Have you ever considered buying an expensive designer camera bag?
How about $3500?
I came across a post about this camera gear bag from a very talented photographer and immediately felt the urge to post my comments.
I am guessing it's not too arguable of a point to make that the majority of digital photographers in the world would not even consider buying a camera bag that is worth more than the photography equipment the're going to put inside it.
With that said the question comes to mind who would buy the most expensive designer camera bag.
A friend of mine used to answer the question, "Why would anybody ever buy a Bugatti?" with the simplest answer.
Because they can!
Just so you know, a Bugatti Veyron runs you around $2,5000,000.00 these days.
I've often wondered whether I would indulged in such extravagant camera accessories if money wasn't a factor.
Seriously, if I won the Mega Millions lottery and had too much money to spend, would I? Perhaps I might have when I was in my twenties and thirties and I participated in the "more things mean more happiness" stream of thought. I am not so sure now.
No doubt that good tools make creating good photographs easier and more enjoyable. Isn't this the question to ask then: Will the accessory (Canon camera accessories included) enhance my experience or the process of capturing the photograph I am looking for?
This is the bag that was designed for Annie Leibovitz.
She is a world famous photographer who does not like to carry a purse around with her.
She wants to have her hands free and unencumbered to take photographs.
This bag can carry her personal belongings in addition to her camera equipment.
If your enjoyment level goes up proportionally with the exclusivity of a name, it might be a good choice for you. After all, if buying a small $1900 Gucci tote bag gives you 100 times more enjoyment that a $19 tote bag, then more power to you.
Oops, did a let a little sarcasm enter this discussion?
Despite making a living in the artistic medium of photography, I am all about function.
Looking at the this bag reveals to us that it is obviously functional.
Based on it's price alone, I think we can assume that the quality of the materials likely can't be questioned.
It has several well designed pouches and a compartmentalized main storage area with adjustable divider. It has well designed zippers, straps and hardware. It does not have straps for a tripod. Would that break the deal for you?
Isn't the real desire to get the best photos and have the most fun doing it? That's what this web site is all about. There are a lot of instances when purchasing and using camera equipment is the right thing to do. I've been doing that most of my life and will continue to do so.
That's the mission of this site. To provide useful information, thought provoking questions and resources for you to get he camera gear you want.
Written by Bruce Lovelace