In order to utilize and protect the camera equipment available for qualified RCC Photo students, there is a camera bag requirement.
The bag must be large enough to safely contain and carry a medium format camera. This results in having the minimal interior dimensions of 12″ x 9″ x 6″. The bag must be fully padded, have a sturdy handle or strap system and have space enough for a light meter and film to ride along.
There are many bags on the market from which to choose. A good strategy is to consider getting a quality bag that will last for many years and will adapt, by way of moveable internal dividers, to other camera gear as you progress through the program.
|Manufacturer and Model||Price Range +/-|
|LowePro Magnum 6500||$200|
|LowePro Magnum 400 AW||$186|
|Lowepro Fastpack 250 DSLR Camera Backpack||$130|
|LowePro Pro Roller x100 AW||$200|
|LowePro Pro Roller x200 AW||$250|
|Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack – Large||$150|
|Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack||$200|
|Manfrotto Pro Light RedBee-210 Reverse Access Backpack||$190|
|Portabrace CAR-1B Cargo Case||$180|
|Tenba 638-381 Messenger DNA 15 Camera and Laptop Bag||$170|
|Think Tank Retrospective 10||$170|
|Think Tank Retrospective 30||$200|
|Vanguard – The Heralder 38 Messenger||$150|
|f.64 BPX Extra Large Backpack||$160|
Of course, it’s not possible to list all of the camera bags that meet our specifications and prices may vary depending on the vendor.
For more information about camera bags, check the manufacturer or vendor websites.