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Shootsac everything its cracked up to be?

 
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Apr 06, 2011 12:09 |  #1

hi everyone, i'm looking at getting a lens-change bag and interested in the shootsac. however, after looking at some vids of the bag i don't think it could take a 70-200mk2 with hood reversed nor a 10-22 with hood reversed. the pockets seem to tight. can anyone owners of the bag comment on this?

furthermore, if i had these two lenses with their hoods in the bag how tight would things get if i stuck a 580 in the back of the bag and say some extra battries and memory cards and keys etc?

views from owners appreciated.


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Apr 06, 2011 12:15 |  #2

It does not hold a camera body at all. It's essentially a lens changer type bag.


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Apr 06, 2011 13:56 |  #3

Does not hold a camera body with lens attached. My friend puts her camera into one of the sleeves without a lens, just the cover for the cavity. It is not made for big lenses, especially with the tripod ring attached.

Try the TT lens changer bag for 3 large lenses, but that one you can't put a camera in either.


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Apr 06, 2011 13:57 |  #4

guys not looking for the bag to take the camera only lenses which ive stated.


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Apr 06, 2011 14:07 |  #5

I saw the shootsac in person and it looks fragile. It defitely can't hold a camera at all. The 70-200 Mrk II protrude out of the pouch too far that it might fall off.

it cost too much for a lens bag.


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Apr 06, 2011 14:25 |  #6

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1302117​915&sr=8-3 (external link)

That's the one that will work.


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Apr 06, 2011 14:29 |  #7

A co-shooter of mine shoots with it and it works for her. I would suggest the thinktank lens changer series personally. From what I have seen, they can hold large lenses and you can get in and out of them easier.


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Apr 06, 2011 14:38 |  #8

I have the TT 2 and 3 lens changers and they're really good, the 70-200 II easily fits in there with the hood reversed, even with the tripod collar on and plate attached.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 15:01 |  #9

I have a shoot sack and it will hold a 24-70, 50 or 85, and a 70-200 (with hood reversed) without difficulty.

If you don't reverse the hood on the 70-200, it WILL fall out, hit the floor and need repair!!

I use the bag all of the time and it's perfect for when you just need to carry a few extra lenses around. You can put smaller items on the other side of the bag, too, like a 580, a meter and some small accessories.

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Apr 06, 2011 15:11 |  #10

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12171126 (external link)
Are the shootsacs less bulky than the TT lens changers?

the shootsac is less bulky but the strap lacks padding. you will feel the weight of the 70-200 Mrk II.


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Apr 06, 2011 15:11 |  #11

I've never used the TT lens changer but the Shootsac lays totally flat when empty. I think it's about a half-inch thick (or less) total.


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Apr 06, 2011 15:26 |  #12

So it conforms to your body quite well?

The TT lens changers are really good but are quite stiff - that's why I've ended up with both sizes. I liked mine but my friend found hers too bulky (so sold it cheaply to me) and I was wondering if I could suggest the Shootsac to her as an alternative.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 20:21 |  #13

I went from the Shootsac to the Boda, to the TT Retro Lens Changer 3 and i think the Lens Changer 3 is the best of the lot.

Best strap.
Very spacious, will take 16-35 II with hood, 24-70 with hood and 70-200 2.8 II with hood.
Has velcro silencers. Front flat is designed to be able to be flipped properly behind and stay there without wanting to come back forward.
When I pack it into my Airport Security after shooting, it takes a little coaxing to flatten it, after the material gets seasoned its a lot easier.

My own problem with the bag is: I use the bag with 1 tube empty at all times (so i can 'drop' the lens on the camera in, and pickup a new lens to attach. So I wish there was just 1 extra tube, or 1 extra half tube, just so i can put my flash in as well. Other than that its just awesome! I use it with my Blackrapid RS-7




  
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Apr 07, 2011 04:05 |  #14

Watch out for bags going flat when empty or it'll bite you on the rear when you think you're dropping a lens into a slot, but instead the lens hits the floor. Lens Changer 3 has the right degree of rigidity and floppy-ness. Prior poster, get a skin flash pouch to wear on belt with your Lens Changer and you'll be loving it.




  
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Apr 07, 2011 10:10 |  #15

Shootsac is a very good product for what it intend to do. The material is neoprene, although thin, but very tought. What I like about shootsac is how low profile it is with or without lens inside. The Neoprene is flexible enough that it will fit a large lens like 70-200f/2.8 with hood reverse, and when you put a small lens like 85f/1.8 in, it will not roll & flop around. I have no experience with the TT lens changer, I am sure TT makes exellent product too. But shootsac is great.


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