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11th of September 2007 (Tue), 22:45
I really like the design of this bag, but I want to make sure that my stuff will fit.
This is what needs to go in it.....
Canon 20D, no grip (but the possibility would be nice)
Canon 17-85mm IS
Canon 70-300mm IS
Canon 100mm macro
+ a few extras, like batteries, CF card, lens pen, etc.
Will all of this fit, or do I need to start looking for a 300 instead?
I would also light the opinion of any women who have this or either of the other slingshots. I have read a few reviews that say that it is not a great bag for women. any comments or experiences with this?
Are there any other similar bags out there? (backpack type that accessibility while being worn)
I really wish that I could try it, but none of the stores here have it in stock, they said that it is slmost always backordered so I don't even have any hope if I wait. If anyone knows of a store that carries this in Utah please tell me!
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 22:53
It will all fit. My fits my gripped xt, 70-200 f/4 L, 24-105 f/4 IS L, 18-55 kit, binoculars, 420ex, and still has a lot of room to spare. You just have to configure it right. The new Lowepro Primus looks like you can access it from the side.
I would think that the slingshot series are not the best for women.
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:07
I must pull out the pics again. the SS 200AW has been popular topic. But I will agree on it not being great for women. To be blunt, pends on body type. I'm sure you can infer from there. Aside from that, it's fine.
When I went F2.8
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:13
One thing that I didn't read about, but discovered on my own once I tried the bag on was that the straps kind of put emphasis on your breasts in a weird way. If you just use the main strap, then it's just one big strap that goes in between your breasts like a shoulder bag strap would. No biggie there. But then if you use the smaller strap to stabilize the bag, then it puts a lot of emphasis on your left breast since it's surrounded by a triangle of straps. Do you know the superhero, Hawkman and his funky costume? Well, it's kind of like that. If I'm feeling brave enough maybe I'll post pictures. :lol:
Also, I noticed with me that if I bent over to pick up my kid or grab something off the floor, if I didn't have the stability strap on, the bag would swing around from my back to the front (once almost hitting my kid's head).
All that being said, I still love my Slingshot 200. It keeps both of my hands free, and I love being able to quickly pull out my camera, take a picture, and put it away.
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:15
^Thanks! A women posted it! lol Aniwho, the bag will sling (haha no punintended) if oyu don't have it tight enough. I carried miine loose so it would sling sometimes but when i really was using it (switching lenses a bit) i'd tghten it and no problems of it going around me.
I forgot about the triangle.
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:16
Thanks I especially need women's opinions on this!
11th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:48
Okay, pulled it out of the closet, and it's actually righty that gets surrounded.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 01:21
I like the slingshot and have the 100 an 200. I am short so the strap tends to flatten one side and I have to move the strap sometimes if I don't want to look to lopsided :). But the way the bag makes the weight of gear much easier to carry around is more important to me.
Olga (yes, a woman ;) )
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 02:10
If you want to acess EVERYTHING in the main camera pouch while wearing it you cant fit all that much. If you dont mind taking it off to change lenses your fine with what you have, Mine fits (All accesible while wearing it):
17-85IS (one of those 2 is on the camera)
non griped 400D (But would fit griped)
I also used some of the velcro bits from my Nova 2 AW along with some suplied with the SS200AW
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 06:56
I love the Slingshot bags. My wife doesn't... because she's a woman. But as mentioned, it may depend on what you're packing... and I don't mean in the bag. :)
I'm in the process of investigating some bags from a line called Jill-E for her from Adorama. They are very girly bags which is what she wants. Something that looks like a purse almost. I don't think they have any sling type designs though.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 11:49
What size crumpler would fit all of this?
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 12:41
6MDH should fit it. I know the 7MDH be too big. But allows for expansion.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 17:26
Now I can't decide between the Slingshot and the Crumpler!.....choices....choices....choices.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 20:51
Slingshot is cheaper. That's about it. The AW cover is nice though. but you're in Utah, not sure of the rain out there. Fla, I use it on my 100AW a lot.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 21:10
200 should fit that just fine - with the added bonus of adding pouches via the SlipLock system, for those times when you need to carry around a little something extra...
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 21:16
Crumpler does that too. Very nice really. I got the little Thirtsy Als I use to carry batteries, memory cards/AAs, mp3, and...one slot open.
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 21:39
Not sure if I understand you correctly about the fit - some pics would really help me to visualize what you're talking about. I'm pretty sure some of the other guys here are in agreement:D
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 23:28
13th of September 2007 (Thu), 12:20
I have the Sling 200 and I'm going for the Crumpler The Daily XXL, reasons. That said, here are pros and cons for the Sling:
Pros.: Easy access, as you can swing it and gain access to your gear. Pretty cheap for the good build. Rain coat that comes with it, used it a few times and it was a saver. Roomy, I got all this in: CANON 30D with the grip and a 70-200 f2.8 IS attached (hood reversed) w. 1. filter +
Tokina 100mm MACRO +
Tokina 12-24 (w. polarizing filter) +
CANON 580ex flash (top rounded compartment) +
2 x filter boxes +
CANON TC-80N remote (top rounded compartment) +
EPSON P-3000 multimedia viewer (front pocket) +
WALLETT (front pocket)
Cons.: The bag puts quite a bit of pressure on that one shoulder and there is no option for you to switch to the other shoulder. You need to take it off if you need to access the front pocket or the rounded pocket if you do not want to risk getting something on to the floor.
I also wanna mention this, it might be trivial but it is important if you are in that type of work where you need to dress up and all. The Velcro on the back, where the rain hood/cover is placed, tends to ruin suits and sweaters and there is no way to get around that.
I hope this little input helps.
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