Hi. In this video, we take a look at this AmazonBasics
DSLR laptop camera bag. Hi. I’m Adam and welcome to First Man Photography
the channel that will help you take your photography to the next level. If you haven’t done so yet, please do follow
me on Instagram. It’s a great place to share our photos and
there’s some great conversation going on too. I’ve put a link down in the description
and I’ll see you there. Okay, let’s get into this. In a very recent video, I previewed my new
camera bag which was the F-stop Sukha bag. It was a very expensive package. It seem to upset quite a lot of people justifiably
so in a lot of cases. For me, it was perfect because I’m getting
out into the mountains to film my vogs and things like that. But it is overkill a little bit, there’s
no doubt about it. Something bit more modest and a bit more affordable
will definitely do the job just as well. So, in this video, I have picked up this which
is the Amazonbasics DSLR and laptop camera bag and it will fit the bill, hopefully, for
a lot more people. So we’ll get into this bag and take a look. The first thing that strikes you, when you
get this bag out of the box, is it’s, actually, pretty decent quality. That’s the Amazonbasics ethos is to have
high quality gear without the fuss and, because they’re building it in such bulk, you get
good value. That’s what this bag provides. At just over £30 in the UK and about $40
in the US it is excellent value for we get. So let’s open it up and I’ll show you. So we have the main compartment here which
you just unzip. Then, like many other camera bags, it’s got
lots of different sections and it’s going to hold all your normal gear. It’s not the biggest bag in the world but
it still is pretty roomy you’re going to be able to carry, pretty much, what you need
for your day shoot, hopefully. It does taper off towards the top. So it is thinner at the top than it is at
the bottom bottom. You’re going to have to your bodies laying
flat. There isn’t enough room to lay your body
on the side. But you probably could fit two bodies in here. It also has this area, another front pocket
here. If you can see in there, you’re going to
get loads of other stuff in there. You could put a little coat in there, if you’re
that way inclined. There’s places for pens, memory cards, wires,
things like that, that you can shove into there. Food, of course, if you’re trekking away
like me for the day. Then you have the laptop area towards the
back. So, let’s try filling this bag and seeing
what we can get in. So, we’re going to start off with a camera,
my Canon 5D MkIV. That goes in. Canon 100mm macro lens, check. Landscaping lens at 17-40, that goes in. It stands upright like that. Canon 85mm 1.8 lens, check and a flash. Now, Canon 400mm F5.6 wildlife lens. check? This is pretty impressive for this value. A couple of filters, check. There you see that is fitting everything there
pretty comfortably. I’ve got to say, I am really impressed with
that. It does feel solid as well. I feel like my gear will be safe in there. It’s padded front and back as well. Let’s just close that up, take one laptop
and then just slide that in and, again, that just sits nice. That’s a 15 inch laptop that’s gone into
there and now that’s just sat in that bag pretty nicely. Now, I need a tripod. Can we attach a tripod to this? Yes we can. Lift this little pocket up, put one leg in
there like that and then it’s just a case of strapping the straps around the tripod,
clipping in like that. Now there we go. That is is really easy. This is the Befree Manfrotto tripod. Now, is the bag waterproof? No it isn’t but Amazon do you a little of
favour and provide a nice little rain cover. So, very simply, just pull that over the bag
and it should go over the tripod as well. Lay it flat, like that, and pull it over,
fit it on. There we have it: one waterproof bag that
costs less than £40. I mean, that’s brilliant. Let’s try it on. It’s got a waist strap, a chest strap. That is pretty good. I’m happy with that. This one comes with a grey interior but it
does also come with an orange interior as well, if you want a little bit more style
in your life. So is the bag too good to be true? Well, there are couple of small downsides,
although, I emphasise that that’s a small downside. Like I said, it’s not waterproof but, still,
this is pretty thick. It will take quite a lot of rain to breach
this bag anyway but, as soon as you put that cover on, accessibility becomes a problem. In fact, accessibility is probably the biggest
problem of this bag because you have to undo the top here, open it right up. Although, it’s not too bad. You’re going to have to put the bag down
somewhere and, like I said, it’s not waterproof and then, normally, your body is going to
be right at the bottom here. So, it’s not a hundred percent ideal in
terms of accessibility. Some people may, also, not want to advertise
the fact that it’s Amazonbasics but, very simply, get a piece of tape, stick it over
there and then the job is a good one. Another small downside is the strapping on
the back here. It’s strong enough and the stitching feels
like it will hold, as well, but the padding just doesn’t feel that substantial. You can feel the foam inside almost. It just feels a little bit cheap. I’m not sure after wearing it for a little
while how much support that will provide. Having said that, the big selling point of
this bag is that cost. I’m absolutely impressed with his bag, I
really am. I could definitely recommend this, if it fits
somewhere in your budget range. I’ve put a link down below for you to check
it out. If you’ve tried this out before, please
leave a comment down below and let everybody else know what you think. Okay, I hope you enjoyed that. Please give the video the thumbs up, if you
did and subscribe to the channel, if you haven’t done so already, where I’m putting videos
out every Wednesday and every Sunday There will be another vlog coming next week. I’ll see you one another one very soon. I’m Adam. This is First Man Photography… Out!!!

AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack review

44 thoughts on “AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack review

  • November 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm
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    Hopefully getting my first DSLR camera for Christmas this year. Love the channel.

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  • November 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    good review, those canon flashes are so much smaller than the ones I've got, they take up quite a bit of room

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  • November 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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    looks like an ideal bag for a day out with light kit, and really good for someone who is maybe just starting out and doesn't want to pay £100's for a bag nice review Adam.

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  • November 6, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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    I have this camera bag with the orange interior.  I don't have as much equipment as you do, but I love it for what I carry in it. Great review. 🙂

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  • November 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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    I have had this bag for a couple of years now and still going strong. For the price it's a great buy and excellent quality. You're right about accessibility though as it can be a pain having to lay it flat all the time to get the gear out. All in all though would definitely recommend it.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 12:43 am
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    Had mine for 6 months, carries a 7d mark ii, 6d, Sigma 70-200, Sigma 50-100, Sigma 18-35, Canon 50 and 85 f1.8 , cactus flash, batteries and my surface 3. use it almost everyday and there is no wear or tear on it yet. More then happy with it.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 2:45 am
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    Do you have snapchat?

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  • November 7, 2016 at 3:07 am
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    Another great video!! You have a bright future ahead!!

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  • November 7, 2016 at 4:42 am
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    I really don't understand why people got upset about your previous bag review. Obviously it is a bag that suits your needs and you shouldn't need the feel to apologise about it. Neither do you need to compensate by reviewing cheaper gear. I assume you don't have this channel to sell stuff to your subscribers, so they shouldn't complain to you about these things. What's next? Should you apologise for the gear you own and buy cheaper stuff just because it is out of the price range for most of us? Adam please continue to do what you do best and let the naggers be. You won't be able to please everybody no matter what you do. For all you know they will complain about you presenting a "cheap" bag.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 4:48 am
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    Great bag at a bargain price. Great review Adam.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 5:49 am
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    i picked up Lowepro Flipside sport 20L and Lowepro 400AW flipside … i just love flipside stuff
    n they both r excellent value for money … lots of space …

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  • November 7, 2016 at 6:09 am
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    Hi Adam, Thanks for yet another great review. I also own a Sukha, and I must say, it is worth the money. I used it in my last full day trip, and my shoulders and body thanked me for investing in a good bag. A question on the AmazonBasics, packing a full bag doesn't leave you with any place for food or other necessities? So I guess, if one has this backpack, one has to make a choice and keep less equipment e.g. lenses and use those slots for good etc.
    What I am trying to say/ask is that comparison between this bag nd Sukha wouldn't be fair in that regard then. Other than that, it looks like a v good budget bag for a few hours trip. Would like to know your opinion.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    Got one myself, the basics is a great bag. Well worth the money.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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    nice, zero dislikes and 72 likes awesome!

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  • November 8, 2016 at 5:56 am
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    Nice bag. I have a Caden camera bag which is waterproof and anti theft. It only cost AU$61 which is a great price. It is good quality and has plenty of room. It is certainly worth a look.

