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LightwareZ300 Long lens 300 Case
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Good protection (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable strap (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily transport (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Storage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great Lens Protection

    By Rich S.

    from Lutz, Fl.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

      Perfect fit for the Canon 300mm 2.8. Case is well made and offers great protection. Will not worry about lens whether its slung over shoulder in woods or in the trunk of the car.

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      5.0

      Great pack

      By aks

      from Bahrain

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pocket Room

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

      Exclusively to carry Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 + a camera body

      Light weight, easy to carry, good protection & safety

      Things that aren't great - yet to got through

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      4.0

      Perfect for the Canon 200 f/2.

      By Studio 1930

      from Kansas City, KS

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Short Zipper

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

      Excellent case for the Canon 200 f/2 lens and a pro body. I use it with the 1DM4 body attached and it fits perfectly snug with the accessory piece still in the lid area. The monopod attachement works well and allows you to walk around hands free with the body, lens and monopod.Gave it 4 stars due to the zipper being a bit short which causes the lid to be stiff. This causes it to be semi-spring loaded which makes it hard to get the lens/body out of the case as the lid is always trying to close itself. Also, the strap is permanently attached and cannot be removed from the case.Protect those $$$ lenses and buy this case.Images on http://www.studio1930.com and http://kcseniorpictures.com

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      5.0

      Terrrific case for a 300 f/2.8 lens

      By hotdog321

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No quick release straps

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

      After many years, my old Canon leather/cardboard lens case died a horrible death and I went shopping for a new case. I received this Lightware Z300 case[...]It snugly fits my Canon 300 f/2.8 lens with lens hood, leather lens "cap" and quick release plate attached. By removing the interior top pocket, I can also store a bulky 5D Mk II with battery grip on top of the lens.The case has plenty of padding: front, sides, bottom and top. I have no fears about putting it back in the trunk of my car like normal.A close contender was the Domke case, but I ultimately went with the Z300 because it is made from tough ballistic nylon instead of canvas, which tends to wear and fade.It has tight slim pockets on three sides suitable for pens, credentials and reporter's notebooks. It also has a padded hand grip on top for shlepping the beast and an adjustable shoulder strap.The only odd design quirk is that the shoulder strap is permanently attached instead of using quick release snaps and "D" rings. Still, you can tuck the strap away or shorten it. Overall, I'm very pleased with the Z300.

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      5.0

      Beautiful case for Canon 300 f/2.8

      By hotdog321

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

        I've owned a Canon 300 f/2.8 (non-IS) for almost 20 years. Still a phenomenal lens, but the original leather/cardboard case was falling apart. After doing a good bit of research, I went with this Z300 case. Good choice!

        It snugly fits the 300 f/2.8 lens with lens hood, leather lens "cap" and quick release plate attached. By removing the interior top pocket, I can also store a 5D Mk II with battery grip on top of the lens.

        The case has plenty of padding: front, sides, bottom and top. I have no fears about putting it back in the trunk of my car like normal.

        A close contender was the Domke case, but I ultimately went with this because it is made from tough ballistic nylon instead of canvas, which wears and fades. It has tight slim pockets on three sides suitable for pens, credentials and reporter's notebooks. It also has a permanent and padded carry grip on top for shlepping the beast and an adjustable shoulder strap.

        The only odd design quirk is that the shoulder strap is permanently attached. Still, you can tuck the strap away or shorten it.

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        5.0

        Just the Right Size

        By Andy Z

        from Central Texas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

          This case is simple, the Canon 300 2.8 fits well inside it, my LensCoat cover doesn't get displaced or wrinkled as it is roomy enough and I love the fact that my monopod mounts on the side. It makes transporting my gear easy and efficient.

          The removable pocket at the top protects the lens when you have extra straps or quick release plates stored there. With it removed, a camera can fit mounted to the lens.

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          4.0

          Very nice case.

          By Mustangshooter

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

            Appears to be designed for a Canon 300 f/2.8 lens, but it's a tight fit with a body attached. The top compartment, designed to hold a separate body (not attached to the camera), does not allow you to use all the room when the lens is attached a body. It could be designed better and it would be nice to be able to detach the shoulder strap. Other than those gripes this is a well made case that offers plenty of protection for a prized lens plus it doesn't advertise what's inside the thing like Canon's hard case does.

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            5.0

            Ver Cool Bag

            By Fernsidekid

            from New Zealand

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Protection
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport

              Comments about Lightware Z300 Long lens 300 Case:

              Have had this bag shipped to New Zealand - amazingly quick and efficient service! The bag itself is a step up from LowePro in quality. Perfect for 300mm f/2.8. Extra pocket in lid useful but not going to fit a 1 series camera in here - a 5D size probably would. Carry strap excellent well padded.

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