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Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue)

B&H # APAC540BL Mfr # AC540BL
You Pay: $44.99
Product Highlights
  • Holds Compact/Large DSLR, 2 Lenses,Flash
  • Doesn't Look Like a Standard Camera Bag
  • Rip Stop Nylon Construction
  • Hi-Vis Yellow Interior for Low Light
  • Removable Padded 3-Pocket Interior
  • Two Front Zippered Accessory Pockets
  • Two Interior Zippered Accessory Pockets
  • Center Zipper Access/Slash Front Pocket
  • Adjustable Cushioned Shoulder Strap

The blue AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case from Ape Case is a bit larger than the AC520 version that holds a compact DSLR. This version holds a larger DSLR along with the same amount of gear and accessories. It's still a very affordable way to carry a minimum of gear - your DSLR with two lenses, flash and some accessories. Made from tough, water-repellent rip-stop nylon, the bag has a unique removable padded interior insert that, when not needed, can be set aside to increase its overall interior storage space.

Another benefit of the case is that it doesn't resemble your traditional camera shoulder bag - yet - it holds its share of equipment. There's plenty of extra space for accessories in the two zippered front storage pockets (one on top of the other) as well as two additional interior zippered pockets. All these pockets can be used for memory cards, batteries, cleaning cloths, filters or other small items.

Access to the contents is easy via the center zipper that exposes the interior that uses Ape's exclusive Hi-Vis yellow coloring that will make locating your gear easier when you're shooting in marginal light. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and contains a cushioned contoured pad with non-slip grip. The AC540BL is backed by Ape's limited lifetime warranty against defects.

Holds a compact/large DSLR with lens plus accessory flash and additional lens
"Unconstructed" form in messenger-style looks and works great
Rip-stop nylon fabric in attractive blue is ultra-light yet extremely durable
Removable padded interior in Ape Case's signature Hi-Vis yellow protects your equipment
Adjustable shoulder strap has a cushioned contoured pad with non-slip grip
Two front zippered pockets for accessories
Two interior zippered pockets for accessories
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 27.0" (68.6 cm)
Material Rip-stop nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 11.0 x 9.0 x 7.0" (27.9 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions 11.0 x 9.0 x 6.0" (27.9 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm)
3- pocket insert: 9.0 x 8.0 x 5.0" (22.9 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned pad
Weight 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)
Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Ape CaseAC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue)
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Easily accessible equipment (7)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (7)
      • Transporting camera (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Storing camera (5)
      • Protecting camera (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Bag

      I've been looking for the ideal camera bag for a couple of years and have finally found it. This bag is lightweight and fairly compact. I carry my Olympus camera with either a...Read complete review

      I've been looking for the ideal camera bag for a couple of years and have finally found it. This bag is lightweight and fairly compact. I carry my Olympus camera with either a 100-300 or 12-60 lens attached, and the other in the bag along with a couple of filters, extra batteries, charger, a card reader and cable release. I can even fit my strap inside which is a bit bulky. There's also room for my iPad or Macbook Air and two pockets inside for keys, phone, wallet, etc. Everything in the bag is easily accessible and it's pretty comfortable to carry; although fully loaded, I would rather not have to carry it all day.

      The padded camera insert can be removed and the bag can be used as a carry-on or day bag when not being used as a camera bag. The only feature I miss is an outside pocket for a water bottle and the ability to slide it on a wheeling suitcase handle.

      I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for a versatile, lightweight bag.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice bag

      Bag was a little bulkier then I thought. The outside pocket added to the bulk. I liked the yellow interior for visibility

      Bag was a little bulkier then I thought. The outside pocket added to the bulk. I liked the yellow interior for visibility

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      5.0

      Great for Walking Around with a DSLR

      By lds2k

      from Westcheste County NY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non Discript
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Peoplestreet Shooting

        Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

        I have many bags but this one seems to fill the bill for most of what I do. That is street/people shooting. I don't like leaving my camera out all the time but prefer to have easy access to it. And, my D800 is heavy enough without having a complicated heavy bag to deal with. There are occasions for a sling or backpack when I need more equipment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great bag

        By Cat Lady

        from Bronx NY

        Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

        I love this bag. It's inexpensive and it holds your camera safely. This bag also came with a free monopod.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By debiaze@globo.com

        from Rio de Janeiro

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

          Nice case for travelling!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Bag!

