|Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black)
|List Price: $89.95
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The SlingShot 200 AW uses a unique sling design to go from Carry Mode to Ready Mode in just seconds. Carried comfortably on the back, it easily rotates to the front so you can get to your camera quickly. The SlingShot 200 AW holds an SLR with mid-range zoom lens attached 3-4 extra lenses, cables and accessories and has a full access lid to make loading it a snap.
- Sling style bag for carrying comfort and easy accessibility
- Holds an SLR with mid-range zoom lens attached, 3-4 extra lenses, cables and accessories
- Built in digital memory card organizer and micro fiber LCD cleaning cloth
- Lowepro's patented All Weather cover to protect bag and contents from extreme weather, sand, dirt, etc.
- Lifetime Warranty
- Not quite a custom fit but workable
I have a Pentax 10D with 2 lenses and some filters. While it holds everything and should hold a flash also, it is a bit difficult to customize the interior to snuggly hold the gear. I may be nit-picking here but I don't like my equipment to jostle around while on the move. Worth what I paid but the Pentax version of this item would have probably been a better deal....more info
- Nice product
During my ski trip in Verbier and 3 Vall¨¦es, I loved this backpack for my DSLR that allowed me to make over 2 GB of photos easily....more info
- Portable accessory table!
Unlike regular tote bags or backpacks, the sling bag swing forward and rest snugly on my chest acting as kind of a tray table for changing lenses. Not needing to hold the group up as I grab accessories or change lenses is the real value for this bag....more info
- Filled all my requirements
I was uncertain if I wanted the sling style of camera bag when I ordered this, but am absolutely delighted. It is comfortable to wear, easy to get into and carries all the equipment I need, with room for more. I'm an amateur photographer, but an avid one. I have some physical impairments due to a critical car crash, so my range has been temporarily, I hope, shortened. I foresee a time when I can get out on longer treks, however, and this bag will be even more useful at that stage in my recovery. I'd say one key plus is that when I'm in the house and see I must shoot fast, such as a unique bird or animal, I can get into the bag and free the camera in lightening speed, so I don't often miss a shot. I'm quite pleased....more info
- shoulder camera bag
I got this for my dad who has a Nikon D60. It's a wonderful size for his camera and two lenses. The weather cover was an added bonus which comes out from the bottom of the bag and fits over the bag nicely....more info
- Lowepro is a pro
The Lowepro SlingShot 300 AW is the perfect bag for advanced amateurs. It has enough room for just about everything you could imagine and is is small enough to take anywhere. The only thing I would have liked to have is some way to attach my tripod....more info
- Great Product
I just purchased a Nikon D90 (what a great camera!) My internet research concluded that this was one of the most recommended cases for this camera, so I purchased it. While I haven't tested this out "on the trail" yet, it seems to be a very lightweight and comfortable backpack and you feel like the camera is protected and secure (wish I could say the same about my life). There are a lot of compartments for additional equipment (although I wish there was a specific place for the large manual that comes with the camera). I recommend this....more info
- Hey, It's Great
Well designed. I can get a lot more stuff in this bag than any other that I own of the same, relative size. What's neat is that I can "swivel" the bag around and access just about anything in it. I spent the extra $bucks to get the weather protection feature. ...more info
- Hard to improve it
If there is a better carry pack for digital SLR field use of a camera and 2 - 3 lenses, I would like to see it. This bag has to be the perfect design for the outdoor photographer who wants to carry their SLR with 2 - 3 lenses and a few other accessories. The full bag carries very comfortably on your back and the swing motion to bring it out front is very natural and positions the bag perfectly for access to all the gear. The access is hands free for removing caps and changing lenses.
I have the SlingShot 100 and it comfortably carries my D70 with 3 lenses, a 12-24 f4, a 70-300 4.5-5.6 and a 24-120 3.5-5.6, all with the hoods in the carry position on each lens as well as extra batteries and memory cards. The bag is very well padded and feels small, tight and compact (in a good way, not bulky) but yet is roomy enough easily for all this gear. The carry design, build quality and little extras make this a must have for the digital SLR outdoor photographer.
You will need to upgrade to one of the larger slingshot bags if you plan to carry a 80-200 2.8 or an extra body for instance but if you can get away with the 100 I highly recommend it. ...more info
- I LOVE THIS BAG!
Received this bag not to long ago as a gift and absolutely LOVE it! It is comfortable to wear across my shoulder and easily holds my dslr camera body with a lens attached, room for 3-4 more, extra batteries, and my external flash. ...more info
- Lowepro Camera Bag
This camera bag is everything I wanted and more. It is so well designed there is a place for everything and it is compact too! I love it!...more info
- Lowepro Slingshot 200
After three years of extremely light use. The zipper came loose from the fabric. Now it is impossible to use the bag.
