Case Logic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling (Black) – Product Description:
This SLR sling was designed to keep you ready to shoot wherever your journey takes you. Wear the sling cross-body, then simply swing the case to the front for immediate access to your camera and accessories. The camera compartment provides ultimate protection for your SLR. The suspension hammock system (patent pending) suspends the camera body preventing impact with the bottom of the case. The compartment lid is lined with scratch-resistant memory foam to help prevent screen damage. Compartment measures 7.9 x 7.3 x 7.9 and accommodates most SLR bodies with attached standard lens. Additional large compartment measures 8.5 x 4 x 5 for an extra lens, flash or other bulky accessories. Three additional compartments store smaller items such as extra battery, cords, memory cards or keys. Strap system on the front of the case secures a tripod or other bulky gear with industrial strength hook-and loop. Adjustable shoulder and waist straps ensure a comfortable fit. Wrist strap limits unnecessary jostling during activity.
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Case Logic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling (Black) – Review:
GREAT SLR BAG!
So, my wife and I are wedding photographers. We’ve been looking for a good bag for quite a while to carry our camera & lenses. We’ve checked out the other major brands (including crumpler) and many of the more popular choices … and then as came across this one (the case logic SLR sling).
I have to say, we really love it. So, to point out a few good things:
1 – It looks pretty good and doesn’t scream ‘camera in here!’ (good when traveling)
2 – It can easily hold 3 lenses at a time, including the Canon 70-200 2.8L IS. The 70-200 can actually fit in the main compartment with another smaller lens (like the 135 f2 or the 100mm 2.8 macro) or it can fit alone in the extra top compartment – with the hood on backwards! To clarify even more, the 135 + 70-200 with hoods on can fit in the main compartment without a problem (it is tight though, but tight is good). Oh, one last note here – it can hold 4 lenses if packing smartly – 70-200 + 135 in main compartment and 14mm 2.8L + 50mm 1.2L in the top compartment.
3 – It works as intended. The sling capability (the ability to bring it to your front) is invaluable. It makes is -very- easy to get out the lens you want without taking off the pack AND it can make you feel secure in areas where you want to keep an eye out for pickpockets.
4 – The quick release clip on the front is just great – hands down, great. If you are just getting to a location, an event is about to happen, you can quickly release the pack, place it on the ground, and be shooting within seconds.
5 – The material is very nice and breathable.
6 – The extra small compartments for cards, etc, are very handy. We found ourselves putting keys/memory cards up front and putting more sensitive items behind the tripod strap (which works very well).
Hands down, we’d recommend this.
Downside: We had ours altered as we are too small for it to fit. We just had the strap moved up where it connects over the chest. Fits like a charm now. Cost us all of $7.
Quick last note – for nearly any lens combination, the bag could fit at least three. Such as the 24-70 2.8L + 85 1.2L. We found ourselves putting one lens below the camera holder/sling inside and one above so that they did not hit each other. And then we’d just have 1-2 lenses in the extra compartment. If you want to store your camera in the bag, a 5D Mk II + 24-70, 85 1.2, 100 2.8, 135 2.0, … etc fit in the middle compartment without a problem. In fact, we could fit the 5D Mk II + 24-70 (hood backwards) in the middle compartment (not using the internal sling type device) and still have room to put a 580 EX II flash ontop of it. The only lens that doesn’t fit with the camera body attached would be the 70-200 2.8L IS or any lens of that length.
For us, we are able to carry 5 lenses, 2 580 EX II’s, and a 430 EX II with radio popper stand in two bags at once.
Highly recommended – and also highly recommended to have the strap altered so that the bag fits you properly. Otherwise, it can be a waste of money unless you are 6’5″.
Edit: I should say that we just got back from a 2 week trip for a destination wedding in Europe and these bags were invaluable. We kept our passport, IDs, cash & cards in the inner pocket behind the tripod strap and had no problem. In busy areas, we just slung them around for a bit more security. They were comfortable to wear the entire trip without a problem and carried all the lenses + flashes + tripod + modifiers we needed for the wedding. For just sight seeing, etc, they still held everything we needed (had room to even carry personal items with us, like water, etc).