this thing is pretty pimp. i wanted something that would hold my laptop & most of the contents of my briefcase, as well as a camera & a few lenses, WITHOUT looking like a typical "camera bag". Now my next step is to find a cool patch to sew on over the embroidered "Adorama" logo. bag is extremely well built, with a sort of "hemp/canvas" feel to it. camera section is very well padded. some more padding beteween the laptop & my back would have been nice, but not necessary. metal rings should have been coated in rubber or made of strong plastic, because they make too much noise. pics were taken with my p&s, bastards wii remote for size two water bottle holders on the side could also be used to hold the lens of a second camera (with it still strapped around your neck) i don't like how the 'chest strap' isn't removable. it's really long, and there's really nothing to tie it up to. Also, the buckle on the other side jingles like santa claus. all of the webbing around the bag is only attached at certain points, so you could really strap just about anything to it padded laptop sleeve in the back fits my Dell 710 just fine (12" widescreen). Didn't try my 15" sony. top carries just about whatever you want. i have my laptop power brick, a mouse, and a few other things in here. yes, i still carry the camera book. bottom half folds up to reveal another set of deeper pockets, perfect for an ipod or filters or whatever main compartment holds flash, battery charger, roll of velcro, xti (with 10-22), sony gps gizmo, remote shutter release, stofen, 50mm, and sigma 17-70. I think i might be able to squeeze another 4.5" out of the center section to fit a 70-200 f2.8, but i'm not positive. I could move the flash to the top of the bag & reconfigure the padding, and then i'm sure it would fit (laying the 70-200 across the bag).