There was a discussion a short time ago in the MyOlympus yahoo group about camera bags. The Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW camera backpack was mentioned in that discussion. I received that camera bag as a Christmas present a couple years ago. In light of the MyOlympus discussion, I decided to share the video that sold me on the Lowepro 200AW and a couple photographs of myself wearing the backpack.
Here’s the video.
Here’s a couple photographs.
The camera backpack isn’t the most attractive fashion statement, when viewed from the front!
I carried this camera backpack for about 3 hours yesterday. I found that the weight of my camera equipment was distributed well on my back and that the backpack was comfortable to wear. I did notice a little bit of stress on my shoulder, however, as the 3-hour mark neared. The most uncomfortable feeling, though, was the weight of the camera around my neck when I had the 50-200mm lens and the 1.4x teleconverter attached! When the 50mm lens was attached to the camera and I carried the other lenses in the camera bag, I barely felt the weight. I carried the Olympus FL-36 flash, the Olympus 14-54mm lens, and miscellaneous accessories, cables and cleaning supplies in addition to the lenses aforementioned.
I recommend the Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW camera backpack wholeheartedly!