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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for D40 and standard lens, 31 Mar 2008
This review is from: Lowepro Topload Zoom Mini Case For SLR and Short Zoom for Canon 550D, 500D, 1000D, Nikon D3000, Samsung NX10, PL1, Panasonic G2, Sony Alpha A450 - Black Case (Electronics)
I wanted a bag that would let me store and travel with my Nikon D40 with it's standard lens kit and a couple of accessories (eg. spare battery). This bag is ideal for that purpose.

I've been using the Lowepro Topload Zoom Mini for my Nikon D40 for over 3 months now. I have had the camera in and out of the bag every day and am very pleased with the bag.

It is a perfect fit for the D40 with the standard lens kit. I also have a UV filter on the lens permanently and it fits into the bag perfectly (although with the filter on it is then difficult to keep anything more than a lens cloth in the internal top pocket.) Whilst you can have one filter on the lens easily anymore than that and you're struggling to close the bag.

The internal pocket is well designed with a little cover over the zip grab to protect your camera and screen. It's gusseted but it's difficult to keep anything in there with the D40 in the bag. I manage a memory card and a small microbfibre lens cloth.

The interior is a light grey / silver. The bag does a very good job of keeping out fluff and cat hair despite being left on the floor in our house most of the time. Very pleasing! The outside is fairing well too and still looking smart despite being dumped on the floor all the time.

I particularly like the reverse zip. I carry the bag with the strap across my body (which it is long enough for me to do effectively) and because the top of the bag opens away from the body it is easy to get to the camera. I can also leave the camera in the bag to use the screen and review photos I shot previously.

I fold the strap of my camera into three (like it came out of the packet actually) and tuck it around the barrel on the lens to get it in the bag. There's not quite enough room to lay it across the screen or stuff it down the sides but popping it by the barrel is easy enough to do.

The zip on the top is one of those where you have 2 pulls to fasten both with tags to grab that are shaped ergonomically for grip. The zip here and on the pocket are well made. the shoulder strap is adjustable at both ends and clips to the bag.

The front pocket is very handy and expands as you put things in. This is particularly good when it's empty as you don't have a needlessly bulky pocket sticking out!

There is of course a limit to what you can carry in the front pocket. However I routinely carry a lens cloth, spare battery for D40, remote control/trigger, a 6ml bottle of lens cleaner and a brush/blower with a little room to spare. I can *just* squeeze in a Hoya filter in it's original box and still zip it shut comfortably but it takes some jiggling to fit it all in. Without the brush blower I could possibly fit 2 filters - certainly if they are in smaller cases than the Hoya ones come in.

On the back of the bag is a single wide belt loop. It has an opening of approx 2.5 inches and is approx 2 inch wide. On the top is a grab handle which is padded and very handy.

The bag is well padded. With the bag you're about doubling the space needed to store/stash your camera because it's so well padded - but you are never in any doubt about getting bumped or knocked.
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2008 19:23:51 BDT
Ann Thomas says:
Thank you very much for this review - I am just on the verge of ordering a Nikon D40 + Hoya Lens protector........you have saved me a lot of time going around the shops to find a bag to fit!
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