Quick Tip: Upgrade Your Camera Bag Zippers for Just a Few Bucks

Quick, simple, cheap, and useful—you can’t ask for much more from a quick photo gear tip, and this quick tip meets all four criteria.

Put together by DSLR Video Shooter‘s Caleb Pike, this short DIY tutorial shows you how to upgrade your camera bag zippers using just a $4 piece of chord, some scissors, and a lighter. As Caleb says at the beginning of the video, this might seem silly at first, but it’s not.

Simply adding some bright-colored pulls will not only make your camera bag’s zippers easier to use, it’ll makes the zippers easy to spot in a dark room and put a unique identifier on your bag. Quick, simple, cheap, and, most importantly, useful.

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