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TOP MOST USEFUL DSLR ACCESSORIES … THE CAMERA BAG!

(Includes boxes, rucksacks and other paraphernalia)

A mischievous guide by Antoine De Bent

As a professional photographer of some 30 years’ experience I feel more than qualified to extol the virtues and vices of the humble camera bag. My love/hate relationship with camera containers has left me mentally and physically scarred.

One thing’s for sure, if you have expensive camera gear then look after it; box it, bag it, cover it … protect it at all costs.

Follow my advice but not my example! Here we go:

  • THE CAMERA BAG

Let me make it clear, there’s not a camera bag ever been made that I haven’t tripped over, driven off with it on the top of my car or left behind in a church or pub!

Bestseller No. 1
Waterproof Anti-shock DSLR SLR Camera Case Bag with Extra Rain Cover for Nikon D3300,D3200,D3400, D5500,D5300,D5200, D7200,D7100,D810,D750,D610, Canon EOS 1300D,1200D,750D,700D 650D, 70D 80D 7D 6D 5D 100D.
  • External Size (LxWxH): 240x140x215 mm, Internal Size (LxWxH): 210x110x180 mm, Net weight(Including strap):420g.
  • Special designed sealed zipper for anti-dust.Extra storage pocket for accessories. The internal height is 180mm, so you can place a DSLR with 70-300mm lens vertically in the case.
  • Adjustable shoulder carrying strap,Zipped protective overlap closure. Come with a extra rain cover, great protection.
  • Polyurethane coating super nylon Water shield Material.With inside detachable divider to adjust the inside space for camera, lens and accessories.
  • Package Includes: 1*waterproof Camera Case Bag 1*metal buckle 1*waistband 1*Water shield
Bestseller No. 2
AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Large with Orange Interior
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AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Large with Orange Interior
  • Store, carry and protect your camera equipment
  • Compartment for iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Holds 1 DSLR camera body and up to 3 lenses
Bestseller No. 3
Case4Life Black/Blue DSLR / SLR Camera Case Holster Bag for Nikon SLR D Series - D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D40, D5, D500, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D700, D750, D7100, D7200, D800, D810, D810A
  • Compatible with: Nikon SLR D3X, D3S, D300s, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D40, D5, D500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D600, D610, D700, D7000, D7100, Coolpix D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D90, DF
  • Interior dimensions of the case are 170/90 x 100 x 170 mm. Designed to carry your SLR Camera as well as accessories such as batteries, SD cards and cables.
  • This bag is Shock and Splash resistant, it also includes a velcro belt strap to offer another way to carry your bag.
  • The inner lining of this case is super soft. All compartments are secured using zips. The case also has a padded carry handle for easy transportation.
  • As with all Case4Life cases and bags this item is sold with a lifetime warranty.
Bestseller No. 4
DURAGADGET 14 inch Padded Camera Rucksack Backpack Bag for Canon EOS and PowerShot Range - Now with Rain Cover!
  • The main compartment holds a DSLR with lens attached while the modular dividers system will separate, organise and protect lenses, flashes and other accessories to suit your needs.
  • This bag features an adjustable velcro multi-section divider system that allows for many configurations.
  • Various mesh pockets in the lid and in the front pocket, perfect for storing smaller accessories.
  • Ample external pockets allow quick zippered access to supplies, in additon to a water bottle pocket / adjustable tripod loops.
  • Twin Back / Shoulder straps are fully adjustable and are padded for user comfort.
Bestseller No. 5
AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack with Grey Interior
  • The rucksack holds and protects 2 SLR camera bodies, 3 - 4 lenses, a 17-inch laptop and additional smaller accessories.
  • Customisable padded interior. Adjustable dividers allow for optimal storage.
  • Side straps to secure tripods or other bulky accessories.
  • Distributed by Amazon.
  • With one-year AmazonBasics warranty

Camera bags are meant to protect and organise your photographic equipment. They can’t however compensate for dough heads like myself. OK, the message is, look after your gear by looking after your camera bag.

The tradition camera bag looks a somewhat like the one opposite; made of soft canvas, leather or similar water resistant material.

This is actually a very classy canvas bag, The Messenger from Evecase. The case is large enough to take, and has a compartment for, a laptop; how times have changed.
The Messenger is well laid out and compartmentalised to take a DSLR plus accessories. It even comes with a totally rain-proof cover. A well thought through design complete with shoulder strap and carrying handle.

