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Dec 05, 2007 08:54 |  #16

I have the 200 and in i have:
400D body with 28-135mm attached usually
50mm 1.4
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17-55mm

and a few things like filters, batteries etc..... its a tight fit but everything is in a place and not touching anything else.

The 300 would have been more ideal for me


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Dec 05, 2007 09:06 as a reply to  @ post 4443690 |  #17

If you reposition some of the padding you will get it in but not vertically but horiziontally. I find the 200 more than enough for days out with a 1dmk3 and 24-70 f2.8 and two flash guns and 50mm and 85mm cards and batteries


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Dec 05, 2007 14:44 |  #18

I did a reasonably significant amount of research before buying my 300AW, and I think the general consensus is that you won't fit a body and mounted 100-400 into the 200AW.

On a sidenote, I'd really suggest you go try it on your back before you buy one. After I'd bought the 300AW, loaded all my gear into it and gone on a few shoots, I decided that it was just way too much to be carrying around on just one strap, even with the waist strap. So I flogged it and now have the Kata R-103 - much better! I suspect that the 200AW would be excellent as a small pack for daytrips and one or two smaller lenses though.


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Dec 05, 2007 15:50 |  #19

I agree that the 300AW can be very heavy when fully loaded. I mostly use mine to store and transport all my gear, but if I was actually going to use it for a day trip, I would probably remove most of my unecessary equipment and end up with a lot of extra space.


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Dec 14, 2007 22:01 |  #20

Will the 200 fit a 30D /w Grip + 70-200 f/2.8 IS + 24-70 + 10-22 + 580EX2 flash?


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Dec 14, 2007 22:09 |  #21

I started with a Slingshot 200 and then added a larger Domke bag. IMO the Slingshots are not very well constructed compared to other bags (stitching comes out). I'd really recommend considering a Domke or Crumpler bag as an alternative. I compared the 200 and 300 and don't like the size of the 300. The 200 is a good size and design for what it is intended to do but isn't nearly as comfortable to work out of as a well designed shoulder bag.

Just some thoughts to consider. Don't take this a slam against the Slingshots- I've traveled all over Europe with mine. I just think that there are better alternative designs worth evaluating.


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Dec 15, 2007 08:40 |  #22
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vincewchan wrote in post #4507355 (external link)
Will the 200 fit a 30D /w Grip + 70-200 f/2.8 IS + 24-70 + 10-22 + 580EX2 flash?

Yes it will.
There is enough room to add a small prime if you like.
However, 580EX goes into the top compartment.


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Dec 15, 2007 16:47 |  #23

I've just come back from 3 weeks touring New Zealand with my SS 200. I carried it on a daily basis, pretty much all the time (for security of my gear), including up to four hours walking at a time. In it I carried....

Main Section
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40D body with mounted 100-400 and reversed hood (and optionally a fitted Kenko 1.4X)
30D body with either a mounted 17-55 or 10-22 with reversed hood
10-22 with loose hood or 17-55 with reversed hood (whichever was not already on the 30D)

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580EX
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50mm f/1.8
Kenko macro tubes
Kenko 1.4X teleconverter (when not mounted on the 100-400)
Lens Pen
Flash Cards
Wireless flash trigger/receiver

At times it felt a bit heavy but with one camera/lens in my hand or round my neck the bag was really not a problem. All in it complied with the 7Kg limit for Air New Zealand hand luggage. There was no room for a grip and although I have one I have stopped using it since I got the 40D and never missed it once.


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Dec 15, 2007 17:15 |  #24

Great job of arranging your slingshot!


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Dec 15, 2007 20:03 |  #25

Hey tdodd, never seen that arrangement before.. thanks for posting!


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Dec 15, 2007 20:27 |  #26

I use the 200 with a 24-70 f/2.8L mounted to my 20D, a 70-200 f/4L, 50mm, flash, rocket blower and some odds and ends and ... well ... I hate this bag. I use it with the alternate padding layout, which is better than the way it came, but I still don't like it.

I liked my Micro Treker 100 a lot more, but was also tired of using a backpack type bag. I also had some near misses when picking up the bag (Micro Trekker) without it fully zipped up.


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Dec 17, 2007 12:16 |  #27

Here is a couple shots of my 300 filled up. In the mail compartment I have the the 70-200 f/2.8IS, the 24-70 f/2.8L, the hoods for all the lenses, the 50 f/1.4, the 100 f/2.8 Macro, and the 40D with Battery Grip installed. You could easily take the lens hoods out (as I do when needed) and throw in another lens. In the top compartment I have the 580EX II flash, Giottos Small Rocket, Canon battery charger, StoFen Omni bounce, Angle Finder C, 8 AA batteries in two 4 battery cases and a Canon TC80N3 Remote. I could probably cram a bit more in this case, but even at this load its a bit heavy and the single strap makes it hurt my shoulder and neck when carrying for any length of time. Thats what I have the Lowepro Mini Trekker for. Think of adding a Lowepro Nova 5 AW to the kit too...


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Dec 17, 2007 18:32 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #28

Ben, I find the shoulder bags which could carry the equivalent amount of gear you have there no more comfortable than the slingshots. If emphasis was on comfort, I'd say you should be looking definitely towards backpacks only from that point on. :D


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Dec 17, 2007 21:05 |  #29

not going to happen with the 200.
Dont know bout the 300


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Dec 18, 2007 18:29 |  #30

I'm looking at the 200AW also. Is there a way to attach a tripod to the outside of it? Not sure yet that I'll want the tripod with me all the time, but curious if it can be attached should I need it. Thanks.


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