Like most photographers I’m always on the lookout for a new camera bag and since I shoot only Micro Four Thirds it has to be small. A few weeks ago I was headed to one of my favorite food carts in downtown Portland, Oregon when I came across the Chrome store. Chrome is known for their stylish messenger bags and use of seat belt buckles on the strap for quick removal.
I wasn’t really in the market for a new camera bag, but when I saw Niko Messenger camera bag I had to have it. It holds my GH3 plus two lenses, a flash and battery charger in the main compartment. The small area at the top of the bag easily holds my GX1 with the Lensbaby Edge 80 and my SD cards. That’s two cameras and four lenses! Plus it’s weatherproof which is a necessity here in the Northwest. I’ll be the first to confess that I bought the bag because it looks stunning, I’m sure you’ve never done that! On my first trip I fell in love with the bag. It’ not only comfortable to wear, but I can take it off and put it on much faster than a backpack. I’ve never received so many great comments about a camera bag.
As I wrote this blog I noticed that Chrome has a new bag, the Niko Camera Sling. Guess I’m headed back to the food cart again.