Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW – Camera bag for wedding photographers
Without doubt, the most important piece of equipment not to overlook wether you are a beginner, amateur or a professional wedding photographer is your camera bag. Choosing a camera bag to suit your needs and your workflow can be quite difficult considering the large selection available on the market. Of course, you do not have to own just the one camera bag but rather buy 2 or 3 different bags to use in a variety of situations. I own 3 camera bags, each of them of different sizes and models. 2 of them are messenger camera bags and 1 is a backpack. All 3 of my camera bags including the lowepro nova sport 35L share a few important common factors.
When it comes to durability, I haven’t yet come across a camera bag for wedding photographers that is as durable and strong as the lowepro nova sport 35L. That bag feels like a tank. There is no danger of the handles or zips breaking off or seams coming undone. The bag is also easy to wash (without the padding). I have owned my nova sport 35L for 3 years and have used it for over 150 weddings and there are still no signs of fatigue.
A wedding photographer’s camera bag has to be weather proof. More than often, we find ourselves shooting in the rain, snow or scorching sun. Although your photography equipments might be weather sealed, a damp camera bag may cause mould to grow inside your lenses or camera, a lesson that I learnt the hard way. The nova sport 35L comes with both external and internal weather proofing. That’s 2 layers of weather proofing!!!
Easy to carry
A backpack or a messenger bag, they both have their pros and cons. The lowepro nova sport 35L is a messenger bag that is very easy to carry around. It has 2 handles, one to hold the bag in your hand and the other one on your shoulder.
Ease of use
Being a messenger bag, the lowepro nova sport 35L is very easy to use. All your equipments are easily accessible without having to unzip. Just flip the cover open (whilst still your shoulder) and all your cameras and lenses are at hand.
The internal padding of the lowepro nova sport 35L can be arranged into compartments of different sizes to fit your gears providing great protections from outside elements and scratches that may occur within the bag. The padding is also thick enough to provide protection if you unfortunately drop your bag.
Finally, the big question. Can it hold all my gears?
These are the gears that fits in my lowepro nova sport 35L:
1x Nikon D750
Nikon 50mm f1.4
Sigma Art 35mm f1.4
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8
Macro Nikon 105mm f2.8
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
2x Cactus speedlights
2x tripod plates
28x AA batteries
4x EN-EL15 batteries
10 stops ND filter
8x SD and CF cards
Where to buy: Amazon