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I am writing this particular review as somewhat of a request, Dooyoo member weebill asked me a short while ago if there were any good cases to go with the Sony DSLR he recently bought on my advice and although I was happy to recommend a few Lowepro bags and the likes he was really looking for a Sony branded bag to show of the type of camera he was shooting with and he only needed a bag to hold the camera itself and a few bits and pieces so a large kit bag was not needed.
I have been asked similar questions in the past by others looking to get a smart but functional bag to carry their new DSLR equipment around in so to Bill and to everyone else let me now recommend the Sony ACC-AMFM11 accessory kit, as well as an excellent and well designed bag you get a rechargeable battery pack (NP-FM500H) which is the battery used with all the Sony DSLR`s from the original A100 right through to the new A850, and a spare fully recharged battery is a great idea for anyone out on a long days shoot.
The bag itself has room for one DSLR and one lens so if you are just getting into DSLR photography it is perfect but if you have a few lenses to transport then you of course need a suitable kit bag. There is a large pocket on one side of the bag which carries the spare battery and leaves room for a few other bits and pieces and on the other side of the bag there is a smaller pocket ideal for carrying spare memory cards and perhaps a notebook and a pen or whatever else you like to have with you.
Things like an IPod or mobile phone or even a mobile media reader could also fit in the bag and leave them better protected than if being carried in a pocket, so this really is a great idea for beginners in the field of DSLR photography.
The bag is one of attractive design it is made from very durable material and is fully padded inside offering your equipment great protection, the main section of the bag zips and has a plastic clip fastener, the side pockets zip fasten and the bag can be carried in hand or comes with a separate shoulder strap so it can be carried over the shoulder too. Both the Shoulder strap and the hand strap are padded making the comfortable to use.
The shoulder strap is fully adjustable allowing the bag to hang at various heights so therefore it will suit any adult tall or short. The weight of the bag when empty is 760g so it is fairly lightweight allowing the weight of the camera and lens to be the only real weight you have to worry about lugging around.
The case is sized 335 wide X 245 high X 190 deep mm which is not a very big case by any stretch of the imagination but the DSLR camera and lens fit snugly into it which is just what you want, if you use a budget end smaller DSLR then there is of course more room left that if you use one of the top end DSLR`s but then most top end user will be using kit bags rather than this type of carrying system anyway.
This is a great idea as a mini accessory bag from Sony and it is very reasonably priced in many places, you can buy this bag and spare battery for under £50 many places online and when you consider that a good Sony bag will cost you around the £40 mark you are basically getting a spare battery for a tenner and these Are normally around the £25 mark.
This bag is functional but also very stylish and you will be only too happy to be seen carrying it. The bag can be used for carrying other brands of DSLR but of course the battery is for Sony`s only so if you wanted the bag you would look to buy it on its own rather than like this.
Thanks for reading.