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Which Sling bag should I get?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by IamPain13, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. IamPain13

    IamPain13 SC Rookie

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    Apr 20, 2012
    Hi All,

    I've been using the Olympus OD ME5 for a while on my trips with the Lowepro Event Messenger 250 bag. I found that the bag is very good but very inconvenient when I need access to my camera for those split second photos. I decided to look around for a better sling bag that I can access my camera on the fly for those crucial moments. I also need to haul a lot of gears with me like tripod, lap/ipad, a few lenses, wallet, phones, extra batteries and other accessories. I know some might think "why not get a full backpack?" I do have a Swissgear backpack for times when i haul more gears but I also want a mid size sling bag for walking around the city or a hike up the mountains.

    I have 3 choices that i've picked out which I like the style and the size. Please give me your honest opinions if you have used one of these bags or your expertise in general.

    Manfrotto Agile V
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TA723A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3CHXSJAKA4EH

    Kata KT DL
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008TNXAYI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Lowepro Transit 250AW
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D96LZ6K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Thanks
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Agreed. Split second stuff needs camera in hand. Even if you have a quick access bag, none are particularly useful if you need the speed. I have a Lowepro Passport sling which is more like a messenger bag with a zip top instead of a flap. Its OK, and when actually out shooting, the camera is in hand bt the bag is partially unzipped for quick changes if needed. Still not good enough for "the decisive moment" (such as it might be)
     
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  4. IamPain13

    IamPain13 SC Rookie

    19
    Apr 20, 2012
    thanks for the comments
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Which bag did you end up getting?