Summary: I bought this for a trip to FL, where I would be shooting while wading so I couldn't put a bag down. It is easy to swing the bag around front, open it, and have both hands free to change lenses. I carried a 20D with 300/4 + TC, 70-200/4 non-IS, 10-22 EF-S, Tamron 17-35, 50/1.8, and tubes. It was a bit of a tight fit to get the 300 in and out, but it worked fine. The 20D had an L bracket but no grip.
Pros: Easy to change lenses, Secure, Stealthy
Cons: Tight for pro body, Weight stays on shoulders
Summary: Took the recommendation of one of the salesmen and his choice is great. The bag is set up great with total flexibility. Carries a great deal of gear but in a small footprint. The bag is designed to remain off your back so it doesn't cause sweating. I like the monopod holder straps.
Summary: I have used Lowe Pro bags for years and have been satisfied. I wanted to try a backpack for woods trekking etc. This pack has worked well except when fully loaded it becomes difficult to maneuver. I intend to try a neck strap hooked to the top handle to ease the forward weight.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this bag to carry gear on holiday and specifically to take on board an aircraft. It ticks all the right boxes; comfortable to wear, secure and capable of carrying a reasonable range of equipment. Seems very hard wearing and also has a rain cover under the base which is easily removed and fitted. Now used in preference to my other bags and not just for travel.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Secure, Strong Construction
Summary: Took this bag to New York on my first oversea's photoshoot, bag carried all my photo equipment with ease however I had to take my laptop with me. The bag does not have a compartment for a laptop slot. Luckily I have one of those slim ones, which I just placed ontop of the camera in the main compartment and zipped the thing up. Did the job and fit nicely.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Summary: This is a great backpack to use and very comfy - even if i do tend to fill it to bursting. Once on your back the weight isn't an issue at all - my only niggle (and its a personal one at that) is that i wish I'd gone for the 500 just for that little extra room. But as i say, its a great backpack and more to the point doesn't look like a photo bag, especially with the green bits.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Summary: I love the build quality of the bag. This can easily carry one 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 105mm, 50mm, SB900 with a full frame body. What else do you need. It can also carry a small size tripod. However I do not find it very useful considering the weight of the bag. This is indeed little heavy but that is because it is very well built and full of padding. Since the bag opens from the back, no one can access the gears easily, which is good considering the security.