20th April 2014, Singapore – Lowepro’s recent new bags had the industry talking. It is not about the price these days – but the quality. My recent review on the Lowepro Passport Messenger showed that Lowepro bags are designed for serving the photographer’s needs at operational levels. Well thought out and organized, Lowepro is definitely the bag for every photographer from beginners to professionals.
I’ve gotten another bag from the local distributor – Cathay Photo and this is one of my top favourite from the Passport series. This is none other than the Mark 3 version of the Passport Sling. Why? As a photographer who does lots of events & weddings, I need a bag which are slim in profile so that I can move around easily and the the bag although slim, can hold up very decent amount of equipment that I need for most assignment. I took the Sling III out yesterday for a photography project and I was truly pleased with this little wonder bag.
So what equipment were inside my Passport Sling III? Check out what I had packed for the project.
(Pardon the picture quality as it was shot at random halfway through the project.)
I managed to packed in 1 mid size DSLR with a prime lens and a smaller DSLR with a larger zoom lens, my iPad, my iPhone, a water bottle and (not shown here) a flash, many AA batteries, spare batteries for the DSLRs, wet wipes and many other personal things. The best part is, there are still spaces for many more things!
The official specs here:
Internal Dimensions: 10.5 x 19 x 19 cm (4.13 x 7.48 x 7.48 in)
External Dimensions: 14.5 x 44 x 41 cm (5.71 x 17.32 x 16.14 in)
Front Compartment: 5.1 x 6.3 x 15 cm (2.01 x 2.48 x 5.91 in)
Weight: 0.5 kg
To start, most Lowepro bag are made light without compromising on the toughness and this gives the photographer a truly peace of mind when we are out shooting. The Sling shares some of the key features as the earlier reviewed Passport Messenger. The removable shoulder pad (shown below) that is insanely comfortable, the quick adjusting cam lock buckle for instant and added versatility and the padded removable camera insert – that is not all.
What amazed me was none other than the expandable option. By unzipping the fold-up area, the bag adds another 30-35% of storage space and that was how I managed to have 2 DSLRs with lens inside the Sling III.
Need me say more? Well, this is one of the best Lowepro bag that money can buy.
Useability, quality, versatility, reasonably priced and importantly, it’s a Lowepro.
To find out more about the New Lowepro Passport Sling III click here.
Thank you Cathay Photo for the Bag, I love it.
Our trek started in a small Colorado garage over 40 years ago. Since then, we’ve been traveling the world on the backs and shoulders of the best photographers on the planet. We’ve learned. We’ve innovated. We’ve become a leader.
For over 40 years, we’ve worked to develop and perfect camera carrying systems – maybe to the point of obsession. But we’ve never stopped at just innovating and improving products. We strongly believe that we owe it to ourselves, and to our industry, to do whatever we possibly can to protect and save the environment. We take as much pride in this aspect of our business as in the work we put into the products you’ll see.
Most of our bags were inspired by helpful advice from you and your peers. We greatly appreciate your artistry and input. We’ve listened carefully to your suggestions, and we’re sure you’ll find something in these pages that’s exactly right for you. Because wherever you go on your next assignment, we want to be right there with you.
Visit www.lowepro.com.sg for more details.
About Cathay Photo Store Pte Ltd
Established in 1959, Cathay Photo since its very beginning has been driven by the objectives of providing the best photographic equipment, pricing and service to our customers. These objectives have ensured its continued growth from just two humble showcases occupying a quarter of a shop-front to its present five retail outlets, an administrative / distribution office and a warehouse.
It is constantly on the lookout for the latest gadgets and solutions to add to its line-up of over 60 internationally renowned brands, and recognizing the growing presence and popularity of HD video, due largely to the introduction of DSLR cameras with HD video capabilities, it made its foray into the Pro Video market, expanding its offering to products from brands such as Steadicam, Zacuto, Kessler Crane and Genus to name a few.
Having served the photography industry for over 50 years, and backed by its proud heritage, Cathay Photo is without doubt the preferred photographic retailer in Singapore today.
Visit www.cathayphoto.com.sg for more details.