Choosing Camera Bags and Straps

In this video Karl talks about camera straps, camera bags & camera cases as he shows you the type of camera straps he uses and the features that are important to consider when using cameras on a daily basis. He then looks at a selection of camera bags and the features and benefits these different kit bags offer. Finally he discusses some of the important features to consider when choosing photography travel cases for your camera, lenses and other photography kit.


  1. New member and enjoying your site very much just recently got back from Alaska so packing gear was a challenge so what is the brand of your big shoulder bag that you are carrying in some of your introduction videos and do you like that bag and secondly have you tried any of the Think Tank products and if so what are your thoughts there. Thanks again man keep doing what your doing.

    1. Hi, glad you are enjoying our platform. The bag was a Lowpro but I’m not sure of the model. Manfrotto, now own Lowpro and we also use a lot of Manfrotto bags too. I’ve not seen the think tank products. All the best Karl.

  2. New member … just signed up. Very impressed by what you have accomplished and what you are providing to many who can benefit greatly by your clear and articulate conveyance of excellent information.
    This is the first video I’ve viewed since signing up. To me, bags and cases are extremely important pieces in a photographers kit, regardless of format. I would suggest from my experience padded divider cases are the best way to go. Pick and pluck foam inserts are the worst. Solid foam is good if it’s the proper class of foam but can be challenging to cut for many people. Not all foam is created equal. The high density polyfoam is great material and is easy to cut to shape using a basic electric carving knife. No need for fancy, expensive foam cutters or to have to hire the cutting out to a 3rd party. Pelican cases are good but weigh a lot. There are similar cases by others that are lighter weight. As for bags over many years I prefer the least bulky bags such as Domke and for vompact back packs Kata produces some streamlined body hugging packs. Both of these brands are superb and the bulk and weight is minimal. Maybe this additional info will help others. Nice review Karl … especially pointing out to others the value of wheels on a case. All of my hard cases are wheeled, only way to go !

  3. Good plenty of info pity you cannot give the product names the strap for instance I remember in one of your videos you did mention a strap I think
    It was called the N-25 Tamarac ? But the videos are quick and to the point
    Cheers w.g

    1. Hi William yes it was a Tamrac but I believe they have changed the models since then but as long as it is a good 5mmm neoprene with clips i’m sure it will do the job.

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