Pricey Camera Bag

Pricey Camera Bag
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I used to think that (well made) camera bag is annoyingly pricey. It costs around USD 100 - 500, depending on the size of the bag. That being said, there's one angle that sorta changed my perspective around its price point. The bag's might cost around 100 - 500 but it has to carry and protect:

  • USD 700 - 2500 camera body
  • USD 300 - 5000 (maybe more) lenses
  • USD 75 - 500 tripod

On top of that, if you are carrying the laptop with you: another USD 700 - 2000 machine. And so much more.

Suddenly the bag's price point begins to make sense. You don't want lousy bag to carry your precious photography gear and laptop; You want a bag with nice cushion, sturdy build, and if possible water/weather resistant material. All of them adds up to the bag's price point.

Come to think about it again, i think it's a fair methodology to assess whether a price of something is justified or not:

What is this thing responsible of? What is the value that is being carried or affected by this thing?


Thirty something male human being. You are now reading this corner of internet where where I share my thoughts - not in particular order tho.