Spotlight On: Epiphanie Clover & new camera gear

I ended my nearly year-long search for the perfect camera bag a few days after Christmas. I can’t tell you how many different bags I found while I scoured the internet. I went from from very popular camera bags to reading tutorials on how to make your own. Here’s the thing, my photography is strictly amateur, for my own family and blog purposes. I was a little torn about whether or not I actually wanted to take the plunge and purchase a pricey camera bag. Ultimately, I thought about the fact that I need to take better care of my camera gear, tossing it in my purse just isn’t going to work.

I went back and forth on the different options. Remember, I’m terribly indecisive. I had basically made my decision, then completely changed my mind after talking with Nina.  By the way, she has the best gift recommendations and authentic reviews, if you aren’t following her blog, you’re missing out.

All of that to say, my search ended with the Epiphanie Clover bag in fuchsia.

I was thrilled with the bag. It is big enough to function as more than just a camera bag. I can use it during trips, as a carry-on bag, and it can also serve as a diaper bag/purse while still functioning as a camera bag.

It easily held:

  • Canon Rebel T3i
  • 18-55 mm kit lens
  • 50 mm lens
  • 55-250 mm lens
  • Erin Condren Life Planner
  • 15″ Macbook Pro

While I’m talking about camera bags, let’s talk about the gear. For my birthday, I upgraded to the T3i, I had the most basic Rebel and it was a little worn out. I upgraded through the Canon loyalty program. You can send your old camera in and upgrade at a discounted price through this program, it’s worth checking into if you’re in the market to upgrade with Canon.

Another new addition to my camera gear is the 55-250mm telescopic lens. This lens was a Christmas gift from Allen and I am excited to put it to good use. I knew it would be important to have a telescopic lens as Braylen gets older and has school programs, recitals, etc, and I have ben eyeing them for sometime. The particular lens is lightweight and easy to use, so it’s perfect for what I need, photography-wise.

Just a quick disclaimer: I am not being compensated for this post. I didn’t receive the camera bag, camera or any of the gear to review. 

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  1. says

    What a great bag! I’ve rarely seen a camera bag I would be willing to carry but that one is simple and beautiful. I like that it functions as more than just a camera bag because let’s face it – when do you need just your camera? And no one wants to carry two bags.

    Thanks for the scoop on the Canon upgrade program – I wasn’t aware of it.

  2. says

    I got the exact same lens for Christmas. I am LOVING it so far!! I also was not aware of the Canon upgrade program. If it applies to point-and-shoots I may look into upgrading mine. I like having the small one sometimes, but it’s not working too well anymore. Thanks for sharing!!
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  3. says

    Yayay!!! I’ve been under the weather and completely away from my computer until today. I’m so excited you love the Clover bag as much as I do. My husband’s mom and sisters got it for me in black and I already feel better about having my laptop, iPad mini and DSLR with lenses all in one spot. Great review, Jennifer!

    p.s. Thank you for the very sweet compliments, as well! xo
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  4. says

    So I first want to say that I am NOT a stalker (posting on your almost 1 year old post). I am getting a Canon T3i for Christmas and somehow remembered that I had read on your blog about a camera bag, which I’m also looking for. Didn’t realize that this post was almost a year ago, but I’m so thankful that you have that “Search” feature on your sidebar. I totally didn’t realize that Canon had a loyalty trade in program, so while I was really only looking this up to check out your awesome bag, I just called Canon and you ended up saving me nearly $200!!! Craziness. Thanks!!

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