Why do I recommend a cover for the camera? Well, because I have seen and lived in my own skin how the main problem of amateur and enthusiastic photographers and photographers is excess equipment.
Yes, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you don’t have to have a good team if you plan to take advantage of it, but I do think you have to be very clear about what we are going to use each time.
Is it always worth taking my super backpack with too much photographic material that I have? At first it is difficult for us to select. In general, selecting is an art, (especially selecting our photos 😉). Inexperience makes no we dare to leave home without all porsiacasos imaginable.
I took the porsiacaso flash , all the porsiacaso lenses , the porsiacaso tripod , the porsiacaso laptop , and thus a long list.
The experience will gradually make you more minimalist and learn to know what is essential.
But in general, the essential is you, your camera, a battery, a memory card and a lens. Nothing else. Seriously, nothing else. For the simple mortal who only wants to practice and take photos, that is enough.
WHY A CAMERA CASE?
Well, I speak from my own experience and I suppose that I am not the only one who has gone through this process, because I have seen it in many other amateur photographers and photographers.
Carrying all the material on top made me lazy to take photos. At first I carried everything there was and to do. Then since I didn’t want to carry everything, I just didn’t carry anything. I did not take photos, I was lazy. Everything weighed too much on me.
I finally came to the conclusion that, in my case, I needed nothing more than my camera, my fixed lens, a battery and a spare card. Nothing else. And so, I did notice that the laziness of always leaving the camera in tow disappeared .
In that effort to simplify my life, I did not carry a backpack, only my camera with the lens mounted, well, hanging in any way;). I put it in my bag when I got tired, and on foot. And of course, it’s not a plan either. Minimalism yes, team protection too 😉
So I came to the conclusion that I should protect my equipment, but at the same time feel light. I already had a backpack, what I really wanted was just to protect my camera, so I came to the conclusion that what I needed was a camera case.
For me, the advantages are clear: they are very light, they protect the equipment from shocks, dust, humidity, rain (if they are waterproof), scratches, etc.
They mostly have room for a battery and a memory card. In some cases a little more space for a filter, keys or mobile. Like everything in photography, you have many models;).
You don’t have to scratch your pocket too much to have one; You can get a good cover at a very good price (later I leave you some recommendations 😉).
In addition, taking out the camera is an agile gesture, the covers are simple, they open easily, and they allow us to sac the camera without difficulty.
In short, they are ideal if you want to go out to take photos light or light, but without risking the equipment.
Go ahead I don’t think the case should replace a good backpack. Rather I think they are complementary. Most photographers, before specializing in something, we love to fiddle with different disciplines and try new things.
That is why we usually have equipment for more than one photographic style. Rarely, if our pocket allows it, we are left with only one type of lens or without a tripod, or without a good flash.
There will be days when you really need to carry a good backpack with you, where there will be no place for minimalism because it would mean the failure of the photographic output.
It is clear that a photographic cover would not meet such an output.
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD CASE FOR YOUR CAMERA?
- If we talk about protecting, try to make the case waterproof
- That has space for a memory card and a battery
- Check that it is compatible with your type of camera
- Make sure the size is enough to carry your largest lens mounted
- Try to find a resistant material (nylon, neoprene, leather …)
- It is highly recommended that the camera does not dance inside the case, but rather fits snugly on it.
- The ideal is that it has handles to hang it, not all carry, although most
I leave you with some ideas for both DSLR (or similar) and compact cameras.