Adorama Pro Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black.

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About Adorama

The PRO Slinger is 2-1/2" wider than the standard Slinger. It will accept large Digital SLR's and cameras with a battery grip attached. The rest of the bag is still compact with room for your Pro Equipment
• This ergonomically designed, multi purpose, photo/video bag can be worn as a sling bag or a single strap backpack with a waist belt to secure the bag to your body. The main compartment measures 10" x 10" x 6-1/2" including the internal mesh pocket on the cover flap
• The foam padded camera cradle allows cameras such as the Nikon D2x, Canon EOS 1DS Mark II with a 28-300mm lens attached to nestle perfectly! There's plenty of room left for several more lenses, a flash and other necessities
• Slinger's exterior is water-resistant. The interior has moveable partitions and 2 mesh pockets. Three outer pockets and outer mesh pockets make great "Catch-Alls". The neoprene backing of the outer air mesh pockets add extra dryness protection when carrying a wet umbrella or water bottle. There is also a special zippered security pocket on the bags back - perfect for plane tickets, a passport, press pass or other valuables.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (20),Good protection (19),Comfortable strap (13),Durable (13),Compact (8),Strong construction (4),Well padded (4),Lots of pockets and features (3),Very protective (3)
Cons:
Too bulky (8),Uncomfortable strap (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (15),Daily transport (12),Storage (8),Transporting gear (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (8),Enthusiast (5)

Adorama Features

  • Quick snap secure buckles prevents contents from spilling out and unwanted hands from slipping in.
  • Extra wide, padded shoulder strap supports the heavier loads of professional cameras and the needed accessories of every day life on the street.
  • Wide 2" waist belt distributes the extra weight to your hips and helps saves the shoulders.
  • Four "D" rings accept clip-on accessories such as phone pouches with hands free devices, a small memory card pouch, or even press credentials & ID cards.
  • Zipper pulls provide quick, easy access to all your equipment in an instant.
  • Molded carrying handle is gentle on your hands when not wearing the bag on a shoulder.
  • Available in solid Black or Gray low profile colors.

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 30 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent bag

Excellent bag, compact yet has a great capacity. Used this bag on a 3 week international trip that involved, planes, trains and automobiles. I used it both in cities and remote rugged terrain I carried the Canon EOS 5D with external grip and a 24-70 2.8 lens attached (hood reversed). In addition, it had room for a 70-200 2.8 IS lens, 580 EX, Wolverine ESP 100 GB, various chargers, extra batteries, flash cards with holder, manuals, and various usb and audio cables. This is all in a compact ba...

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Excellent bag, compact yet has a great capacity. Used this bag on a 3 week international trip that involved, planes, trains and automobiles. I used it both in cities and remote rugged terrain I carried the Canon EOS 5D with external grip and a 24-70 2.8 lens attached (hood reversed). In addition, it had room for a 70-200 2.8 IS lens, 580 EX, Wolverine ESP 100 GB, various chargers, extra batteries, flash cards with holder, manuals, and various usb and audio cables. This is all in a compact bag. I took this bag for hikes, off roading in open jeeps, where it was exposed to lots of vibration and dust. Inspite of all this my equipment had not a scratch on it. For travel on airlines, I put this loaded bag into a slightly larger rolling back pack. This is possible because the pro slinger is relatively compact. This took the load of my shoulder while walking in airports and made it look less conspicous. This set up fitted easily into an overhead bin. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Good, Affordable Bag

It's not a bad bag for the money. I like all the pockets and dividers, but someone needs to come up with a detachable, more comfortable, reversible strap. You can really only wear this one way, and if you're in a hurry to sling it on your shoulder and go, you may lose the contents when the bag tilts forward. The strap design is very awkward.

