Reviews for Canon 300D / 10D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 50D / 5D / 7D
It fits the 10D with the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and the batt grip very well. Also included in the bag is my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, the speedlite Canon 550EX Speedlite with the Stofen Omni Bounce still attached (and server cases of batteries). This bag could easily fit a longer lens (I want to the the 70-200 and hoping it will slide in there very nicely...I hope).
The bag is a tank compared to my last "day bag". As you can see my older bag is as flimsy as a camera bag can get. I was actually afraid to take the camera places because I felt that I would be able to set the bag down anywhere without the camera being crushed by something. The Lowepro bag though is tough as nails and probably could take a fall off the counter with the camera in it. It's not called a "pro" bag for nothing. The shoulder strap is very comfortable.
Here is what in the bag right now so you can get an idea, and there is still plenty of room for bigger lens, but I'm glad that the Canon 550EX Speedlite fits so nicely and is easily retrievable.
A nice feature that I didn't even know it had is the rain cover. Kind of like those hoods in a coat that you pull out of the neck of the coat. Which is a plus leaving in the Seattle area.
I'll still be using my Tamrac Pro 9 backpack because I can fit all my stuff in it, but this Lowepro is very nice for those zoo trips and shorter outings with the daughter on my back with the kid backpack.
In conclusion, I'm very impressed with the quality of the bag, and it should be because it cost $85 compared to similar bags costing only about $45. But it's worth the extra money in my opinion. I'm quite sure that I'll still have it when I can afford that new 22MP camera, LOL. I think it will be a little big for those who want the very smallest possible bag...but I wanted small, yet a little room to grow. I think it will be hard to find a better small bag for the 10D with the grip attached because of the 6" needed in depth. I saw alot that would fit without it, but I like the grip too much and I'll eventually get the MarkII or 1Ds (I hope) someday.
thanks to Todd Burke for photo & comments.
for Canon 350D / 400D XTI
A new, compact camera bag turned up today. My recent trips out and about weren't quite as easy going as they could have been. Walking through tight, overgrown footpaths and through thick woodland with a camera bag the size of a large laptop bag isn't as fun as it might sound, so this bag should come in handy for those longer walking trips.
One saviour with this bag is the better strap. My OmniPro bag has the basic Lowepro strap which can cut into your shoulder on long walks, but this one is really well padded. It's a lot more comfortable and helps spread the weight on your shoulder. I've even started swapping it back and forth between my other bags.
There's room in this one for all three of my best lenses and the body with grip fitted. With the 70-200 on the camera it's a bit of a tight fit, but you can still shut the bag.
I had hoped there was going to be a bit more room in the front compartment, but I can still fit a few essentials in there. I've bought one of the extra lens cases which fit on the side, which allows me to carry a bottle of water or an extra lens or flashgun. A nice bag for when you want to travel relatively light.
Canon EOS 350D XT(centre)
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM (top left)
Small umbrella (bottom left)
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 USM Macro Lens (top right)
OP/TECH USA Camera Loop Strap (detached)
Various compact flash cards
Canon NB-2LH battery (spare)
Cokin ND grad filters + holder
thanks to Gary Forsdick for photo & comments.
Reviews for Nikon D70 / D100 / D200 / D300 / D700
Nikon F100 (size similar to D70) with Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG lens attached.
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 ED zoom lens
Film, lens brush, Nikon SB28 flashgun, pad of paper and pens
Extra Battery pack for Nikon F100. Body cap for F100.
Thanks to Gary Evans for pics/comments.