on February 21, 2011
I used to own a Lowel Pro 110 bag that protected my camera on several trips. Then I purchased an external flash unit... there wasn't enough room in the 110. I happened upon the 130 bag at a camera store. It's just the right size for what I take on a trip. Yes, it looks like a camera bag. Yes, it's dark blue instead of black. Yes, it comes with a wimpy strap. SO.... I put on a better strap with a leather pad. Put in an additional divider from my old bag and everything fit perfectly. Really, for the price it's a very good bag, it protects my camera while on vacation and holds all the camera stuff I like to use. I posted a photo of my camera bag on this amazon page.
on April 20, 2010
This was a birthday gift for my best friend - one she had requested herself, for a new Kodak camera. I was wondering why this size bag for a small digital camera? This bag holds her camera (enclosed in a smaller, fitted case) a table-top tripod, memory card case, pens, pencils and small notebook! Perfect size to hold all of the important items and she loves it!
Nice product, well-padded and I'm considering one for myself...
ALL LOWEPRO EDIT SERIES GADGET BAGS--INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
> Edit 110 6 1/2" wide X 4 1/2"* tall X 3" deep, with 1 divider
> Edit 120 6 1/2" wide X 5 1/2"* tall X 3" deep, with 1 divider
> Edit 130 8" side X 4 1/2* tall X 3" deep, with 1 dividers (some shipped with 2 dividers)
> Edit 140 9 1/2" wide X 5"* tall X 4 1/2" deep, with 1 divider
* all with 1/2" thick bottom pad removed (which still leaves 1/2" of padding built-in).
ALL LOWEPRO EDIT SERIES GADGET BAGS--GENERAL
> Excellent quality and very compact
> My favorite feature is that I can wear the gadget bags it my belt, even when driving, so that my camera is always with me (with the case resting on my left thigh). Even so, it is a little front-heavy, so I also use the neckstrap---the combination of both works well. Without the belt loops, most gadget bags are constantly swinging and getting in the way.
> There is also a pocket in the flap, a front pocket, and 2 side pockets) which can hold short lens hoods, extra batteries, extension tubes, memory cards, etc--even small slave flash units, or pancake-design lenses.
> The top flap closure is an excellent design feature. You can use just the flap (with the zipper open)(held down by Velcro) for fast access--or you can close the zipper to completely close the bag against rain etc.
>> When I'm not actually wearing the case, I zip the flap closed. When I'm wearing the case, I leave the flap unzipped, and rely on the Velco closure for security. I keep my camera inside the bag when not in actual use (not bouncing around from a camera strap)---but it is still immediately available.
JUST THE LOWEPRO EDIT 130
> 1 or 2 movable partitions.
> There is also a pocket in the flap (about 8" x 4" for fairly flat items), a front pocket (about 8" x 3 1/2" X 1" deep), and 2 side pockets (about 3" x 3 1/2" x 1") which can hold short lens hoods, extra batteries, extension tubes, memory cards, etc--even small slave flash units, or pancake-design lenses.
> Depending on the sizes of your lenses, the 130 can hold a camera and up to 4 lens.
> In my case, I can stack my Lumix 20mm F1.7 (1.5" tall) and Lumix 14-42mm PZ (pancake zoom, 1.5" tall) in one partition, my Lumix 45-150mm zoom (3.5" tall) in one partition, and my Zuiko 60mm Macro (3.5" tall) in the third partition. The camera will fit vertically attached to either the 45-150mm zoom or the Zuiko Macro in the middle partition. Alternative the camera will fit sideways attached to either the Lumix 20mm F1.7 or the Lumix 14-42mm PZ, with the large lenses in separate partitions, and the remaining small lens stacked with either the 45-150mm zoom or the Zuiko Macro. Note however, this is a snug fit.
> Click on “Stoney” just below the product title to see my other reviews, or leave a comment to ask a question.
on December 15, 2011
I own the Canon SX10IS camera that has a 20x optical zoom on it so it's a sizeable camera, but not as large as the Nikon D50 SLR that I own. This bag is a nice fit for the camera, though I wish it had just a teensy bit more room so the manual could fit in there as well. That being said, it manages to somehow hold my Nikon L5 point and shoot in there instead. I like having the two cameras in there together since sometimes it is just easier to use my point and shoot depending on the situation. The bag is well constructed, has a small pocket in the front just underneath the the top that flaps over and velcros to the front for batteries and a lens cloth. I own several Lowepro bags and have never had any kind of problem. They are always well constructed, well padded and in this case even a little stylish.
This isn't something I was necessarily seeking at the time I purchased it - it was one of Amazon's "lightning deals" during Cyber Monday week and I got if for such a ridiculously low price that I figured if it didn't quite fit my needs I'd find an alternative use for it or give it as a gift. Now that I've actually gotten it and used it I would purchase this as a gift for someone at the regular Amazon price (though I always love a good bargain).
on November 30, 2011
The Lowepro Edit 130 is made of quality materials with good fit and finish throughout. It should stand up well for years to handling and the elements, providing good protection for your camera and a few accessories. Its red color is tastefully muted.
That said, the Edit 130 is suitable only for very compact point 'n' shoot or Flip-type mini video cameras. Interior dimensions (length, width, depth) in inches are: 7.5 x 2.5 x 3.5. The interior is of soft material and well enough padded to make the bag reasonably shock proof. A flexible, movable padded divider makes arranging and separating things easy. The shoulder strap attaches to plastic buckles. That might be a concern in a larger bag, but in this one you're not likely to carry enough weight to ever have a problem.
The bag has external side pockets big enough to hold a filter or two, or some parking change. A zippered front pocket with see-through vinyl panel can hold some batteries, memory cards or what have you. A fishnet-type zippered pocket on the underside of the top flap might be useful for cheat sheets, memory cards or other light, flat items. The back of the bag has a belt loop, but given the bag's length its usefulness seems doubtful.
In addition to carrying cameras and associated gear, this bag could be useful for an Ipod or other mp3 player, a charger and accessories.
At Amazon's price, the Edit 130 is a good value-for-money deal. The one cautionary note I will add is to carefully assess the Edit 130's size against your needs. If your camera and charger are small and you have only a few small things to go with it, this bag should serve you well.