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what a great deal on a lowepro flipside 400 !

 
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Jul 26, 2013 08:41 |  #46

EmaginePixel wrote in post #16153011 (external link)
I meant sideways... LCD down and memory card up. Width of bodies are 5 1/2" (7D) to 6" (1DX). Gripped bodies are 6 1/2" tall.

Plus it gives you more space in bag, by putting camera in that position. The only thing the bag has to be is deep enough in order to store that way.

If my memory serves me correct, I had a lowepro pro runner, and you could not position camera on side, conversely my think tank allowed, because it was deep.


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Jul 26, 2013 12:23 |  #47

What make the price big difference between this one and the one on amzon.com
http://www.amazon.com …00-AW-Black/dp/B001APJZ50 (external link)
is this the same one?
if some thing wrong with the bag can I claim for warranty replace from Lowepro.


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Jul 26, 2013 12:49 |  #48

DanThoman wrote in post #16155201 (external link)
ed rader - I don't think it's irrational to be concerned about buying something from China, from a dealer I've never heard of and and a deal that 'looks to good to be true'. If it's a knockoff I can deal with that for $50. However, I'd rather pay full price from a legitimate retailer in the US than buy stolen goods from anyone, regardless of price.

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$40 (for the green one) on eBay vs $159 on B&H... its not unreasonable to question at all. Some people get off on demeaning people... whatever.


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Jul 26, 2013 13:37 |  #49

ed rader wrote in post #16153829 (external link)
irrational fear #2. I trust china more than new York. can you read ebay feedback...and trust it ?

I had my bag in hand before I ever posted.

Irrational? I respectfully beg to differ.
I'm from a third world country. And they sell those fake camera bags (Lowepro, Crumpler, etc) from China everywhere. And I mean everywhere. They look just the same; so if you are not careful, you might just bought one of those.


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Jul 26, 2013 16:16 |  #50

Damn, I bought mine for $80+ while ago, great bag that handles well with abuse!!


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Jul 26, 2013 16:29 |  #51

IMHO, I think that maybe LowePro is getting ready to discontinue/upgrade the bag, and they off-loaded a chunk of inventory. Or, they just have too many on hand, and off-loaded for that reason. Could also have been purchased through an unclaimed freight auction, or similar.

I completely understand the Buy USA mentality, but you could never buy this from any US retailer at this price, even if they paid $1 per bag. They'd mark it up to a discounted 50% off, and sell it at $100. You have to remember - cost of living in China is a bit less then COL in the USA, therefore what I consider a survivable mark-up with differ greatly from a China based retailer/reseller.

Yes, there is a chance that this is a fake (and I don't think it is yet), but, even if it is, it's still a nice sized backpack for <$50. To me, just about any decent sized backpack is worth $45. Even a US seller would probably sell a knockoff for $75-$125.

Just my 2 cents (and I have plenty with all the $$$ I saved buying this bag from China). :D


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Jul 27, 2013 01:59 |  #52

Ordered 2 myself, was hesitant at first but checked feedback and those who have been receiving theres aren't having complaints it looks like - seeing positive feedback for each one so far.


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Jul 27, 2013 04:23 as a reply to  @ sullivanrp's post |  #53

I'm also thinking about getting one of these bags. Can anybody tell me how L-glass w/hoods fit in this bag? Seems that in all the pictures, none of the lenses have hoods on.


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Jul 27, 2013 04:46 |  #54

ChristopherMadison wrote in post #16157630 (external link)
I'm also thinking about getting one of these bags. Can anybody tell me how L-glass w/hoods fit in this bag? Seems that in all the pictures, none of the lenses have hoods on.

It depends on the lens, on your configuration of the dividers, and on how much in total you are trying to fit in there. I usually carried a 17-40mm f/4L and a 70-200mm f/4L IS, one of which would be mounted on the camera in the bag and the other lying horizontally to one side. I always kept the hoods mounted backwards on the lenses, and they fit fine.


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Jul 27, 2013 09:22 |  #55

Anyone know if this will fit a 7D with 400 5.6 attached? It's only slightly longer than the 300 2.8 and it says that fits mounted.




  
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Jul 27, 2013 09:36 |  #56

I just brought one :(. Very tempting to buy for spare.


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Jul 27, 2013 10:53 |  #57

I bought the CompuTrekker ~ 60 from this seller. I thought its a better deal than the flipside, because it has a compartment for one laptop. I already have one computrekker and I am getting a 2nd one for my video gears.


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Jul 27, 2013 19:21 |  #58

ed rader wrote in post #16151826 (external link)
hey....can anyone comment on the waist strap. is it necessary or a nuisance? I want this pack mostly for air travel, not for any heavy duty trekking though I may hike with it with a couple of lenses and a tripod for 2-3 miles at the most.

i'm thinking of cutting off the waist strap...what do you think :D?

Ed, unless I'm mistaken, and I don't think I am, this is the bag that for security purposes opens from where it sits against your back. The waist strap is crucial to its operation. I have the 300. I use the strap all the time. I take off the shoulder straps, swing the bag around, and can use it as a "table" to take gear in and out and switch lenses. I love the design.




  
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Jul 27, 2013 19:22 |  #59

And as for you, Phrasikelia, it's unfortunate that, because of so many members, sometimes people get lost in the shuffle. I've been fortunate in that I took the time to click on your website and look at your shots. Absolutely fantastic.

Phrasikleia wrote in post #16155238 (external link)
Yeah, the straps on top can hold a jacket or two. Here is a picture of me with a rain shell and a fleece strapped on top:

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That's a very tight fit, but the straps are just big enough to hold that much.

I was never able to carry any of my full-sized tripods with the 400AW, at least not in the actual tripod holder on the back. It will accommodate shorter travel tripods but not ones with three leg sections; it ends up being too tall and hangs awkwardly off the back. I always used a separate tripod carrying bag and just slung that over my back cross-body (and on longer hikes, like the one pictured above, my husband carried both of our tripods in a huge trekking backpack).

Anyway, I used the Flipside 400AW for years and was very happy with it until I started doing longer hikes and more winter hiking that required me to carry more clothing and survival items. I also wanted to be able to put my extra layers inside instead of on top to better protect them (especially expensive down-filled items). So now I'm using a larger bag.




  
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Jul 27, 2013 19:43 |  #60

It goes without saying, of course I had to jump on the bandwagon. I just bought one. I'm heading to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. It sure would be nice if it arrived before I leave. My 300 does not hold much, and I'll have to take my Gura Gear backpack if this doesn't arrive in time.

But this is an excellent deal. It's $150 at B&H.




  
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