I have a new camera bag. And you can probably tell from the title of this post I rather like it.
I have a few camera bags. And none work for me on a day to day basis. They are either too big or not quite big enough.
So, I have a problem.
And I worked out what the problem is.
Not the bags.
What do I need from a camera bag?
I said need. Not want.
To answer the question. I had to think about this the other way round. I got all the gear I wanted to put I a camera bag together, and then ordered the Peak Design Every Day Backpack – the 20-litre version. I got mine from Amazon.
And when it came in the post I loved it, but could not fit all my gear in it. I have a really cool new bag which I seriously really like, but I can’t get all my gear in it.
I completed a return form and was going to send the bag back to Amazon. And I went to a local camera shop and looked at all the bags, and didn’t see anything that worked.
And that was when I worked out exactly what the problem was.
I wanted a small, easy to handle backpack that I could take with me everywhere. But to achieve this I couldn’t possibly fit all the gear I was trying to fit into the bag.
So, what to do?
Go through all my gear again, and decide what I use day to day.
And nothing else.
And put the rest somewhere else.
And that is why I ended up with all my gear on my office floor.
And different bags with different uses.
- My day to day gear.
- Tools and equipment.
- Backup items.
- And a bag I don’t like with all the other stuff.
And that was my answer.
What about the Peak Design Everyday Backpack?
Come back to my blog soon and I will explain. Once I have used it properly.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Tuesday 21st February 2017