The Manfrotto Pro Backpack 50 is a professional backpack designed for a Pro DSLR with battery grip, attached 70-200 F/2.8 lens, additional camera body, 5 extra lenses, flash, tablet, 15" laptop, tripod and accessories. It features the CPS - Camera Protection System - and the Exo-tough multi-layered construction to give the maximum protection.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Good backpack with a nice size for an "extended basics" set of gear. Holds a D800 (no grip) with a full-size Tamron 70-200mm attached, plus a Sigma 35mm Art, a Nikon 50mm, a flash, the wadded up rain shield, and some small odds & ends like chargers, filters, etc. The padding is very nice - thick with good quality materials - and easily configurable to fit a variety of stuff. The front part of the bag is kind of armored with a semi-rigid plate built into the front flap, so the protection is pretty strong. No wasted space on this bag, which was a strong selling point. The upper part of the top flap unzips to allow access to the camera from the top of the bag without having to unstrap and unzip the whole front, so you can grab the camera and shoot easily. A couple of drawbacks, based on my usage. First is that the D800 barely fits top-to-bottom with a tripod plate installed, such that the top flap has to be leaned on a bit to get the zipper to go. Second is that the straps are not very comfortable for anything more than about an hour.
I have two bodies and 7 lenses plus flashes, filters, etc. While I rarely need all those things every time out I needed a backpack that could carry a lot and the Manfrotto Pro 50 is a great bag. It has lots of room. The zippers are a little tough to use around the top. Some of that might be how new the bag is. I am still figuring out the best way to attach a tripod. Overall though a super bag.