Purchasing a camera bag is not a decision made lightly: factors such as size, comfort, weather resistance, colour, style, and even visibility all factor in. To find out which bags live up to the standards of a hard-working pro, we went straight to the source: our Flytographers!
F-Stop Ajna Backpack
"As I'm always on the move and travelling, I wanted to get a good backpack. So I found a bag from F-Stop that I absolutely adore. It has become my perfect travel companion. Just after I got my F-Stop Ajna, I was shooting a project and got caught in the heavy rain. Luckily all my stuff was fine - it is fully waterproof!
I like how everything is organized in it and most of all that it is possible to buy the internal units (small, medium, large) that you can change, depending on how much space/photo equipment you need on your journey. What I also like about this backpack is that it looks more like a travel backpack, so it doesn't directly attract possible pickpockets looking for cameras. Love it!" - Mankica in Ljubljana
"We use and love ONA. Doruk uses the big brown leather bag, as he always carries the heavy stuff, and I have one of their super-cute small black leather bags that fits one camera and spare lens plus flash and batteries. Love it and always get comments for it. Doruk's big bag even has SD card compartments made in leather at the front pocket. Smooth." - Tina in Brisbane
"Absolutely in love with my new Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L ... this is the best engineered and designed camera bag I've ever used!" - Honza in Prague
"I've been using the Roamographer leather bag from HoldFast Gear for three years now and it is always the most complimented item. No one realizes it's a camera bag, but it's incredible and so stylish. You can also strap a camera to the shoulder strap so it is easy to have it there as an extra body or lens. I use this bag just as often for travelling and school, and people are obsessed with it! HoldFast also makes the MoneyMaker, which is a pair of leather straps for wearing two cameras - really wonderful to have for weddings." - Paige in Seattle
"I just bought a Kelly Moore Sues bag and I love it. It's super stylish and I can carry one camera, two lenses and extras with no problem - it has a lot of pockets. I like it because no one would think you carry any kind of camera gear in there ... it just looks like a conventional bag." - Mónica in Cancun
"My bag is a normal case, not really made for photographers, but I like that it's not noticeable for camera thieves. As I spend my time going to train stations and walking in cities, I use this bag as a suitcase with its wheels, and when I'm shooting models or need to be in action, I put my suitcase on my back." - Lucille in Provence & Paris
"This is the bag I use, I have it in Butterscotch! It holds 3 lenses and all my little personal things (wallet, phone, keys, gum, etc...). It's also water-resistant, as I found out the other night during a sunset session at the beach when a huge wave came up and splashed us pretty good. All my gear was safe and sound in the bag!" - Aislinn in Kona
“I used to carry tons of equipment for travel and work, but lately I have developed a habit of 'less is more' and started downsizing my setup. As a modern documentary photographer, I don’t need lots of lenses, so the most I carry at any one time is two. I also vlog for my YouTube channel, so for that, I often have my work camera plus two lenses, my vlog compact camera and a vlog pod, plus space for my large iPad Pro. This new Billingham Hadley One is the perfect solution to fit all these items plus some personal belongings, all in a functional and stylish package that I can carry in and out of nice places without weird looks. Did I mention it has a full waterproof outer layer that protects my gear from heavy rain? This is a pro bag that looks like a James Bond casual weekend bag!” - Jimmy in London
"For commercial jobs and weddings where I have lots of equipment and sometimes my laptop, I use this large Billingham bag. I absolutely love it because I can just drop it on the floor and easily get every in and out as I keep it open all the times." - Emma in Florence