A&P Lowepro Flipside200 Review

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  1. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    hi all,

    i've been using the bag for the past couple weeks and am ready to give a mini-review.

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    it's a small/medium sized pack that looks very compact but holds quite a bit as you'll see shortly. very comfortable, having the 2 straps instead of a sling style could save your shoulders on a long outing.

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    i love the back opening for the security factor. i shoot in clubs/parties so i have no worries about my keys/wallet/personals that i throw into the bag as i use my camera. that peace of mind factor is worth the price of the bag alone. the padding is comfortable and the workmanship of the bag is top notch.

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    this is my current and most used bag setup for club/party events. i can hold the camera + 3 lenses + 1 flash + accessories/biz cards/hoods/batteries/etc. + i attached a strap so i can loop my monopod to the bag when i need it.

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    comfortable, compact & cheap.

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    the hands-free aspect of the bag is great too .. comfortable and it never feels like the bag is going to fall. i can even do my lens changes/setup on the bag itself as it acts as a steady platform. great design.

    so i've used this bag mainly for shooting clubs/events and its done a great job. it's small in form but it carries a surprisingly large amount of gear. i can even fit a 70-200mm with a little readjusting. i feel secure using it and it protects my gear very well.

    i paid $60 shipped from adorama and that's a great deal .. it's a tremendous bag for the price as long as you aren't disappointed that it can't carry more!

    im going to look at more lowepro stuff in the future for larger setups/notebook bags ... great quality stuff. :)
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Nice review man. Wish it was something I could use though. Even the Canon bag is too small for what I need anymore.
     
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    god damn for that price, its a fucken steal
     
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    gotta say i'm a fan of lowepro.

    How exactly does the "hands free" deal work?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    +1 how the fuck?
     
  6. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    kind of suprised costco sells this, might try it out
     
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    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    I need a new bag as my sling is getting too small
     
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    Thanks for the review! I'll keep this bag in mind when I have more stuff to lug around :cool:
     
  10. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    usually when i want to take everything i just take the canon bag out as that fits pretty much all my gear then i'll bring a small tote on the side for any accessories (chargers, filters, misc. etc)

    the lowepro was purchased for a specific purpose which it does beautifully, but due to the overall flexibility of the bag it's become my main carry around. i just have to be more selective in what equipment i take but sometimes that can be a good thing because i usually lug out equipment i never use that just takes up space/weight. :noes:

    i'll also be getting a burton L zoom pack soon to test out .. :cool:
     
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