Of course camera bags come in many sizes with several variations in styling and features. This particular bag is quite large to accommodate more than just a camera and standard lens. Think about your own personal requirements, what do you plan on carrying?

A lot of camera bags have a set of straps on the bottom to accommodate a small tripod, jolly good idea. Over the years I had quite a few canvas bags, and believe me they are a practical lightweight solution to carrying camera equipment.

Bestseller No. 1
Evecase Large Vintage Messenger Digital SLR Camera Case / Bag for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic FujiFilm Olympus Pentax and more DSLR Camera - Grey
  • Fit for your DSLR camera with 1or 2 standard lenses, flash and accessories.
  • Fully padded interior protects camera and Water-Resistant canvas material.
  • Zippered pockets store small accessories and Back zipper pocket fit up to 8inch Tablet.
  • Top carry handle and comfortable shoulder strap for easy carrying.
  • Compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Olympus and More DSLR cameras.
Bestseller No. 2
Evecase Premium Large Canvas Messenger DSLR Digital Camera Travel Bag w / Rain Cover, Tablet / Laptop Compartment, Removal Padded Insert and Shoulder Strap - Grey
  • Vintage canvas bag w/Rain cover, Tablet/Laptop Compartment and Shoulder Strap Fit for your DSLR camera with 2/3 standard lenses, flash and accessories.
  • Removable, cinch-top pod with adjustable inner divider to hold camera more sturdy and keep accessories apart.
  • Removable storage compartment Fit for up to 14inch Laptop/Ultrabook/Chomebook or iPad/Tablet, such as 13.3inch macbook air/Pro.
  • Easily transform DSLR bag into a casual everyday messenger.
  • Compatible for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic FujiFilm Olympus Pentax and more DSLR Camera

Although, you may need a smaller bag if you’re just carrying a DSLR, a couple of lenses and a round of sandwiches.

I hasten to add that it really is unwise to carry food or, especially, drinks, in your camera bag! Been there etc. etc.

THE BACKPACK

The rise in popularity of the backpack is understandable; hands-free transportation allows you to indulge, and combine, your passion for photography with another activity. Backpacks are now, of course, specifically designed to accommodate camera equipment.

Just take a look at this beauty! It’s the YuHan Oxford large capacity backpack.

Look how well the equipment is organised, not a sandwich in sight.

Backpacks are not for all occasions but they are a practical solution for those on the go; an absolute must for you, more adventurous, Bear Grylls types.

Bestseller No. 1
YuHan Oxford Multi-function Waterproof Anti-shock SLR/ DSLR Camera Backpack Smart Photography Video Bag Travel Rucksack for Nikon Canon Sony Pentax Sony Camera with Rain Cover Grey
  • Dimension: 28 x 40 x 15CM or 11.0 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch (L x H x W), Weight:0.75 kg
  • Material: High quanlity Waterproof Oxford, strong and durable
  • The top half can contain your notebook, accessories or other stuffs and 2nd half can contain your camera; It can also contain a 13'' laptop in the backpack.
  • Keep your camera equipment safe and organized.
  • The camera backpack is multi-functional. If need, you can remove the padded interior to be a casual daypack or travel bag which is quite spacious.
Bestseller No. 2
YuHan Oxford Large Capacity Multi-function Waterproof Anti-shock SLR/ DSLR Gadget Camera Bag Professional Gear Photography Travel Backpack Rucksack with Inner Padding and Extra Rain Cover for Canon Nikon Sony Nikon Olympus Samsung Black + Red
  • Dimension: 30 x 45 x 19CM or 11.8 x 17.7 x 7.5 inch (W x H x D), Weight:1.5 kg
  • Material: High quanlity Oxford, strong and durable
  • The padded insert camera partition comes with 8 removable and adjustable Velcro taped cushions. It can be constructed into many small partitions, each of which can house a standard zoom lens. The camera partition padded insert bag is anti-shock and separates your camera body and lenses with other belongings in your travel backpack
  • Keep your camera equipment safe and organized
  • The camera backpack is multi-functional. If need, you can remove the padded interior to be a casual daypack or travel bag which is quite spacious.

Check out the vast range of makes and styles on offer; you will find a use for one someday!

