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Lowepro Nova 3 Review

 
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Oct 03, 2007 13:57 |  #1

Ok, wow! This is the biggest small/medium bag out there. So I sold off my Crumplers for the Nova series. Only got the Nova 3 right now, the 5 will come when the buyer purchases my 7MDH. For $55 shipped this an amazing bag. Slightly larger than the 5MDH and let's just say as large as the 6MDH for even better size comparison. It holds everything in my sig. It's a little tight and I can take out the stuff underneath my camera for a nice fit. You'll see what I mean.

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20D w/ 18-50 F2.8 (attached w/ hand strap and POTN neckstrap not pictured)
10-20
70-200 F2.8
Nifty MkI
430EX w/ Stoffen Diffuser
Phottix Wireless Remote
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Flashlight
Plates for tripod & monopod
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2 CR2 (for wireless remote)
3 BP-511 batteries (not pictured)

Oops. Left it at F2.8 when I turned the flash on.
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As you can see, I have a pad that just unvelcros and lifts up to get what's underneath.

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The 20D just lays in right there fitting rather nicely. Now normally I won't have it this stuffed. Everything underneath will be taken out. This is my daily bag and it's just good to know I can pack it if need be.

A for everything else. Flashlight, batteries, pen, and Cf card go in front pocket under flap.

Lenspen and hurricane blower go in pocket on flap.

Plates go in side mesh pocket and my camera batteries go in the other mesh pocket on the other side.

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Oct 04, 2007 07:53 |  #2

Very nice reveiw. I have a Nova 3 to simply store my Olympus gear in... However it may soon replace my Slingshot 200AW as my walk around light packed bag. I think i need a Nova 5 for all my gear.

I look forward to your review on that when you get a chance....


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Oct 04, 2007 09:01 |  #3

Nice review. I have the Nova 1 (fits my XTi w/ Tamron 28-75 and 430EX) and the only gripe I have with it is the shoulder strap connection being made of plastic. I haven't had issues with it, but it looks a bit weak. I wonder if that has changed in the Nova 3 or 5.


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Oct 04, 2007 09:18 |  #4

Mine's metal.


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Oct 04, 2007 10:46 |  #5

My 3 is also metal and its rather old. However it squeeks now so i need some oil on it and it will be fine.


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Oct 04, 2007 19:53 |  #6

_aravena wrote in post #4062392 (external link)
Mine's metal.

Why do you get ditch Crumpler and going to Lowepro Nova? What don't you like about your Crumpler shoulder bag?

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Oct 04, 2007 21:26 |  #7

No AW cover. I still have the 7MDH and hesitant on selling it, but the Nova 3 is slightly larger than the 5MDH and holds all in sig plus all my accessories. Being in Fla, rain comes and goes and can come rather hard. Like today,luckily all I had to do was walk from my Jeep to the garage and the 7MDH held fine in light rain. Heavy downpour, need cover. Just location. I might keep the 7MDH and get the Nova 5 when I need it later for much more equipment. Idk yet.

I also need a ring and well, since the Nove 3 holds all my equipment, i might just sell the 7MDH for kicks. that's good money I could get. Life is so puzzling.


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Oct 04, 2007 23:19 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #8

If you haven't order Nova 5, please take a look at Lowepro Stealth Reporter series. Inside, it is similar to Nova series style, but better material. Outside is more "less camera bag like". The whole construction is also softer, between Crumper and Nova. It has rain cover too.

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Oct 08, 2007 08:07 |  #9

^I have. Too expensive for nothing.


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Nov 02, 2007 03:13 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #10

Thanks for the informative review and pics. Nate.

Do you know if a Canon 30D with an EF 28-135 lens attached to it would fit comfortably in there? I need a bag like that.

Also, I read a customer's review of the Nova 2 AW bag (on ebags site I think) that said the shoulder strap connection came apart/opened a couple times and damaged his lenses because the connecting prongs were made of plastic. Is that true on the Nova 3 also? He's the only one I've heard say that though, so may be out of it. Most of the Nova pics I've seen at least appear to have both strap connectors made of metal.

Oh also, does the Nova 3 have those rubber feet on the bottom of the bag like the Nova 4 does?
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Nov 02, 2007 04:05 |  #11

I've recently purchased a Nova 4 and now use that most of the time and can't remember the last time I took my slingshot 300 out as I very rarely take all my kit with me.


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Nov 03, 2007 01:05 as a reply to  @ brian_lewis67's post |  #12

I have a Nova 3 that I just love!

This is my entire kit here...

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This is how all of it fits into the bag.... though I would need to get a larger bag as I add any more kit:)

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Nov 03, 2007 10:33 |  #13

Nicely done! This bag is much larger than let on to be. I'm probably going to sell mine though since I've made my own bag.


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Nov 03, 2007 12:09 |  #14

Nice!

So is this bag almost as big as the Slingshot 200 (or almost as big?) and it appears to be cheaper. I'm just getting started so small budget...

I'd be putting in:
-XTi w/17-85 USM IS attached
- ~70-200 of some sort
- flash, batterys charger
- battery grip


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Nov 03, 2007 14:16 |  #15

Same sizeish. I can fit the same amount in my SS200AW as in the Nova 3.

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The Nova is just more compact than the SS200AW. I didn't like being unable to switch shoulders. But now I might be selling this so...

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