The Basic Shootsac is designed to be WORN comfortably like an article of clothing WHILE you shoot. Use your "traditional" camera bag to transport your gear - load up your Shootsac for active shooting. With 3 easy access lens pockets and 3 safety snap pockets this revolutionary lens bag will change the way you shoot.
Keep your favorite lenses, compact flash cards, batteries, cell phone and other shooting necessities within arms reach instead of in your gear bag. The bag is made of wetsuit grade neoprene which gently wraps your lenses in individual protective pockets, keeping them safe from scratches and bumps while also conforming to your body.
The patent pending body hugging design helps to ergonomically distribute the weight making the Shootsac comfortable enough to work in. The bag itself is low profile and non-obtrusive. It doesn't add bulk to your body, weigh you down or scream "camera equipment." And Now Better Than Ever! with few new features: NEW smooth touch strap ; NEW faux leather trim and NEW deeper pockets.
Most Liked Positive Review
Not for everyone, but perfect for me
Opinions vary wildly on the Shootsac. Among my professional wedding photographer friends, a few swear by it, a few hate it, and a few think it's OK. This didn't help me! It's easier when most of what you read about or hear about a particular product is all positive or all negative. I waffled for months on whether or not to get one. I was put off by the price, as well as the relatively feminine vibe it has. (I don't know any guys who have one.) Finally I took the plunge knowing I just needed t...View full Review
Opinions vary wildly on the Shootsac. Among my professional wedding photographer friends, a few swear by it, a few hate it, and a few think it's OK. This didn't help me! It's easier when most of what you read about or hear about a particular product is all positive or all negative. I waffled for months on whether or not to get one. I was put off by the price, as well as the relatively feminine vibe it has. (I don't know any guys who have one.) Finally I took the plunge knowing I just needed to try it. I could return it if I didn't like it. The verdict: sold. The Shootsac is not a perfect bag nor is it the best bag for every photographer. However, it is exactly what I was looking for. If your use case is similar to mine I would highly recommend it. As a professional wedding photographer I am constantly switching lenses. I don't like carrying two camera bodies and I love using prime lenses. My current lens lineup is 80-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 28mm f/2.8, and 12-24mm f/4. I store everything in a large LowePro bag. I found that I was putting lenses on the ground or on tables after taking them off my camera. Then I would have to search around when I needed that lens again. Plus I was constantly losing lens caps. I quickly realized this was unsustainable. I was missing shots because my lenses weren't quickly accessible and I knew I would eventually lose, forget, or break one of my lenses if I kept leaving them around. I realized I needed a bag. Something lightweight, low profile, that would allow me to have all my lenses with me at all times but also wouldn't burden me with a heavy load or hinder my mobility with its bulk. The Shootsac fits this profile perfectly and so far has functioned exactly the way I wanted. It's solved all the problems I wanted a lens bag to solve. Now when I get to an event location I take all my lens caps off and put them in my travel bag, then load up my lenses in the Shootsac. The 80-200 is a lot smaller than the newer 70-200s, and the primes are very small. I also don't use lens hoods, so everything fits very well in the 3 "silos" as I call them. There is an elastic band at the top of each silo that kind of constricts the opening. This helps keep the lenses in the sleeve, but also makes it more challenging to get them out. The more I used it the better I became at getting the lenses out of the silos. Personally I would rather have it this way than having lenses fall out all the time. The flap doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I didn't like having to fip it up AND hold it up while I switch lenses. I finally just opened it up all the way and pinned it between my body and the bag, essentially leaving the top of the sleeves open all the time. This works great and gives me instant access to my lenses. I wear the Shootsac like a messenger bag, on my left sholder with the bag hugging my right hip or my back. The bag itself weighs almost nothing, and the neoprene really molds to the way you're carrying it. As a result it really feels like the Shootsac is just an extension of your body. I'm not really aware of it while I'm shooting and it hasn't gotten in my way at all. I've tried other bags that flopped around or were really bulky, and I always felt weighed down by them. Using the Shootsac has been like changing in to tennis shoes after running in boots. Now I'm not aware of what I'm wearing, just what I'm doing. It's been very liberating! I do not think the Shootsac would be a good camera bag. It's not made for that and isn't secure enough. I don't like the fact that you can't change the strap. The strap is relatively thin and can become a little uncomfortable after a long day. It would be nice to be able to put any strap you like on it. I'm also not sure how well it would handle a large lens like the 70-200 with a lens hood on. My suspicion is "not very well". If you use that lens and have to have a lens hood on, this might not be the bag for you. However, these are the only criticisms I have. I've only used the Shootsac for one wedding, but I feel like a new photographer. I have all of my tools with me when I need them. I don't think it's a coincidence that my one wedding with the Shootsac yielded the best set of candid shots of any wedding I've done so far. And the all black bag really just looks sleek, not feminine, but others may disagree. At this point I plan to keep the bag, and I feel like my experience with it has justified the price. I hope my thoughts have been helpful!
Most Liked Negative Review
Don't waste your time or money...
I thought this would be the answer to my prayers, but it wasn't. In fact, it contributed to my gear being damaged due to the strap separating from the bag. I only owned it for a couple of weeks before this happened, and I was by no means hard on it. The bag just fell off of my shoulder, and my lenses hit the ground hard. I'd heard of this happening to other people, but I still thought I'd give it a try since so many people have one. And, I'd even heard about the buckle snapping for no reason....View full Review
I thought this would be the answer to my prayers, but it wasn't. In fact, it contributed to my gear being damaged due to the strap separating from the bag. I only owned it for a couple of weeks before this happened, and I was by no means hard on it. The bag just fell off of my shoulder, and my lenses hit the ground hard. I'd heard of this happening to other people, but I still thought I'd give it a try since so many people have one. And, I'd even heard about the buckle snapping for no reason. But I still gave it a try - I really wish I hadn't. You can't say you weren't warned if you still buy this bag and it falls apart on you.