Other than that, I love the bag....more info
- This is an excellent bag for day use
I've been using this for a week now, and have been very pleased with it so far. Inside the bag, I have:
-Sony a300 with a Tamron 18-200 lens attached
-50mm fixed length lens
-Panoramic tripod head
The only item I was not easily able to fit was a small LED flashlight. The bag is comfortable to wear and offers great access to the camera without removing anything else.
This is an excellent bag for day trips, such as in Walt Disney World, where you can leave the majority of your gear behind and only take the essentials. Plus, it comes with a rain cover built-in, so you can feel more secure in the weather.
The strap is nice, and both it and the back are padded. There is a secondary strap to buckle in when moving to keep the pack more secure. I highly recommend this....more info
- smallest big backpack i've had
I call this a backpack because it still goes on your back but it's really a slingshot bag, which is it's biggest advantage. The fact that you can take out and put your stuff in it without taking it off completely is a great advantage. I've had this bag for a few days now and i'm loving every minute of it over my old bag (Tamrac Cyberpack 6, a true MONSTER!) It holds my Nikon D200 (with grip), Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Nikon SB-80DX flash, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 (with hood) and if I really needed to, I could jam my D50 in there. I still have room for another small zoom (Sigma 10-20mm/Tokina 11-16mm) or two more primes (more reason for me to buy the Nikkor 35mm f/2.) I loaded the top compartment up with batteries, cards, and cleaning stuff, and still the weight feels nicely balanced. The only complaint I have is the placement of the memory card holder in the camera portion of the bag. I feel it presses against the camera body a little too much, but maybe i'm just a little too cautious around my gear.
The small straps that go over the compartment and protect it from opening up too much unexpectedly are a great idea by Lowepro. It stops the weight of your gear from pressing against the flap and opening it all the way (as well as emptying your wallet with new gear). It takes a little getting used to the one-strap-that-goes-diagonally idea, but once you wear it for a little bit you'll realize it's easier to take on and put off. The weight feels nicely balanced on my back and my shoulders and I have no complaints about this part of the bag.
I would assume that the other Slingshot series bags are just as good as the 300, with the exception that they are smaller, and I would have no problem recommending this to someone who wants a backpack that can hold a lot of gear yet still remain fairly small. If you have a Nikkor 70-200mm VR or 80-200mm AF-D this is probably the Slingshot bag for you, none of the others would hold these wonderful lenses....more info
- Smaller than expected, but still a great bag!
From the pictures and the reviews I expected something a little bigger. I already had a big bag (to carry many big lenses for long trips) and I wanted a small bag (to carry camera with one lens and few accessories) and a medium size bag (to carry camera with lens and extra long lens). I thought this bag will answer my needs for medium size - but it doesn't.
However, for small size it is a great bag!
I can fit inside my Sony A700 + Vertical Grip + the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 (my default setup). That blocks the lower part of the bag. Maybe I can fit another small lens there (Minolta 50mm f/1.7, but this lens can fit anywhere...). Then I can use the upper part for accessories and maybe flash (Sony HVL-F56AM or Sony HVL-F58AM can fit only if you take them out of the case and fold them).
It is very comfotable to carry and to access the camera.
The only improvement I wish they make if to give us the option to remove the partition between the lower and the upper parts. This way I could fit in the camera with longer lenses (Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 and Sony 300mm f/2.8).
Overall - a great walk around bag for camera + one medium size lens or two small lenses + few accessories....more info
- Tough durable & easy access
My first internal frame was a Lowe and it is still my 1st choice more 25 years later. In well over 200's days of hard trail use it has NEVER failed, not a strap or any of the seams despite 60 + pounds winter loads.
I was initially impressed by the design; for me this is not solely about style but the efficient use of space & security for the contents. There is a clever side loading feature for the camera with an attached lens. Inside there is room for 2 more lens & all the associated accessories. More importantly it is bomb proof w/ a rain cover built in and lashes for your jacket when it get to warm. On the trail the quick release fastex buckles provide easy access to the contents while ensuring they do not accidently drop out.
I may go though more digital camera in the next 25 years, but will only need this one pack.
Thank you. ...more info
- Great bag for someone in a wheelchair...
I originally bought the Slingshot 100 which proved to be so-so sizewise for the equipment I had, but I was about to get a Canon 50D and knew the 100 wouldn't cut it. I gave it away as a gift and bought the Slingshot 200. It is the perfect bag for me. Carries my camera so people don't know what I'm carrying and will also hold several lenses and a 430EX flash, plus a lot of odds and ends in side pockets.
I'm wheelchair bound and the Slingshot 200 fits perfectly on my lap. It just slips easily around when I have to stand. In my lap, it also acts as a brace when taking photos.
The additional pockets should be rearranged so the top pocket opens up in the unslung position (on my lap), and the other pocket should be moved forward so it is more accessable when in the unslung position. Otherwise, you have to be careful not to open them too much for fear of items dropping out.
