It may seem to some of you as though we spend a fair amount of time talking about camera bags on the Photo Betties website. But let’s be honest with ourselves: we’re women! Of course we want to talk about bags! And while camera bags as a fashion statement totally interests us, it’s even more phenomenal when we come across something that is easy on the eye AND functional in the field. Which brings me to the Boda lens bag. In Plum.
Heather and I pounded the WPPI tradeshow pavement looking for all the great new products that would make life easier in the field. And there were plenty. But behold, the Boda bag sucked us both in almost instantly. We were intrigued intrigued by its smart design, and the ability to access what you need quickly without having to take your eyes away from what’s happening. It may sound über techy, but every second counts, right?
At the show they had two versions: The Boda V3, and the Boda V3 JR. While we appreciated the compactness of the JR (with capacity for 2 lenses – or three if you invest in the Boda Booster), we totally fell in love with the Boda V3, which fits 3 lenses. Both have sleek compartments for your flash, memory cards, batteries and all the necessary pocket-sized trinkets on the job. It’s a winner. It provides quick and easy access to your lenses while you’re shooting as well as keeps your gear safe and secure. Add to that the fact that it offers a comfortable, ergonomic waist band that cinches to your hips leaving your aching shoulders free to hang your camera harness, shootsac or any other preferred item in your bag.
Here are some of the features:
- Locking hinge points
- Molded high strength Ballistics Cordura
- Sealed weather-proof, fray resistant zippers
- Ergonomic zipper pulls
- Ergonomically advanced shoulder-strap
- Retractable lens cleaning cloth
- Expanded media wallet
- Expanded battery compartment
- Multi-Purpose O-rings for customization
- Multi-function storage spaces/organizer
- Wallet style organizer
- Improved lens separators
- Sleek aerodynamic design
- Ergonomically designed pivot points
- Superior comfort padding
And did I mention, in addition to standard black it also now comes in a gorgeous, plum lined version? Totally sexy.
It would be insane to not mention that Boda is owned by Jim Garner who gave an amazing platform lecture at WPPI. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you should try to carve out some time to peruse both his website and the many products and workshops he offers. Based on his presence at WPPI, it would be well worth the time to check it out.