Review for Canon EOS 1D
Added 6th Feb 2010
Equipment list in bag :
Canon EOS 1D Mk III
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
This hip bag is made of neoprene and just about fits a tall body or a gripped body. A short lens like a 50mm attached will be comfortably snug anything longer, a 17-40 or a 24-70 has no chance. The back of the camera will then against the body when worn as opposed to other types of bags that fit the camera in downwards. This allows less room for taller lenses. A lower profiled body like a 40/50/5D without a grip will fit in comfortably, with a kit lens (18-55-ish) mounted and perhaps a enough room for a 50mm or similar.
The side straps have little convenient zippered pockets - one with a headphone cable outlet for players.
The bottom of the bag has a rigid contoured material to protect the base and front lip of the bag, for extra protection against knocks. All outer zippers have corded toggles to allow for glove wearers.
The two attached textiled loops inside the bag can accommodate two shorter profiled lenses when used as an accessory pouch and prevents them knocking on each other when worn. There is also a small pocket on the inside of the bag on the upper flap for loose accessories - and a single mini memory card slot. If you put anything into this small pocket and then a taller camera in the main compartment, you\'ll have difficulty closing the bag so I find that it is best left empty.
Because this bag is made of neoprene there is a little give as opposed to other types of more rigid material. When worn it is comfortable - I often wear it in a sling fashion across the shoulders as well as around the waist.
A 77mm filter in a case barely fits into the outer side pockets.
Likes about the bag:
Comfort. Simple minimalist solution for one body one lens.
Dislikes about the bag:
Just a little too tight to have any lens other than a 50mm mounted
thanks to SFC for review