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Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)

B&H # LOPSM Mfr # LP36139-0EU
You Pay: $37.99
Product Highlights
  • D-SLR Camera 1-2 Lens Kit
  • 600D Polyester Polymesh Fabric
  • 210D Nylon Brushed Tricot
  • Expandable Compartment
  • Exterior and Interior Pockets
  • Attached Shoulder Strap with Pad

The Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica) is designed to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear. It is made 600 denier polyester Polymesh with a 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot interior. There is a removable, padded insert that can carry and protect a digital SLR camera with attached zoom lens, 1 extra lens or flash, memory card, personal items and accessories. An expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed. There are 2 exterior slash pockets for quick access to a map, guide book or boarding pass and a water bottle pocket for water bottle or other fast-access items. There are 2 interior hook and loop pockets that provide secure and fast-access storage for personal electronics or other small items The exterior pockets can be used for quick lens changes while on the move.

The Passport Sling is carried by an attached, shoulder strap with a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit and a removable, sliding shoulder pad with non-slip patch. The strap can be placed across the chest, high and close or low and loose, depending on the activity.

Designed for today's photo enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go out for a walk with their digital SLR camera
Construction
  • 600 denier polyester Polymesh fabric
  • 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot with touch fastener
  • Zipper closure
Compartments
  • Expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed
  • Fully padded, removable camera box protects a standard digital SLR camera while on the move or when packed for travel. It is fully collapsible
Pockets
    Water bottle pocket for water bottle or other fast-access items
  • Two interior hook and loop pockets provide secure and fast-access storage for personal electronics or other small items
Carrying options
  • Attached, shoulder strap with a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit
  • Removable, sliding shoulder pad with non-slip patch
Material Exterior: 600 denier polyester Polymesh
Interior: Padded camera box
Interior: 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot lining
Type of Closure Zipper
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Digital SLR camera with attached zoom lens, 1 extra lens or flash, memory card, personal items and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder sling strap
Interior Dimensions Camera Compartment: 4.1 x 7.5 x 7.5" (10.5 x 19.0 x 19.0 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 5.7 x 17.3 x 16" (14.5 x 44.0 x 41.0 cm)
Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)
Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)
  • Shoulder Pad
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproPassport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)
     
    4.6

    (based on 114 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (70)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (71)
    • Easily accessible equipment (62)
    • Strong construction (51)
    • Adjustable harness (45)
    • Roomy (42)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (7)
    • Too small (6)
    • Cumbersome (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (56)
    • Protecting gear (39)
    • Storing gear (23)
    • Daily usage (11)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (41), Enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (13), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (92), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exactly what I was looking for

    I wanted an everyday camera bag for hobby photowalking - urban, suburban, and gardens/parks/forest preserves - carrying minimal equipment with necessities like keys, phone, and wallet. I found my backpack...Read complete review

    I wanted an everyday camera bag for hobby photowalking - urban, suburban, and gardens/parks/forest preserves - carrying minimal equipment with necessities like keys, phone, and wallet. I found my backpack too awkward to take on and off whenever I needed something, and I knew a shoulder bag would keep sliding off. I had looked at a number of sling-style bags, but many were too big and the whole category either lacks style or looks too military or mannish. I wanted something a little more relaxed in appearance. This new bag from Lowepro is perfect. I've used it on photo outings of 4 to 8 hours and it was comfortable throughout.

    The removable camera section holds my Canon Rebel T1i with attached 55-250mm lens with more than enough room for another lens or flash. The other end of the bag has plenty of room for more gear or purse essentials. As with any tote with a lot of unstructured space, you'll want to keep things organized with some additional small bags so lens caps and other small accessories don't get lost in the bottom of the bag's deep end.

    The sling style makes it easy to get things in and out without taking the bag off. When off, the bag stands upright on its own. The shoulder pad on the strap actually stays put on your shoulder, even when sliding the bag around front and back again, and is comfortable even if it slides up against my neck.

    When they update the design I'd like to see Lowepro rethink the placement and construction of the interior cell phone and key pouches, which I find a little awkward. I'd also like the option of strapping a tripod or monopod to the underside of the bag, but there's plenty of room inside the bag for a compact or flexible tripod.

    Obviously this is not the bag for a serious shoot requiring lots of equipment. But it's perfect for the casual photo outing, especially if you'll be combining photography with other activities, don't want to call attention to the fact that you're carrying a camera around, or want a bag that looks a little more like a regular tote.

