DK Series backpacks are light and fashionable. The backpack is designed with side and upper compartments for quick access and storage. The DK series backpacks are also ergonoomically designed with 3D mesh handles, dual purpose single and doubleshoulder straps, waist loop and front tripod holder.
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Mid-sized camera backpack/sling
The DK-20 is the mid-size of the DK-series camera backpack/sling that’s made for everyday use. It’s a complete storage solution for your camera, lens, and accessories.
The DK-series attractive design is made with protective materials (black polyester nylon) and made for daily wear and tear from local to long distance traveling.
One understood feature is the ease of using a backpack and quickly converting it to a right side or left side sling bag. The shoulder straps are padded enough to bring you comfort throughout your journeys. You can tuck one shoulder strap in the rear to cross clamp your preferred side of sling. An added feature is the top and front grab handle. Use the top grab handle as a weight for your counter weight hook on your tripod, you can use the front grab handle to conveniently attach and remove it from the tripod.
Unzip the front zipper to access left, right, and main compartments. The main compartment lets you reposition storage sections to maximize storage space. The left compartment is for left handed photographers, the right compartment is for right handed photographers, and the main compartment is for ease of access to all compartments.
The usual items you can store in the DK-20 is a camera with lens, an extra lens, a shoe mount flash, battery & charger, couple of filters, extra memory, and more accessories.
The DK-20 is completely reliable, portable, and ready to use for your next photo-shoot!
Capacity DSLR and 2 to 3 lenses (upto 200mm F/2.8), hoods, flashes, filters, replacement batteries, battery chargers, and many more accessories
Side strap attachment loop You will find a single loop strap for attachments (i.e: for lens cases, water bottles, etc) On the left and right of each side of the backpack/sling.
Exterior dimensions 11.8" x 9.8" x 18.5"
Top compartment dimensions 9" x 6.3" x 11.8"
Interior fabric Polyester/nylon
Exterior fabric Polyester/nylon
Net Weight 2.8 lbs
Additional features 5 internal padded compartment sectionals Top Compartment (dual mesh compartments and 3 small pockets) Tripod Holder (pull out from bottom of bag) Weather proof raincoat for backpack/sling Left and right zip and/or quick release clips for fast access to side compartment Center zip comartment for quick access to camera and/or lenses (also has an internal storage area for battery size objects) Adjsutable ergonomic harness Adjustable waist belt Adjustable chest belt
9.8 x 11.8 x 18.5 inches ; 2.8 pounds
Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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I use this as a combination purpose bag: Cameras for light shooting work, extra camera gear bag, emergency gear bag for winter/blizzard travel, day pack for hiking up to 8 hours. It's easy to shoulder, unshoulder, organize, load and access gear.
It is not as easy to access as the outstanding LowePro Slingshot 300 (which I also use). NOTHING touches the Slingshot for rapid ease of access (you don't have to unshoulder it -- just slide it down from your back to your waist) or for safety during access (divisions open face up when dropped to the waist), but then this doesn't COST as much as the superior LowePro products and has proven just about as durable.
I suspect that this is very close to the size of the Slingshot 200, but you save about 25% (today, about twenty bucks). If size is right and cash no object or if speed of access is absolutely essential, buy the LowePro Slingshot 200. If cost matter more, consider this Doluca.
For the price of this backpack ($41), I highly recommend getting this. The build quality is pretty good. The backpack is light, which is an important factor for me. I got this backpack because it has a tripod compartment - it works well. Most other backpacks in this price range does not have it. As a small person, it's comfortable to wear compared to many other camera backpacks I've tried. The inside compartment dividers can be sturdier but it still works well. I'm able to put a 1 liter Nalgene water bottle in the top compartment with other camera accessories like lens pens, SD cards, gloves, keys, etc. and it holds up fine. The back has a compartment that's wide enough for you to put a tablet in if you're traveling. I wish the backpack was a little wider (enough to fit a regular student notebook). It also has a strap around your hips for ergonomics so the backpack doesn't move around too much (important for hiking). The zippers work well - no snags. I'd still be gentle with the zipper so you don't break them since they're not the jumbo size zippers. Overall, I highly recommend this backpack. It's really nice and way cheaper compared to the ones they sell at Walmart or Target. It's also nicer than the Lowepro backpacks I've tried. It's way lighter and less expensive than the Mountainsmith backpacks. The MS backpacks are nice but they're not as ergonomic. The zippers snag against the flaps, they're really heavy, and more expensive. There's enough space in the lower compartment for a camera body and one lens. For a while I had the Canon T3i attached with kit lens (18-55mm) and the 55-250mm lens in the lower compartment.
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I bought the large version. It is big and can hold lot of stuff. Only complaint i have is that if you don't fill up camera gear, it rattles. It would be good if there are more number of compartment padding so that you can customize it into small compartments.
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I searched tons of different bags ranging from $50-$150 and read tons of reviews but found that this one was best to suit my needs. I was a little hesitant as there are always pros and cons with everything, but went for this anyways. I am so happy with it! This bag is strong and durable. I travel a lot for work and needed a bag that could hold my camera and laptop along with all my other stuff. I love the easy access side zippers for pulling your camera out quickly. My only suggestion to the company is to add dual zippers to the sides and top as well. It's not a huge ordeal, but when you have your hands full, trying to pull on one zipper is annoying..but again, not a big deal!!
I also loved the top section. I throw my headset, pens, etc in that pocket and that gives me easy access when on the plane. I also love the handle on the top. You can just grab and go!! I should also mention that this bag is durable! I don't have a ton of lenses, but I did use books in the other side of the front section. I also love that you can take out the dividers & rearrange yourself!
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Pro's: Sturdy/durable, good carrying options, Con's: Slots are too large, not enough slots/ pockets/ elastic rings for peripherals. Velcro dividers don't seem like they'll stay in place. The storage and spaces don't seem to make that much sense.
I have a Canon 7D with a 24-70mm, 50mm, and a 135mm fixed, all quality canon glass, some extra filters, a spare battery (no battery grip), a spare CF Card,lens cleaners, tripod, The space for the camera with 24-70mm attached is great with room to spare (almost too much room to spare). When I go to organize all my lens, I find that there's almost too much room for my lenses as well, so I feel like they're bumping around in there. i tried, re-positioning the dividers, but there's really only one divider that I can re-position that makes sense. That's complaint 1. My second complaint is that there aren't enough side pockets for all my peripherals to be secured, so I ended up just piling them in the top main compartment, which is almost like a small glove box. Although a very disorganized way to do this, I wouldn't mind it, but there's the compartment is not sealed off from the rest of the bag, so if my lens cleaner (it's shaped like a marker) sometimes falls through the crack and is floating around in my bag. Also, my extra filters don't have a secure and separate place to slide in, so they're jammed together in a compartment. There's plenty of space for the memory cards, but to tell you truthfully, I don't care if my extra memory cards are bumping around a pool of other items, they'll be just fine. But glass that's gonna be between myself and my subject, should have their own compartments. Overall a decent bag, but if I had to do it again, I'd go with something different.