One tends to graduate to using a DSLR camera; you do not usually grab a DSLR for your first camera ever and start clicking away. Even when, in my youth, I did not have as many options as are available today, I used a few different cameras — point-and-shoot models and even those that required loading a film roll.
A 50000/- camera isn’t immediately on your shopping list. It takes time coming. But once you have it, you want to take very good care of it. Remember, it’s a precision instrument, and a real treasure at that.
To be able to take really good care of your DSLR, you need a good camera bag, first and foremost. Since your camera, its lenses and other accessories can suffer scratches and even get easily damaged, you need a DSLR camera case that will afford the best protection.
I do believe in providing suitable protection for a gadget that allows you to take such great pictures and enables you to customize settings and use a vast range of accessories — all of them aimed at creating those dream pictures for your album.
My experience to buy DSLR camera bags showed me that the best ones were also the pricey ones, but that it was well worth investing a little extra for ensuring that your camera fits snugly into the case and affords protection against bumps and scratches, which — without adequate and suitable protection — are going to be part-and-parcel of your DSLR’s life.
It certainly makes sense to buy a good case — preferably one that’s got a tough exterior and a soft, padded interior. While most camera bags will come with the padding inside, not all have that tough exterior. You need both. So while a cheap camera bag may sound like a good bargain (after all, it’s just a case, isn’t it?), I’d recommend to buy DSLR camera bag is going for the best available . There’s no point in cutting corners in matters of security and safety.
And while we are about it, it is also important to get a case that will help you transport and store not just the camera but also all the accompanying accessories. It will do you a world of good to simply look up online the kinds of accessories you can use with your camera. Then decide which of those you will be positively needing and get a bag accordingly.
In a nutshell, get a case that is also ‘future-proof’. Look for the following features in a quality DSLR case:
* Has water-resistant features
* Made of waterproof material
* Has internal protective padding
* Offers a snug fit for your camera
* Has enough space and pockets to store your camera/s and accessories
If you need a small case to carry only your camera and some essential accessories such as memory cards, spare batteries and so on, get a camera holster. You can also get a belt pack, with slightly morestorage space; but it can get cumbersome while sitting down to take snaps. A shoulder bag answers most needs, can be easily transported and keeps your equipment well protected.
Backpacks specially designed for DSLRs provide maximum space for carrying all or most of your equipment, but you would need to set it down to take out your camera or equipment. It is still my personal favorite because it offers most space, protection, and easy transportation.
It makes sense to buy a large bag because over time you may need to add accessories. But if you plan to be an amateur photographer with just a few essential accessories, you have all of the above choices.
Remember, there’s no substitute for quality. You need to get one that answers your needs, protects your equipment, and makes it easy to transport your camera and accessories.
A good case with all the essential features and space will save you money upfront by simply keeping your equipment at hand, easily transportable, and in top condition. You will of course need to select one that matches your style and color preference. After all, it must look good on you as well.
Get a hang of all the accessories available and decide which ones you are going to need in near future. Then go buy that backpack, sling bag, or what you require.
There are several great brands of DSLR camera cases. Even for your own DSLR camera, you will likely find a great brand and make that is also relatively inexpensive. But be ready to splurge on a quality bag that will not just last and suit your purpose but will offer complete protection to your DSLR camera and its accessories.
I’d recommend that you imagine for a moment that you are the camera and the accessories. Then make your choice!
A backpack is great if you have one or two camera bodies and more than two lenses to carry. It is the most comfortable way of carrying gear. However, you might not able to access the gear as easily with a shoulder or waist bag.
Avoid a backpack that is too bulky and heavy because extraneous padding or material. Although it is meant to give ultimate protection for your camera gear, but it is usually at the expense of your comfort.
For a bigger backpack, a well-padded shoulder strap is a must. A waist belt is also helpful to distribute the weight evenly on your torso. If you plan to use backpack mainly for outdoor activities, get a bag with weather resistance or a rain cover.