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Lowepro Exchange Messenger Courier Style Bag for DSLR - Grey

by Lowepro

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  • Tough outer fabric
  • Dual wear options
  • Padded adjustable dividers
  • 3 deep accessory pockets
  • Dual buckle fastening

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 14.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: Exchange Messenger (Gray)
  • ASIN: B002PK14VC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Combine a classic bike courier profile with Lowepro’s protective and practical design sense and you get the Exchange Messenger™—a well-priced DSLR shoulder bag that offers soft-sided protection with modern appeal. Crisscrossing panels add a subtle detail to the front flap. An integrated, adjustable shoulder strap lets you wear the bag two ways: over the shoulder or across the body, messenger style. The two-buckle closure provides fast access to contents and security when you’re on the move. Three deep pockets (one with a zipper) store accessories, a wallet, cell phone or other essentials. The roomy main compartment is lined in contrasting fabric to easily see gear. There’s plenty of room inside for today’s most popular DSLR models (placed horizontally), plus an extra lens or flash, in addition to personal gear. The two padded, adjustable dividers let you customize the interior to create the perfect fit for your camera kit and extras.

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    Customer Reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Presland on 11 Aug 2011
    Colour Name: grey
    Like other reviewers here I was looking for a bag that didn't look like a camera bag and this appeared to be a good candidate, but I think it errs too much on the side of not looking like a camera bag to give good enough protection.

    There is padding but it's only in the base and in the two velcro attached dividers. It's also not particularly thick. There is no padding at all to the front and back of the bag. The bag has absolutely no rigidity at all, it's very soft and floppy so the weight of a camera placed in it makes it sag in the middle. As the padded dividers attach by two small pieces of velcro at the top and bottom edges of the divider, the sagging of the base creates a gap under the dividers through which small items such as pens, spare battery, keys etc can easily slip, potentially scratching your camera.

    Ok, this saggy, floppiness does add to the "there's no camera in here" look but doesn't help protect the camera. Get rid of the adjustable dividers and it actually makes a quite a good netbook carry bag, if you have the netbook in a padded slip case, but I'm not convinced about it's suitability as a DSLR bag.

    There's something about the whole feel of the bag which isn't up to Lowepro's usual quality - the two buckles and the straps they're attached with just seem a bit thin, the thinness of the padding and lack of padding to front and back, also the lack of any padding on the shoulder strap, all give me a feeling of a bag designed down to a price, rather than up to a function.

    I do still like the bag, but I think I'll use it for netbook and compact camera duties rather than medium/large camera carrying.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Delta Whiskey on 16 April 2011
    Colour Name: black Verified Purchase
    I was fed up with my camera bag slipping off my shoulder as I walked, so I was pleased to find this bag. The strap is 59 inches/150cm when it's fully extended which should be enough for even the most broad shouldered person. There's enough room inside for my Nikon D90 with 18-105mm lens attached and a 70-300mm zoom along with a flash gun. The zipped pocket is big enough for various filters and SD cards. Having the strap over my shoulder evens out the weight of the bag making it comfortable to wear.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Webb on 22 Mar 2011
    Colour Name: black
    I wanted a camera bag for the gear I use most for the odd shot with family. I'm a Pro PR photographer and of course like taking photos of the family when we are out & about so I like having my 5D mk II, 24-105, 50 f1.2, 200 f2.8 and the fun small sized 270EX flashgun for slight fill flash. This can all fit in the Messenger with a little extra padding from my other camera bag to keep them safe.

    I have been walking all day with all these items and not noticed it at all in terms of comfirt. Best of all I feel very safe walking around as it doesn't look like a typical camera bag! Only bad point is its very flimsy but I have other camera bag's for planes/travel and this packs flat to take too.

    Highly recommended!!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Badri K on 28 Nov 2010
    Colour Name: black
    I bought this bag a couple of weeks ago and here are the good points:

    1. It is very light and doesn't have much weight of its own and
    2. It has those sticky adjustable divider which helps you to make some flexible compartments. It easily allows one DSLR kit, one lens and one flash to fit in.
    3. It has few pockets sleeves for you to keep your stuff.
    4. Adjustable shoulder strap which allows you to hang it across the shoulder or on one side.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Popeye on 7 Aug 2012
    Colour Name: black Verified Purchase
    ...and it can hold a lot more than you would think. It also weighs almost nothing when empty, so won't add any noticeable weight to your camera gear.

    The instructions suggest loading with a camera on its side and lens attached, then a lens or flash in the next internal compartment. This works, but I've also found that many other combinations work to the point that you can easily overload the bag, which sort of defeats the point of getting a bag like this. To give an idea of what will comfortably fit, this is what I tend to use as 'standard': Nikon D300 with Kirk L Bracket attached (so probably about the same size as a D800 or similar without bracket) and facing down in middle compartment with Nikon 18-200 lens attached and lens hood on the right way round. Underneath that, I have a large lens cloth. In one of the other three compartments a Nikon 12-24 probably with hood reversed, face down. In third compartment set of six Lee filters in wraps, filter holder, couple of adapter rings and one or two Hoya polarising filters. You could equally as easily fit a third lens or a flash in the third compartment instead of this and still manage to stick the filters in the outside pockets (but now you'll be starting to make the bag heavy and slightly tightly packed although still usable). I use one of the outside pockets for an angle finder, a release cable and a small blower-brush, leaving the other pocket and zip pocket free for a mobile phone or whatever else may be required. The same gear would NOT fit in a ThinkTank Retrospective 5 easily (I tried). You could get it in, but it would look stuffed and be difficult to get in and out quickly. It sits easily in this Lowepro bag.
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