I travel more than most people, and I've used all kinds of bags to help me carry my camera gear from hard cases to shoulder bags to sling bags and messenger bags and backpacks. It doesn't take long to realize that standing in lines with a bag full of gear on your shoulders is miserable. I highly recommend a rolling bag, and this Alta Fly 49T is a good one. Remarkably, it's large enough for all kinds of gear and a laptop, but it still fits in the overhead compartment of Delta's smallest planes. I use it when I travel, but also just around town … [Read more...] about Gear Reveiw: Vanguard’s Alta Fly 49T
I'm getting ready for an overseas trip to China. I made a similar trip a few years ago and learned a few lessons about how to pack my gear. The goal was to travel light, but with redundancy. I also knew I'd be shooting in lots of different shooting situations. The goal was to be able to fit virtually all my gear into a single piece of carry-on baggage (there was no way I was going to deal with lost items). Why Go Carry On? As soon as you let your gear out of your site... things can go wrong. From lost baggage and delays to outright theft … [Read more...] about Just How Much Gear Can You Fit in a Carry-On Bag?
There is no perfect camera bag. There I said it. It's a license. Use it. Tell your spouse there's a reason you need so many camera bags. Camera bags do different things for different people. I have had as many as 30 but now am proud of the fact that I have it down to fewer than 10. Just as I wouldn't think of owning just one camera lens, I wouldn't think of owning just one camera bag. You need different bags for different tasks. Before I give you my updated picks for best camera bags, let's discuss some basics. What do you want your camera … [Read more...] about What Camera Bag Should You Buy? Updated – November 2012