Summary: I was decided to order this bag because the overall review rating are high. Don't be misleading by some of the reviewers that this will fit a DSL with a len attached. It will fit my D90 with a 18-200mm len attached but you need to squeeze it in. I was concerned it will damage my len so gave up. Just a waste of money.
Summary: this bag is very good, but unfortunately does not fit Nikon D5000 because of the built-in flash. I tried all the positions and the camera must be forced to fit the bag and the bag is deformed a bit. However, other SLRs like Pentax K100 or zoom point and shoot cameras will perfectly fit.
The Explorer 2 (Tamrac 5502) is roomier and costs only $5 more
Charlie Howard, Amazon
4 August 2009
Summary: I've been using an Explorer 1 to carry a Nikon D40x+lens, two extra lenses, and a flash. Everything "kind of" fits, but the bag's overstuffed, so the camera sticks up above the zipper. The bag closes, but bulges, with the LCD pressed against the top flap. A Nikon D90 is just a teeny bit taller & wider, so it sticks up even more... too much more for my peace of mind. The Explorer 2 is just a little bigger in all dimensions than the Explorer 1...
Summary: This bag is great. It's sturdy, protects our camera well, has lots of pockets for storage of extras, and is easy to carry and lightweight. It is small, though, which is perfect for us. We just have the camera body and one lens (a Canon Rebel XS with the kit lens - 18-55mm). The camera fits snugly in the bag with the lens attached, and the case would probably fit one more lens and a flash.