Question Backpack Question for Lowepro Flipside Owners

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  1. JDR82

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    I have bought first a Lowepro Slingshot 200AW which was great, then with the arrival of my Tamron 150-600mm I upgraded to a Lower Slingshot302AW, its a good bag but maybe bigger than I actually need, I have quite a bit of unused space but I cannot fit the camera into the bag actually attached to the Tamron lens.

    Looking around tonight the Lower Flipside 400AW looks perfect however I have noticed the 300AW might actually be big enough, according to the internal dimension on their website it will but the images are not as convincing as for the 400AW.

    Does anyone have the Flipside 300 and if so any options on the ability to fit a Nikon D5300 with Tamron 150-600mm attached?
     
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    I had a Flipside 200 which just fit a Sony A77 and Sigma 100-300 f4 lens which combined is probably a couple of cm shorter than the D5300/150-600 Combo so I'd think the 300 would be fine.

    I actually wanted the 300 at the time but Jessops didn't have stock so I was relieved it fit into the 200!
     
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    I've got the 400 and fits my D750 with 70-200 attached and then there's enough room underneath to fit another lens so should be big enough for my D750 with a 150-600. Can't comment on the 300 though. There was a reasonI didn't chose the 300 but can't remember off the top of my head. I think it might've had something to do with the more secure waist straps on the 400 for when I go hiking.

    These are great bags, but with one HUGE annoyance. The zips don't go all the way to the bottom so it doesn't stay open and you have to bend the flap back to get to the bottom of the bag. Really irritating.
     
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    Cheers guys, I know the 400 will definitely be big enough so think I will order a 300 and test it out, if not big enough then I'll return it for a 400.

    Just want try and have as small a bag as possible, will be carrying the Nikon D5300, Tamron 150-600, Nikon 55-300 and Sigma 17-50.

    Can fit all that in my current Slingshot 302AW, with room for another 2 - 3 standard size lenses plus the huge top separate section and so it just feels like I'm carrying a larger pack than necessary.
     
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    Until the time comes you want to carry more gear ;)
     
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    ...do they ask you your budget first ? :devil:
     
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    According to that the Flipside 200 would fit my needs but I am skeptical, what would be ideal is for my local jessops to have all the potential bags in stock and I go and test but they have zero of the potential buys.
     
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    Out of curiosity Snerkler, if you have a spare minute and don't mind, would you be able to measure the length of the area marked in the attached image for me please?

    If the 200 is indeed big enough then perfect.
     

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    I can but mine's the 400 not 200, is that what you're wanting?
     
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    Haha never mind but thanks, somehow I mixed your post and chrism_scotlands together and just got myself confused.

    I just want as small a pack as possible and that Lowepro guide told me the 200 would be big enough and according the internal dimensions its 6cm longer than I need for the D5300 and Tamron 150-600 attached so think I'm just going to order both a 200 and 300 and return whichever one I don't need.
     
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    Just remember to think about comfort too.
     
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    Thats what I am trying to sort out, the Slingshot was nice but too big and to be honest I wasn't overly keen on the single strap solution, it felt like it was only comfortable with the waist straps on, but I don't feel like I am carrying enough weight to need a waist strap which I generally find irritating.

    Hopefully either the 200 or 300 will be perfect, although I did then spot the Flipside Sport tonight which looks nice.... its just a bloody bag need to get on with it :)
     
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    I had the flipside sport 10l, great bag and having now got the standard flipside I realise I prefer the tripod location of the sport. Such is life ;) TBH though I did look at the sport 20L and I wasn't sure that was going to be big enough for my current needs o_O
     
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    The 200 turned up no sign of the 300 which is strange considering it was one order, its tiny, however if I remove the internal pouch which I don't need its perfect for the camera with 600mm attached, 300mm and 17-55 at the side, nice and snug nothing feels like its rattling about.

    I see what you mean about the tripod placement, feels wrong compared to the slingshot which would hold it on the side, will see what the 300 is like but might test out a 15l sport.

    Such a faff for a back pack, but comfort is important.
     

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