If you are anything like me, you probably drool over Kelly Moore bags and ONA bags, but you may not have 200-300 bucks to spend on a bag just because it is pretty. That extra couple hundred goes towards actual equipment when I've got it. If I DID have extra cash lying around I would definitely go for a leather ONA bag, but in the meantime I need to cart around multiple bodies and lenses and need to make sure they are protected. What to do!?
Well...in comes the "ALLENAIM" bag. I say that rather jokingly because...well...you'll see...
I simply cut out the lining of the blue bag and inserted the black bag inside. I had to make some choice cuts to get everything to fit, but now the two bags fit together 'almost' seamlessly.
|I pulled the lining out and rolled up portions in order to fit the large black bag inside.|
There are 2 small pockets on either side of the bag. One is just the right size for holding business cards and a little cash, while the other has room for a few photography essentials...Sharpies, lipstick, Burt's Bees and deodorant. (Yes...those all are essentials and it is also essential they stay VERY separate from your expensive camera equipment.)
Here is a view from the top. The two pockets on the sides hold 4 little compartments for lenses while the large middle compartment holds two bodies. One has a 200mm lens on it while the other just has a 50mm. One of the reasons this bag works out really well is because the material and seaming is very flexible. The bag opens up widely at the top allowing for access, but closes up tightly for security.
Since many of you have asked what is IN my camera bag, here goes!
I started out on a D40 (camera 3), currently shoot with a D7000 (camera 2) and recommend the D3000 (camera 1).
Whatever you do, save your money you had set aside for that Nikon Coolpix or Canon Powershot and buy a used DSLR. Trust me.
...oh and PS -- these tips work JUST as well for a manual camera as they do for digital cameras...