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Old 02-03-2007, 22:58   #1 (permalink)

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I HAVE A PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT WITH MY TAMRAC BAG. IT IS THE HOLSTER TYPE,
WHICH,THEY SAY IS SUITABLE FOR THE D200 WITH BATTERY GRIP FITTED.

THE PROBLEM I AM FINDING IS THE CAMERA IS VERY TIGHT IN THIS BAG, ON SEVERAL
OCCASIONS WHEN I HAVE GONE TO USE MY CAMERA I HAVE FOUND THE SETTINGS
HAVE BEEN ALTERED, THE MAIN ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE THE SETTING FOR FOCUS
AREA.

I CAN ONLY PUT THIS DOWN TO THE BAG BEING TO TIGHT FOR THIS CAMERA WITH THE
BATTERY GRIP FITTED, THEREFORE PUSHING ON SOME OF THE FUNCTION BUTTONS.

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE BAGS, WAS THINKING OF LOWEPRO
SLINGSHOT 300 , THIS I THINK WOULD BE IDEAL AS YOU HAVE EASY ACCESS WITHOUT TAKING THE BAG OFF.


DOES ANYONE USE THIS BAG, OR ANY VIEWS PLEASE.
I HAVE A LOWEPRO MAGNUM A W BUT FIND THIS TO BULKY TO CARRY OVER MY SHOULDER.
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Old 02-03-2007, 23:06   #2 (permalink)
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Do you carry a lot of equipment in your bag Woody?
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Still using my cheap Hama bag with my D200 no probs, Woody. Allows me to carry all my lenses, plus ability to keep 70-200mm lens on camera if need be.
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hi...yes, i have the Lowepro Slingshot 100AW which is the same style as the 300 version.

I have found it excellent as you usualy carry it around on your back and then it easily swings round and you unzip a flap on the side of the bag where you put your camera in like you would a normal bag...

It also has slots for memory cards and lenses, my Nikon D80 fits in it with a 18-200mm lens on it and then there is space for my 30mm prime lens and probably a wideangle if i wanted. So unless your camera is a lot bigger and/or you have a lot more lenses you need to carry around then i would say go for the 100AW or the 300AW if you need the extra room.

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.
P - E I DON'T CARRY TO MUCH STUFF WITH ME BUT, I NEED A BAG WHICH IS EASY
TO USE AND COMFORTABLE ON MY SHOULDER AS I ONLY HAVE ONE ARM.

MOST OF THE RUCKSACK TYPES ARE UNSUITABLE,AS I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PUT
BOTH STRAPS ON.

THIS IS WHY I THOUGHT OF THE SLINGSHOT BAG,AS IT LOOKS LIKE IT ONLY GOES
OVER ONE SHOULDER.

XANDA IS THE STRAP ADJUSTABLE ON THE SLINGSHOT BAGS, IF SO THIS SOUNDS
IDEAL FOR ME. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
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yes, the strap is adjustable...it also has another thin strap which clips on to the larger strap to create a sort of cross over your chest if you want to (for instance if you were walking a long distance without getting the camera out much and you needed a bit more support.)
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THANKS FOR YOUR HELP XANDA , I THINK I WILL GO FOR THE 300 AS CAMERAWORLD
ARE DOING IT FOR 71 AT THE MOMENT.
EVERYWHERE ELSE IT'S OVER NINETY POUND. I THINK THE LARGER ONE WILL BE
BETTER FOR ME AS I AM OVER SIX FOOT AND SEVENTEEN STONE.
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i use the nova 5 aw from lowepro it is massive. Plus it has the all weather protector.
I got mine from devon cameras. They had the best price.
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Hi Woody, another option depending on how much kit you like to carry might be the Lowepro Toploader bags (side pockets can also be added).

Lowepro - Toploader 75 AW

You can also get a chest harness for them which might work well in your situation

Lowepro - Topload Zoom Chest Harness

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I was going to suggest a Top Loader.......I use one for when I don't need a lot of equipment.
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Old 06-03-2007, 22:32   #12 (permalink)

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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP AND ADVICE.
I DECIDED TO GO FOR THE LOWEPRO SLINGSHOT 300, WHICH ARRIVED TODAY.

