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OK - but the strap is short and it's a little short on space for my med DSLR
on September 12, 2014
Good: Nice, minimal fit for my medium DSLR (canon 70d) with medium zoom lens (18-135) with lens hood on. Not too tight but not too much extra room. Seems to be well made. I like that it has a rain protector hidden in a lower pocket, but it'd be better if the case itself was weatherproof (is it that hard? Case Logic claims theirs is...)
Not so great: Pretty minimal pocket space outside the main compartment. Enough for a battery, a lens brush, memory. Not enough room for a lens blower, or other bulkier accessories. (Certainly no room for another lens, but you wouldn't want that in a holster.)
BAD: Strap. It's too short. I am not a big person (5'6"), and if you use it as a shoulder strap (isn't that how everyone uses it?) the camera will come nowhere near your hip. I have it adjusted to be as long as possible and still had to extend it with a couple of carabiners. That's ridiculous. Some reviews noted a well padded strap. Sort of. It has a sliding shoulder pad which is nicer than many. A little softer.
But it does slide around and I often find it's not on my shoulder after a while (the strap itself is just a basic nylon strap).
Maybe an issue? It'd be nice if the top of the bag was a bit wider. It takes me a little extra time to get the camera out because I have to squeeze my hand between the camera & bag. It's not tight - but just another 1/2" would be nice. That's going to vary with your camera.
Also, the bag doesn't let go when I lift the camera. The lens gets caught on the yellow camera support thingy a little bit, so I have to hold the bag with one hand while I pull the camera with the other. I suppose that's why gunslingers used to have a thong that tied the bottom of the holster to their thigh. That'd work - even if it looks a little silly...