I have this bag. It's great for camera gear plus a small-midsize laptop when traveling either by car or airplane. it will fit camera body + lens, and extra non-large body, 3-4 extra lenses (depending on size, ~6.5" max length), a speedlight, camera battery chargers, AA batteries + charger, spare memory cards, 14" laptop plus charger and mouse (it will fit a 16" laptop fine but you'll have to put the charger in the gear section, giving up a spot for something there), pens and knick-knacks, etc. You can strap your tripod to the side, but wouldn't recommend going through TSA with it that way.
I got mine on sale from Amazon for about the same price several months back. Worth the price in my opinion.
Last edited by macinmn; 11-30-2012 at 08:56 AM..
I have this bag. Couple of caveats. The dividers are REALLY thick which wastes a lot of space in the bag. Never seen dividers so thick before.
The base is very protective but it is deep. So if you create a compartment at the bottom for a lens, it will make inserting/removing the lens a very tight fit. You can see in the photo how limited access is to their lower compartments. They could have made the bottom sturdy without making the hard base so deep.
Finally, and this was a huge deal for me, the zippers are not lock compatible. My gear is expensive. I'm not a fan of having thousands of dollars worth of unsecured gear in my blindside where it would be easy for someone in a crowd to open the bag and steal it. I found a workaround but it's a silly zipper design for a camera bag.
It's a great bag for this price, but it's not perfect. Poor design choices keep this from being my favorite case or backpack.
Nice bag and nice price. Too bad there is not a Fry's nearby where I live anymore
You moved or a Fry's location closed down? Which one?
Last edited by uscpsycho; 11-30-2012 at 10:02 AM..
looks like a nice bag. I had a caselogic sling type bag but the ergonomics sucked. I just got a Kata bag and it's about the same size, though that one has side access panels and a top compartment for other things besides the large laptop compartment. It holds all my gear including a 70-200 F4 and a few other smaller lenses and 2 flashes/charger. I can also put a netbook and an ipad in there. It also has a sleeve that fits over the carry on luggage pull handle. But it's nearly 3 times as much!
Not sure i'm following you. Mine fits with grip and quick release plate for my tripod and my luma cinch ( i do remove the bottom connection) without issue... albeit it is a little tight.
Thanks Mike, I just meant to ask if the Bag fits the Canon 40D with the Battery grip. I observed that the top was a tight fit so was a bit concerned.
I did not want to remove the battery grip everytime I wanted to use the bag
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