I GOT IT FROM CAMERAWORLD IT WAS 74.99 WHICH IS ABOUT 30 CHEAPER THAN
OTHER PLACES I LOOKED AT.

I HAVE FOUND THE BAG TO BE EXCELLENT , IT IS NOT TO HEAVY, VERY COMFORTABLE,
I CAN GET EVERYTHING I NEED IN IT, EASY ACCESS WITHOUT TAKING THE BAG OFF.

PLENTY OF ADJUSTMENT ON THE STRAPS, SEVERAL POCKETS AND AN ALL WEATHER
COVER. THERE ARE PLENTY OF LOOPS ON THE STRAP AND THE BAG TO PUT EXTRA
POUCHES ETC ON ALSO IT STANDS UPRIGHT WHEN YOU PUT IT DOWN.

OVERALL I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BAG.
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP.
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Hi Woody, was just going to say that you can get it from Techno for about 51.00 delivered (inc the 5% off), but your last post said it all. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I would like to know whether you think the bag is too big or not as I am in the process of buying the same bag. I don't want anything too big but enough to carry a few little extra bits and bobs in (non camera related). I am swaying towards the AW 200 at the moment.
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Woody - when you have lived with it for a while, perhaps you could post a reveiw in the Review Section?
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JELLYHEAD, I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE LOWEPRO 300.
IT IS BIG ENOUGH FOR MY NIKON D200, WITH BATTERY GRIP ATTACHED,ALSO
18 - 200MM LENS, WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR A MUCH LARGER LENS IF NEEDED.

THERE IS ALSO ROOM FOR ABOUT 4 -5 EXTRA LENSES AS WELL AS A FLASH.
THERE IS ALSO A LARGE TOP COMPARTMENT,WITH OTHER POCKETS INSIDE.

I FIND THIS BAG VERY COMFORTABLE AND EASY ACCESS WITHOUT REMOVING THE
BAG. IT ALSO HAS A WAIST STRAP, IF YOU ARE CARRYING LARGE AMOUNTS OF STUFF. ALTHOUGH IT MEASURES 17IN HIGH 11IN WIDE 9IN DEEP , I DO NOT FIND
IT TO BIG, IT IS NOT BULKY WHEN IT IS OVER YOUR SHOULDER.

I HAVE A LOWEPRO MAGNUM AW WHICH I FOUND UNCOMFORTABLE ON MY
SHOULDER ALSO VERY BULKY.
HOPE THIS HELPS.

DABHAND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THIS CAN BE CLASSED AS A REVIEW OR NOT
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Nice one WOODY.

I have been thinking about one of these bags
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I think Lowepro has hit on the perfect bags with the Sligshot range. Backpacks that you can gain access to without taking them off. Three different sizes (one that will in most cases suit almost everyone's needs) and priced very fairly too IMO.

My only gripe is that there appears no way of attaching a tripod to the bag

Like some others here I am looking to buy one, I just can't decide on which would suit my needs the best
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STEVE THERE ARE TWO SLOTS ON THE FRONT OF THE BAG TO ATTACH A TRIPOD.
THEY ARE A RUBBER TYPE MATERIAL ,ONE IS ON THE TOP COMPARTMENT THE OTHER
IS ON THE BOTTOM POCKET, THEY ARE BOTH INLINE, THEY MEASURE ABOUT 2IN X 3IN

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The Lowepro Slingshot 300AW has been upload to the Equipment Reviews if you fancy doing a review in there aswell Woody (or anyone else that get's one)
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STEVE THERE ARE TWO SLOTS ON THE FRONT OF THE BAG TO ATTACH A TRIPOD.
THEY ARE A RUBBER TYPE MATERIAL ,ONE IS ON THE TOP COMPARTMENT THE OTHER
IS ON THE BOTTOM POCKET, THEY ARE BOTH INLINE, THEY MEASURE ABOUT 2IN X 3IN

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