- (January 18, 2006) I was using a Tamrac toploader bag for easy access to my camera. When my equipment outgrew that bag, I bought the SlingShot. My bag holds a D70 with attached Sigma 18-50 lens, a 50mm lens, a P2000, SB-800, batteries, and various accessories. If you have more equipment, I would recommend the bigger SlingShot 200. I recently used this bag while shooting a social event. I had no problem with shooting and wearing this bag full of equipment for over 4 hours. I had piece of mind knowing that no one was messing with my equipment in a corner of the room while I was up running around. There was a couple of times when I accidently left the main compartment open, but thanks to the the stop-zip featu
- (January 15, 2006) The biggest strength is the design of this bag, I was looking for something that would hold a camera body with a 70-300mm zoom lens attached along with 2 spare lenses, my battery charger and cables, a flash and a few filters and still have a little room for a peanut butter sandwitch or a P&S camera. With that list of what I needed to put in the bag I was pretty much limited to the traditional shoulder bag or a backpack. I wanted something that would hug my body like a back so I could take my gear hiking, biking or lift my 3 year old into her stroller whithout the camera bag flopping around at my side, but I also wanted something that I could have in front of me to change lenses without the
- (June 22, 2004) This is a very nice case for the Canon S1 IS camera. It is well made and looks sharp. It has a pouch (inside) for a spare media card, but I wish it did have a pocket for an extra set of batteries. It does NOT have a neck strap, although the way it is made, you can use your camera's neck strap. It does have a very sturdy "belt loop". So far, it seems that if you wear it on your belt, the camera strap dangles (I'll have to find a way to tuck it in or something). If you use the camera strap, then you have to find something to do with the case when you take out the camera. All together--it is a very NICE case, although I'll probably end up with a larger case to hold camera(in case),
- (09/13/2013) I bought this in order to have faster access to my photo equipment than I was getting with a backpack. And it does a good job. I have only used it three times, but one was with a five mile hike. I was carrying a camera and three lenses up to 300mm, a water bottle, a stack of screw-on camera filters, a couple of snacks, a folding stool, a tripod and head, and various accessories like a cable release and memory cards. The vest never did get in the way. I even found that the snap hooks for the earbud wires was good to keep the strap of my stool from slipping off of my shoulder. Nice, roomy pockets and nice, cool cotton. Don't know what I would recommend to improve it.
- (09/12/2013) Got it for my T5i. Works perfect. Even got a screen protector added.
- (09/11/2013) Had been looking to replace my older Lowepro SlingShot bags, not because they were worn out (which they are not), but because I needed to have a regular backpack and one which I could pack my MacBook Pro laptop. I do have a larger backpack (also a Lowepro) in which I can pack not only the laptop but two DSLR bodies and lenses, but there are times when I only need to travel light. I looked at several bags until I saw this one. This bag works perfectly for the requirements I listed above. I was able to pack not only the laptop, power supply and external drive, but my Nikon D600 with 18-85 lens, plus two additional lenses, flash and accessories. The total weight came out to about 22 lbs, but rides comfortably on my back. In addition I like that I can attach either a tripod or monopod to the side, and that it has the all-weather covering in case of foul weather. I have had excellent experience with all of the Lowepro bags I've owned over the years. Their customer service in case of a problem is top-notch, and if there is any problem with a bag, they will replace it no matter how old. Construction is strong yet light-weight and the price cannot be beat. Bottom line is that this the perfect bag for those times when there is not the need to travel light, but still have the essentials when you need them.