9 Things Every Camera Bag Should Have


by Joseph Morganti


Camera bags are essential in the world of photography. Besides the ability to easily carry a camera, there are several things every camera bag should have. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what you should carry in your camera bag.


ND Filters — Landscape photographers love ND Filters to get silky smooth flowing water and existing light portrait photographers use them to achieve wide apertures in brighter light. I recommend two — they’re both reasonably priced yet have great performance – make sure you get the correct size to fit your lens:

ICE 10-Stop ND Filterhttps://amzn.to/2vHD56l

FIRECREST 16-Stop ND Filterhttps://amzn.to/2u7LBuM


Circular Polarizer — A Circular Polarizer will deepen colors and remove glare. Again, make sure you get the size that fits your lens.

B&W Circular Polarizerhttps://amzn.to/38XiN6U


Lens Filter Wrenches — If you’re like me, you’ve probably inadvertently screwed a filter on a lens a bit too tight then struggled to get it removed. Lens filter wrenches are a must and you’ll be shocked at how effective they are.

4-Pack Lens Filter Wrench Kithttps://amzn.to/2OivdhR


Compact Lens Cleaning Kit — Lenses get dust and smudges on them all of the time. A compact lens cleaning kit is a must.

Alturo Lens Cleaning Kithttps://amzn.to/2GE5lZJ


Microfiber Cloth — A large microfiber cloth is great to wipe equipment down when it gets wet or to cover a camera if unexpected rain hits. I like this Dunlop guitar microfiber cloth. It’s better than any camera cloth that I’ve used.

Dunlop 5430 Guitar Finish Clothhttps://amzn.to/2UgGyCL


Rain Covers — You cannot allow precipitation to ruin your gear. Rain covers are cheap yet effective. I have two that I recommend — The first one is a use once and toss away cover and the other is more permanent.

Movo (5 Pack) RC1 Clear Rain Coverhttps://amzn.to/2u7ES3Z

Altura Photo Professional Rain Coverhttps://amzn.to/2u7O4p2


Remote Shutter Release — A remote shutter release is a must when you’re using slower shutter speeds or whenever you want to minimize camera shake. I like this model because it’s easy to use and reasonably priced. You’ll need to get the release that is compatible with your model camera.

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Nikon D850 D810 D700 D500 D3 D4 D5 D4s N90s and Fujifilm Kodak Cameras: https://amzn.to/2ZxRHhD

PIXEL Wired or Wireless Timer Shutter Remote Control for
Nikon D5200 D3100 D5000 D7200 D600 D610 D750 D3200 D3300 Cameras: https://amzn.to/2MJWavO

Pixel TW-283/90 Wireless Shutter Release for Fuji Timer Remote for
Fujifilm GFX50S/X-Pro2/X-T1/X-T20/X-T10/X-E2S/X-E2/X-M1/X-A10/X-A3/X-A2/X-A1/X100F/X100T/X70/X30/XQ2/XQ1/Finex S1: https://amzn.to/2HtEqR9

PIXEL TW283E3 Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Canon EOS R 700D/T5i 650D/T4i 550D/T2i 500D/T1i 350D/XT 400D/XTi 1000D/XS 450D/XSi 60D 100D and Pentax: https://amzn.to/2L9xdYO

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Canon 7D Series, 5D Series, 50D, 40D, 30D, 10D: https://amzn.to/2MJzZ8U

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Sony Micro Single Digital Camera a58 NEX-3NL A7 A7R A7II A7RII A75 A3000 A6000 NX300 RX100II: https://amzn.to/2NEVis4

Pixel TW-283 S1/S2 Wireless Shutter Release Timer Remote Control for
Sony A300 A350 A400 A450 A500 A550 A560 A580 A700 A850 A900 A33 A35 A37 A55 A57 A65 A67 A77 A99 A58 A7 A7II A7R A7RII A7S A3000: https://amzn.to/2L6uKOv


Jeweler’s Screwdrivers — Screws on our gear often come loose and this small kit will come in handy.

7-Piece Precision Screwdriver Sethttps://amzn.to/2uV5hlq


Flashlight — Finally, a small flashlight can be a lifesaver. I love these small, light tactical flashlights. They’re incredibly bright and use a rechargeable battery that is included.

LED Tactical Flashlight (2-Pack)https://amzn.to/2S5jPqU



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