The best leather camera bags: luxury for your photo kit in leather and canvas

best leather camera bags
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The best leather camera bags offer that added touch of style and protection that is often lacking in many other camera bags. You'd be forgiven for thinking they also cost a lot more too, but these days you can pick up a really durable, beautiful leather camera bag for a really affordable price.

Leather camera bags tend to based on a classic satchel or messenger bag design, usually with a few flourishes to give them that stylish edge. But it's not just a case of style over substance, as these are proper camera bags, and have all the necessary features for protection of camera kit.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.