For years I’ve been searching for the perfect camera bag.
Since I became a hobby photographer I’ve considered buying quite a few bags, but none have ever spoken my name and made me feel all giddy inside. I’m not a girly girl, you see, so while I thought all the Lolas and Gracies and Millies that are advertised as “camera bags for ladies” were pretty, I never could pull the trigger on one. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted in a bag, but I knew I’d know it when I saw it.
And then one day it appeared.
The Copper River Camera Bag. My perfect bag spoke my name.
I randomly happened across it while on twitter one day. Someone retweeted about a giveaway from Balancing Home. As soon as I clicked the link I INSTANTLY fell in love with this bag. I showed it to my husband, and after a little bit of begging, it magically appeared at my house just in time for Mother’s Day last month. Thank you, husband, for being so attentive to my needs.
Top grain leather worn to perfection? 100 year warranty? Super sturdy hardware buckles? A sturdy strap long enough to cross-body?
I feel like Clint Eastwood with this bag on my shoulder. Or a National Geographic photographer. Or Clint Eastwood playing a National Geographic photographer in Bridges of Madison County minus all those adulterous parts.
AND it’s made in the USA?
Here is a cameraphone shot of the interior. I added a little zipped wristlet to carry some SD cards since that’s the one thing it’s lacking is a zippered storage pouch. I also took the padded insert dividers from my old camera bag and made a double layer of protection for my lenses, just in case. I’m clumsy. I need extra protection.
Speaking of clumsy…please tell me I’m not the only DIY blogger out there who has paint smeared on her dSLR?
This bag will be accompanying me to the Haven Conference on Wednesday. Feel free to run up to me and give it a stroke or two.
You know you wanna.
PS- Happy Father’s Day to all you .002 percent of my readers who happen to be Fathers! 🙂