Reviews and Problems with Lowepro PRO MESSENGER 200 AW
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Best Kind, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: In practical use, the Lowepro Pro Messenger 200AW never has rigidity to the sides or bottom of the bag. When the bag is hanging from your shoulder the soft bottom causes all four soft sides of the bag to sag toward the middle of the bag. The result is that even when the Lowepro Pro Messenger 200AW is on a flat surface, seating the D800 camera with 50mm lens and no grip, so that the camera will not fall out when the bag is hanging from your shoulder and you open the flap,...
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Durable
Cons: Attracts Dust When New, Saggy, Zipper Free Main Area
Excerpt: I use this to carry my mirrorless digital and my film rangefinder system. It can also hold my D3s and lenses, but I prefer a backpack for the larger, heavier gear. I replaced a ThinkTank Retrospective 30 with this bag. I prefer the size and organization features of this bag (zippered pockets, etc). Of the canvas style bags I've owned (Domke F2, ThinkTank R30, etc.) This is my favorite bag.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
Excerpt: The Lowepro Pro Messenger 200 AW is a great messenger bag for a photographer looking for a discreet solution to carry their gear around a crowded city or to an event. I have owned the bag for 2 weeks now and I must say, it s an exceptional bag. There are enough pockets to fit my gripped Canon 7D with an attached 24-70, 70-200, 10-22, and a Canon 580EX II Speedlight, all comfortable in the main compartment. This bag offers small pockets for miscellaneous gear all over it.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Compact, Durable, Fits A Gripped Pro-dslr A, Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Storage Options
Excerpt: After years of hauling photo gear around in a variety of bags, I'm convinced there is no single bag that will work for every application but this one comes pretty close. I can fit a body with lens and vertical grip attached, three other lenses (including a 70-200 f2.8) a speed light and a variety of accessories in this bag. It's comfortable enough to carry all this gear for several hours either over a shoulder or across the chest.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Durable, Easy access, Good Protection
Excerpt: From past reviews I knew that the bag wasn't perfect. But I needed SOMETHING. ANYTHING. I needed a more professional system from what I was using. I shoot a lot of weddings and having the right gear on me and not being slowed down for a second because of workflow hiccups is something I simply cannot afford. I've purchased other, smaller messenger bags... I was recently using the thinkTank lens changer (which is still my favorite system for less demanding events).
Excerpt: For those considering this bag as well as the Think Tank Retrospective line, I wanted to share a few things that I like better about this bag after owning both. First, the front flap uses velcro to close like the Think Tank, but when in silent mode, it also incorporates a magnet to keep the lid closed. The way this bag silences the velcro is much faster than Think Tank's method as well. This can be an important point for the pro who must work quickly.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Compact, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
Excerpt: I take this bag EVERYWHERE! With a little planning, you can fit so much into this bag. I comfortably fit my body/battery grip & 3 lenses, speedlite, shutterboss & IR remote, spare batteries, filters & cloths, and some odds and ends. If I get more lenses, I'll have to start picking and choosing, but what I have now fits great. The outside it a durable canvas, the inside is well padded and customizable, and the strap/pad is very comfortable.
Excerpt: This camera bag is great for event photography. Purchased it when I needed a smaller bag where I did not need a lot of camera equipment. Large enough to carry a couple bodies (Canon 5DM3 & 7D) along with a couple of lenses and flash. Even has room for an Apple iPad.