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1.0 out of 5 stars Strap Broke After 1 minute of Usage!, May 9, 2013
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The plastic clip on one end of the shoulder strap broke at the swivel joint less a minute after I carried the case on my shoulder. The case fell on the hardwood floor with my Canon 6D w/ a 24-10mm zoom lens in it. Fortunately the case was zipped up otherwise it would totally ruin my day. I owned many backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags... but never had one failed like that. I hate to return things besides I would like to use the case for my trip this weekend. Thus, I replaced the broken strap with one from on of my old camera bags so that I can use it for the weekend. Then I found out this case is awkward to carry. First of all, the plastic loops on the case are too wide so the clips on the strap constantly shifting back and fore as I walked. Secondly, the placement of loops on the case is perfect for an empty case. However, after I put my DSLR camera in it the cg of the loaded case shifted closer to the back of the case. The loaded cased then tilted with the nose of the case constantly rubbing against my hip and the top of the case tilt away from my body. With the shifting of the clips, it makes the case feel larger then it is and awkward to carry.

After looking closely at the product my assessment is that the case itself is well made but the plastic pieces are a different story. I examined the failed surface of the plastic clip. Almost half of the fractured surface was covered with pores (air pockets or dirts). With today's plastic injection molding technique so common and well developed, those plastic parts must come from a factory with very poor quality control of the material handling and molding processes. Although I replaced the strap with one that I can trust, what about the plastic loops on the case. Next time I might not be so lucky if one of them fails on me. My $2,000 camera equipment could be ended up in the bottom of an ocean or a canyon. So I decided to return it for a refund. I brought hundred of items from Amazon over the years and I have never returned one because I didn't like it until now. The irony is that this case is made by Amazon itself so I am disappointed.

No. I would not recommend this product to anyone unless Amazon improve the quality of the plastic parts and reposition and redesign the loops on the case.
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2013 1:29:11 PM PST
This looks like a knock-off of the Case Logic SLRC-201. Someone said the strap snap hooks were also plastic on the 201, but they are MUCH MORE substantial and the retaining bar is made of metal. Also, the velcro sling inside is much more substantial in the 201 with twice the velcro. I'm really glad I stayed with the Case Logic, even though it cost a bit more. The base also has reinforcing indentations, strengthening the bottom of the case.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 4:12:39 AM PST
ARTIE says:
I received the case for Christmas and almost immediately it fell tilted and fell off the table. Thank God, it was ok as the brand new $800.00 am era I had just gotten for Christmas as well was in the case. There are some pockets in it for storage of the lens caps once you take them off and for a cloth or two to wipe the lens clean just in case you get something on it. The part I dislike it the fact that it is top-heavy and will fall off the table almost immediately unless you are extremely careful when you set it on the table. But alas, poor Yoric, it was a Christmas gift and one does not look the gift horse in the mouth so to speak. We shall see.

Posted on May 15, 2014 7:33:29 AM PDT
Ocean's 15 says:
You guys are supposed to wear your camera by the camera strap over the neck or shoulder.
The product clearly defective, but even if it weren't - you camera could have fall out of the unzipped holster in a wink.
Live and learn.
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