(still) my trusty companion in photography, the Lowepro Pro Roller X300.
21st October 2013, Singapore – After using the Lowepro Pro Roller X300 extensively for my commercial work, it has been a long while since I use it for leisure. And last weekend, we have a shooting practice for high speed sports photography and I decided to pack a bit more gear than usual. I was trying out some lenses and set up while I am also packing my wife’s equipment as well. So ended up, I have a long list of equipment to pack.
The list includes;
– Canon EOS 1D MarkIV
– Nikon D2hs
– Nikon D200
– Sony A850
– Sigma 150-500mm + Hood
– Tamron 200-400mm + Hood
– Nikon 18-105mm + Hood
– Sony 85mm + Hood
– Lots of accessories.
So without much thought, I clear out the strobes and other stuff from the Lowepro Pro Roller X300 and slowly pack everything in. I like the flexibility to be able to customized the bag layout the way I want it and while every other camera bag can do this, the X300 is huge and this gives me added spaces to play with. I always experiment different layout so that I may carry my equipments safely to anywhere I am going. Every items fits into the X300 effortlessly and leaving some space for chips & beer. 🙂
After everything is loaded inside the X300, I realized I had only occupied about 70% of the space while the other many flaps and compartments around & outside the bag was left untouched.
While making a “grand entrance” to the practice (I was late), a fellow photographer, Benson Chee shot the below photo.
This photo shows a good size ratio for the photographer and the larger-than-life Lowepro Pro Roller X300. While carrying a big load of equipment, the bag still look sleek and not bulky at all. While I was walking beside loads of runners, I do not feel out of place or a misfit. The X300 may be big, but still look very normal at abnormal places where you will not likely to see a trolley bag. Low profile is the key word here. The modern and subtle styling of the Lowepro Pro Roller X300 is a pretty good cover.
Practicality is Lowepro’s biggest selling point. This wonder roller had served me really well time after time, place after place, assignment after assignment. Remember the built in stand at the back of the bag? There is no need for me to place the bag at places that might dirty my bag. I used the stand and from the photo below, you can see that only the stand and the wheels touched the ground. (cleaning the stand and 2 wheels is better than washing the whole bag after an outdoor shoot)
And it also gives me the ease of use as I find it extremely convenient to retrieve my equipment without having to bend down and up all the time. Lastly, the elevated bag also prevents little insects or animals from taking a free flight to my home. 🙂
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