There are days where I meet up with friends for lunch before heading out to a shoot and one thing I’ve always hated was lugging around a bulky camera bag. I don’t feel safe leaving my gear in my car, but I also hate lugging around an ugly bag too. I used to use a Shootsac while shooting but while it was compact, it wasn’t good for transporting gear around because the bag doesn’t stand on it’s own, which meant I had to carry it over my shoulder the entire time. I wanted a camera bag purse I could also put down and didn’t have to carry all the time, so I got a Crumpler 7 million dollar shoulder bag. I liked the functionality of the Crumpler, but it wasn’t stylish at all – it was big, bulky, and very utilitarian. So when I came across the Aide de Camp Leyden shoulder bag, it was everything I’ve been looking for and has been the best camera bag purse I’ve found. It holds all of my gear, looks like a purse, easy to wear, and can be set down safely while not in use. And for any other moms out there, this also doubles up as a diaper bag for me too on family outings! I can pack my camera and baby stuff all in one bag!
Here is an example of what I typically pack for a shoot, including my contax 645 and canon 5d mark III + 50L lens. It may vary depending on the shoot, but the padding inside are adjustable so I can easily move them around if I want to bring extra lenses instead… or diapers.
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