Reviewed by 30 customers

 
4.0

Nice bag for SLR + multiple lenses

By

from Portland, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have a pile (literally) of camera bags in the closet, but have used the Pro Slinger for several years on a daily basis for my walk-around kit. Quite happy with it! There's enough room for a Canon 20D with medium zoom attached, a 70-200 f4 lens, and (up to) a 100mm f2.8 macro lens -- all three lenses with lens hoods attached reversed -- plus a spare body cap/lens cap and a tiny Gossen light meter in the main compartment. Some specific "medium zooms" that fit with reversed hoods: Canon 23-135mm f3.5-5.6, 24-105mm f4, 17-85mm f4-5.6, 17-55mm f2.8. I've stacked a couple of small primes instead of the 100mm macro as an alternate loadout, too. The other pockets aren't real big, but easily big enough for several filter stacks, a couple of memory card cases, a cleaning kit, a spare battery, and a small notebook and mechanical pencil. Plus a couple of water bottles in the side mesh pouches. If you are carrying lots of film, or big f2.8 zooms, this bag may be too small. If you are traveling very light, for instance with single small- to medium-sized lens, this bag will be too large. But I've found it useful for the amount of gear I am willing to actually carry around every day. The strap is probably a love-it-or-hate-it thing. It's asymmetrical and it's sewn along a long seam of the body on one side. That pretty much forces you to wear the bag on the right side of your body. Being right handed, I don't find this a problem, and can comfortably wear the bag anywhere from right-belly, through right-hip, to right-rump. Also, the strap can be ungainly when not worn. I fold the strap up so it stuffs in one of the side mesh pouches unless I am actively using the strap, and routinely carry the bag by the handle (with the top fastened, of course); this is sufficiently neat and tidy for me.

 
5.0

all the bag you'll ever need

By

from nyc  -  Photo Enthusiast

if you are out all day in the field, you can take all that you need in just this small bag.

 
4.0

Great bag series!

By

from Griffin, Ga  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've used the original Slinger for a few years now, when I upgraded to the 7D I added a battery grip which made it just a bit too big for the Slinger. I upgraded to the Pro Slinger which holds everything great, let me organize it better but it's just a bit big for a daily carry bag. Not it's fault, I carry too much stuff! I'm probably going back to the Slinger for daily use and will use this when I need everything.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

eeehhh

By

from Easton, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I would not buy this bag again, in fact it has sat in my office since I've bought it. I use it for storage only as it is too big for any sort of use walking, hiking, etc. I am a small woman (5'4") and I just can't see this thing sitting on my hip or low back and protruding 12" (ish). I guess if you're bigger and you use it to simply go from one shoot to the other it would be very handy, but don't buy it if you're going to be on the go while taking photos such as hiking or walking any distance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Strap an issue

By

from San Francisco, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used the regular Slinger for a couple of years but found that is was often too small. The Pro version is much larger than I anticipated. Plenty of storage pockets, etc. Well made. A serious limitation is the strap, which appears to be the same narrow, almost non-padded version as on the much smaller regular Slinger. Very uncomfortable when the bag is moderately loaded. Also, can't be replaced or sides switched. I added an after market pad that help but could use more padding. If the strap was greatly modified this would be a handy larger bag. Like the waist strap for helping relieve strap pressure.

 
5.0

Keeps coming back to it!

By

from Riverside, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I've actually owned this for about 3 years now. I have multitude of camera bags, from the bulky to the cutest "ladies" bag. I find myself going for this bag when I go for a quick shoot. I mainly use it as a transport bag for my lenses. I can fit 70-200, 50, a 35 and a flash. It is too small to fit my camera with another lens attached to it. I am petite and the shoulder strap with the hip strap is just perfect without weighing me down. It somehow distributes the weight. I have another lens bag with no hip strap and my shoulders hurt after awhile. I wish it is a little "lady-like". But when you are shooting for a couple of hours without having to drag your entire gear, this is it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

way to much bulk

By

from franklin, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

this bag was way to big, carry around

 
5.0

Awesome bag

By

from Wichita, KS  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love this bag. It holds my D200 with lens, two extra lenses, and my flash -- all in the main compartment. I stuff my battery chargers, extra batteries, memory cards, cables, and field guide within the many pouches on the bag. This thing holds tons of gear.

 
2.0

Too Bulky

By

from York, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was just too big and bulky, would not recommend

 
5.0

Best Camera Bag I Have Owned

By

from St. Louis, Missouri  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought my Slinger in 2004 after having gone 100% digital. The bag holds all of my gear including the camera body, 3 lenses and an external flash. During my "film" days I had three bodies for three different types of film plus all of my accessories. At that time I used a Tamrac backpack to hold all of the gear; it now gathers dust in my closet. We gave our son a Slinger a few years ago for his birthday; it is the only bag he uses. The bag has worn very well; still looks new!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID L  I bought this Slinger since I was pleased with the smaller one. This is quite a bit larger, but it holds the larger Nikon D700 outfit quite well. It doesn't exactly hug your body as the smaller bag will do, but has the capacity I need for the larger Nikon camera outfit with its larger flash, 300 mm lens, and so forth.
Shopper  I'm getting a canon t3 rebel with a ef-s 18-55mm lens and a ef-s 18-250mm lens would all of this fit in this bag and comfortably ?
A T B  Yes, the large size does. I used mine for a Canon 5DII with grip, 580EXII flash, external battery pack, remote, two lenses and a Sekonic 308B meter.

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