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Lowepro DSLR video fastpack AW ... 250 or 350?

 
nccb
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Dec 26, 2012 19:59 |  #1

I received the 350 version of this bag for Christmas and it is beefy. Tons of room, which is great.....but maybe too much? I'm looking for others with real world experience on if I should keep the 350 or downgrade to the 250. I'm good with the lowepro & the model, but not sure the size.

Current gear:
5d3
24-105mm
600ex-rt
85mm 1.8
normal assorted stuff (hoods, caps, batteries, charger)
crap tripod

Likely soon
Sigma 35mm 1.4

At some point down the road...
Some variant of the 70-200mm series
Maybe a 135mm f2 (depending if I lean towards all prime or zoom combos)


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Dec 26, 2012 22:38 |  #2

I never use my 350 anymore because it is uncomfortable when fully loaded. The smaller versions might be better.


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Dec 26, 2012 22:53 |  #3

Tom - not sure of your gear, but was wondering do you find the camera compartment a little annoying on the grip side, the right hand grip. The padding on that side seems to jut out a little more than ideal, pushing the grip out, and therefore tilting the camera body towards the side with the cable outputs.


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Dec 26, 2012 23:12 |  #4

I've only used it with my 450D, which is too small for the padding to affect it, so I can't really help there, but I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding what you mean exactly?


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Dec 26, 2012 23:18 |  #5

When the bag is swung around in front of you and you've unzipped the side to get quick access to the camera, ideally I'd like the body to be level, with the LCD parallel to the ground. In this bag, the padding on the right (again, with the bag swung around on your belly) is higher than the padding on the left, which tilts the body a little. Making things worse is on teh right, the grip is thicker anyways, so the grip + the padding tilts it quite a bit.

See this guy's pic here - see the void on the left of the camera body, & then imagine the bag is on your shoulder and you've flipped it around front...the body tilts a bit.

http://www.thephoblogr​apher.com …he-travis-lawton-version/ (external link)


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Dec 27, 2012 00:59 |  #6

Ah ok. I see what you mean now. My bag doesn't have that problem. It is the older non-video non-AW fastpack 350 though. In the photo on the blog though, the apparent size differential of the padding could be due to the lenses pushing the right side padding out though, as if you look carefully, the padding seems to be the same thickness on both sides.


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