If there’s one topic assured to get photographers right into a passionate dialogue then it’s digital camera luggage. All of us have our personal specific wants and desires, and generally discovering that ‘excellent’ maintain all can appear to be trying to find a unicorn.
So one such resolution then is to maybe create your personal digital camera bag. On this video, wildlife photographer Morten Hilmer walks us by his quest to construct the right digital camera bag.
On this video, Morten is concentrating on luggage for longer journeys and multiple-day expeditions. No day hikes right here. Now Morten has actually acquired by a variety of luggage, as you’ll see from the video. So he has learnt from expertise simply what works and what doesn’t. He does emphasise that he received’t suggest any particular luggage, nevertheless, as we’re all completely different with completely different wants and necessities.
Morten first talks about customary entrance opening packs, just like the Lowepro Professional Trekker sequence. The benefit to this type is that you could match a variety of gear inside, and when you open the pack all the way in which up, it’s simply accessible. This kind of pack is nice in the event you’re going to 1 location and unpacking when you arrive.
Morten says that he moved away from this type as a result of they’re simply too heavy. When you add non-photgraphy-related tools, comparable to meals, spare clothes, weatherproof jackets and first assist kits it turns into crazy-heavy. They typically don’t have an inside body and aren’t constructed in direction of consolation. Different particulars like having the ability to change damaged clips are an necessary consideration.
The F-Cease sort luggage are one other class of digital camera bag. These have back-opening compartments for the digital camera tools which suggests that you could entry it extra simply with out having to lie the bag down within the mud. It additionally has an inside body which makes it extra snug on the whole.
These luggage have strong zips and clips, however once more there are some points. The facet pockets aren’t sufficiently big, and you may’t preserve your water bottle inside simple attain. Apart from the large-looking dimension of the backpack, there’s no additional room for non-camera gear. That’s an enormous difficulty.
Morten has one other superb level. As quickly as a backpack is marketed towards images, the worth will increase exponentially. So his resolution is to create his personal backpack that ticks all of his containers.
Morten has tried out a number of military-grade backpacks. They’re fairly actually made for troopers, not photographers, and they’re utilized by the Scandinavian Particular Forces.
These are made for carrying very heavy weights so are extra snug and adjustable. Enormous facet pockets, sturdy zips, and loads of house for issues like sleeping luggage both inside or hanging on the skin make these luggage fairly versatile.
Nevertheless, fast entry to picture gear was nonetheless a problem. So as a substitute Morten discovered one with facet pockets, added additional straps, and with a entrance opening panel, Morten was in a position so as to add a digital camera insert with easy accessibility. Loads of room for each digital camera gear and non-camera tools.
So while you’re in search of a digital camera bag, have a take into consideration your wants and the way you’re employed. You could discover that customising a non-camera bag may fit higher to your wants.