Excerpt: I used this to carry my T2I w/ 24-70mm lens and use it for hiking. Makes accessing the camera much easier than digging into a backpack, and I definitely don't want to hike very long w/ my camera completely out of the case. For my setup I have to fully extend the bottom portion of the bag to get the lens to fit, which would be fine except that then there's too much vertical room and the camera sinks down into the bag.
Excerpt: I was looking for a way to carry my my Sony NEX-7 and lens while hiking in the backcountry areas. I used to just sling my old film cameras over my shoulder on top of the backpack straps, but with these newfangled, electronic magic boxes, i didn't want the camera to be swinging around, exposed to sweat, rocks, branches, etc.
Excerpt: After using the case for a few weeks now, I really like it. It is well built and has just enough pockets to hold important things like filters, batteries, and cards with out making the case to big and bulky. Really like the fact that the bottom extends for use with different lenses. The rain cover is a nice feature, but I pulled it out to use the pocket for other things. The case can easily stand up to light rain for a little while before it becomes a problem.
Excerpt: I shoot micro four thirds and there are virtually no camera bags for this new format so you have to be creative sometimes. This works well for the Panasonic GX-1 & 12-35 zoom and its a slim down version of the Retrospective 5 carrying the same gear.
Summary: Spent all weekend trying to find this.... Perfect fit for my new Olympus OMD-E M5 compact system camera fitted with the 12-50mm lens and BLG-6 battery grip. Expansion zipper at bottom great if I want to add a lens hood or try a longer lens. Excellent quality bag - great for street shooting if you don't need any accessories other than an extra battery..