          By JDawggoe

          from CT

          Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

          I have the smaller version of this bag as well, but this one provides a bit more room...perfect for D600 short tele, flash, filters, extra short lens or D600 with short tele and 70-200 (you need to rearrange the padding inserts)

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          3.0

          Nice bag

          By lynnp

          from turners falls, ma

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

          Bag was a little bulkier then I thought. The outside pocket added to the bulk. I liked the yellow interior for visibility

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best photography purchase I have made

          By Colleen

          from NJ

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

            Best product I have bought since I bought my camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great buy!

            By SoCal photographer

            from Riverside, CA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

              This is a great bag. The center compartment was able to fit my Cannon DSLR with the wide angle lense attached. The side compartments hold my telephoto lense and my flash. I can use this bag ad a purse as well. It fits my large wallet, keys, and my smartphone. The shoulder padding on the strap is a great addition.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Good bag for the price

              By Dan

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                I am very happy with the product. It holds my Cannon T3i body with two larger lenses (18-135mm and 55-250mm). Good bag for the price. I would recommend it.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Long strap -- bright inside the bag.

                By Annie

                from Iowa

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                  I put my stuff in it, but I haven't taken it anywhere yet. I can say I was surprised by how long the should strap is -- it's plenty long enough to put over onto the opposite shoulder. The bright yellow inside does truly help me see where my stuff is. I have DSLR with one lens on it and then another lens to pull out from time to time. The bag is a comfortable size for these items and all the little stuff. The pocket on the front is smaller than I thought it would be from the specs.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great travel case

                  By OHiker

                  from DaytonOH

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                    This case was just the right size to use as a carryon for an international trip. I carried a Pentax K-5 body and 18-250 lens. I separated them to better use the space when on the airplane and carried them ready to use when walking about. On the flight I had room for batteries, miscellaneous personal items, phone charger and a light jacket. I turned the separators upside down so that the flap provided a bit of additional bottom padding and did not get in the way. The small outside pocket was useful for pills, toothbrush, pens, etc. I was able to squeeze a bubble-wrapped iPad between the foam box and the outside shell. Folded papers could also be squeezed into the opposite space.

                    The shoulder pad is very comfortable. I often carried the bag cross-shoulder for comfort and security.

                    This is a very strong and versatile bag at a very reasonable price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great bag

                    By Photo doc

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                      This is a great camera bag and a tremendous value. It is deceptively small but hold a lot of gear. It has lots of pockets and compartments. The only minor down side is that it does not have padding on the top of the bag and only has a shoulder strap but no handle. Other then that it is perfect. It is a nice looking back but does not look like a camera bag. It is comfortable and light weight. It holds my Nikon D7100, Three Tamron lenses 10 - 24, 18- 75, & 70 - 300 VC, SB 910 flash with accessories and users manual, grey card, IPad Mini, Extra camera battery and alkaline batteries, remote shutter release, softbox, lens paper and lens cloth. Pretty amazing!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Photog Man Purse

                      By Photo Dad

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Limited Padding Options

                      Best Uses

                      • Personal Belongings
                      • Photo Accessories
                      • Protecting Camera
                      • Storing Camera
                      • Transporting Camera

                      Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                      Holds my Canon Rebel T2i with attached Tamron 17-35mm zoom lens in center of bag between the two padded dividers with lens pointed downward. There is room on one side of the dividers for a Canon 100mm f/2 prime with lens hood attached and for either an additional lens, flash or accessories on the other side. Two zippered pockets in the main compartment are good for securing valuables: memory cards, portable hard drive, wallet, etc. I keep 2 additional batteries, charger, and other small accessories in outer zippered pockets. A 9.75" x 7.5" 200 page composition notebook fits nicely in the main compartment between the bag and the padded insert. The yellow interior contrasts nicely with black photo equipment, making it easier to see the contents. I removed the neck strap from my camera because it's so easy to grab the camera from the bag and stow it away. It doesn't look like a camera bag or a women's purse -- it's a good "man purse" for a photographer. The one improvement I would appreciate is the addition of a divider/support that would allow the camera and attached lens to be stowed on it's side with the lens pointed along the width of the bag.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Bag

