Reviews for Nikon D1 / D2 / D3
(Added 9th Feb 2008)
Equipment list in bag :
1. Nikon D2Xs + Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG
2. Nikon SB-800 flash
3. Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC
4. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D
5. Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG
assorted filters, memory cards etc
The Pyjama Pride is a very large backpack, which fits me really well (I'm 6' 2").
The main camera section seems very spacious, which means i can carry all of my equipment with relative ease, and still have room for the long lens i plan to purchase!
The bag itself is comfortable to carry over long periods of time, with no straps cutting in anywhere. I haven't used the bag in heavy rain yet, to test it's waterproofing, although it coped well with the showers it's been through, without any leaks.
The separate laptop storage pouch is wasted on me, as i never carry a laptop, but you can easily remove the padded storage pouch from the lid and use it for storing spare clothing etc, where it went.
The whole camera section comes out if you want to use the bag as a normal backpack, but that seems to be a waste of a bag, especially as you can pick up cheap, normal backpacks. It has 2 wing pockets at the base of the bag, which are useful for storing an MP3 player, or mobile phone. The bag also has a fairly large separate pocket, which is great for storing filters, memory cards - or anything else you can think of!
Carrying a tripod can be a pain on this bag, you have to loop one through the outer casing on the lid, with a separate strap to hold it in place, and while it works, it's only really any good for a compact tripod, due to how far the tripod sticks out. My only real complaint with the bag is the mesh lid inside the main bag, which tends to flap about in the wind once opened, other than that, i can't really fault it. The bag is well made, using excellent materials, and seems very tough.
Likes about the bag:
fit and comfort, padding on the back of bag, build quality and materials used, style and colour
Dislikes about the bag:
mesh flap inside bag gets in the way once opened, tripod storage is rubbish.
Thanks to crunch61 for review