Still, it is a full five star bag, particularly for us who are wheelchair bound. I feel much more secure carrying my photo equipment in some of the places I go. ...more info
- Great and perfect nice bag for my D90!
I needed something to put in my D90, 18-105 kit lens and 70-300mm lens that is not too big and bulky and will enable me to access my gears without taking it off me. So i looked at sling type bags and this one fits my needs perfectly.It easily fits my D90 with the kit attached and extra space for my long 70-300mm lens. I still have extra room for my future 50mm or 35mm prime lens and maybe an external SB-600 flash. I like it because it's convenient, i just take it and carry it over my back. If i need my camera, i just move it infront of me, and i can pull out easily my camera to take pictures. I can even easily change lenses with this bag infront of me which is really cool. I originally had the nikon bag and a tamrac sling bag but i like this one's configuration better. There are more pockets and small storages to put in SD cards, battery charger, and USB cables if needed. The quality of materials is very good and the all weather cover is a big plus. It is nicely tucked under the bag and just pull it out to cover the whole bag if your out stuck in the rain. The 200 is a bit bigger but too big for my taste, maybe next time when i upgrade to full frame dSLR and acquire more lenses. ...more info
- Great Bag!
This bag is everything I wanted in a camera bag + it is light and easy to use. I was able to reach my cameras while hiking and didn't have to stop to take the backpack off. In this bag I carry a Nikon D40, a small video camera, a small digital camera and the adapters to each. I'm a small woman 5'3" and this fits perfect.
My only suggestion would be- find a store that has them to try them on, both, the Slingshot 100 and Slingshot 200.For it's size the Slingshot 100 holds a lot. But check out both. Then search Amazon for the best price. I paid $30 less buying it threw Amazon!
- Great Bag - Well designed
I recently purchased a Nikon D90 with an 18 -105 lens. I was looking for a bag that could easily accommodate this camera with accessories. The main compartment fits the camera with the lens attached snuggly, so no jostling around. I was concerned about backpack design, but the sling design works perfectly. I also packed my other point and shoot digital camera and charger without a problem. Very satisfied with purchase
~ The feel fits well with adjustments
~ The "All Weather Cover" - great design, hidden from view.
~ Room for an additional lens
~ Well constructed, good seams and zippers
No immediate Con's on this bag.
- Does the Job
Compact, lightweight, good construction, good design, holds everything and much less bulky than my previous bag!...more info
- Good Bag but a little small....
Great bag design. Only problem is that it will not hold larger SLR's like the Canon 50 and up unless your really push it. For smaller SLR's it is very good. If you have a big camera you need at least the 200 or 300 model....more info
- Great For Traveling Light...Has Room For The Essentials
I purchased the Slingshot 200 as a replacement for my Lowepro Rover AW. My main motivation was the size the SS 200 offered and the fact that I never really found the Rover AW to be very easy to use...it just never worked the way I wanted it to.
This bag is much closer to want I have wanted. It is a good size for air travel, is fairly lightweight, and has enough storage space for most of the essential gear I need for a trip. The bag fits my Canon 50D w/ EF 28-135mm lens with hood (reversed for storage in the bag) as well as a couple other lenses and spare batteries, charger, etc. (I can see how a larger zoom would be a problem though so I would check one out at a store before buying online if you have a concern.)
There are a few drawbacks that I have found:
I use the BG-E2N battery grip on the Canon 50D and while it does fit, it is very tight and the camera entry in and out of the bag when shouldered (and "slung around") is somewhat cumbersome. I doubt they designed it with battery grips in mind, but it does work and I am finding it easier to get the camera in and out as the bag continues to break in with use.
Also, while the slingbag side entry is great for accessing the camera on the go...once you want to change lenses, get to a flash, etc., you have to take the bag off completely, undo the safety clasps, and open the whole compartment to get to them. After all of that, you have basically lost the unique benefits that the slingbag design offers. In other words, if you are changing gear frequently you probably can find a more convenient bag.
All in all though, I am giving this bag 4 stars because the design and build are top notch and I have truly felt it was a good purchase...I am just not convinced this is that elusive "perfect bag"....more info
- Surprisingly useless bag
I really like Lowepro and this bag is well put together and uses good material and my Nikon D80 with 18-200 lens fits in easily with a lens hood. In fact all aspects of the design of this bag were well thought out to store all of the bits and pieces for a camera. So why am I rating it so low, you may ask?
The simple truth is that it fails in its purpose for anything other than a novelty. The one strap design focusses all of the weight in a way that quickly becomes extrememly uncomfortable even with a light rig. Then there is the key feature why someone would be drawn to this design in the first place-the ability to swivel from your back to your front for easy accessibility of your camera. This also falls very short since the needed strap length to wear it is far too short to actually access your camera. The result is constant tightening and loosening of the straps. This gets old very fast.
