I'm hoping some of you that have had your Epiphanie bags can tell me you experience with them.
Every time I look at the web site I have to clean the drool off the keyboard, so I'm already enamored. Are they really as cute and functional as they appear?
I'm specifically looking at the Belle and the Ginger. I'm taking two wonderful trips this year and need a new bag. I have lowepro 100 sling, which is too small and I can't stand. Also have a backpack that works really nice for carrying all my gear while traveling. However, I've found that the backpack just isn't practical when you're on a city street or with a fairly fast moving tour group.
I'd like a bag that I can easily get the camera in and out of and not have to put it down to switch lens. I have some issues with my neck and shoulder so I need to keep the weight down. The Ginger and Belle look like I could load them up heavily for the airplane trip, but for daily sight seeing I could par down the equipment and drop in my wallet, etc. Based on your experience would these bags meet those needs?
Ginger vs. Belle?
Looks like Ginger has more pockets and is a bit taller (I'm thinking the height and what appears to be a narrower top means less chance of lens tumbling out). However the wider opening top on Belle would make things easy to pull items out and it actually appears to hold more, and yes I'm madly in love with that turquoise.
They both look a little fat at the bottom, I seem to have a chronic problem with knocking things over with my camera bag, which I'm sure has nothing to do with my own fat bottom.
Unfortunately, I'm making all these assumptions based on pictures, can you give me your experience? Do you run into things when you have it with you, can you easily change lens while its hanging from your shoulder? Does it leave a crease in your shoulder?
Thanks in advance and sorry so long winded.