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Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Kira


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.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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