    B&H now reports this bag is temporarily unavailable in this color, mica - too bad, because it's a great neutral in the taupe-gray-sage area. Try the bag in black or sky blue.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Small

    The bag has a padded insert with one removable separator. The insert is small, it will not fit more than one body with one attached or detached lens. I could not fit a...Read complete review

    The bag has a padded insert with one removable separator. The insert is small, it will not fit more than one body with one attached or detached lens. I could not fit a Canon 7D with 70-200mm lengthwise, had to put it with lens facing up which makes it harder to pull the camera out. Also taking it out and placing it back would have been a cumbersome process, because the insert is placed in the bag's corner where a part of it is behind the zip. However, if you have a removable insert from another brand, such as Tenba photo insert, you can install it into this sling instead of the original insert, and it will fit more than one lens (but take all the space in the bag). The Tenba insert only fits if the bag is fully expanded.
    The other shortcomings in my opinion were that the bottom of the bag was not padded, it was very thin; the outter pockets were open to the elements, as others noted; and there was no top handle. When fully expanded and with a photo insert inside, it does not exactly hug your body, so I would prefer to hold it by a handle for stability when walking.
    One advantage was that the shoulder belt was quite long, could have been adjusted so that the bag hung below the hip level, the way I liked it. The bag is discreet, it does not scream "camera inside".

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    5.0

    Really Good Product

    By Missy

    from Tustin, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

    Its perfect for traveling. Can carry my camera, lens, and can even unzip a portion for more room in case I buy something while out.

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    5.0

    Overall excellent DSLR bag

    By bmehoffman

    from Davis, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

      The bag is well made, with a removeable padded box and enough room for the accessories. It is a solid bag. I use it for my Canon 60D. But it seems a little tight for the 60D kit with 50 mm lense. Just be careful of the lense cap if you want to put the kit in the bag.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Stylin, comfy and keeps gear protected!!

      By Anndreti

      from NY

      Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

      I only own five camera bags but this is the one I've been waiting for! Fits my 5D and a macro lens, plus my flash, extra batteries, my cell phone and wallet too. Plus it's unassuming-doesn't look like a camera bag at all... Can't wait to bring her abroad but after a full weekend in NYC shooting I'm confident this bag will be with me for many years to come! Did I mention how comfy the shoulder strap is???

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      4.0

      Economica y practica

      By Horacio 2214

      from Buenos Aires, Argentina

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

        Ideal para usar como turista 1 camara y a lo sumo 2 lentes, tiene suficientes divisiones y bolsillos para tener todo a la mano. liviana, expansible como para poner un rompevientos o abrigo pequeño.

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        • No

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        5.0

        slim and protect

        By Paramus Bomber

        from Paramus, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

          This bag seems slim and compact. It is easy to carry a bulky camera.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By Islandsand

          from IOP SC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

            Not had to much time for shooting lately, but having used several times I am impressed with how much I was able to carry in this bag. And the easy of getting to what I needed. I think it's going to work out great, I will revisit this review after Nov. Excursion.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Camera Bag!

            By Blossoming Photographer

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

              This is a great bag for carrying around town on day trips. As well as my camera and extra lense, it also held my phone, wallet, water, light jacket and a map. It's comfortable to wear and easy to open.

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              • No

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              5.0

              camera bag

              By flora dora

              from delray beach, florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                this bag is easy to carry, holds my camera, lens, chargers, etc.
                Everything fits, and when i open a zipper, the space inside increases.
                The camera is easily accessed and i have room for my wallet and whatever else i carry in my purse.....so I don't need to carry two things.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent, Durable Bag

                By pizza bison

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                  I took the Passport Sling camera bag to Southeast Asia and put it to the test. The bag was comfortable, roomy and very durable. It survived a good soaking in torrential downpour monsoon conditions and the inside stayed reasonably dry. I put my DSLR in a dry bag, but forgot to include my secondary lens. The lens somehow survived inside the camrera box, it wasn't wet at all. The bag did take in some water, but I was very surprised at little water got in considering the soaking it got. I highly recommend the Passport Sling.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  What a cool bag

                  By MontegariPhoto

                  from Upstate, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                    For street shooting and when I'm not even carrying a camera. Bag protects your gear and keeps it separate from other items you're carrying. Doesn't look like a camera bag.

                    I have to remove the grip from my D800 in order for it to fit in the allotted space. No biggie really. You can't expect the space to be huge, or the bag will be a totally different bag. It's durable and I like having my good camera with me and knowing it's protected and not detectible.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    all day bag

                    By pen in nj

                    from Somerset, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Versatile To Carry

                    Cons

                    • No Space For Ipad

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                    Bought this bag to carry DSLR & two lenses during trip. Carried the bag all day with no problem. Comfortable & protects gear. Would have loved a spot for ipad! Loved it!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great bag for travel

                    By RL DC

                    from Washington DC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                      I purchased this bag for my trip to Thailand and it was great! I was able to store walking shoes, a couple of lenses(35mm & Tokina 11-16)and my Nikon D7000 PLUS my wallet and a water bottle. The only reason why I gave it four stars is because in order for my Nikon to fit in comfortably, I had to remove the battery grip.

