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Practical, Adjustable and Discreet.
on 24 April 2012
This came in an inordinate amount of packaging, which wouldn't usually be worth a mention, but surely goes against the ethos of the Amazon Basics range, which is to provide the essentials without all the unnecessary extras that come with most name brands?
However, the item itself is hugely practical and just about every strap has maximum room for adjustment, so this should really be - one size fits all. Inside, this fits well with most DSLRs and being black, also tones well with popular brands like Nikon. The bright orange interior ensures that you won't lose any small black parts - like lens covers - that you would have done in a black interior. It also makes a nice contrast that looks good as well as being ultimately practical.
The interior dividers can be adjusted - they have velcro ends which can be placed where you like - but are set up perfectly to take a DSLR like my own Nikon D3100 and a few spare long lenses, plus other essential bits and pieces. There is a main unit in the middle, which would take the camera body and lenses, then there is a separate compartment on top which could be used for anything else and means the expensive items are in the safest place and can be isolated, if necessary. Each part can be accessed separately with zips.
This is a small unit and basically fits a one camera set up - so is aimed at the "amateur/hobbyist" end of the market. A pro would want more than one camera, more lenses and more back up than you can fit in this pack. However, it is good for what it is and discreetly carries a DSLR without advertising its presence unecessarily, due to its black and unbranded exterior.
A useful addition to the Basics range and for those who want to get out with their camera and not worry too much - practical, adjustable and discreet.