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Oct 14, 2011 17:39 |  #1

Mods please add this to this camera bag sticky. thanks.

I have had this backpack for a few months now and LOVE IT!!!!! It was a huge tossup between this backpack and the F-Stop Loka. I do like the loka a bit better but this one was a whole lot less (last years model for $70) If i had more money then i would have probally gotten the loka, but for the price of the loka i could be well on my way to another lens.

I mainly use this backpack for hiking and biking when i need to take the camera with me.

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Overview of the backpack.

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Tripod straps on this backpack are not really worth much, its just a bungy cord and if you have a heavy tripod like me then it does not work that well, the tripod slings around, and it barely fits around the tripod. But this was not a main issue for me because I mainly carry my tripod.

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waterbottle holder- big enough for a standard waterbottle. But a little small for a nalgene even though you can still make one fit. This also holds the legs of the tripod if you decide to use the tripod holder bungys

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front pocket- Holds my filters, intravolmeter, lens pen, and memory cards, but you could easily hold a lunch here.

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bottom part of the top compartment. It holds my batteries, a cable, quick refernce cards, lens cloth, lens caps/body caps. I really like this area to hold your batteries and such.

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view of main compartment from the top down. This is where you can store a camera with lens attached for quick access. I really liked this feature because you can just unzip the top part and access your camera without getting the rest of the gear dirty if you are in a dirty environment.

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back of the pack. Very comfy!!! I really liked the suspension system on this backpack, much more designed for hiking more than other photo backpacks.

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Oct 14, 2011 17:39 |  #2

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room for 100oz. hydration pack

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top compartment is enough to hold a rain shell or a fleece. It could also hold your lunch but i like it better for an extra layer

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view of inside of main compartment Holds the following

Body w/Grip
70-200mm
17-40mm
50mm
Metz 50 speedlight
UWA hood
stofen
card reader
cords
battery charger
cord case(comes with bag. i use for food, its in the very bottom of the pack. hard to see but its the red bag.)

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Oct 14, 2011 19:18 |  #3

Thanks for the review! Unfortunately the price jumped up to over $200 on Amazon. I should have jumped in when it was below $70! Oh well... live and learn :)


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Oct 15, 2011 21:23 |  #4

it says there are still some for like $120. but just under the $210 price. Watch, several people said this price will change


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Oct 16, 2011 08:59 |  #5

Thanks for the review. I'm watching to see if the price will drop again on this.

one thing I was curious about is using the water bottle holder for tripod legs. do you think that mesh is strong enough to hold up over time? I would have preferred a more solid nylon there.




  
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Oct 16, 2011 15:18 |  #6

it depends on the tripod i would say. I use a Bogen 3221 which is a very Heavy tripod and can't really fit in it. But i generally just hold my tripod anyways. If you have a smaller lighterweight tripod i am sure it would hold good for a long time.


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Oct 16, 2011 15:29 |  #7

Did you not know it does this?

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Oct 17, 2011 02:43 |  #8

wow might be my next camera bag thanks for the review..


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Oct 18, 2011 17:44 |  #9

Numenorean wrote in post #13258245 (external link)
Did you not know it does this?

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that is the new model. This is the older one. One of the reasons it was more than %50 less.


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Mar 30, 2013 20:01 |  #10

Thanks for the review and the pictures of how you use each compartment. Couldn't find many other reviews for this particular model. I'm glad to know that I can fit a jacket/additional clothes in the upper pocket. I just bought mine during an Amazon lightning deal yesterday for $80, and I can't wait to set it up and take it on my next hike!




  
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Feb 15, 2020 06:54 as a reply to  @ fryedrice's post |  #11

9 years after, I am looking for one to keep two bodies, one with 100-400, one with 200-600 and have bern wondering if this bag can hold my gear


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