                      I think this bag is great for walk around casual use and of course for travel.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome Bag!

                      By tommeegun

                      from USA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Color Mica
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Sling Bag
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Easy To Carry
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear
                        • Travel Trips

                        Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                        I recently purchased a Sony NEX 5R and have been looking for this "sling" type bag to carry my camera in...and this is the perfect bag for the NEX! The insulation inside is a perfect fit for the camera and extra lens for the protection! The zipper in the front helps me to decide if I need expand to make the bag bigger...and the outside slots on both side are convenient to slip a lens cap in there or other stuff just to free your other hand and NOTHING falls out of it! And I don't have much negative comments on it plus I love the color!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Camera Bag

                        By Seger Studio

                        from Saint Augustine

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Street Photography
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                        Like most photographers I have purchased a numbers of camera bags in my quest for the most comfortable and easy to use bag. I love this bag. It's very comfortable & lightweight with room for my personal extras. Comfort is very important as I live & work in a very warm climate. This is now my go to bag for street photography.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Love this Camera Bag

                        By Girl with camera

                        from Cleveland, Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Mica
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Stylish Especially In

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Looks More Like A Tote
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                          I haven't had my bag very long, but I used it on a photo field trip. I'm an amature/hobbyist and never like the boxy type camera bags. I wasn't interested in a "back pack" type bag either. I wanted something that looked more like a tote bag and in the mica color, this does. It was easy to get my camera out of the bag and stayed pushed behind me out of the way instead of pulling on my shoulder. I love the fact that it expands so easily too.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          People judge me with their eyes...

                          By Paul

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                            I bought the bag after reading the reviews on several different websites. It fits my DSLR + attached lens, and has room for another prime lens. I've seen some people judging me with their eyes while I walk around with this bag so purchase with caution (for guys). Also, it's very lightweight!

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice, low-profile, comfortable bag

                            By Erica

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                                I purchased this bag for my first DSLR camera for the purpose of travel and everyday carrying around. While things can get pretty snug in the camera protected area and zipping up can get a little tight, I found I was able to put in a couple different lenses in and even move the inserts over to fit in a smaller point and shoot camera as well. I found it to be comfortable and versatile, easy to carry around all day. It has nice extra storage space for a jacket,gloves, etc. The fact that it doesn't really look like a camera bag was a big selling point to me and also I've enjoyed the fact that I can sling it around easily so when I'm out and about I have a bag that can carry around everyday things, but if I want to play photographer I have my toys right there, ready and available.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                A perfect fit for me.

                                By ohsnaps

                                from Lynnwood, WA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                                      I've been looking for a camera bag that was versatile as a everyday bag. I read the reviews and looked at the images plus it was on sale. I've been using the bag everyday since it arrived. I love that the insert can be removed. It would have been 5 stars if there were zippers on the outside of the bag, both sides have pockets which are fine but I worry that something may fall out. Other than that the bag is perfect for what I need it for.

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                                      3.0

                                      Ultimately too small for DSLR

                                      By Phamtazm

                                      from San Francisco, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable Harness
                                      • Casual Look
                                      • Casual Looks
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Form Factor
                                      • Multiple Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Cumbersome
                                      • Good For Smaller Cameras
                                      • Hard To Access Equipment
                                      • Too Small

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Forces You To Carry Less
                                      • Street Photography
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                                      I got this bag based on some very nice reviews and because of how it looks. I really did want to like it, but when used in practice, it wasn't completely without faults.

                                      The cushion padding are not equally measured - it's a trapezoid in shape with one side more narrow than the other. I can only assume this was to keep the bag in this shape. Which made it hard to fit my 6D w/ 24-105 attached.

                                      Also the zipper access was a little hard to get to when it's sling around to the front.

                                      If you're using a slightly smaller camera, this would be PERFECT. I loved the form-factor but the size is a tad small. I just purchased the Ape Case Envoy Standard Messenger to replace this (looks to be bigger with the same form factor) so I'll update this review later with thoughts on that bag.

                                      In all, try it out with your own camera setup to see how you like it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Solid easy going bag

                                      By goofman

                                      from indianapolis, IN

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                                        Just got this a few weeks ago. Also just got a T3i a few weeks ago, so i'm a noobie. The bag works fine and seems to be durable just got back from a trip to Colorado and the bag held up in hiking and wasn't too much/too small. I fit camera body, 18-55 kit lens, and 55-250 lens just fine with plenty of room to spare.

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