Monday, November 15, 2010

My New Downtown Bag

Me and the bag, in the heart of the city

For over a year, I've been on the hunt for the perfect camera bag.  I want a cross-body style (instead of a backpack) because I want to be able to slide it around and take out the camera.  I also want it to hold other stuff - my keys, water bottle, map, journal, etc.  It needs to be comfortable for a day-long trek into the city.  And it needs to look good.  Finding a bag that meets all requirements has been tough, but I've finally found one that I'm very happy with, the Lowepro Passport Sling.

Note: I didn't intentionally color coordinate my outfit with the walls (freshly painted in living room)

What I like best about this bag is that it looks cool, and NOT like a camera bag. The bag has room for one D-SLR camera body with lens attached and an additional lens (in padded compartments), plus some extra stuff. (It's a little tight with the cam body and lens together, but it works and doesn't jostle around.).

This is me flirting with the photographer, the DH

I've tested the bag twice now and I can tell you that I really like it!  The bag expands with the black zipper shown down the seam, above, but I haven't had to use that yet.

8 comments:

Marlenateafortoday.blogspot.com said...

I love it - the usual ones are such clunks!

Marilyn said...

Love your bag and think I might just have to buy one if I travel next year. It looks like the perfect solution for carrying the camera and still having room for purse stuff.

Linda J. said...

Great bag! And, you look lovely, too!

keridawn05 said...

Looks good! I also love the wall color! :)

Celina Huang said...
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Celina Huang said...

It´s very lovely, and it will also go well with all kinds of color you will be wearing with it.

parTea lady said...

That is a nice looking bag and I like that it can accommodate more than just your camera.

Angela McRae said...

Besides the fact you look *completely* adorable here, I must say I've never seen such a stylish camera bag! I have one of the classic Big-Black-Box-on-a-Strap camera bags, and it definitely leaves much to be desired!