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I just received the Shootsac and have not been able to fully explore its potential, but I am eager to do so. While it is similar to my Think Tank retrospective bag in that it has three slots for lenses, the Shootsac has both advantages and disadvantages over the Think Tank. First, the advantages: (1) it is lighter; (2) it confirms more easily to the body, making it less obtrusive; (3) the flap is removable, making the lenses more assessable. Now the disadvantages: (1) the design for the pockets for keys, memory cards, etc. is poor, in that they are too narrow and too deep -- little items will gravitate to the bottom and get lost or, worse, fall out. I recommend using a card wallet or other holder rather than just throw a bunch of loos cards in the pocket; (2) no manner with which to attach the Shoot sac to a belt. Thus, it tends to shift when I bend down or kneel. I will try it out soon to see if it otherwise works as advertised.
I use this on Photo shoots out of the studio
1) How I use the Shootsac: - I use the Shootsac to store and carry my lenses. - If I am not shooting, I am carrying all 5 of my Canon "L" lenses in 2 of them and a speedlite in the 6th pocket. - When I am shooting, I would typically carry my camera with a lens mounted and in my shootsac, 2 lenses and a speedlite. 2) Things that are great about the Shootsac; - It is made of wetsuit-grade neoprene. Very protective and soft. - It has a very minimalistic, simplistic design. - It contains 3 pockets for lenses, which fit really well and snug. - It contains 3 back pockets, where you can slide in small accessories. - The hook that connects to the ring for the shoulder strap can also double as a place to hook certain accessories. - The padding for the shoulder strap is amazingly comfortable. - It's black, so it helps you blend with environments such as weddings. - You can get other covers that have designs on them to your liking. - It is designed well for fast access and lens swapping. 3) Things that aren't so great about the Shootsac: - It does not "zip" or stay sealed shut if that's what you're looking for. - The padding for the shoulder strap doesn't come with the bag. (sold separately) Other than that, it is probably the best lens bag I've seen so far. I constantly swap lenses and this suits my purpose since I don't have time to unzip and zip, yet I demand a bag that still somehow secure and protect my belongings and this would be it. I own 2 of them, so I hope that speaks for itself, so enjoy yours! =]
Love this bag. It is very well-made, protects the lenses well and the compartments are big enough to fit most larger lenses. It is convenient and comfortable for shoots where you want to have your lenses quickly accessible. It also can be folded and tucked into a larger accessories bag. The video is helpful in that the designer recommends how high to carry it for maximum comfort (waist level) and to also leave the middle compartment empty so it molds to your body. I have to agree with her assessment, though you could easily put a third lens in the middle if you wanted to. I also carry it a bit lower than suggested, since it's hard to grab the lenses if you carry it waist-high. You could also slide in a smaller camera body without the lens attached. I find the cover to be a nuisance, so I just removed it. I can see where some people are having trouble with putting lenses in with the hoods attached; it would be pretty snug for most lenses. Be sure to read the size dimensions and watch the video; this bag is much larger than I had anticipated, almost brief-case size. I have to ding it a star for not including the strap pad, which you will definitely want to get. That's just really cheesy in a bag at this high price point to not include the pad; Shootsac should think about customer relations...not including the strap put a damper on what was otherwise a positive purchase. Everything well packed and quickly delivered by Adorama.
This product is maybe worth about $25. I cant believe I was sucked into the hype of buying this item. The strap is NOT for all day comfort use as your shoulders will hurt from the thinness of the strap. I dont get why people are saying the strap is comfy. There is no way I can shoot a long wedding with this thing on. If thin straps like these were comfortable, then bag makers like north face, timbuk2, etc wouldnt even want to put 2-3in straps on their packs! The bag itself, be really careful of running while you have a 70-200 in there. It WILL pop out and smash on the floor! I did not feel safe with this bag carrying my expensive gear after that happened to me. And lean forward for a shot and that bag will come annoying, swinging to your frontside. This bag is not much more than an expensive fashion statement with little utility. Best decision ever to get rid of this bag and go for something else. Couldnt have been happier.
only wish that there was some way of securing the flap going over the lenses to avoid any type of dust or debris from getting in.
Loved my first one so much I had to get another one. This way I have lenses in each bag and just need to swap bags for whatever purpose.
I loved this product when I first got it and would recommend it. My bag began to tear at the seams so that's my only concern. I did find it hard to pull my lenses out (large lenses). I have since gotten a Kelly Moore Bag and love it.
I have been wanting this bag for a while now, so I finally purchased it and I have to say it isn't what I was hoping for. The front 3 pockets are great, although it's not that easy taking the lenses in and out because the neoprene conforms to your body. I wanted to be able to at least store my camera body in the bag as well but it doesn't fit! even with my grip off the pockets are too tight. My main uses for this bag was while I was shooting a wedding ceremony and reception and needed to switch lenses, flash and reload on batteries, but I purchased the shoulder pad and it prevents me from being able to swing the bag around to access my gear. So in short....not too impressed, yes the front three pockets work, but for the price I would have liked to at least be able to fit my body in the bag as well. My flash slips in and out easily but my lens are too big and I have to use 2 hands to pull them in and out, if the bag and pockets themselves were bigger this bag would be great.
It's lightweight. You forget it's there. Carries all the little essentials you need on a shoot and allows you to change lenses on the fly. Exactly what I needed. BUT SO EXPENSIVE for what the bag is. (Holds its value given what they sell for used.) I'm happy I splurged.