Bestseller No. 1
YuHan Oxford Large Capacity Multi-function Waterproof Anti-shock SLR/ DSLR Gadget Camera Bag Professional Gear Photography Travel Backpack Rucksack with Inner Padding and Extra Rain Cover for Canon Nikon Sony Nikon Olympus Samsung Black + Red
  • Dimension: 30 x 45 x 19CM or 11.8 x 17.7 x 7.5 inch (W x H x D), Weight:1.5 kg
  • Material: High quanlity Oxford, strong and durable
  • The padded insert camera partition comes with 8 removable and adjustable Velcro taped cushions. It can be constructed into many small partitions, each of which can house a standard zoom lens. The camera partition padded insert bag is anti-shock and separates your camera body and lenses with other belongings in your travel backpack
  • Keep your camera equipment safe and organized
  • The camera backpack is multi-functional. If need, you can remove the padded interior to be a casual daypack or travel bag which is quite spacious.
Bestseller No. 2
AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack with Orange Interior
  • Delivered in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • The rucksack holds and protects 2 SLR camera bodies, 3 - 4 lenses, a 17-inch laptop and additional smaller accessories.
  • Customisable padded interior. Adjustable dividers allow for optimal storage.
  • Side straps to secure tripods or other bulky accessories.
  • Distributed by Amazon.
Bestseller No. 3
YuHan Oxford Multi-function Waterproof Anti-shock SLR/ DSLR Camera Backpack Smart Photography Video Bag Travel Rucksack for Nikon Canon Sony Pentax Sony Camera with Rain Cover Grey
  • Dimension: 28 x 40 x 15CM or 11.0 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch (L x H x W), Weight:0.75 kg
  • Material: High quanlity Waterproof Oxford, strong and durable
  • The top half can contain your notebook, accessories or other stuffs and 2nd half can contain your camera; It can also contain a 13'' laptop in the backpack.
  • Keep your camera equipment safe and organized.
  • The camera backpack is multi-functional. If need, you can remove the padded interior to be a casual daypack or travel bag which is quite spacious.
Bestseller No. 4
AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack with Grey Interior
  • The rucksack holds and protects 2 SLR camera bodies, 3 - 4 lenses, a 17-inch laptop and additional smaller accessories.
  • Customisable padded interior. Adjustable dividers allow for optimal storage.
  • Side straps to secure tripods or other bulky accessories.
  • Distributed by Amazon.
  • With one-year AmazonBasics warranty
Bestseller No. 5
Neewer Professional Camera Case Sling Backpack for Nikon Canon Sony and Other DSLR Cameras and Lens,Tripod,Other Accessories,Durable Waterproof and Tear Proof Bag with Padded Dividers(Orange Interior)
  • Convenient and Safe: This lightweight and durable travel bag is designed for optimal on-the-go use. With multiple dynamic compartments you'll be able to fit your camera, accessories, and other personal belongings in one safe and convenient place
  • Multi-Use and Durable Material: Fastening-tape padded adjustable dividers, mesh pockets for smaller accessories, tripod/monopod holder with firm strap and quick access side doors. Comes with a water-resistant polyester rain cover
  • Capacity: Fits a DSLR body, 2-3 extra lenses, a speedlight flash or other accessories. A water bottle or monopod tripod, as well as other small items are able to place in it. External Dimensions: 9"x5.5"x16"/23cmx14cmx41cm (L x W x H)
  • Comfortable design: The sling backpack design allows for quick rotation from the back to the front of your body, giving you easy and fast access to your gear
  • Note: Backpack ONLY. Other accessories (Camera, Tripod, etc) are Not included

The next ‘camera container’ is probably my favourite type of case.

THE ALUMINIUM CASE

Often referred to as a flight case; it can be used to carry anything your heart desires. You can design the interior to suit your own requirements as each case comes with, usually, pre-cut foam squares that can be removed to create snug spaces for your camera and accessories.

I particularly like aluminium cases because they’re sturdy, ideal for careless folk like myself; I’ve even been known to stand on mine, not recommended! The hinges will eventually give and you’ll end up on the floor, trust me, I know.

Aluminium cases are reasonably inexpensive; the above model is a Crystal and retails for around £30. There are a range of makes, styles and sizes plus, also, many available in a swish black finish.

