I once thought a camera bag was unnecessary. My DSLR is big enough, I reasoned, without lugging along a bag for it, too. Then one day, I was out in the middle of nowhere, taking some arty nature shots, when a storm blew in. My camera and I were both soaked within seconds. Unfortunately, cameras don’t recover from sudden downpours as well as humans do.
So, lesson learned: Camera bags are a good idea.
And Tamrac makes good ones: Waterproof, tough, light, and cleverly designed, they are built to take your camera gear — and other photo hardware — safely into the wild. Tamrac makes bags in every size, from small slings to full-on wilderness backpacks, that will accommodate everything from a small camera rig to lights, tripods, and everything else you might need in the field.