Lowepro Urban Reporter 350 £89.00 Free C+C (RRP £130) @ Calumet
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Lowepro Urban Reporter 350 £89.00 Free C+C (RRP £130) @ Calumet

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Found 11th Aug 2014
Designed for serious or Professional photographers. This may not be everyone's cup of tea and probably will get cold, but this is very good deal in my opinion and worth sharing in case it helps someone. I have been looking at this bag for a while, and was close to buying it from John Lewis for £130, which is about the going rate, till I happen to see it £40 cheaper on offer at Calumet. Even the smaller models 150/250 are more expensive, so it is a really good deal as they hardly reduce the prices of these bags!! The 350 model is priced between £120-£140 in most places (Amazon/WEX\John Lewis\EBay)

Anyone that knows Lowepro know how good it is, they last for year and years and even hold their value better more than any other camera bags!

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This isn't designed for 'serious or 'professional' photographers and you'll find out why as soon as you get your hands on one - it won't fit a full-frame dslr (I have a Nikon D4) with a decent-sized (anything more than a wide-angle prime) lens attached despite what Lowepro claim, and there's no waterproof cover or similar, which is a massive oversight consider what the company do best!

I paid £80 from Amazon in March, and soon sent it back.

Lowepro are great, but this bag is certainly not.

Still, this is a good price as long as you know exactly what you're getting for your money.

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Darwa

This isn't designed for 'serious or 'professional' photographers and … This isn't designed for 'serious or 'professional' photographers and you'll find out why as soon as you get your hands on one - it won't fit a full-frame dslr (I have a Nikon D4) with a decent-sized (anything more than a wide-angle prime) lens attached despite what Lowepro claim, and there's no waterproof cover or similar, which is a massive oversight consider what the company do best!I paid £80 from Amazon in March, and soon sent it back. Lowepro are great, but this bag is certainly not.Still, this is a good price as long as you know exactly what you're getting for your money.



What bag would you recommend, that is similar design, i.e. Shoulder carry, and is able to carry Canon 5D3 with 20-200 2.8 IS attached??

jamalhc

What bag would you recommend, that is similar design, i.e. Shoulder … What bag would you recommend, that is similar design, i.e. Shoulder carry, and is able to carry Canon 5D3 with 20-200 2.8 IS attached??



That's not an easy one to answer as tastes and purpose vary etc. However, I do use a similar bag to the one above for 'bimble' days, the Lowepro Classified 200 AW, which is well worth looking at.

In it, I fit my D4, a zoom lens (18-300mm usually), a small macro lens (90mm), flash, battery grip, Nalgene water bottle, and far too many pens, wipes, spare caps, filters etc.

Really, if you're going for a bag online, make sure you get the internal dimension and compare them to your gear. My Classified 200 has around a 6cm difference between external and internal measurements on account of the padding. Make sure (if a Lowepro) that it has 'AW' (All Weather) in the name. This means that it has a fold out rain cover that will keep your kit nice and dry.

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Darwa

That's not an easy one to answer as tastes and purpose vary etc. … That's not an easy one to answer as tastes and purpose vary etc. However, I do use a similar bag to the one above for 'bimble' days, the Lowepro Classified 200 AW, which is well worth looking at.In it, I fit my D4, a zoom lens (18-300mm usually), a small macro lens (90mm), flash, battery grip, Nalgene water bottle, and far too many pens, wipes, spare caps, filters etc.Really, if you're going for a bag online, make sure you get the internal dimension and compare them to your gear. My Classified 200 has around a 6cm difference between external and internal measurements on account of the padding. Make sure (if a Lowepro) that it has 'AW' (All Weather) in the name. This means that it has a fold out rain cover that will keep your kit nice and dry.



That's really helpful, I went into Calumet store and you are spot on.. I was actually impressed with Calumet Pro Series bags, very solid and seems well made.. and a lot cheaper then Lowepro, of course they are a different kettle of fish, but I am trying not to spend over £100!!
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