Hi guys, I'm looking for camera bag for DSLR. Is there any brand that produce stylish bag instead of the common dull-looking bag? I know Crumpler does have but is a bit too expensive, is there alternative brand which is style, good and cheap?
I don't consider Crumpler expensive because the material is durable, the padding is thick, and barring manufacturing faults, they last a long time.
If you're willing to settle for less style, less durable and less padding, there's Bagman.
I've seen it at a couple of shops in Queensway and at Challenger in Funan.
Bagman is fine for day use. But I wouldn't use it on a holiday, for example. (Then again, some wouldn't use Crumplers on holiday 'cos of fear of theft!)
I use the Bagman Snapshot Trekka on a daily basis without the camera padding insert as a laptop bag. I've also used it for day shoots. For a recent two-week holiday, I used a Crumpler $6M Home.
So, both have their place. You just have to decide based on your intended usage and how much you are willing to sacrifice price vs quality. If you're not gentle with your equipment, I suggest going for quality.
For something a little different, there's also the Lowepro Primus AW. Really good if you go for outdoor walks. I can store 1 DSLR with 18-200 attached, a 12-24 and a 50 (lower compartment), as well as change of clothes and snacks (top compartment), and a 2L water bladder (in the front pouch).
Because of its shape, it doesn't look like normal Lowepro bags. The side opening is useful only if you have a relatively compact DSLR though.
crumpler is more towards casual, tat's y it's under my consideration. But a bit too common, now I go everywhere... see ppl carry tat for non & cam-bag. No sense of uniqueness.
Anyway, I saw a logo of the bagman being used in 'caseman' and 'kana'. Are they original? or chiong de? I saw the bagman selling at $75 @ challenger. I went Orient Photo @ Sim Lim, I saw 1 'kana' selling at $55 wif the same size and design. :think: The 2 models I saw at challenger were actually not shown in the official website http://www.bagmangear.com/01home.html , r they chiong also?
Anybody use National Geographic NG 2475? Is there side padded for tat model? Becuz I went CP and had a feel of it, seems like it doesn't have side pads which means it doesn't provide protection at the side... dangerous
Anyway, anybody can tell me how to add the "comment" below the nick that show wat camera/len/flash u r using now? I tried to search for the option but negative