Learning About Rolling Camera Bags & Suitcases
Photography rolling cases can make it much easier to transport cameras, lenses, flash units, and filters. As a seasoned professional or photography novice, you may find yourself carrying multiple attachments, spare batteries, and memory cards, among other essential items. Depending on your skill set, you may also find a need for professional camcorder cases and padded equipment sleeves that fit into rolling camera bags.
Why Choose a Rolling Camera Bag?
When you've put a lot of time and money into your photography career, you want to ensure everything stays in tip-top shape. Whether you own a high-end DSLR, a film-based camera, or irreplaceable vintage equipment, you want to protect that investment, especially while working out in the field. You'll find that camera bags with wheels not only help keep everything together, protected, and easily accessible, but they can also prevent long-term strain on your body due to heavy baggage.
Many rolling bags feature multiple padded dividers and deep storage compartments, along with retractable handles and optional carrying straps. Several also come with all-weather covers to keep your equipment clean and dry. Reinforced rugged bags offer enhanced protection inside and out, while soft-shell bags can offer you more comfort during short-term use. Select models, such as those in the Think Tank rolling bag line, feature flexible wheels that roll smoothly on a variety of surfaces, including bumpy terrain, which can help prevent costly spills and flyaway baggage.
Photography Rolling Cases and Airports
One of the more common situations photographers face is keeping equipment safe when traveling, especially during security screenings. Lost productivity and revenue due to theft or broken equipment is the last thing anyone wants, so you'll want to choose a travel-friendly DSLR roller bag or similar type of carry-on baggage.
The TSA generally respects and accommodates the needs of traveling artists and photographers to ensure quick and hassle-free experiences, although you may find some agents asking to take a closer look at the camera body, battery packs, and lens attachments. In this type of situation, you want bags that are lightweight and easy to open, such as a rolling camera backpack. Several backpack-style bags feature zippered front panels so you can quickly remove items for closer inspection, ensuring a smoother screening process. Even if you've packed additional items such as tablets, mobile devices, drone attachments and laptops, most bags are designed to fit comfortably in overhead bins or under airplane seats so you can keep valuables within easy reach.
Rolling Camera Cases and Tripods
Another consideration when choosing a backpack or suitcase-style bag is tripod storage and accessibility. Depending on the style of tripod, you may not have the option to fold or collapse it down into a confined space. Instead of packing it into a separate bag, many rolling camera bags come with fasteners, straps, and pockets that securely hold tripods, selfie sticks, and similar types of accessories.
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