One of the items that many people forget when starting out in the world of Digital SLRs is a decent bag to safely carry your new expensive gear round in.
Lowepro have been one of the market leaders for camera bags for years, they have a huge range of camera bags and pouches suitable for basic digital compacts through to high end DSLRs with a collection of lenses.
I have owned several Lowepro bags in my time, but the Lowepro Fastpack 350 Quick Access Backpack is one that has caught my eye and is on my Christmas list (yes, I know I mentioned Christmas in August… I’m sorry).
This has enough space to carry a decent amount of kit, plus enough room for some food or a lightweight jacket. One big advantage is that you can store the camera with a decent sized lens attached. This means you don’t have to fumble around connecting your lens if you need your camera in a hurry.
The other plus point for me is that my macbook will also fit into it which means if I go away for a day or two I don’t have to lug about two bags as I like to review my photos on a larger screen while I’m away.
It’s not the funkiest looking of bags, like Crumpler for instance, but it serves its purpose and doesn’t cost the earth. All in all, a great bag to go with your shiny new camera gear.