Boda V3 Lens Bag, Plum - Holds 4-5 lenses, flash equipment, 24 media cards, batteries, cell phone, water bottle & more

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About Boda

The BODA V3 is fully weather-proof, and includes easily accessible, accurately sized pockets for everything you might need during an assignment: 4-5 lenses (upto a 70-200), flash equipment, 24 media cards, batteries, a cell phone, businesscards (with your own BODA business card holder), paperwork, even a water bottle. It also has a built-in retractable lens cleaner, and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

The BODA bag is a revolutionary lens carrying system that gives you a practical solution for quickly and easily accessing your equipment during a photo shoot. Most camera bags are designed for storage, but BODA lens bags are designed for activity, enabling you to focus less on your gear during a shoot, and more on the moment. It allows you to keep everything you need during a photo shoot safe and single-handedly accessible, right on your body.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (15),Good protection (12),Comfortable strap (9),Compact (7),Lightweight (6)
Best Uses:
Daily transport (5),Storage (5),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (7),Semi-pro photographer (6),Photo enthusiast (3)

Boda Features

  • Locking hinge points
  • Molded high strength Ballistics Cordura
  • Sealed weather-proof, fray resistant zippers
  • Ergonomic zipper pulls
  • Ergonomically advanced shoulder-strap
  • Retractable lens cleaning cloth
  • Expanded media wallet
  • Expanded battery compartment
  • Multi-Purpose O-rings for customization
  • Multi-function storage spaces/organizer
  • Wallet style organizer
  • Improved lens separators
  • Sleek aerodynamic design
  • Ergonomically designed pivot points
  • Superior comfort padding

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must-Have Bag!

The Boda V3 bag is extremely useful! I have taken it hiking and on two photo shoots so far, and it is phenomenal as a carry bag for 3-4 lenses (Canon 50 mm 1.4; Tamron 17-50 2.8; Canon 70-200 2.8L IS w/hood reversed, Canon 28-135, and a Canon 40D-no lens attached.) When the bag is sitting over your shoulder, you can easily reach in and grab the lens you need to get the job done. The bag has plenty of space for memory cards, batteries, cell phone, and various cords. You can easily place a lady...

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The Boda V3 bag is extremely useful! I have taken it hiking and on two photo shoots so far, and it is phenomenal as a carry bag for 3-4 lenses (Canon 50 mm 1.4; Tamron 17-50 2.8; Canon 70-200 2.8L IS w/hood reversed, Canon 28-135, and a Canon 40D-no lens attached.) When the bag is sitting over your shoulder, you can easily reach in and grab the lens you need to get the job done. The bag has plenty of space for memory cards, batteries, cell phone, and various cords. You can easily place a lady's wallet in the front pocket or a 6x7 journal/notebook. It's a little bulky but a must have if you want a working/carrier bag for your lenses. Only con so far: the water bottle pouch is in an awkward position--it's not very useful if you have something in the top pocket-however, I've used it as a pouch for chords and it works great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Boda V3 Lens Bag

This bag is very heavy and bulky. The bag is made to fit Canon, but the 580 EXII is too big for the flash pocket and it falls out. The shoulder strap is hard and extremely uncomfortable as well. All around a big disappointment. [...]

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

AWESOME bag!!!

By

from Miami, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I've used the product for a couple of events, where I needed to have extra lenses, but didn't want to bring a rolling case, and I feel that for a beach wedding, for example, it will come in extra handy. I especially like having so many pockets and places for storing things!

