This'll be the first time I'm buying a camera bag, so I'm totally clueless and would like some guidance (I just bought my first ever camera, X-T10, last week):
My idea is to buy a pretty big enough bag that can hold my camera, a couple of lenses, some items like bottle water, snacks, laptop, tshirts, etc. and preferably a small tripod (for example, this will be a good bag for one-day hiking).
But at the same time, I don't want the bag to be big enough that it will be taking too much space in my luggage when I'm travelling (for ex: I'm going for a one-week trekking in some mountains in Indonesia later and will only bring a one big rucksack (70-80 litres).
So what kind of bag should I buy? Or should I just buy 2 bags?
Also do you still need to buy a camera case?
Last but not least:
-which brand is considered a good brand for camera bag (like the Fujifilm or Nikon of camera bag)?
-what do you consider when buying a bag besides the price?
Thanks so much!
Gear buying like camera bags will be an ongoing process.. that is if you cherish your camera and photography as much as I or many of us do. You never know until you get it and try it for yourself.
There's 3 things to consider, and none of them necessarily are related or more important to the other.. Style, Functionality & Cost.
There's too much to say and so many options. I'll tell you personally, I have stuck with Wotancraft.. love their styling and build, pricey, but I personally love them and have had 7 of them. 2 paratroopers, 2 scouts, 2 avengers & 1 commander (those are the various style names, fyi). I prefer form over function, but it has to function well still and not be totally just for style.
And, I would say you may not necessarily be stuck to just 1 bag.. you could get by with just 1, but in the end, I think you'll find there's a bag for different occasions.. If you work, or a serious hobbyist, then you will at least have a large bag to carry a good bulk of your gear out to the field or wherever.. But, there will definitely be times you will find having a secondary more compact bag just to carry a camera and lens (or two) would be just enough to get you by more times than not, especially if you like to bring your camera everywhere, you're going to want to leave the big heavy bag for serious work and setup at home and just keep a light compact that carries just what you need for the day.
A camera bag, or bags, is purely subjective matter.. you're just going to have to find what you like and works for you.