The Ape Case AC520 Envoy Compact Messenger Camera Case is a very affordable way to carry a minimum of gear such as your compact DSLR with two lenses, flash and some accessories. Made from tough, water-repellent rip-stop nylon, the bag has a unique removable padded interior insert that, when not needed, can be set aside to increase its overall interior storage space.
Another benefit of the case is that it doesn't resemble your traditional camera shoulder bag - yet - it holds its share of equipment. There's plenty of extra space for accessories in the two zippered front storage pockets (one on top of the other) as well as two additional interior zippered pockets. All these pockets can be used for memory cards, batteries, cleaning cloths, filters or other small items.
Access to the contents is easy via the center zipper that exposes the interior that uses Ape's exclusive Hi-Vis yellow coloring that will make locating your gear easier when you're shooting in marginal light. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and contains a cushioned contoured pad with non-slip grip.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I bought this black camera bag for my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. This bag looks actually quite small but it fits everything I need with me when going out. As an example, I packed the wall battery charger, the FZ1000 with lens hood (turned backwards), a small point-and-shoot camera, my 8" Samsung tablet, a wallet and my cell phone. It all fit with some room to spare at the sides for keys, two extra batteries and a lip balm. In the above case the bag was rather filled up and when I put it over my shoulder, it was heavy and a bit bulky (see photo). But it still didn't look like a camera bag! I like the yellow interior where you can actually see what's in it. The insert has two removable dividers. In my case, I laid them on the bottom to have some more padding below. I may not bring an extra point-and-shoot next time with me, and use only the FZ1000 with the lens hood looking outwards. Even then it will fit easily into this bag. As far as I can tell this bag is washable which is nice (haven't tried it yet though). I don't like that it says "Ape Case" in front, as a "case" might imply its use for something else than being an ordinary purse. But if you ignore this, it looks like a normal bag, nothing special. What also might give it away a bit as a camera bag is the fact that the strap is black with two red stripes. Simply black would be nicer. But oh well. The double zippers (on one track) are sturdy and I don't see ruining them anytime soon. The bottom is flat (with no little legs) and measures 5.5" x 9". Happy with my purchase!