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Limitations on carrying capacity
on 12 May 2014
Although sold as an AmazonBasics camera bag it is very well made - good sturdy fabric, well stitched with firm webbing straps, quick release catches, well padded carrying handle and long shoulder strap. So far, so good. but where this bag falls down for me is the size - which I know isn't everything, but when you're carrying a Canon 30D fitted with a 17 - 85mm lens (total length 190mm)there is little room for anything else. My husband is the serious photographer in our house and has tried every which way to fit his telephoto lens (70 - 300mm, which measures 195mm) into this case - which has actually proved quite amusing, however, there is no way. Then there is all the extra essential paraphernalia which cannot possibly be left at home - memory cards, cleaning equipment, filters, lens hood, kitchen sink, cuddly toy.....I daresay you could fit the various gadgets mentioned - iPad mini etc, but I doubt there'd be room for much else. This is not, in my opinion, a "Large" camera bag, and should be re-classified as Medium at best.
There's a lot to be said for the little press-and-shoot jobbies which fit into a pocket or handbag, which is my camera of choice.
I cannot deny that for the money this is good value, but do not labour under the impression that it will fit a DLSR plus the three lenses stated in the sales blurb.