Comments for My Photography Lessons http://myphotographylessons.com Free Photography Lessons Online Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:15:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Comment on 8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Photography by Reasons to learn photographyhttp://myphotographylessons.com/why-you-should-learn-photography/#comment-172 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:15:44 +0000 http://myphotographylessons.com/?p=12#comment-172 […] if you need to put in the time for it to learn photography? Photography is a fantastic hobby that mixes art with technology and travel. Learning photography […]

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Comment on Darkroom Photography by raw formathttp://myphotographylessons.com/darkroom-photography/#comment-162 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:07:12 +0000 http://myphotographylessons.com/?p=580#comment-162 For example,a movie’s download link or a book’s ed2k links?.

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Comment on Compare Cameras : Film, Digital, SLR by JJShttp://myphotographylessons.com/compare-cameras-film-digital-slr/#comment-103 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:21:09 +0000 http://myphotographylessons.com/?p=233#comment-103 I just purchased the Lowepro 200AW SlingShot about a month ago (the predecessor to the 202AW). I liked the bag and had no problem with it at all. But when I saw that the 202AW was coming, I took a look at that bag. The 202AW increases the storage space in the top section and for the pocket on the front, adds a zipper storage compartment on the outside of the top flap and one on the inside too, the interior has been redesigned slightly, the memory card storage pockets have been changed a bit on the inside of the main compartment flap, and the bag now includes a tripod holder. At first I didn’t think I would like a SlingShot bag. I didn’t like the look of it really and was going to get a normal square case. But since I could return the SlingShot if I didn’t like it, I gave it a shot. I’ll never go to a square bag ever again. I feel that the SlingShot has more chances of going “mobile” with me than a square bag. If I bring a square bag, I think it really stands out as saying “I have a camera in here!” But with the SlingShot, it kind of blends in and looks like a regular backpack.

The 202AW is much deeper on top and has thicker storage in that front pocket. Nice additions. The inside of the top section has an elastic strap on the “floor” that you can use to hold a hard drive (as seen in their product pictures) but I use it to hold a pocket cheat sheet for my Nikon SB-600 and any other paperwork I carry (photo tips, reminders, etc.). When you open the top section flap, they added a zipper compartment to the inside part of the flap as well as a zipper compartment on the outside of that flap. The inside compartment is about 4″ wide by 4″ deep. The outside compartment has a 4″ vertical zipper…storage is about 3″ in (left to right) and 4″ high (top to bottom).

The camera storage area has been redesigned. If you turn the bag to the side and open the entire top section, the built-in microfiber cloth was sewn into the bottom area of the 200AW so when you put your camera in (while wearing the SlingShot), it was a natural way for the cloth to be pulled over the back of the camera. The 202AW moves the microfiber cloth to the left and you pull it right to cover the camera. I didn’t really care for this. But since they redesigned the memory pockets, I actually don’t use the cloth anymore. The memory card pockets were entirely too big on the 200AW (maybe they fit compact flash cards better but I use SDHC) and were nylon so closing the flap on the camera without that microfiber cloth over bothered me. The new pockets are made out of microfiber material and are much more unobtrusive so I don’t use the cloth anymore. There is a mesh pocket to tuck it away. My Nikon D90 has a plexi cover on the back LCD so if that does end up getting scratched over time, it’s only a $10 part to replace. I’ve had my D90 for about 2 months now, snapped over 5000 shots and it still looks brand new so I’m not worried about it.

The tripod holder is awesome and that was the main reason for upgrading to the 202AW. Everything else is just a bonus. I have Gorillapod tripod that I have on the bag. When you’re wearing the SlingShot and turn the back to access the camera, the tripod is on the bottom. There is a foot pocket for the bottom of the tripod and it seems like it was made for the Gorillapod. The feet fit perfectly. If you’re not going to carry a tripod on the bag, the foot pocket tucks up inside so you don’t see it. There is an easily adjustable plastic clasp enclosure on the top to secure the top end of the tripod.

The 202AW can sit up on its own. The 200AW didn’t do that so when I set this bag down, I don’t have to worry about the bag falling over and getting dirty. Just the bottom is exposed. The bag is made of a durable nylon and although I’ve had some dust on it here and there, a few pats with my hand and the dust is gone. There is the same all weather cover tucked in the bottom as the 200AW but I am not going to pull that out until I actually need it (I’m sure it’s folded nice and neat in there right now).

Finally, the shoulder strap is very comfortable to have on. I don’t mind carrying this bag at all even with a D90, Sony HD video camera, 3 lenses, tripod, SB-600, lens filters, etc. The weight is distributed very nicely and when you have the bag adjusted correctly, it sits on the back nicely. If you’re just going to throw the bag on your back like a one-shoulder backpack, it fits on the left shoulder the best because of the curve in the strap. There is a small area on the front of the strap where you can tuck a few fingers to hold onto the bag if you want. When wearing it like the SlingShot, there is a counterbalance strap that you can connect. It goes across the other part of your chest and helps to stabilize the back even more.

In summary, Lowepro made an AWESOME bag in upgrading from the 200AW. If I had any complaint at all, it would be with the placement of the microfiber cloth. I just don’t like pulling the cloth from the left but that’s probably just me. It’s still a 5 star product. Build quality is great and because you can get so versatile with this bag, I think it’s definitely worth $89.95. You get what you pay for an in this case, you get a VERY nice camera bag.

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Comment on Camera Bags and Cases by P. Anthonyhttp://myphotographylessons.com/camera-bags-and-cases/#comment-97 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:56:42 +0000 http://myphotographylessons.com/?p=551#comment-97 Having a sizable collection of camera bags ranging from super small to large enough to carry photo equipment plus a 17″ notebook PC, I think I have finally found my camera bag of choice for everyday use.

The Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW proved to be large enough to carry my Canon 40D with 17-55mm lens attached, the 70-200mm alongside, a 50mm 1.8 lens plus more room in the main compartment for a lens brush, camera rain cover and several other small items. The upper compartment seems somewhat larger than the previous 200 model and this proved to be an added benefit. The upper compartment housed several filters, an eyeglass case, a small flashlight, a slew of CF cards – and still had plenty of available room. Since we were in tropical weather, it also easily held the rolled up leg portions of convertible pants, making life a lot simpler.

The bag went on easily and seemed well balanced while we were walking around. Accessing the camera was smooth, quick and without incident. The design allows one to slide the bag to the front and open it while still suspended from the shoulder. This made switching lenses a breeze and there were no worries about smaller items – or expensive lenses possibly falling out. The built in rain cover proved to be very helpful when a sudden storm arose. Everything stayed dry. The side tripod carrying facility was perfect for attaching a small collapsible umbrella.

I recommend the Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW as the “go-to” camera bag for photographers who want to have a good selection of equipment at hand without adding too much extra weight. It has become my new standard.

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