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Aug 30, 2013 14:23 |  #1

I thought I would share a few photos and some thoughts about this new bags From TT. I always find it helpful when people post a few photos of a bag I am considering ( sorry mine are not the best quality )

I just received it today and my first impressions are very good. Its very light. If you put it on without gear you don't even feel it. The strap is comfortable and easy to adjust and the bag has more pocket than I expected. Overall very nice

The first pic is the bag open, the second shows it with a 5d2 with a 24-105 mounted and a 70-300L. There is still room if I wanted to add a flash or another lens.


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Aug 30, 2013 14:25 |  #2

I like that I can fit my camera body with a 400mm 5.6L attached ( photo below )

I put my 2 cameras next to it to show scale. Its a great bag, much less bulky compared to the sling o matics ( that I also like )


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Aug 30, 2013 14:30 |  #3

I plan to take it out this weekend to see how it feels after a few hours. Most likely this seems ideal for a pretty minimal kit but that is usually all I go out with when I shoot for fun.


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Aug 30, 2013 19:24 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #4

Thanks for the initial review. Just what I need, another TT bag in the collection LOL. I see you went with the gray/black vs. the blue/black, how do you like the color?

How comfortable is the strap when you have it loaded versus the sling-o-matic? I had an old Lowepro sling bag some years back and while I liked it, it was very heavy on the same shoulder all day (downfall of most sling bags).

Curious to see your impressions once you wear the bag for a full outing.


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Aug 30, 2013 19:30 as a reply to  @ ChristopherMadison's post |  #5

Also, how comfortable is it when worn like a waist pack, shown on TT's website?


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Aug 30, 2013 19:40 |  #6

I took it out today with the 400 attached. No other gear. Felt good but I would imagine with a lot of gear it would feel heavy. No getting around that with a sling.

For me this bag seems ideal when I go out with 2 cameras each with a lens mounted or 1 body with 2 lenses when I bike it will work well

Much more comfortable than the sling o matic which is more like taking luggage.

With the color I just prefer grey or black for camera bags. I don't like it to stand out.

Ill let you know how it goes after this weekend but so far I like it. I dident try it as a waist belt. I don't think it will work very well. I have a change up that works well because you can use the shoulder straps for support. I suspect this would slouch. The 5 or 10 is probably better suited for that


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Sep 03, 2013 09:29 |  #7

After using it a few times I am very happy with it. It works really well and its very low profile so it looks good, comfortable to wear and easy to work out of.

I wish it had a pocket for a water bottle. Its a great bag for biking or anything active and a water bottle pocket would have been nice.

It holds a lot of gear ( the 20 ) but I think ideally this bag is for a pretty minimal setup. I tried it on Saturday with just my 24-105 and 70-300L. I had room to spare but I don't know if I would put much more than that in it but I could have easily fit another lens.


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Sep 03, 2013 10:46 |  #8

have you ever used the lowepro slingshot 200? wondering how this stacks up. Gave up on slings because the always tend to hurt my shoulder.


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Sep 03, 2013 11:29 |  #9

I got mine the other day. Loaded it with the 5D Mk III, 24-70, 70-200, a 560EX and iPad.
I love how much I can fit into the little bag. I also found it has a rain cover built in to the bottom of the bag, somehow I missed that on the website when I bought it.




  
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Sep 03, 2013 12:42 |  #10

Charlie wrote in post #16264132 (external link)
have you ever used the lowepro slingshot 200? wondering how this stacks up. Gave up on slings because the always tend to hurt my shoulder.

I have seen the slingshots in stores. The TT is a much nicer bag IMO. Less rigid, easier to use. The raincover is a nice plus and its hidden away.

I think if you carry a lot of heavy gear any shoulder bag or sling bag will hurt after a while.


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Oct 04, 2013 10:35 |  #11

After using this bag for a while I have to say its outstanding. I used it on a trip to Memphis ( most of the time with 5d2 + 17-40, 24L and 50L ) and at times I forgot I had it on. Very comfortable and highly recommended.


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Nov 04, 2013 18:33 |  #12

Hey Tommy, will this bag fit 5d3, 17-40, 50f/1.4, 135 mm and Lee filter set and a small tablet


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Nov 04, 2013 18:50 |  #13

It should. I can try it out and make sure.


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Nov 04, 2013 19:26 |  #14

It should fit but it may be a bit bulky with the Lee filters in the front and the tablet in the back pocket.

In this photo ( sorry its from my phone ) I have 17-40, 50L attached and 135. There is plenty of room for the 3 lenses. So much I can lay the body on its side. The front pocket easily closes with the Lee kit but it may make the back a bit tight. I don't have a tablet around so I could not test it.

It closed up very compact, I just pulled it wide open to show all the gear.


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Nov 05, 2013 01:43 |  #15

thanks Tommy, that helps a lot. I use the LEE 10 filter pouch which is much bigger so it seems it may not be a good fit in this bag. I am looking for a good light bag for my landscape travel kit which will also accommodate the Lee 10 filter pouch with a 8" tablet.


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