after recently investing in the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 as my new urbex lens, I found that my trusty Lowepro slingshot 200aw a little to narrow to cope with the d3 fitted with the lens,so the hunt began for a new equipment bag..
Below is a review of what i purchased the Lowepro classified sling 220aw,I tried several manufacturers equipment bags in a local retail shop but I always seem to go back to Lowepro..in my eyes there gear screams quality..so firstly I apologise for the photos not being to good and secondly for not making the bed..
1-2 pro DSLRs with 70-200mm f.2.8 lenses attached; 1-2 flashes; accessories; personal gear; up to a 15.4” widescreen laptop in front pocket
10.6W X 6.1D X 15H inhttp://talkurbex.com/forum/27 X 15.5 X 38 cm
13W X 9.8D X 18.1H inhttp://talkurbex.com/forum/33 X 25 X 46 cm
Notebook Compartment Inner Dimensions:
11W X 1.4D X 17.5H inhttp://talkurbex.com/forum/ 28 X 3.5 X 44.5 cm
Top Compartment Inner Dimensions:
25W X 14D X 5H inhttp://talkurbex.com/forum/9.8 X 5.5 X 2 cm
1680D Ballistic Nylon, 840×600 Nylon Poly, Leather
Tricot, 210D Nylon
The front pocket is ideal for maps,reference notes camera manuals or cables it runs the full length of the bag
Behind it sits the zippered laptop pocket…it will take a 15″ laptop..although not many take a laptop on a mission its always handy to have especially if your away for a week exploring europe,like some lucky talkurbex members…no names mentioned.
Onto the top pocket…the lid itself has again a zipped pocket with a small clip inside useful for retaining keys..and storing batteries.
The inner part of the lid has a 2 x long pockets capable of taking lenspens and a pocket capable of taking a small camcorder…i can manage to fit my panasonic sdr-s10…couple of pics to show it in place..
Ok onto the main compartment which is the reason i main purchased this awesome piece of kit.
again in the zipped lid the is an internal zipped pocket which run the full length of the lid..on top of this there are 3 compact flash pockets with a nifty little coloured tag on each which you can flip around to show which cards are full and which are empty…
The main compartment features 4 large dividers and 2 smaller ones which are all moveable
And the kit that it will take with room to spare…lots of room to spare for flashguns,batteries,wireless remotes,food drink,torches..
I also have a 12-24mm and 50mm not in above image “loaned to a friend for the weekend”that will also be going into the bag…as well as food…to be honest like lowepro says it will hold to pro bodies and there’s enough room left in mine for a second d3 with my 12-24 fitted…..cant afford a 2nd body at the min…
There is a tripod adapter which is also has the ability to be tucked away as well as a waterproof cover which again gets tucked away in its own pocket when not in use…
One last thing about the bag is that it has tucked away a support belt which can be used if you really have the bag loaded up..
just a couple of it sat on this gorilla to give you idea of size when its on the body…i’m 6ft 2″
my lowepro slingshot never let me down on explores and i dont expect this bag to either its built to a nice high standard and it has a rigid build…one last image taken from the web shows the bag in use..
thanks for reading guys,its my 1st review so be gentle with me..
i hope it can maybe help if someone is looking for a larger bag that you can get at your gear without havng to lay it down it the dust and crap that we seem to run into in our pastime..prices vary on the web from £80-£100…I got mine from a local retailer like I said for about mid way between the 2…