                      By Beth

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Weather resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Storing Camera
                        • Transporting Camera

                        Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                        I've been looking for the ideal camera bag for a couple of years and have finally found it. This bag is lightweight and fairly compact. I carry my Olympus camera with either a 100-300 or 12-60 lens attached, and the other in the bag along with a couple of filters, extra batteries, charger, a card reader and cable release. I can even fit my strap inside which is a bit bulky. There's also room for my iPad or Macbook Air and two pockets inside for keys, phone, wallet, etc. Everything in the bag is easily accessible and it's pretty comfortable to carry; although fully loaded, I would rather not have to carry it all day.

                        The padded camera insert can be removed and the bag can be used as a carry-on or day bag when not being used as a camera bag. The only feature I miss is an outside pocket for a water bottle and the ability to slide it on a wheeling suitcase handle.

                        I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for a versatile, lightweight bag.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Love this bag!

                        By Tiff

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing Camera
                          • Transporting Camera

                          Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                          This bag is exactly what I was looking for...a small bag great for carrying just the necessities and works great when you wanna be mobile and only carry what you need. I use the inner compartment to carry my Canon 60D with attached lens, battery charger, camera manual, and lens cleaning kit. The front compartment carries my few batteries, memory cards, card reader, cords, and still has room for extras. My only complaint is that the padded compartment that fits inside the bag only protects your camera from the bottom and sides...there is no protection from the top...it would be nice if there were some kind of padded flap or insert for added protection. I guess just don't ever drop the bag upside down...which shouldn't be an issue but you never know! Overall this bag is great and was exactly what I was looking for...compact, functional, and attractive.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great day bag

                          By Kazz

                          from Adelaide, Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Transporting Camera

                            Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                            I'm very happy with this camera bag. It fits my Nikon D700 with a 24-70mm lens attached, and an extra lens or 2 (although I wouldn't want to carry more than 1 spare lens as the bag can get weighty).

                            There are extra zippered pockets for accessories, or mobile phone and keys. Great for throwing over the shoulder so you can have your camera with you just in case a photo opportunity arises.

                            I have dropped the bag out of the back of my car and the camera and filters survived. I wish I could say the same for my sunnies...

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Just right

                            By Jonesie

                            from Richmond, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Camera
                              • Transporting Camera

                              Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                              This is a great little bag, perfect for an SLR and one additional lens. There are also lots of little pockets with zippers. I especially like the ones inside the bag as you can put things like money and passports and people can get to them. I also like that it doesn't look much like a camera bag, it just looks like a cute bag and is very comfortable to wear.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect size and weight!

                              By Pat

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Camera
                                • Storing Camera
                                • Transporting Camera

                                Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                                This bag delivers as promised... fits a DSLR (D90) with attached lens, plus two additional items (lens/speedlight). Ample zippered pockets for accessories and space to slide a micro softbox in folded position. Easy to find dark items inside brightly colored lining. Even when bag is full to capacity, shoulder pad is comfortable and adjusts. I've been waiting for a bag like this for a long time. It was out of stock so I signed up for a notification, got one from B&H in just a few days and ordered it right away. My guess is that this one will be in high demand.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Lightweight, discrete case

                                By Matt

                                from Bethesda, MD

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Camera
                                  • Storing Camera
                                  • Transporting Camera

                                  Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                                  This is a compact, lightweight bag that's easy to get in to - with a zipper across the entire top. Vital pieces, such as camera and lenses are protected by the divided foam insert, which is removable. The rest of the bag is soft and floppy, making the bag much less bulky than conventional camera bags. Another great advantage is that it doesn't look like a camera bag, so attracts little attention.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect (doesn't look like a) camera bag

                                  By KMC

                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Ape Case AC540BL Envoy Standard Messenger Camera Case (Blue):

                                    Stylish, functional and protective. Room for my big DSLR with grip and all my other must haves.

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