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 Post subject: Lowepro Rezo 160 AW bag
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:34 pm 
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My first camera bag, and I think it makes a good basic beginner bag. Was £15 from Amazon.

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This is a relatively small bag with a shoulder strap and a carrying handle on the body. A clip on the front holds down the top flap.


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At the back are a couple strips, which could be used to thread a belt through and carry around the waist. Here you can also see the two part zip to get into the main compartment.


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If you undo the front clip and lift up the flap, you find a zip under there. Opening that reveals the front storage area which is relatively small. Even now, I still sometimes reach for that area thinking it is the main area.

There are 3 pockets, which I found ideal for holding my spare battery and two spare CF cards in cases. There's enough room left for a filter in a large plastic case, or more with smaller plastic cases.


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Back on the outside, to one side we see another strap with the hole orientated vertically. I have no idea what this is for.


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On the other side is a pocket. It is quite tight in there but stretchy. You could stuff in more memory cards or maybe a small filter case.


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Here is the main compartment inside the bag. There are two moveable bits of partitioning held in place by velcro. In this case, I put the camera with lens face down in the left side, keeping the right side for other accessories. Note there is another small mesh pocket on the left which I don't use.


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Also on the left is stitched a piece of fabric. I move this over after the camera is in to protect the back of the camera. Alternatively it could be pushed down inside to further isolate the inner pocket.


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In the lid of the main compartment is another little storage pocket. There are 4 small mesh pockets there. These are a bit small to hold a CF card in case, but ok without. I don't use these myself to maximise the space inside for the camera and lenses.


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Finally, on the front bottom of the bag is yet another compartment. Opening it, the bag spills its guts.


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Ok, it's actually a waterproof rain cover as the bag itself isn't waterproof. This is elasticated and covers the the whole front, top and bottom. The side and back are still exposed.


That covers the physical aspect. But what can you actually fit in it? Depending on the lens size, you can fit 2 or 3 lenses, of which one is left on the camera. Length is the limiting factor. Shorter lenses fit easily, with enough gaps left over for a lenspen and possibly a blower.

My maximum configuration would be the Sony A350, the 16-80 lens, a 50mm prime, and a 28-300 lens, with just enough room for a lenspen. In the front I'd typically have two spare CF cards, a spare battery and a polariser in its case. My Tamron 90mm is a bit physically long, so if I take that, I can only get a total of two lenses in the bag.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:30 am 
I have this bag also. It is a great lightweight bag, I can fit my D50, 18-55, 70-300 in there, and still have a bit of room, probably not for another lens though.

The side pockets are great for filters, memory cards, remotes, etc.

Overall a great bag, although I would prefer a backpack to carry my gear around.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:18 pm 
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Great review popo. Although the bag is too small for me (imagine fitting the 70-200mm in there (43 days to go... :x )), it looks great for smaller gear. My bag is actually way too big (I bought it for long-term use, so I can fit in more lenses) and I don't like taking my gear with me because the bag I carry it in is so large (Lowepro CompuTrekker AW).

I'm still thinking about buying a medium sized shoulder bag, that could fit at least the A700 + grip, Zeiss 24-70mm and 70-200mm. An option side-attachment could fit my flash gun. No available money for that though :).

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Can you snap a picture of you wearing it for size reference or placing a camera body in there?

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I know the picture sucks but I should be going to bed now :D

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Probably not clear but my Tamron 28-300 is in the lower right section. Camera there is the Olympus E-510 with lens mounted. There's still a bit of room on the right for another smallish lens.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:00 am 
Hey I also have this bag too. It is not bad either it fit on my Canon EOS 450D
with the Kit lens. Soon in the future I will buy the 70 200 f4L USM will it fit in these bag. I don't want to try on the shop they think I going to steal it ( Oh Duh ).

BTW the weather cover is somewhat very convenient to use when there was a sudden rainfall at least it covered everything.

Popo do you think this bag is a good protection if it fell from the table to the floor because I read from the Amazon.com review one of the customer bought this bag had put in a Canon DSLR & 70 200 then had happened fell off the staircase surprisingly The DSLR & 70 200 doing very fine! :shock:


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As I haven't ever seen the lens I can only guess, but it should fit. You might find it needs to be attached to the body to fit, with room for another smaller lens by itself. That was similar to my Olympus setup, where the 70-300 was on the body, and I also took the 14-42 in the remaining space.

As for the protection - I have no idea without testing it. Best not to drop it in the first place. Obviously it would be better than no protection at all, but beyond that I don't want to find out!

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A quick minor update as I've been using this bag a lot, also with the 50D now.

Nothing much new to add to using it with the A350. Maybe the bag is stretching a little with use, but I'm sure I can fit lenses in there that were too tight previously.

The 50D, being a bigger body, is tight in the bag and is about the limit. It just fits normally with the Tamron 18-270 lens on. With the Sigma 150mm macro it can go in but only by changing the position with lens horizontal. Don't even ask about getting the 100-400L in there!

If you want a small bag and carry only one medium-long lens or several smaller ones, this is still a great little bag.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:00 pm 
popo wrote:
A quick minor update as I've been using this bag a lot, also with the 50D now.

Nothing much new to add to using it with the A350. Maybe the bag is stretching a little with use, but I'm sure I can fit lenses in there that were too tight previously.

The 50D, being a bigger body, is tight in the bag and is about the limit. It just fits normally with the Tamron 18-270 lens on. With the Sigma 150mm macro it can go in but only by changing the position with lens horizontal. Don't even ask about getting the 100-400L in there!

If you want a small bag and carry only one medium-long lens or several smaller ones, this is still a great little bag.


I can easily get my 40D, with 17-85 attached and 50mm down the side, and the Vivitar 24mm, in the bag. This bag makes a great 'just going for a stroll' bag, and i can highly recommend it to anyone! Oh and btw popo, thanks for the great User Review!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:37 pm 
Do you think a Nikon D90 with 18-105 mm kit lens attached would fit in there?


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Not familiar with either, but I'd guess yes. Measure the distance from the back of the camera to the front of the lens. About 7 inches is that limit. The body should be fine assuming you don't have a grip fitted.

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Bonsoir popo,

Nice review :!:

If you need a bigger bag, consider the :arrow: Lowepro Rezo 190 AW Camera Bag User Review :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:43 pm 
Thanks for the review.

I have just oredered this bag, it looks perfect for my needs and it's a real bargain which is always nice :)


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