Bestseller No. 1
Solidguard by Brubaker Pro Camera Aluminium SLR Hard Case Padded For Digital SLR Cameras Black
  • Individually adjustable foam layers
  • Case closes tightly to protect your gear from dirt, dust and rain
  • Reinforced metal corners - Original SOLIDGUARD by BRUBAKER
  • Outside measurements: 46,4 x 34 x 15 cm
  • Internal measurements: 45 x 32 x 14 cm
Bestseller No. 2
HAMA Traveller 163 Tripod With Carry Case.Reliable German Quality Control. Compact Aluminium Lightweight DSLR Camera Tripod And Video Tripod. Sturdy And Stable Tripod For Great Shots In Everyday Use and The Active Outdoors, Camping, Hiking and Travelling. Flexible 3D Head, Easy Level For The Perfect Shot. Quick Release Plate For Speedy Changeover. Portable Size With Case. Height Range 21-163CM / 9-64'' . Weight 1350gm / 3lbs. 2 Year Warranty. Ample Loading Options to 4KG
  • 3 Section Quick Action Lever Lock Legs With Variable Split to Near Horizontal Enabling Optimal Position Options. Soft Non Slip Foam Grips For Feel and Comfort
  • Spike or Rubber Feet Options For Any Ground Conditions Whether Soft or Slippery Ensure Steady Hold
  • Centre Post Hook To Weigh Down And Stabilise The Frame In Windy Or Unpredictable Conditions
  • The 3D ball head allows perfect alignment for shots in portrait and landscape format
  • Invertable Centre Column Position allows macrophotographs near the ground
Bestseller No. 3
HAMA Traveller 117 Ball Tripod. Great Entry Level Tripod And Case. Compact Aluminium Super Lightweight DSLR Camera Tripod And Video Tripod. Reliable German Quality Control. Sturdy And Stable Tripod For Great Shots In Everyday Use and The Active Outdoors, Camping, Hiking and Travelling. Flexible 3D Head, Easy Spirit Level For The Perfect Shot. Quick Release Plate For Speedy Changeover. Portable Size With Carry Case. Range 35-117CM / 14-64''. Weight 800gm / 1.8lbs.2 Year Warranty. Ample Loading Options to 4KG
  • 3 Section Quick Action Lever Lock Legs With Variable Split to Near Horizontal Enabling Optimal Position Options. Soft Non Slip Foam Grips For Feel and Comfort
  • Invertable Centre Column Position allows Low Level Ease Of Use
  • Centre Post Hook To Weigh Down And Stabilise The Frame In Windy Or Unpredictable Conditions
  • The 3D ball head allows perfect alignment for shots in portrait and landscape format
  • Rubber Feet Options Conditions Ensure Steady Hold
Bestseller No. 4
Phot-R Professional 127cm (50") 4-Section Universal Aluminium Photo Video Tripod Stand with 3-Way 360° Swivel Panhead for Smartphone Mobiles
  • Easy to travel with and use spontaneously, this lightweight aluminium monopod has 4-Sections for varying heights or collapsing into a travel case.
  • Made from high quality aluminium which means that it has a load capacity of up to 2kg, which also means it is extremely lightweight, only weighing approximately 455g making it a portable and practical piece of equipment.
  • Quick release clip locks per section for smoother, faster and more precise height adjustment between 39cm and 127cm. Also gives extra security and stability.
  • Includes Smartphone holder so in addition to mounting your camera's you can attach any Smartphone upto 3.15" (8cm) wide to capture a elevated and stable video.
  • It comes with a 3-way 360° Swivel Panhead which allows for tilt and swivel motion, letting you take great photos and videos.The tripod's quick-release mounting plate makes it easy to remove your camera from the tripod, helping to ensure fast transitions between shots and for quickly moving from location to location.
Bestseller No. 5
Neewer® Aluminium Alloy Foldable DSLR Rig Movie Kit Film Making System Shoulder Mount Support Rig Stabilizer for Digital SLR Camera and Camcorder, such as Canon 5D Mark II III 1D 7D 60D 700D 650D 600D 550D Rebel T5i T4i T3i T2i, Nikon D4 D800 D700 D300 D90 D5000 D7000 D7100 D7200, Sony A7 A7R A7S A7II A6000 NEX-5 NEX-7 A65 A55 A33 A580 A560 (Orange)
  • You can lift up or put your equipment on shoulders with Shoulder Mount
  • The specially designed make cameramen easy for shooting
  • More effects, flexible portfolio, easy to use, easy to carry
  • With a variety of interfaces to connect video light, LCD monitor screen, supporting frames and other equipment
  • Completely eliminates back neck and arms stress.

