I Might Have Gotten A Camera Purse. Maybe.

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At Christmas, my parents took the easy route that’s always appreciated: cash money.  Their only requirement for accepting the cold, hard cash money was to spend it on something.  Our vacation was coming up and I mentioned maybe I’d spoil myself to a massage.  Not being what they had in mind, DAd reminded me that I had been talking about getting a new camera bag.  I had been talking about a new camera bag… for a while now… hmmm.

With the recent purchase of Mac Daddy (I love my 7D!), the square footage in my Crumpler no longer existed.  I could only carry two lenses and the kit lens had to be on the body for it all to fit.  I had been shopping/eyeballing/drooling over new camera bags – or camera purses rather – for well over a year but the purchase kept taking a backseat to other things.  With my Christmas loot in hand, I started my research all over.  And after taking my lunch to work for five straight weeks, I had saved up enough dough to make my research a reality.  And now momma’s got a new camera bag.  I mean, camera purse.

Camera Purse

And it’s green.  Thanks to Kelly Moore.  Her b-hobo bag was the perfect size for what I carry on a shoot and her videos showing how the bag fit to the body and exactly what all it could hold sold me.  It’s comfortable, it feels nice and it doesn’t look like a traditional boxy camera bag.  Camera purse for the win.

Camera Purse

The cool thing about this bag is it comes with two straps.  A cross-body strap (which I prefer) that can be shortened or extended for whatever length you need.  And a shorter shoulder strap – when it’s on the bag it really does look like a normal hobo purse.  On Saturday, my friend was actually surprised to see me pull my camera out of it.  (I took her on a tour after this.)

Camera Purse

There are extra pockets to hold my girly stuff, my wallet, my phone – no need to carry two bags or try to cram all my miscellaneous stuffs in my tiny pockets.  (What is up with how small women’s pockets are?  Men don’t need bags because they can fit a small country into their pant pockets.  However, I can barely fit my hand in mine to fetch out a penny.  What gives?)

Camera Purse

The pockets my hold more than my stuffs – I got one filled with wiping cloths, my handy remote and extra CF cards.  But in addition to the two zippered pockets on the front, there’s a large zippered pocket on the back and two open side pockets.

Camera Purse

The inside is where it’s at – full on camera bag.  Velcro city to help compartmentalize all my camera stuffs.  Soft sides offer the protection Mac Daddy deserves.  Mac fits nicely in the middle – I have both lenses posted on either side of the bag.  A place for everything and everything in it’s place.

While it houses my equipment nicely, it actually has great access for a shoot.  I can leave it unzipped and fetch things in and out quite quickly.  And I only have to worry about getting grass stains on my clothes  because the bag wipes down easily.  Being green might also help with that.

Camera Purse

But yeah, a lovely new camera purse in my arsenal.  It’s been coming to work with me everyday.

It feels nice to have Mac with me 24/7.

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April 4, 2011 - 11:28 am

elizabeth - Love it! I’m needing a new bag…purse…bag-purse. Oh, who knows? I just need one.

Or two.

Happy Monday!

April 4, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - I am green with envy about this bag. How many lenses can you cram in there along with the camera body?

April 4, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Melissa - I am jealous. My sweet precious 7d is just hanging out in my regular purse. I am contempating a shootsac, but might have to go look at these bags. I love that green!

April 4, 2011 - 3:24 pm

Debbie - You made an awesome choice — pretty yet practical! And you’re sooo right about women’s pockets being tiny while men have the advantage of huge cargo pockets. The designers must figure we’re gonna carry purses anyway so why double up with pockets? Go figure.

April 4, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Mrs. Rev - So cute! Love the purple lining.

April 4, 2011 - 10:32 pm

Dawn - That is gorgeous!

April 5, 2011 - 6:44 am

Rebecca - Oh. My. God. I think I’m in love with your bag. I’ve had a few bags since I got my camera (okay, two plus the one I occasionally ‘borrow’ from my brother) and have never felt comfortable with them. I think something more like this might be up my alley.

April 5, 2011 - 6:37 pm

shutterboo » Blog Archive » What Women Want: Camera Purses - […] a year later, I FINALLY purchased a new home for my dSLR camera.  And it is a camera purse!  I dedicated a post to it – you have to click over to find out which one I […]

April 9, 2011 - 8:57 am

Whitney - I LOVE IT!!! I had no idea such a thing existed! I know what’s on my birthday wish list!

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