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2007 July 12th, 03:41
Does anyone know if this bag is ok for HV20?
2007 July 12th, 07:19
I just looked into buying that bag but changed my mind cause I have another bag for all my camera and video gear to use. The slingshot is a nice idea. Any bag in my opinion that can hold all of your gear is worth it. Don't you think this bag is a little big for just the HV20?
2007 July 12th, 07:44
That's exactly what i don't know - i know that the bag itself can hold a lot, and i like that, cause i carry a lot of completely useless stuff with me always.
What i don't know is this - is the cam compartment too big for HV20? Basically, all i need to knew is can i carry HV20 in the bag without it tumbling up and down? Is there a belt or something that would keep it in place?
2007 July 12th, 11:17
You may want to look at the 200 instead. The 300 is designed to take a pro DSLR body and it may be too big for the HV20.
2007 July 12th, 11:39
That's right about maybe going to the 200 instead. These bags all have velcro panels inside so you can move them around to fit around the items inside.
You pretty much have to add up what you want to put inside and buy the bag big enough. The best thing is to go to a camera store and look at them in person to make a choice.
Good luck with it
2007 July 13th, 01:11
But i can't. I live at world's end and buying anything for HV20 involves ordering or travelling, and i can't travel now. :(
Heh, 300 is already ordered but no matter, i'll just return it and exchange it for 200 if it is too big. But, as long as i can position the camera firmly, i believe it will be ok. Plus, 200 looks awkward :eek:
2007 July 16th, 15:43
I have something a bit similar (Lowepro Orion Trekker) for my SLR stuff.
When I first bought the Hv20 I used a small carry case for it.. but gradually the amount of stuff I wanted to take with me increased. (2 spare batteries, cleaning tape, 3-4 spare tapes, iPod, headphones, fags, wildlife book, map, remote control, gps etc) It just wouldn't all fit in. So now I'm using the Lowepro for the Hv20. It fits in the space for the SLR very nicely. Often with these kinds of bags you can arrange the 'compartments' to fit the size of the camera. In another section I keep the iPod, fags, remote.. in another the tapes, in another the batteries and GPS, etc.
The separate 'top' section - which this seems to have, albeit smaller, is good for a sandwich and a flask of tea.
Plus I prefer having a backpack type arrangement to just having a bag over one shoulder if I'm walking a lot.
This bag looks nice though. I like the easy opening. On mine you have to unbuckle the bottom section and unzip it.. which is a bit of a pain if you've seen something you want to film and only put the camera back in 5 minutes ago!
2007 July 16th, 16:44
I've got the Slingshot 200. I love it for travel. It will fit a lot of crap in it. On a recent road trip I packed my Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 DX lens, Nikkor 50mm lens, Canon HV20, Canon PowerShot S710, 4 mini-DV tapes, all associated battery chargers and a quite a bit of other crap.
The Slingshot 200 has buckles too and I agree with John. Depending on how you have your compartments configured it can be a pain in the ass to unbuckle the lid to get to certain stuff.
2007 July 17th, 02:47
I got it finally and i must say i looooove it. Every compartment is velchro, so i can have one or many, and that's exactly like i wanted it. Lots of compartments, fitting just about anything you want. I'm still having trouble with the whole slingshot concept, but other than that the bag is fanbloodytastic :hv20-smilie09:
2007 July 17th, 21:15
<snip>I'm still having trouble with the whole slingshot concept, but other than that the bag is fanbloodytastic :hv20-smilie09:
LOL... I like to think I have an IQ in the triple digits but I still get disoriented when I try to throw the sling over my shoulder. I usually end up unclipping the sling and reclipping. Despite that I love being able to just slide the whole rig around to have my bag right there in front of me.
2007 August 8th, 02:36
Despite that I love being able to just slide the whole rig around to have my bag right there in front of me.
You actually managed to do that? :eek: :hv20-smilie31:
2007 August 8th, 12:58
Glad you like your purchase! Wish I would have come across something like this when I was shopping for a bag. Maybe someday I'll switch. I like the swing style. No one will ever be able to steal it off of you. I got a bigger bag than I needed because I tend to carry so much extra stuff for me. I've had a few people laugh because they expect to see a big camera come out of my big and then out comes the HV20.
2007 August 11th, 02:04
I been lurking around here for a week or so and the information I gathered prompted me to return unopened the AVCHD HDR-UX7 I had ordered and get the HV20 instead. I am going to Alaska in two weeks so I felt a little rushed into buying my first HD camera and did so before doing enough research and learning that for now nothing can touch the HV20's picture quality for the price. Anyway, back on the subject, I've been trying to decide between the Slingshot 100 and 200 to carry the HV20 on the cruise ship and shore excursions so that I can unholster the HV20 quickly without having to stop and unshoulder a camera backpack. I found plenty of pictures of the Slingshot but in many of them I couldn't tell if I was looking at a "100", "200" or "300". I finally found these pictures to give you some idea of the size difference between the three. Hope these help in someone's decision. I am going with the Slingshot 100.
2007 August 11th, 09:11
I never liked the look of 100, it looks like that Robin Hood's thingie in which he keeps his arrows :hv20-smilie84:
300 is perfectly shaped, looks like a normal bag.
Btw, if anyone has managed to do that thingie where you turn around the bag from the back to the front in one move, let me know how did you do it. :hv20-smilie119::hv20-smilie119::(
I feel so stupid :hv20-smilie36:
2007 August 27th, 11:35
I just bought this bag: Kata GDC W-94 Waist Pack from Philly Photo Supply for $79. Looks like it will be perfect for the HV20. We use Kata bags at the newspaper for our XH A1's and they are great really solid build. They also manufacture body armor and helmets.
2007 September 3rd, 22:53
Well I feel alot better about my purchase as I just ordered a Slingshot 200 before even reading this thread. Thanks for the photo comparison Replayreb, that confirms I was correct in picking out the 200 over the 300.
I was really in between getting a sling bag or getting a camera style shoulder bag and this model is a fantastic compromise between the two. Not to mention it shoul dbe top notch quality coming from Lowepro.
2007 December 8th, 01:01
This back pack will fill your needs! I researched other bags to death and I came back to this one for my HV20 set up. It looks cool and it has a ton o' pockets.
Fits my camera all accessories, wide angle lens, shotgun mic, cables, batteries, 15" laptop, charger, cards, cell phone, ipod, manual, filters, and a bottle water. Also, it is still smaller than a normal backpack.
I looked at the Lowe Pros and they seemed right until I saw the Kata. Really top notch and WELL constructed. It has actual walls to it and not just flimsy nylon. Two words PRO ... FESSIONAL.
Anywhoo, what do I know research 'em. I paid $80 a tad bit more than the Lowe Pro, but a real solid investment.
Model #: KATA ERGO-TECH PRISM U BACKPACK - KTA43U
2007 December 8th, 01:25
I use LOWEPRO Slingshot 100AW for my HV20. This bag uncomfortable for carrying. Because strap always slides down unless additional belt is bolted on waist.
2007 December 16th, 23:50
I own both the 200 and 300. They are both great bags. I originally had the 200 for my DSLR but quickly outgrew it and bought the 300 - perfect timing because I needed a bag for my HV20. There is only one big difference other than the size. The 200 has a retractable belt strap which can be tucked away for ease of use when you are just walking around. The 300 has a fixed belt strap that just dangles when you don't clip it up.
Don't forget that secret compartment that holds the waterproof cover - awesome!
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