So long story short, LowePro gets an A for effort but a D in execution on this model. Instead, I would recommend a waist pack like the Off Road model (also by LowePro). This model is very comfortable for long trips, holds all of the same things as the Slingshot and is always accessible without any adjustments.
Happy Shooting!...more info
- For general use this is the bag for you...
I have two main bags for carrying my equipment depending on the situation. The first is a Tenba Explorer 8X that I use for long distance comfortable carries. Those who do hikes in Yosemite would enjoy this bag as it is for all intent and purpose a BACKPACK with all the features you would look for in that style. That said, it is a little bulky and to get to anything inside you have to take it off and lay it flat to prevent items coming out.
This bag on the other hand is a dream come true for the "Daily out and about" application. I was introduced to the Sling-Pack style of carry bag recently and once I started using them for my tote bag (Wallet, Keys, Books, etc.)I fell in love with the style for general use. I happened across this bag for a song so I got it (the 300) and found for daily excursions around town and general carry, I all I needed and then some fit comfortably in the bag vs the carry everything with me backpack.
The only complaint is that there is no way to effectively carry a tripod/monopod on the pack. Other than that I LOVE THIS BAG!!!
- I'd Buy Another One!
Comfort, strong stitching, easy access to the contents, ample padding, and durable zippers, clips and fasteners are what I consider essential in a camera backpack. The Lowepro Slingshot 100 satisfied all of those points and more. I've had this bag for close to a year now, been caught in heavy downpours (the water resistant pullout cover has saved the day several times), accidentally knocked it off of a park bench onto the concrete sidewalk, zipped and unzipped hundreds of times, carried it on my back while sweating like a blacksmith on warm summer days, fit it comfortably around an army jacket with a sweater underneath in the winter. And this sucker is still in very good to excellent condition. I do most of my shooting on the move, in an urban environment, and thus being able to pull the camera out and put it away while walking was also one of the main selling points. I pack the Nikon D40X 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) with the superb Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens mounted on the body, and a Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR ZL Di LD Aspherical (IF) with Built-In AF Motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras on reserve in the flaps, along with lens hoods, caps, spare batteries, and cleaning cloths. The adjustable compartments accommodate my lenses perfectly. The padded shoulder strap is comfortable and strong, plus there is an additional hip strap for added stability. This bag is exactly what I was looking for, and if it ever does fall apart from usage, I will immediately buy another one. ...more info
- Great bag
Excellent bag with the 'sling' function of sliding to the front. Wish it had more things to tie stuff down to, I'm not the biggest fan of the sliplock system....more info
- Top handle tears
The loop at the top of the pack tore while I was bringing my gear from the car to the house. Fortunately, true disaster was avoided when the camera bag with my camera landed on the car seat. This performance is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE for a backpack.
I hope the vendors performance is better when I attempt to return the product....more info
- Plenty of room, but go for the 350 version
I love this bag. I use it to carry my Nikon D200 and 2 lenses. Its weatherproof, plenty of space for 4 more lens etc. However, I think I should have gone for 350 version which would have some space for my laptop too. But this is a bargain. If you do want to use it for purely your camera, then way to go. I find it little difficult to carry my tripod in this bag though. ...more info
- Great Product
We recently took a trip, via airlines, to the jungles of Central America. This bag was a life saver in carrying my camera gear (Cannon EOS, 300mm lense and accessories). Yes, it is small but everything fit including passport and small essentials. Great as my "personal carry on" or "purse" along with one carryon piece of luggage - I travel light. Everything was right there at my fingertips, easily accessed. Bag is flexible enough to use as both a day pack or camera bag. The Lowepro Slingshot is now an essential part of my traveling activities! And yes! That rain cover is ideal in those monsoons... :-)...more info
- Comfortable, functional bag for a DSLR
I shopped around a lot before settling on the LowePro Slingshot 200. I've owned a number of LowePro bags and all have been very durable and functional, so that was the brand I focused on. The slingshot is a good compromise between a backpack-style bag and a shoulder bag. I find it very easy to carry and very easy to bring around to the front of my body to get to my gear.
I carry a Nikon D80 with three lenses (Nikkor 16-85, 70-300 and 105 macro) and an SB800 flash. There is also plenty of room for accessories like filters, lens hoods, extra battery and SD cards, cleaning kit, etc. The bag is not very deep, so if you have longer lenses (like the 70-300), you'll have to lay them down horizontally to fit in the bag.
I really like the built-in rain cover -- I haven't had to use it yet, but it's nice to know that if you get stuck in an unexpected rain, you can protect your gear....more info
- Great Service!
Did a Great Job! I was very happy with the product. The packaging was interesting, but very fitting for the item. I would definitely purchase from these folks again!...more info