Product Type: Lowepro Camera Case
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Lowepro Fastpack 200
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Lowepro Fastpack 200
Date: 04/02/09, updated on 04/02/09 (265 review reads)
Advantages: Comfortable, versatile and looks good.
The Lowepro fastpack 200 is a middle of the range backpack from Lowepro, it can be purchased in three colours, black and blue, black and red or all black. The back pack itself is very lightweight and comfortable allowing you to stuff it full with as much heavy equipment as you might need.
Outdoor photographers rely on backpacks like this to enable them to carry all their camera equipment as well as some personal stuff too. The lowepro fastpack 200 can comfortably carry a DSLR body with a mid-range lens attached, 1 or 2 extra lenses, a flashgun and still have room for things like an IPod, spare memory cards and even a bite to eat and a tin of juice.
These backpacks are very versatile and also waterproof so no need to worry should the rain come on as it invariably does in this country. The backpack has two sections, the top section is designed for carrying some lunch, a tin of juice and perhaps things like a set of keys or your mobile phone.
The lower section is for your camera gear and this section has foam dividers that can easily be moved to exactly where you need them allowing you to set out your equipment safely and securely exactly how you want it.
The straps on the bag are of course adjustable and can be tightened to suit the smallest framed of people, perhaps thin female photographers or loosened to fit the backs of overweight, sweaty, hairy male photographers (what do you mean like me)??
The bag is very comfortable when on your back and even packed with heavy equipment it can still be carried fairly easily.
As well as being very useful this backpack also looks stylish which for me is a must, I would not be seen dead wearing some of the camera backpacks that are around. When it comes to buying this you have to take care because the price varies dramatically from place to place.
I have seen it as high as £58.99 but as low as £35.99, I personally paid £42 for mine and have been very happy with my purchase.
Size(Interior): 11W X 5.9D X 9.3H in./ 28 X 15 X 23.5 cm
Size(Exterior): 12.4W X 8.1D X 18.1H in./ 31.5 X 20.5 X 46 cm
WHAT I CARRY IN MINE:
A Sony A900 DSLR body with kit lens, a 70-300mm zoom lens, a macro lens, a Sony flashgun, various filters and a lens hood.
A portable storage device, My IPod, My mobile phone, a case with four memory cards, a spare battery for the camera and a set of spare batteries for the flashgun.
My car keys, a set of tiny electrical screwdrivers, a set of lens cleaning equipment, a notepad, a few pens and a pair of photographers gloves.
I also usually have a tin of Coke and a Mars bar in the top section and the backpack could still carry more believe it or not (not much mind you)!
This backpack will be perfect for most people and in fact may well be more than most need, as I mentioned earlier there are both smaller and larger versions of this backpack and they are all excellent both in versatility and style. I recommend this backpack strongly to anyone that does a lot of serious outdoor photography.
There is also a elasticated strap on the side which might appear to be of no purpose but this allows you to slip a tripod on to the backpack so you have everything on your back and your hands are free for whatever, all good outdoor photographers will know that there is little or no point in setting out without a tripod and they can be a real nuisance to carry, but most of today's pro tripods are carbon fibre and therefore light enough to hang from the backpack no problem.
Thanks for reading
Summary: A top quality camera equipment backpack.