Shopping and researching photography gear online is essential when trying to find the best camera backpacks, dslr messenger bags, padded lens cases, leather camera bags and backpacks, digital cameras, dslr accessories, camera straps, canvas and leather camera cases and more. I thought it would be good to share some of my favorite brands and websites all in one place where you can research photography gear before you buy. The brands and sites are listed in alphabetical order for convenience.



Amazon’s reviews from customers are what make the Amazon shopping experience essential. All the questions you could have about dslr gear, photo bags and other photography essentials are answered by customers in real time. Don’t just trust your purchase to the manufacturer’s reviews… get the info you need to buy informed.

Artisan & Artist

In 1999, Artisan&Artist introduced the ACAM Classic Series of camera bags fulfilling the concept of classic simplicity with a minimalist and urbane look. Emphasis was placed on materials and functionality. These products have appealed to camera owners and professionals with an entirely new image of a camera bag that looks discreet and simple.

Backcountry has a variety of gear for outdoor photographers. began in 1996 with two guys, a stack of avalanche beacons, and a garage in Park City, Utah. Their roots were humble, and they’ve grown since then, but their vision is still clear: to provide the best outdoor gear—and to be the best at doing it.

Beach Camera

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B&H Photo, Video and Pro Audio

B& is the premier photography store in the US. Based in NYC, B&H’s store is a destination for visitors and NY’ers alike. If you get the chance to visit NY, be sure to stop at B&H to check out their exhaustive line of photography gear. And, while you are there you can’t miss their genius product delivery system to check out. Your gear is put in a bin and shipped overhead on a conveyor belt to check out where they expertly prep and pack it for you when you are ready to check out.


Canon is my camera of choice. I’ve had 2 now and will always be loyal to the brand.

Compagnon Bags

Offering handcrafted camera bags and photo backpacks made from natural materials like genuine buffalo leather and premium waxed canvas. Compagnon says that their “products retain a beautiful patina from their journeys alongside you and will become your personal unique best friend and compagnon.”


Crumpler has a nice line of camera bags & padded camera inserts to fit into your own bag. Quirky aesthetics & colors make these camera bags & accessories stand out.


Makers of camera neck straps, paracord dslr wrist straps and other non-camera bags. Made in San Francisco & LA.


This is your bag destination. Ebags has something for every type of travel or carry need you could ever have. Search the photography bags section to find what you need.


Ebay has one of the largest selections of new and used photography gear, photography bags, photo accessories and more. It’s a great resource for buying and selling your photogear.


Looking for a new-vintage chic dslr carry solution? English brand Grafea is a must have.


Leather goods and camera gear combined. Holdfast’s goal is to equip “image-capturers” to tell better stories. All products are made “ethically” in the USA.

Kelly Moore

Making their mark with fashionable camera bags, Kelly Moore has a variety of fashion camera bags for both men and women.

Le Jolie Laide

Maker of leather camera accessories. The straps have a bohemian style and are an outstanding choice for those who want a one of a kind neck strap for their dslr or film camera.


The bag makers at Lowepro have clued into the depth and variety photographers want in photobags and gear. If you are an active photographer who needs a rugged or lightweight photopack, Lowepro has what you need.


Manfrotto tripods are excellent and my tripod of choice. Shop their bag section for a variety of dslr backpacks and dslr accessories.


Newegg has a large selection of digital camera products, accessories, software for photo editing and more. With the Newegg deals, you can get a good discount on quality dslr products.


Great cameras. No explanation needed.

Nitz Straps

Hand-made, Customizable Paracord straps for the photo-adventurer.

ONA Bags

ONA is the quintessential NY bag brand.  They focus on handsome leathers and waxed canvas to carry their aesthetic across many styles. And, their marketing team is taking social media by storm, surely putting ONA into the consciousness of all camera bag lovers worldwide.


Safety comes first with the Pacsafe brand. Perfect brand for paranoid photographers who travel in cities or abroad.

Pompidoo Bags

The ladies at Pompidoo make stylish camera bags which look like handbags. In fact, they are so cute you may want to remove the dslr insert and use your bag every day. They also have a handsome men’s camera bag – something for everyone!


This site has a ton of bags on sale. Focusing a lot of attention on women’s photography bags. If you are looking for a deal, this is your place to shop.

Salt Spring Tweed

Looking for a custom camera messenger bag with a vintage feel? Salt Spring Tweed up-cycles tweed, herringbone and other men’s suits fabrics to make a unique camera bag, just for you!

Tap and Dye

Maker of fine leather camera straps using Horween leather. Based out of Long Island City, New York.


Bags and accessories for the photographer who likes synthetic materials and black camera bags. They cater to semi-pro and professional photographers as well as offering travel options for your dslr gear. Take a look around their site to find color options on select styles.

ThinkTank Photo

Think Tank is a camera bag brand for working professionals as they say. Their line is deep and wide. If you like black backpacks and camera gear you should find a solution to your carry needs here.


Maker of Domke Canvas Camera bags. Jim Domke had the first one custom made for his own use in 1976 and since then they’ve produced tens of thousands of bags and variations of the original to fit whatever photography kit you shoot with.