It’s been awhile since I shopped around for a camera bag. Truth be told I discovered it’s impossible to find a bag that fits every occasion. What you really need are several bags to make it easy for you to always carry your camera around.
When I’m on a paid shoot I carry my backpack because it’s the only bag I can shove all of my work in. But when I’m out in the about with the family I just carry my camera in my purse. The problem with that is my shoulder gets fatigued really easily. My bag starts to get heavy very quickly.
In celebration of National Photography Month I was provided a Lowepro Passport Sling III and Joby Sling Strap to review and I had the opportunity to test it out this weekend. We spent most of the day on the go with swimming lessons, dance performances and dance tryouts which means I was on my feet most of the day with my Lowepro on my shoulder. For this outing I carried my Canon 6d with the 50mm lens attached along with essential purse necessities, my sons baseball and snacks.
I don’t remember complaining about my shoulder once. The bag sits comfortably across your shoulder, with an adjustable strap that suits both the tall and short body types. The camera insert that comes with the bag is secured by Velcro and can easily be removed. There is a padded pocket that you can use to secure your iPad /tablet or small laptop. Three outside open pockets can be used for your phone and memory card. I would love to have seen more then one internal pocket but you don’t really miss it.
If you need to carry more than the essentials you can unzip the expansion slot which gives you more room to add some additional lenses.
Official Product Details
Space for your camera. Space for your personal gear. Space for your tablet. That’s what you get with the discreet, protective and versatile Passport Series.
- Impact-resistant, removable camera insert adjusts to fit a compact DSLR or CSC
- CradleFit System tablet pocket with floating-foam construction suspends and protects device within pack
- Expandable compartment increases interior storage by 30% with a quick unzipping
- Interior zip mesh pocket secures smaller items within bag
- Adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle and removable shoulder pad for extra wearing comfort
- Outer pockets are roomy enough to store water bottle or other quick-grab item
To learn more about the passport sling visit lowepro.com. If you aren’t sure this sling bag is the right bag for you explore the Bagfinder on the website to find the perfect match. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s review of the Joby Ultrafit Sling Strap.