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Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black)

B&H # THSOM10BP Mfr # 430
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Product Highlights
  • Regular Size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Holds Lens With Hood in Shoot Position
  • Also Holds 2-3 Additional Lenses / Flash
  • Easily Changes Shoulders Via Rails
  • No Need to Reconfigure Gear
  • Grab Handles on Three Sides
  • Includes Two Adjustable Tripod Straps
  • Adjustable Waist/Shoulder Straps
  • Zippered Interior Accessory Pocket
  • Removable Rain Cover/Water Bottle Pocket

The black Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag from Think Tank is a cleverly designed entry into the world of sling bags. Whereas other slings require readjustment of your gear when you switch shoulders, the Sling-O-Matic maintains its gear positioning no matter which shoulder you use. The bag easily slides along its set of rails to accommodate either shoulder - and your gear remains equally accessible when the sling is worn in front. Capacity-wise, it's made to hold a regular size DSLR and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached with the hood in shooting position. Or, if preferred, it will hold the camera and 2-3 extra lenses and a flash. Its internal dividers can be used to configure the bag to suit the gear you are carrying that day.

This kind of bag is discreet and does not appear to be a traditional camera bag, yet, it packs the features that make it a viable option. Not only will it hold a camera and lenses but it's capable of holding a tripod using the included tripod straps. Other large accessories or a water bottle can be held in its long side pocket. There's also room for plenty of accessories by using one of the three zippered pockets located on the front, side and back. It even has a business card pocket on the top eliminating the need to open the entire bag to get to your comp card.

For carrying purposes, the sling rides on rails to switch from shoulder-to-shoulder but there's also a chest strap that can be used to create additional stability while walking.  For added flexibility, you can use the chest strap as a waist strap. To assist with its compact design, the sling includes a small pocket for storing any of the removable straps.

Finally, for ultimate protection, Think Tank includes a removable rain cover to protect your gear from the elements. The Sling-O-Matic is backed by Think Tank's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Carries a regular size DSLR and a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached with lens hood in position, or 2-3 additional lenses plus a flash
Sling-O-Matic's adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap "automatically" slides along a set of rails to change which shoulder the bag can be worn on. With one smooth motion, the Sling-O-Matic can be quickly switched to the opposite shoulder without losing the characteristics that have made sling bags popular among photographers
Gear access always stays on top, when the Sling-O-Matic is in front, no matter which shoulder the bag is carried over; no complex reconfiguration of the Sling-O-Matic is required. Simply flip the bag over, open it up and shoot
Sling-O-Matic can switch back and forth "automatically" to carry over either shoulder
Gear access always stays on top when Sling-O-Matic is in front
Up to a medium sized tripod can be carried on one side using the included tripod straps. Each Sling-O-Matic includes two fully adjustable straps that attach to small, but secure, fabric loops on either side of the long pocket. Depending on the size of the tripod legs, one or two of the legs can be inserted into the long pocket for additional stability; some small tripods can simply be carried in the long pocket, without using the tripod straps
Long side pocket for carrying a large water bottle or other bulky accessories
Large handles on three sides help to swing the bag around or just carry it in hand
Wide zippered pockets on front, back, and side for carrying a newspaper, airline boarding passes, or other items
Includes chest strap for additional stability while walking around; the adjustable side of the chest strap can be used as a waist strap, if preferred
Business card pocket on the top for carrying a short stack of business cards
A small pocket on the bottom of the Sling-O-Matic is available for storing any of the removable straps
A seam-sealed rain cover is included for protecting the Sling-O-Matic and its contents from heavy rain, dust or snow
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 31.5" (80.0 cm)
Material Padded nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 9.0 x 16.5 x 6.0" (22.9 x 41.9 x 15.2 cm)
Interior Dimensions 8.25 x 15.5 x 5.5" (21.0 x 39.4 x 14.0 cm)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Waist strap
Carrying/Transport Options Fully padded shoulder strap
Grab handles on three sides
Chest strap
Weight 2.3 - 3.1 lb (1.0 - 1.4 kg)
Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black)
  • Extra Internal Dividers
  • Rain Cover
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Think Tank PhotoSling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Roomy (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Easily accessible equipment (4)
    • Adjustable harness (3)
    • Comfortable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (6)
      • Protecting gear (5)
      • Storing gear (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      best camera bag

      By Dave

      from Ashburn, VA

      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 Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

        very nice camera bag.
        I purchased this bag for California trip last week.
        It is enough to space for canon 6d, 24~105L lens, 70~300mmL lens, and some filters and charger. and there is still some room for small lens. If you are looking for compact, durable, good looking sling bag. You should consider this seriously. You may never regret this bag.
        I can give this bag A+++++ without any hesitance.

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        5.0

        Best bag I've owned.

        By Phil

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

            A travel photographer I collaborate with purchased this bag two years ago, so I had the opportunity to watch someone "field test" the bag under many different conditions. I purchased one myself and have not been disappointed! I have owned a number of high quality name-brand bags over the past 35 years. This is by far the best photo bag I have owned.

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            5.0

            Very strong

            By hoovdaddy

            from indian trail, nc

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

            I saw this bag at a local shop and decided that was the bag I needed. I keep my 7D with an 18-200mm lens attached, my Tokina 11-16mm, 430EX speedlight, extra battery and charger inside the bag. the outer pockets will hold all the cables, manuals, filters, etc. It comes with straps to hold a tripod or monopod. It also comes with a rain jacket for the bag - didn't know this when I bought it, an excellent surprise! The velcro separators were a pain to get right but that's just me. I wish I had looked a little more when shopping for a bag, because I would have paid a little extra for the Sling-O-Matic 30 (so I can carry my macbook too).

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            5.0

            I am glad I bought This Product

            By The Baron

            from New Jersey, USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

              Have a bad shoulder, can't use a back pack, this sling bag is well thought out and works well for people who don't have full motion with both arms.

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              4.0

              Easily Transports Camera Equipment

              By addiethor

              from chicago, Il

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Tripod pocket

              Best Uses

              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

              Nice bag -- strong, roomy, easy to carry. Fits in overhead bin on airplane. Only con was the location of the tripod pocket on the bottom of the bag made it difficult to sit the bag down -

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              5.0

              Great Bag

              By Paul

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me 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 Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 10 Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                I already owned the Sling-O-Matic 20 and wanted something a little more compact as a walk-a-round. Don't get me wrong the 20 is also nice but more backpack size. The 10 is just right in terms of size. It's not so small that it is useless but not obstructive. I can only shoot with a sling as the bag is completely out of the way. I don't really like bags hanging off my side. Construction is great. Recommend it.

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