Tag: backpack

the perfect camera bag?

Last year, I wrote a quick blogpost about my search for the perfect camera bag. This search finally may be over, as I got myself a Lowepro Whistler BP 350 AW II right before our trip to Sirkka, Finland.
Lowepro Whistler BP 350 AW II + Lowepro Photo Sport 200 at the airport in Vienna, Februrary 2019

the bags main features

  • the bag can be used as carry-on luggage
  • I can carry TWO! large DSLRs and 1-2 extra lenses, a couple of memory cards and a tripod
  • my surface book laptop fits in nicely
  • I can carry a 0.5+ litre water bottle
  • the bag is weather resistent

holds LOTS of gear

For our trip to the Lofoten islands, I’ve had a hard time to figure out what gear to bring and what to leave at home, but in the end I came up with the following setup:
the main compartment packed with lots of gear
  • 2x Nikon D810 DSLR (with L-bracket attached)
  • Tamron 45mm SP (attached to Body ‘A’)
  • 70-300 AF-P lens (attached to Body ‘B’)
  • Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
  • Nikon 24-85 ED VR
  • card safe with multiple memory cards
  • battery pouch with 5x en-el15
Even though the main compartment was pretty packed, there still was plenty of space in the front and top compartment, in addition to the dedicated laptop slide-in.
The “Whistler BP” holds up to the elements.
So I’ve had this bag for a little over 6 months now, and I absolutely love it! Currently I can’t think of a task or challenge this bag wouldn’t be up to. It feels super-durable and will probably last a decade or longer. It fits more camera gear than you’ll probably need and also provides a lot of space for additional everyday-items.