Since I started with the Lowepro Classified, I thought I’d go to the next bag/case that I use.
I purchased this due to some issues I was running into with my previous case. I had the Lowepro Pro Roller x200, but it was borderline if the airline would let me use it as carry on. I’ll review that one next.
This case is light, less than 8 lbs. (3.6kg). I can fit almost all my gear into this one case and it’s almost as light as the x200 is empty. I’ll explain that better in the review for the x200. While writing this review, I have my Tamron 70-200, a SB-900, my 17-50, my 35 f1.8, a D5000, extra batteries for my cameras and all my chargers, as well as memory card holders with cards, a 77mm and 52mm circ-pol. I’m sure I’m missing things, but that’s a lot. In my Classified right now I only have my D7000, a 50 f1.8D, one SC-29 TTL flash cable, a SB-400, and my 90mm Tamron macro. I could still fit more in both, but that gives you a good idea.
As well as being able to hold all that gear, this is a rolling case, so going anywhere with it makes it a lot better on the shoulder. The wheels are replaceable in line skate wheels. It can fit a 11″ laptop or a tablet such as the iPad in a padded pocket in the lid. All this and an All Weather cover.
My only complaint about this case, and it’s not a big one at this point for me, is that you can not fit a DSLR with grip attached and attached to a lens. It’s not deep enough for that. I’m sure you could just put the body cap on and adjust some of the dividers if you really wanted to, but removing the grip is the best way if you want to transport your camera attached to a lens.
That’s all for now. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible. Here are the specs from the Lowepro site:
- Capacity – Pro DSLR or 1-2 pro DSLRs(without grip) with attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens; 3-4 extra lenses; a flash; spare batteries and memory cards; up to an 11″ laptop or tablet; extra accessories or person items
- Size(Interior) – 13.3W x 5D x 15.8H in./ 33.7 x 12.7 x 40cm
- Size(Exterior) – 14W x 7.3D x 18.8H in./ 35.6 x 18.4 x 47.6
- Notebook Compartment Inner Dimensions – 13.1W x 0.8D x 9.8H in./33.3 x 1.9 x 24.8 cm
- Weight – 7.8lbs/3.6kg