Great bag if you're looking for something small and light By:
This is a pretty great bag. I ended up with this one after hours of shopping around, asking friends, reading reviews, etc. I'm a new photographer, so I don't have a ton of gear. I needed a backpack-style bag, because as a woman with a short torso (and big boobs), sling-styles just aren't as comfy for me. (I wish they were - I really love the easy access.) I picked this one in particular because it seemed the smallest, and I didn't want to have a giant pack to lug around. Of course the small profile also means it stores less. I mean, duh. You canna change the laws of physics, and it's not a Tardis or a bag of holding (wow, triple nerd-threat.).My current gear that fits in the bag: Nikon 53300 DSLR with attached f1.4 prime lens, two lens adapters (macro and wide-angle, stacked on top of each other in one of the slots), a case with 3 filters, some lens cleaning supplies (cloth, blower, etc). There isn't room to store the stock lens that came with the camera, but I haven't been shooting with that much anyway since I got the f1.4, and if I really wanted to, I could move the cleaning supplies into the top compartment to make (tight) room for the original zoom lens).I have my extra batteries in the top compartment. I could probably jam them into the bottom, but it would be tight, and I don't want to risk things flying out when I pull out my camera. There is a small SD Card slot in the zippered flap of the camera compartment, but it's not big enough to fit my 3-card SD wallet. (I do wish they'd have made that pocket a little bigger. Would have loved to stash the batteries and SD card wallet in there.There are a few strings hanging off of the straps and a few other seams that I'll have to trim off, but overall the quality looks to be very good. I don't know that this bag makes sense as a full-time bag, unless you have minimal equipment (like, if I ever decided to get a separate flash, I'm not sure how I could make it fit), but as a day bag for hiking, etc, it works great. This isn't a bag you get to store all of your gear, IMHO. It's a bag you get because you know what you'll be shooting and have selected a subset of tools that you'll need.Keep in mind that the camera access is through the back - the part that sits against your back when you're wearing it. This means it is NOT a quick-access bag. Some of the other Lowepro bags have a side slot that lets you access the bag from the side for quicker access - this is NOT one of them. You'll have to take the pack off, lay it on its face, open the back compartment and pull out your camera. For me, the security of knowing that no one could steal my camera while I was wearing the pack was more important than the quick access.I was going to list pros and cons, but I realize that the columns would be the same for both - it really just depends on what you're looking for. It's small - but for me, that was the whole point. It's back-access only, which for me was more important than quick access. As with any camera bag, there are tradeoffs. There is a chance I might outgrow this bag in a year or so, as my (omg expensive) lens collection grows, but this one is pretty great for me right now, and if I need more room, I'd feel pretty comfortable upgrading to the next size up.