital and that was long after I turned into a shooting pro photographer.
Only the last one, the Lowepro was purchased after I became the Canon Camera Geek. I was at B+H Photo in New York City after a photography trade show and wanted to upgrade from my oldest film camera bag. The Lowepro was a high-end pro bag and a great fit for my menagerie of accessories.
Now I am in a detailed search for the perfect hiking, backpacking, sling, bag combination of features and have learned a lot more about equipment bags and backpacks from my research.
The four steps, in the order you should use them, are:
Make a written list, even if it is short, of everything you will want to include in your bag. Having it visually in front of you gives your mind the advantage of seeing it all at once and evaluating.
The add any accessories or cameras that you may want to add in the near future. The most common complaint about camera bags is that they are too small.
This is often where most people start. Even if it's in the back of their mind, most photographers have a comfort number that they are willing to go up to. Write down a target number as well as an absolute maximum number that you might be willing to go to if you find your "ultimate" camera bag.
If you are only an occasional user, then it's okay to go cheap. Just remember you often get what you pay for.
The best way to evaluate any product is certainly to try it out yourself. Great return policies by on-line retailers make it a fairly low risk situation. Also very valuable and the way I gather and digest product information is to decipher the reviews and opinions of fellow photographers who have similar photographic needs as me.
I use Amazon extensively because they are so incredibly big. Yes, they have great selection on all kinds of photography equipment (and everything else in the world). But more importantly, it is a great place to read the camera bag reviews of customers who have already invested their money and their time on a large scale.
Seriously, can you think of a better place to get good canon digital camera bag advice but from those who have boldly gone before you, purchased a product, used it and written their opinions?
As an example look at this camera bag comparison:
Similar budget. Both have a ton of reviews because so many people have purchased. Very different capacities and uses.
Although this site is all about Canon Cameras and Canon Camera accessories, I think it's important for you to choose the right gadget bag for the right reason.
I am a fan of Canon accessories and cameras in general, but I don't blindly buy only gadgets made by Canon. I also don't waste time participating in the overblown Canon Vs. Nikon debate. (accept with my Nikon-shooting friends)
This canon digital camera bag advice is good for any accessory, not just photography gear made by Canon.
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Written by Bruce Lovelace