Ok, the Epiphanie camera bag is just a camera bag. But like shoes, coats, or purses, most people have more than one. Many photographers don’t go for long before they have a “kitchen sink” bank, a small bag, a backpack bag, a roller bag, well you get the idea. Why share this purchase with you? Because it’s fun! And because some of you out there might be interested in carrying something other than a brown, nylon, traditional camera bag.
Epiphanie’s camera bags are gorgeous, stylish, colorful, and dare I say…practical? There are several styles, all made from a nice-feeling synthetic leather. I chose the Lyric after agonizing over the choices for months. (Kind of like the thrill of planning a vacation…sometimes that’s as much fun as the vacation itself.) Thanks to a birthday gift from Mom, I was finally in a position to decide and most importantly, purchase.
Right now I’m fond of the braided shoulder strap. There is also an adjustable shoulder strap with is also detachable. Nice to have a choice! I’ll probably take the padded part of the strap off and put it on the braided strap. And the other nice thing is the bag stays standing upright with gear inside. I haven’t packed it yet for “the field”, but I see this as being a very versatile bag that will multitask well as a purse (and likely concurrently). The little camera bling is cute, but not me. So that is already off.
The main reason I chose a taller bag was so that I could have my camera in the bag lens down. With the lens hood attached, I can still zip the bag closed with either of my two tallest lenses attached to the camera (Nikon D90 with 70-300 or the 24-70). Take the lens hood off, and then there is even more room at the top. After I do pack the bag for a real photo outing (phone, keys, wallet, lipstick, kleenex, camera, lenses, etc.), I’ll do another quick blog post about how it all fit and what it was like to carry the bag around, stuff like that.
As for the last image, well, I don’t know why my dog goes under the table. The wall is actually just a couple of inches away, so it’s not easy for him to commando himself under there. To get back out, he wiggles backwards until he can kind of stand up then continues walking backward or twisting enough through a few cords to get moving forward again. He really couldn’t pick a more challenging spot to quickly get out of if the dangerous UPS guy rings the doorbell.
I hope you like the wider layout. Images of a camera bag don’t really do the layout justice. But does the type size OK for you? This is the default size for this WordPress theme, and I’m not sure I want to open a can of worms and upgrade. But….if you guys can’t read the blog posts on your computers and smartphones, than the annual fee would be worth it. Doesn’t do me any good to blog if people have trouble reading the words. Let me know!