Monday, February 8, 2010

:REVIEW: Crumpler's $8 Million Home

Crumpler is a well-known name in the world of camera bags – and for good reason!

I recently had the opportunity to review their $8M Home and it really is a great option for any professional or serious amateur photographer with a DSLR, a few lenses and other photography gear which needs to be toted around safely.

It features a water resistant shell in four stylish color combinations. The entire bag is very well padded and the interior dividers are configurable to suit your photo gear needs. There are also 6 pockets for various accessories. The adjustable shoulder strap is padded for extra comfort (camera gear can get HEAVY, after all) and it even sports a removable 13” laptop sleeve for those of you that like to do your editing on the go.

One new (and wonderful) feature of the $8M Home is the Velcro silencer which allows you to be a little more stealth during your photo excursions. This might not seem like that big of a deal, but sometimes it can make all the difference in creating natural portraits if it isn’t announced to the entire room every time your camera (or a lens…or a flash…) comes out of your bag.

Another thing that is great about this bag is that it does allow for vertical storage of a camera body WITH a lens attached. A great feature if you like to be ready to shoot quickly.

Personally, I love the look of this bag. The messenger-style, low-profile design is just a little bit trendy and the color options are great. At the moment, it's a little overkill in terms of my personal camera gear, but I hope to grow into it, so to speak.

If you’re looking for a sturdy, yet good looking, camera bag, this might be just the one for you! However, if this ones size doesn't quite suit your needs, Crumpler has a wide range of options within their product line. All the sizes and specs are available on their website.
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