Buying a camera bag sounds like an easy enough task. All you need to do is go to the store and buy any old bag right? Well I guess you could do that, if you don’t care about photography or the protection of your camera. If you spent several hundred dollars on a camera and you don’t want it to break in a month, then a good camera bag will help you protect your investment from damage.
There are many different camera bags out there. There are the basic small camera bags that are lightweight and tiny that are just meant to keep the camera safe from being dropped. These camera bags don’t have a ton of storage space and are usually designed for a specific camera. If you have a small point and shoot camera that you want to bring with you everywhere, then this is the perfect bag for you. You don’t need as much storage space as an SLR, and you need something small enough to be feasible to take anywhere.
If you have a big SLR camera, you will need to buy something with a lot more storage space. If you want to bring different lenses, filters, and flashes, then a good way to go is with a camera backpack. A camera backpack is a pretty big camera bag that you carry on your back so that your hands are free. Camera backpacks are usually pretty big and are great for an SLR camera. If you are looking for something more traditional, then a nice medium sized camera bag would be a great way to go. Traditional camera bags are great for people that want to have a small, tight fitting bag to carry in their purse or to just hold in your hand.
For people that are crazy about their cameras and want something that will be super durable and hold a lot of accessories, then a plastic case with a foam insert will give you a lot of options. You can cut out little areas for your camera, lenses, and flashes with a knife so that everything fits into the case perfect. A hard case will protect your camera from just about anything that it will encounter, and is great in the rain.
I hope you enjoyed the different camera bags that I have talked about. There are many options for you to choose, just remember to get something that will work well for what you use your camera for. Don’t get anything too small or large.