I just went to the store yesterday and purchased a soft bag (Kipling) with lots of compartments and a long strap that fits very nicely over my head and across my body. I'm so tired of using a fanny pack and don't like to carry a bag on one shoulder. You need both hands sometimes when using the gangway, getting on and off bus and boat transportation, etc. Also, with the fanny pack, it is bothersome to use in the restroom and a nuisance leaving around your waist when you're eating and my back starts killing me if I wear it long enough because I too always throw my camera in, extra film, etc. My new bag is very comfortable, I think I'm going to love it and I can shift it very easily from one hip to another.