Reviews and Problems with Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW
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Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW Carmera Bag
njs1977, REVIEW STREAM
19 December 2011
Excerpt: This camera bag was originally purchased to carry my Nikon D90 DSLR Camera. It was costly at around $100.00, but it was well worth the investment. It now carries my digital camera, dvd camcorder, binoculars, and all the charging cords that go along with these devices.
Summary: The thing that absolutely amazed me when I initially saw this bag was the 'sling' option, wherein I could access my camera and gear by "slinging" the bag around my body and grab my camera. No need to take the bag off your body!!! If your arms are not too long (like mine) you can actually use the bag as an elbow brace in the front sling position. There are generous compartments and mini compartments within to store extra cards and all manner of necessary gear.
Excerpt: I own numerous camera bags of all styles including the big brother to this one, Slingshot 300AW. The Slingshot200AW is definitely my most used bag for hikes and location shoots. The sling style is really convenient when there is no surface anywhere for changing lenses or setting things down; you simply slide it around front of you and use the open compartment as your table.
Pros: perfect size, dividers can be rearranged, weather cover
Cons: dark interior not as good as a light interior for visibility
Summary: My Tamrac (sub-compact) bag JUST for my Canon XSi (kit) wasn't cutting it. It's a nice little bag but it didn't have much cushioning and only an itty-bitty pocket in the front. Which is why I invested in this Slingshot 100.
This bag makes me feel like I can take my camera anywhere! It feels well protected an insulated enough to take a few minor bumps here and there. The 100 is just perfect enough for my XSi and two lenses.
Summary: I bought this bag principally because I wanted a set-up that would make it easy to change lenses -- with my previous lenses-in-padded-cases-in-my-backpack set-up, I had to stop, take off my bag, find a flat enough surface to work on (so lenses don't fall over and get damaged), and then juggle two lenses while I switched. With the SlingShot bag, you flip it under your shoulder and have a nice flat, safe surface to work on, with two easy-to-grab lenses.
Summary: As my lens collection increased, I managed to outgrow the smaller camera bag I bought when for my D50 and kit lenses. I got the Nikon 80-200 2.8 lens - amazing - and then realized the only bag I had for it was an old camcorder bag. The slingshot 300 fills the needs I have for the 80-200 2.8 on the body, my three other lenses, and everything else I need.