 
4.0

Camera Bag Junkie

By

from St Paul MN  -  Pro Photographer

I own a number of Think Tank Photo bags from their Airport International V2.0, the Urban Disguise 60, the Street Walker Pro and the Sling-o-matic 30. I love all of those bags, they are some of the best bags for transporting a lot of gear, but I wanted a smaller compact bag for use during a shoot that wasn't as large. I tried the Boda V3 Lens bag and was instantly impressed by the build quality. Its seems ridged and able to protect the few lenses I want to bring along to a smaller shoot. Despite its small look, it carries a TON of gear. I shoot Canon and I was able to fit my 70-200 2.8 IS II, my 24-70 2.8 II, 50 1.4 and my 85 1.2 all in main bag as well as a 600ex-rt in the side pouch (doesn't fit perfectly but you make do). You have a camera, lens and flash in your hand for shooting already while shooting which means you have a pretty versatile kit for any situation. If you want to use it to pack away a camera body, make sure your camera fits. I tried both the 5DmkIII w/grip and 1Dx and neither would fit. If you too loose the grip or shoot a smaller camera body it would probably fit no problem. It has a couple of what seem like very purpose built compartments, which is neither good nor bad I guess. In the front there is a memory card wallet type pouch which for me does not seem the most practical. I use Pixel Pocket Rockets and like that I don't have to fumble around the front of the bag to see which card is used or not (there is a tab to help you see this but its not as convenient as a small card wallet.) That said, the pocket directly above this is the perfect size for a couple of Pixel Pocket Rockets or battery cases. It is a small, ridged, also seemingly purpose built pocket. I suppose its built for you to keep your keys, cell phone, business cards, external HDD or other small gadgets. One really nice feature is the built in lens cloth on the retractable tether. Its a nice addition and perfect companion to small shooters bag. Its other side pouches would also be perfect for a water bottle or filters if you wanted. I'm not a very tall guy, @5' 6" I find most camera bags sit too low on my waist and become uncomfortable after a short period of time. This bag seems to be a little better, It sits high enough that I don't feel like its banging on my knees if I start moving quickly (happens at weddings). Obviously this can be adjusted if you are a taller individual but I figured this is worth noting. All in all its a pretty nice bag, I'd recommend it.

 
4.0

Nice bag

By

from Tulsa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Pricey at retail - ok at sale price. Lots of pockets.

 
5.0

Durable and functional! Love this bag!

By

from Corona, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Compact and comfortable and held everything I needed for the day and more.

 
4.0

Must have for on the go ON the job

By

from Honolulu, HI  -  Pro Photographer

I love my bag... but. The closures could be better. The lens area is great but the other compartments do not seem to be well protected or to close very securely. I have had difficulty getting the optional waist strap. The manufacturer doesn't sell directly anymore apparently and they direct you to Adorama... who doesn't have it available either. GET IT!

 
5.0

Very well made!

By

from Chattanooga, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great bag for holding a couple of lenses, and accessories on a location shoot. The bag is very well designed and manufactured. I also got the waist belt, and find it more comfortable for a long shoot.

 
4.0

A specialist in a world of generalists

By

from San Jose, Ca  -  Pro Photographer

This is a lens bag, not really a camera bag and it is important to realize this part. It is designed for a specific purpose, to make you change your camera lens fast, which is very important in certain situations.

 
4.0

what will fit?

By

from Rochester, ny  -  Semi-pro Photographer

can fit 20d w grip, 50f/1.4,85f/1.8,135f/2.0, 24-105f4.0 all with hoods, with limited filters in main pocket at same time. OR 20d w/grip,1 of the above lenses and a 70-200f2.8 w/hood. side pocket lg enough for a 580ex flash w/ difuser.Top ft pocket holdes a flash bracket. IMPORTANT both straps needed for comfort and stability when loaded. Boda does NOT offer this option, I added another set of clips to the bac and now can use both straps at same time, bulky bur very comfortable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boda V3 Lens Bag

By

from Adelaide, South Australia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This Bag is exactly what it say s it is...a great lens carrying bag. It sits nicely on the hip for easy access to change over your lens,add a flash , replace a memory card...or even to get a drink. Durable, weather proof and enough pockets to hold your gear needed during a days shoot. I've used it for a few weddings so far and have not been disappointed, the lens cleaner is a handy little addon. My friend tried mine and went and bought one the next week.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just what I needed

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great addition to my bag collection and it is fast becoming a favorite. Lightweight but capable a carrying three lenses, my flash, PocketWizards, and all sorts of misc. equip. Just had it a short time but I know it will take quite a bit of abuse and keep on performing. Suggest you get the waist strap. I did not at the time I bought it and wish I had because it was on sale and now I have to pay full price.

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Shopper  Any idea where I could pick up a waist belt for this bag? I've searched and searched, but no luck. Thanks for any help you can provide.
JOSE V  I bought mine at the Boda website for $10 (usually $30). It is to be used instead of the shoulder strap. I found myself not using the belt one. I only use the shoulder strap.
milo g  Sometimes when I'm not shooting, I take my puppy with me. Do you think she will fit in this bag? She's bigger than a teacup and smaller than a loaf of bread. Obviously I wouldn't zip the top closed. Thank you.
Bill M  You could fit her in there and still have room for another lens or two
Shopper  Wondering if this bag will fit one Nikon body, and maybe just 2 lenses?
GIL L  I carry a Canon 5D Mark iii with a large 35 1.4 attached on one side and either a 85 1.4 or 70-200 f4 on the other side. If you have small prime lenses, you could probably fit 3-4 in total. I love how quickly I can change lenses now using this bag. My main complaint is the neck strap. It doesn't contour nicely and your neck feels it after a long day.
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