What’s more, an aluminium case just looks so professional!

Last word of advice;

Sadly we live in a world full of ‘sticky fingers’; your camera bag is an easy target for any opportunist thief. So, always keep an eye on it, keep it close to hand.

However, that’s often easier said than done, especially if you a dunderhead like me, or you’re working under pressure. In a split second you could lose hundreds of pounds worth of gear; a sickening experience.

Of course there are other ways of losing your precious valuables; a very good way, I’ve found, is to put your camera bag on the roof of your car … you’ll hear it fall of as you approach 30 mph, works nearly every time for me!

GET YOUR CAMERA EQUIPMENT INSURED against accidental damage and theft!

It doesn’t cost a fortune and will afford you peace of mind.

Remember, follow my advice, but not my example.

Bestseller No. 1
Amazon Protect 5 year Accidental Damage & Theft Cover for Digital Cameras from £300 to £349.99
  • Accidental damage and theft cover including breakdown.
  • E-mail delivery of policy documents within 24 hours.
  • If your product cannot be repaired, you choose between a replacement or an Amazon Gift Card to the value of a replacement.
  • Cancel at any time; full refund within 45 days, proportional thereafter. Transferable if you sell or gift your product.
  • Amazon Protect does not cover products purchased for business/commercial use and only covers products purchased on the same day from Amazon.co.uk. Please read the Policy Summary and Terms and Conditions located on the insurance product page before buying.
Bestseller No. 2
Amazon Protect 3 year Accidental Damage & Breakdown Cover for Digital Cameras from £250 to £299.99
  • Accidental damage cover including mechanical and electrical breakdown.
  • E-mail delivery of policy documents within 24 hours.
  • If your product cannot be repaired, you choose between a replacement or an Amazon Gift Card to the value of a replacement.
  • Cancel at any time; full refund within 45 days, proportional thereafter. Transferable if you sell or gift your product.
  • Amazon Protect does not cover products purchased for business/commercial use and only covers products purchased on the same day from Amazon.co.uk. Please read the Policy Summary and Terms and Conditions located on the insurance product page before buying.
Bestseller No. 3
Amazon Protect 3 year Accidental Damage & Breakdown Cover for Digital Cameras from £2900 to £2999.99
  • Accidental damage cover including mechanical and electrical breakdown.
  • E-mail delivery of policy documents within 24 hours.
  • If your product cannot be repaired, you choose between a replacement or an Amazon Gift Card to the value of a replacement.
  • Cancel at any time; full refund within 45 days, proportional thereafter. Transferable if you sell or gift your product.
  • Amazon Protect does not cover products purchased for business/commercial use and only covers products purchased on the same day from Amazon.co.uk. Please read the Policy Summary and Terms and Conditions located on the insurance product page before buying.
Bestseller No. 4
XCSOURCE® Camera Tethers Kit 5x Insurance Tether Straps +3M Sticker Mounting for GoPro Hero 1/2/3/3+ OS36
  • Brand new and high quality.
  • Compatible with Gopro Hero1 / Hero2 / Hero3
  • It should be attached securely to prevent DV throw out.
  • Use these camera tethers and adhesive anchors to further secure your GoPro camera in extreme conditions.
  • The tethers attach to the camera housing¡¯s backdoor and the adhesive anchors attach to your gear.
Bestseller No. 5
Amazon Protect 5 year Accidental Damage & Theft Cover for Digital Cameras from £1900 to £1999.99
  • Accidental damage and theft cover including breakdown.
  • E-mail delivery of policy documents within 24 hours.
  • If your product cannot be repaired, you choose between a replacement or an Amazon Gift Card to the value of a replacement.
  • Cancel at any time; full refund within 45 days, proportional thereafter. Transferable if you sell or gift your product.
  • Amazon Protect does not cover products purchased for business/commercial use and only covers products purchased on the same day from Amazon.co.uk. Please read the Policy Summary and Terms and Conditions located on the insurance product page before buying.