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  • March 5, 2017 at 1:27 am
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    Cool I will get it soon

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  • May 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    looks to soft to me.. when it gets bumped could damage gear !

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  • July 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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    I wonder, does a lens as big as the Sigma 150-600mm or similar Tamron (or Nikon 200-500mm) fit the bag? o_O

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  • July 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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    What's your opinion on Canon Rebel T5i aka 700D for a beginner

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  • July 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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    BTW It really helped me out

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  • July 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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    Great video i am getting one because of you. I'll be using it alot. Is my canon 1000d OK do to landscape photography?

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  • August 23, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    This by far is my favorite photography channel on YouTube, you express yourself excellently, always get to the point, have lots of knowledge and seem like a pretty cool guy to sit with and talk. You are worthy of a lot more subscribers. Thank you for your amazing content.

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  • November 17, 2017 at 4:04 am
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    can a Dslr with a battery grip fit?

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  • November 27, 2017 at 6:38 am
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    Great review. Thanks for actually putting your gear in it to show us how they sit.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm
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    I got one like this for £17 reduced from £30

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm
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    I would suggest getting a GPS tracker purely because of the amount of stuff you have in it.

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  • December 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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    They need to change the color. Black bags are horrible in hot and sunny places. Heat damage to equipment is a bit of a concern if you are travelling to hot environments. You can't leave a black bag in the sun because black bag attract heat. Good video but horrible color bag.

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  • January 2, 2018 at 11:04 pm
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    Great video,  and subscribed.  The amazon basics gear is definitely good quality.  On a funny note, when you zoom on the Amazon Basics logo while talking about quality there is a loose thread.  It's meaningless, just funny.  Great video.

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  • January 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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    Hello 🙂 By any chance if a crane 2 could fit in this backpack? With a mirrorless and few lenses:-)?

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  • February 5, 2018 at 12:54 am
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    Very helpful video! I normally stick to buying Lowepro bags, but I ended up busting/ ripping the seem of the zip off my trusty lowepro after 5 years of use. I’m currently in the process of buying a house so I don’t have £150 kicking around for another lowepro camera bag anymore, so after seeing this video I’ve just purchased one of these amazon basics now. Cheers for the sound advise Adam!

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  • May 11, 2018 at 3:26 am
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    I ordered the Amazon Basics medium DSLR camera bag for $13. Unfortunately it's a little smaller than I would like. Looking at other options.

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  • June 4, 2018 at 5:37 am
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    Great helpful video
    Love your channel vids keep on with the great work

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  • July 31, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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    @ 2:16…Did you say you can put a lot of coke in there? Gonna have to get this bag.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    Amazon basic tripod brilliant quality

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  • September 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    I'm very impressed with this for the money. Cheers for the helpful review.

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  • November 3, 2018 at 4:55 am
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    Possible to fit a water bottle on the side pocket?

    On a side note, are you Tom Hardy's long lost brother?

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  • January 17, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    How do you feel about it right now after using it?

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  • March 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I haven't used a camera since my film days. Just ordered my first DSLR , with this bag and the Peak Design capture clip. It all fits together nicely and I'm very pleased with it.

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  • March 28, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    Great review. Thank you and God bless.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    I've had this bag for 3 years. It's been used and abused, but you get what you pay for. The stitching on the back had to be reinforced twice as it started to wear out, the cover it comes with is definitely not waterproof. The quality overall of the bag matches its name – basic. Value for money sure, it's as good as it gets for that little price, but I wouldn't recommend this bag to anyone. I'd rather suggest to someone to save a bit more and get something better.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    The orange interior version is £4 cheaper too.. Yey!!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    I actually started out early with this bag and then got away from it because I thought I needed more of a bag to haul than to wear…interestingly enough though as I took more trips and did more walkabout photography I've actually moved back to this bag where I keep my 90% most frequently used lenses, etc. and use my other to haul the rest. I haven't found a reason to go with anything else for my needs.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    Can i put 2 cameras and 4 lenses?

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