If you were lusting after the sold-out Union Street men’s DSLR bags which retail for a hair-raising $279, I’ve got an alternative for you. One that I’ve tested out on a 4-day trip to Puerto Rico, carried through the jungles of El Yunque rainforest, and in the unyielding heat of a sultry day in viejo San Juan. It’s the Tamrac 3537 Express 7 Camera Bag. It comes in either Khaki or Black, and sells for just $50. It’s a good looking messenger/shoulder bag:
The benefits are obvious:
- Nylon material is simultaneously lightweight, strong, and waterproof
- Ample pockets let you carry a Nikon D90 with Zoom attached, an SB-600, a 50mm prime (small lens), and two other lenses or a litre of water. There is another front pocket, two side pockets, and a pocket on the flap.
- “Quick access” flap and carrying style lets you get your camera out and shooting very quickly.
- Shoulder strap, handle, and rolling luggage piggyback let you carry it however you want.
This diagram convinced me of its usefulness:
Amazon reviews give it 4.5/5 and I agree, it’s a fantastic camera bag if you are a DSLR or SLR owner. Especially with a prosumer-size body. If you have a full-frame camera, you might want to check the dimensions, as the body will be larger than what I’ve tried. But with a Nikon D90 or equivalent, it’s a perfect fit.
Came across this interesting Continental Airlines advertisement in the subway the other day, and thought it was reasonable creative. I like that using the turnstile bars really doesn’t distract from function; on the other hand, I would tire if every public surface were eventually wallpapered in ads!