Manfrotto MB SS390-5BB AGILE V Sling Bag -Black
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- Allows DSLR to be stored with lens attached
- Secure your tripod to the front of the bag with provided straps
- Upper compartment for personal accessories
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|Item Dimensions||16.54 x 8.27 x 12.2 inches|
|Item Weight||2.29 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2.55 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
This bag is designed with space, and comfort in mind. I've walked around with it for a few hours in total thus far and barely noticed I had it on despite all the weight.
The Bad, like the previous reviewer stated the access is a little bit on the small side for the main camera compartment but it isn't something that isn't terrible.
There is a large buckle where half is metal and half is plastic. Why not make it all metal if you were going for that, and what is the point of it? The same compartment has two zippers on top and velcro underneath the buckle. It seems like triple redundancy here. I guess the bag won't open from the top by accident unless you forget to zip, velcro, and buckle it up.
While it has a TON of storage space for gear, it does not have much pocket space for knick knack stuff (i.e. lens cleaning stuff, battery charger, lots of batteries, cables, manuals, lens caps) There is one very small pocket on the top labeled "Pocket" and a small non expanding pocket on the side that barely fits what I need in it.
All in all, this is a great sling that has lots of space if you have one big lens like the 80-200 and want to fit a bunch of smaller lenses and other stuff. I do like this bag and I will not be returning it.
Firstly the pros. It is a well made bag with quality material. I have the Lowepro SlingShot 100 AW so I like the sling bag design. The Lowepro strap goes over the left shoulder while the Manfrotto strap goes over the right shoulder.
Now the cons. I hate the design of this bag. It is very hard to reach the inside compartments. There are only 2 small openings to the inside of the bag: one side opening, where you put your camera, and the other at the top. If you put your extra batteries and lens at the bottom of the bag and behind the camera body compartment, it is a pain to retrieve them; you'll have to unbuckle the top, unzip the top zippers, empty the top compartment, remove the top velcro compartment padding and then reach inside to fish for whatever you're looking for. Stupid design. I chose this bag because it can carry a tripod, but that too is badly designed. It basically come with 2 loose straps so that you can attach the tripod. This is insecure and it's easy to lose the straps.
If I had bought this bag from a retail store, I would have returned it. I'm going to stick to Lowepro bags - better design with more attention to details.
Update: It is much easier to access the inside of the bag from the side opening. However, I do not like peeling those sticky velcro padding to access the inside of the bag. I prefer sling bags with zipper openings to get to the inside compartments from outside, such as the sling bags by Vanguard and Lowepro. I am changing my rating from 3 to 4 stars.
The aesthetics are great. It does have that tech-y look to it but it doesn't quite scream that it's a camera bag like the ubiquitous Lowepro slings. I don't feel as nervous walking around with this bag as I think I would if I had a sling or backpack with an obvious logo or camera bag design.
Design wise, it is built to be an easy access bag so I have accepted that I should use it for that purpose. While it quite possible to fit a number of lenses in this bag, you will be juggling around because. The padding will probably be arranged so that not everything will be at your fingertips. Some of the items may be packed away behind a velcro divider (or two). The set up may require a bit of juggling so it's something to think about if you're the type to travel with your entire arsenal.
However, it's a great bag for walking around with a light tripod, camera with a lens or two and lunch in the top pocket. I can easily manage sneaking a couple shots here and there or a lens change and back into the bag, the camera goes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great backpack to carry camera and camera accessories. advise buying because everyone will be pleased with the acquisition of this material.Published on May 4, 2014 by Ismael
Bought this for my girlfriend so she could carry her DSLR for snapping pictures while we ski. It was one of the best investments for the camera we bought so far. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by GivenToFly17
This is a very cool sling bag, well built, it has the awesome Manfrotto looks and will fit like a glove to your back... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Luis Jimenez De Santiago
I can see the utility of the sling to allow easy access to the camera. However, it doesn't work out well for me in the field. The bag is just cumbersome. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by SiChips
I have liked this bag from day one. And now almost a month later, it continues to feel just right.
It has been thoughtfully designed. Read more
The compartments are not right for me... It is set up strange for my taste. But it will work. It will hold my larger lenses, but I will have to move some of the dividers from my... Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Sandra Taylor