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Old Sep 4, 2007, 4:58 PM   #1
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Have been looking at the LowesPro Sling Bag, was wondering if anyone has used it and what they thought.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 5:12 PM   #2
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I have one & like it. The sling action is pretty decent & it is convenient. It does feel kinda cheap, though, and can weigh on your upper back if you don't cinch the waist strap.

Mind you, I have the 2nd from the largest, and have torn out a lot of the dividers. A large SLR with a large lense takes up a lot of space. I guess it's pretty good if you're travelling light & willing to sacrifice some padding.
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Old Sep 9, 2007, 3:17 PM   #3
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I bought one, the 300 I think it was, and it is pretty nice. Sling is a bit hard to keep on if not used right, but for storage and all it makes a good travel bag.
I put the L1 with lens in with no trouble, easy to remove and I have room for the extra 25 mm lens and all the gear I need.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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I have a Slingshot 200 and like it. I am not totally thrilled, but I find it to be a good, versatile bag for a small to medium sized kit.

I originally got the Slingshot 100, but traded it for the 200. My E-510 and 2 lens kit fit in the 100 easily, but I want to get larger lenses like the 50-200 and did not think it would fit. The 200 also has more room for other stuff like flashes, cell phone, sunglasses etc. The built in all weather cover is also a plus.

It is very convenient to slide it to the front and remove the camera. It is hard to change lenses without actually removing the bag, unless you reconfigure the dividers. But with a regular backpack you need to remove it for access anyway. You can also brace your elbows on it for more stability when taking pictures.

I like it better than the Tamrac Velocity sling bags.

Have you seen the Cambags site?

http://www.cambags.com/camera_bag_mainpage.htmClick on slingshots at the top of the page and there are many examples of how people have used the different sizes with various cameras.

http://www.cambags.com/reviews/showcat.php/cat/37


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Old Sep 13, 2007, 7:46 PM   #5
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Have you seen the Cambags site?

http://www.cambags.com/camera_bag_mainpage.htmClick on slingshots at the top of the page and there are many examples of how people have used the different sizes with various cameras.

http://www.cambags.com/reviews/showcat.php/cat/37
Thanks for the Links, just what I needed. Been trying to figure out if I wanted the slingshot 100 or 200. Think I need to save a few more pennies and get the 200. I have the E-500 2 lens Kit with FL-36 flash, that will fit in the case, but in case I get an extra lens or something, think I better go witht he 200
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