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Raving About A Camera Bag

21 May




Does new always mean better? In some cases, yes, but I have found that when it came to finding the perfect camera bag, old beat new by a landslide. When I was looking for a bag for my Nikon D7000 DSLR camera and accessories, everything new in store was boring, black, and made out of nylon with mesh pockets and plastic buckles; basically every bag for sale was very unfriendly to fashion. Not to mention, most of the big bulky bags were deceiving in what they could actually fit in them, requiring me to spend more money on an even bigger and bulkier bag than the already overpriced camera bag I was initially assessing. I began my search to find a camera bag that was functional and not black, something I could possibly carry around while wearing a dress. On Ebay, I found a Vintage Brown Leather Hard Case Marsand Camera Bag, with a top handle and shoulder strap. It was as if the camera bag gods heard the exact description and specifications of my dream camera bag and answered my prayers. It’s spacious, super cute, and comfortable. The padded and adjustable shoulder strap has been a savior when traveling, and I’m not worried about my camera being banged up because of the durable hard shell case that provides protection and although I don’t know quite how old it is, I know the quality of the materials will surely last for years to come. The bag came with two moveable dividers for configuration in the main compartment, which can be used vertically (which I have done), or horizontally for used of top and bottom space. In this section, am able to fit my camera, lens, external flash, remote, card reader, external hard drive, and lens protector with plenty of room to spare (I’ve thrown in my laptop charger, point and shoot camera, iphone, and cell phone battery pack, passport and travel documents, all at the same time). The interior is lined in a red fabric finish and the interior pockets (also fabric, not mesh), which I use to store things like extra batteries, lens caps, lens cleaners, memory cards, etc. There is also a front pocket that I use for the camera battery charger, cables, etc. I cannot help but rave about this purchase, it was the best $30 I’ve ever spent. Anything I could possibly need for taking pictures (for blogging), I got it in the bag.