Reviews for Canon 350D / 400D XT / 1000D / 450D
Think Tank holster 20 opened and closed. With it open i can fit my 70-200 f4 with or without the hood attached. closed i can fit my 17-40 or the 10-20. shoulder strap or on the belt its a great bag.
Thanks to Steve535 for pics
Reviews for Nikon D70 / D100 / D200 / D300 / D700
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G
lens cleaning cloth
Completely zipped up and not using the pop down, the D700 will fit with either the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 or the 24mm f/1.4 mounted.
To accommodate the D700 with any of these attached, I have to partially unzip the pop down:
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR micro
It is a little tight width wise with the bigger lenses, especially if you leave the rain cover in its dedicated pouch, but the Digital Holster 20 seems to almost be made for the D700. I was happy to not have to get a pro size of the Digital Holster—I don’t use a motor drive (or whatever those things are called now), so my camera would end up moving around a lot inside of a larger holster.
I was also very keen on the whole pop down part. This makes the holster adaptable. It doesn’t always have to look like a third leg; it can be fairly compact and tidy too.
Inside the bag there is a cushioned top flap that is very useful. I can push the camera down a little and lay the flap over the LCD and then pile my strap on top of that. No scratches. No trying to squeeze the strap around things where it won't rub up against the camera or lenses. The holster is also flexible in that even without pushing the camera down, I can still pile up my strap and zip the whole thing up. It bulges a little at the top, but the material gives a little, so the strap is not grinding down onto my LCD.
Inside the top flap there is also a clear pocket where you could tuck some things securely.
On the side there is a nifty little zippered pocket that will fit at least both of my spare batteries for the D700—possibly some lens cleaning clothes would fit too. With nothing else in it I can squeeze in my wallet or my iPhone, but not both at the same time. And the iPhone is tight. it's not that big a pocket, but for the right things it's perfect.
I am currently using this holster in concert with the Change Up and on the Pro Speed Belt, both from Think Tank, but it’s also a useful case for when you just want to take your camera and one lens and some spare batteries. There are D rings on the sides and the holster comes with a removable carrying strap for slinging it over your shoulder. You can also get a harness from Think Tank that will hold the holster centered in front of you for faster access.
A carry handle on top allows you to carry the holster as a briefcase.
When a lens fills the lower portion of the bag—as when the pop down is completely extended and filled with the D700 and 70-200mm f/2.8, it stands up by itself. It also stands up elegantly when the holster is zipped up and the pop down is not deployed. To give my mid-range lenses more breathing room, I partially unzip the pop down and so the bottom of the bag is kind of not level then and it won’t stand up when I do this.
There is a slot on the outside top of the bag that is big enough for a small stack of business cards—this is useful. You could put some bills in there, your ID, anything small you need fast access to. Lately I’ve been stowing a small lens cleaning cloth within it—when I am photographing I am always smudging up my eyeglasses, so I need that cloth!
I think the Digital Holster is a nice bag--it won't hold much other than one camera, one mounted lens and an extra battery. However, short of just carrying your camera ready to shoot, this is the most naked way to get it from place to place. I also think the Holster provides a decent level of protection for the pricey package it contains.
Fitted, easy to access camera, multiple carrying methods
Sometimes it feels awkward to carry
Thanks to NikonJunkieGirl for review.
Reviews for Canon 300D /10D/20D/30D/40D/50D/60D /5D / 7D
(Added 2nd May 2013)
Equipment list in bag :
Canon EOS 40D + Sigma 17-70mm
The small pocket holds 2 BP511 batteries. It's got a removable flap to separate the camera strap from the LCD when the cover is closed, nice touch.