camera bag comparisonsTuesday, January 29, 2013
In this post I won't be covering any dimensions or anything like that. All that sort information can be found in the links provided for each bag. Instead I'll just be talking about what I like about the bag, how it's held up and what I normally carry inside. So without further ado...Brooklyn from ONA. This is a beautiful real leather bag (smells so good!) Soon after I got it I wrote up a nice little review on it which you can find here for more information on what I can fit in it and what the inside looks like.
I've had the bag for just under a year and it's holding up very well. There are a few minor scratches on the bag but nothing I wouldn't simply attribute to regular wear and tear.
Yuki Satchel from asianicandy. (modcloth also sells the same bag) It's not sold as a camera bag but I found it's the absolute perfect size for this camera bag insert. This bag doesn't have any pockets on the outside and once you put in the cushy insert in there is some slight difficulty getting to the small inside pockets so you're not left with much room to place other things. It's not a bag I ever use for hauling lots of things, it's best just for a day out around town when I want to have my camera with me just in case.
Betsy from Jo Totes. This bag is most likely my favorite. I use it most often. It's with this bag I can most comfortably carry two cameras with lenses attached. I don't know how important that is to other people but there are sometimes when I want both film and digital and be able to switch between them quickly and this bag allows me to do so. Back in September of 2011 I wrote up a nice little review about the bag which you can find here for some peeks inside the bag and a better look at all the pockets.
I've had this bag for around 15 months or so and I'd say it's aging quite gracefully. The edges of my straps as well as the edges of the flaps and pockets are all white where the yellow has worn away. It's not really a big deal at all, it's just a slight cosmetic issue.
Gracie from Jo Totes. I love this bag! It holds a lot and in my opinion looks the least like a camera bag out of all the ones I own. It has lots of pockets (always a plus in my book!) and can easily hold two cameras as well any other small you need to keep with you on a daily basis (wallet, lip balm, keys, extra film, etc).
I haven't had the bag long enough to really comment on how it's holding up. Although the second time I wore it one of the magnetic snaps on the front pockets came off. It was easily fixed but now I do feel like I have to be very careful to avoid it happening again.
Millie from Jo Totes. This bag is perfect for holding one camera and one spare lens (or as I usually load it up - with my camera on one side and my wallet, lip balm and keys on the other side). It's perfect for when you don't need to haul a lot but want your camera with you.
I got this bag at the same time as Betsy and it's probably been used just as much. It seems to be wearing a bit better, I don't have any color loss anywhere. My one small complaint about it is that the closure flap is magnetic and the one side gathers tiny particles of stuff so my flap no longer stays closed.