Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Kira0
Case Logic: A Sling On The Go
One can never have too many camera bags, since there are many different ones for the various types of trips and jobs and gear. Like using a big camera bag on wheels for shoots where you are going to need a lot of different gear, a medium-sized backpack, and a smaller quick-access bag for on-the-go shooting.
The most recent camera bag that we’ve been testing is the Case Logic SLRC-205. They make a wide range, but this one is a sling bag that is ideal for the occasions where you need a single DSLR camera with a single lens, like shooting while traveling, real estate, or paparazzi-style shooting. The sling makes it very easy to quickly access your camera from the main compartment, which is very handy when you have to be on the move with your gear. I am not normally a fan of sling bags, but this one has a waist stabilizer and an easily clippable strap, which makes it a little more comfortable and easier to work with.
This bag is not lacking in pockets. The main pouch is for your camera and a lens, and uses a built-in hammock suspension that cradles your camera and its lens to keep the equipment as safe as possible while moving around the bag. It can be a bit hard to get a camera in and out- it’s a fairly tight fit- but we also liked that it made the camera a bit less likely to jolt against your shoulder or body. Despite this being a compact bag, the main pouch can hold most lens and body combinations easily, and if you feel you need more space you can tuck in the hammock.
In addition to the camera part of the bag, there are four other pockets. The largest of these pockets is on the top or left side of the bag and can easily hold a smaller or shorter lens or a flash. There is a smaller pocket on the other side of the main compartment, which has locations for extra memory cards and batteries. Another smaller pocket in the front of the bag is protected by Velcro and is ideal for holding a wallet or something you may wish to keep hidden. There are a few Velcro straps over this pocket, on the front of the bag, that can hold a small tripod (or an umbrella, which came in handy during a recent trip to London). Finally, there is one more small pocket on the strap that is great for little things or putting your lens cap in while shooting.
Most bags wear on you after a couple of hours, but this one is ergonomically designed, and comfortable even after hours. It’s available only in black, and didn’t offer much in the way of waterproofing (no rain cover), but light showers were no problem. Plus, the Case Logic Sling is very reasonably priced at $45, competitive pricing. Sturdy, flexible, this is one camera bag that we’re happy to add to the collection.