"I’ve been using an old Tamrac backpack bag for my RE gear and it’s getting pretty shoddy and not attractive when meeting an agent or the homeowners at a shoot. Any recommendations?"
Hey Kevin, I’ve had a Tamrac bag for years and I love it, although I see that they seem to be moving away from making backpack camera bags (B&H only lists one from Tamrac). While I’ve moved on to a Pelican case for my main gear, I’m now using my old Tamrac backpack bag for my big 600W flash and related accessories.
In doing some research on your question (and not knowing if you needed a bag that has space for a drone), I found loads of articles out there on camera bag backpacks in the form of “Top-10-to-Top-25” lists. So, I would encourage you to keep doing this type of research until you find a bag with the specs you need. Anyway, these are the names that tended to keep showing up for me, in my research:
Medium Sized (Gear and Laptop):
For Lots of Gear:
For Cameras & Drones:
For those of you that use a backpack-type camera bag, please feel free to list your favorite camera bags in your comments. Thanks.
Tony Colangelo is a residential and commercial photographer, as well as a photography coach, based in Victoria, BC, Canada. He is a long-time contributor to PFRE and is the creator of The Art & Science of Great Composition tutorial series.