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LoweproS&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW
 
4.6

(based on 90 reviews)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (63)
  • Lightweight (56)
  • Good protection (38)
  • Comfortable strap (33)
  • Compact (22)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (12)
  • Too small (5)
  • Inadequate protection (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (32)
  • Daily transport (27)
  • Storage (22)
  • Weddings (18)
  • Sports/action (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (21), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wish I would have bought this sooner!

The best thing about the lens exchange is that it allows me to remove a lens from my camera, place it in the case before removing my additional lens from the case that I...Read complete review

The best thing about the lens exchange is that it allows me to remove a lens from my camera, place it in the case before removing my additional lens from the case that I am exchanging it with. The case expands easily with one hand to hold both lenses during the exchange, then just as quickly closes securely until needed again. The case also has room for a few accessories such as lens cap and filters. I love that the strap is long enough to wear across rather than just over my shoulders, much more secure. Most of my shoots are outdoors or on location in places where I cannot put my equipment down or prefer not to. My Lens Exchange Case has made lens exchanges quicker and safer! I just might buy another!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lens Divider is totally NOT appropriate.

I shoot 6 - 7 times a week, 3 - 7 times a day, as a Real Estate and Wedding Photographer. Switching lenses is really not my favorite part of routine. I have...Read complete review

I shoot 6 - 7 times a week, 3 - 7 times a day, as a Real Estate and Wedding Photographer. Switching lenses is really not my favorite part of routine. I have thinkTANK Lens Changer pouches for this "lens changing" routine. And it is effective if you have one empty pouch to hold the lens that you just removed from the camera (especially if you do not have any desk to temporarily lay your lens).When I saw this "200AW", I liked the idea that you can actually temporarily hold two lenses for changing. This means I do not have to have two (2) thinkTANK pouches!BUT... The lens divider is so narrow/slim! This limits the whole purpose.NOTE:This 200AW case is larger than the 70-200 Canon case (that comes with the lens). But the Canon case can hold the lens + lens hood!Due to the "narrow" lens divider of this 200AW, this case can't really even hold the 70-200mm and 17-40mm (or 24-70mm). It is so tight!Why would you not use your lens hood? Or in other words, where would you keep your lens hood? In another pouch? That is inconvenient then...SOLUTION:I removed the lens "DIVIDER"! Now I can fit my 70-200mm with its lens hood (inverted). By doing so, the interior space became so much bigger! And can now temporarily hold two (2) lenses with their hoods.

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4.0

Can hold 4 MF lens-Great for A7/Leica

By outdoor photographer

from Texas

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Protection
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

    I bought this case to hold several manual focus lenses that I use with my Sony A7r.I can stack 4 lenses easily, 2 in each pocket, keeping them in easy reach. Lenses I typically keep in this kit are a 50 f1.2 Zuiko, 105 f2.5 Nikkor, 35 f2 or 1.7 or 1.4, 28 f2 and 24mm f2.8, or an 85 f2 in place of one of the others. It also can easily hold 4 lenses with 2 short teles such as the 105 Nikkor and a 135mm Canon rangefinder lens with two other of the shorter optics listed above.As this is used with the Sony A7, the lenses each have adapters mounted in place. There is easily room for 4 manual focus lenses with adapters. It can also be used to hold AF lenses of smaller diameters (read further).This case would also be well suited as a field lens case for for other manual focus camera applications, mirrorless, or rangefinder cameras such as the Leica M9.The belt strap attachment works well with all of my belt (fanny pack) camera bags. The strap is wide (in both directions) and sturdy. I don't really use this as a lens exchange case in the manner proposed by the manufacturer. It is, however, also a very compact way to carry 4 manual focus SLR lenses up to a 100mm macro.I should note that this case will hold up to 4 lenses the size of a Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP AF macro, so it could be used for 4 or more AF lenses of moderate diameter, such as the Tamron.The zippered top allows easy access to the lens compartment. The case is well padded on the outside, but padding between the divided sections is rather thin. I find it adequate to keep the lenses from rubbing or damaging each other, though some may find it inadequate, particularly for rough transit.

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    3.0

    Needs to be just a bit wider

    By Bob

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pocket Room

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

        It's a really clever idea, and I suppose with a smaller lens, particularly one without a foot attached it probably would work well. Unfortunately, with my lenses (Olympus 50-200 and 7-14) it's just a tad bit too narrow. The main problem is with the hoods, they get hung up.

        It needs to be about 1/2" bigger in each direction.

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        3.0

        OK bag

        By T

        from Wenonah

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pocket Room
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

        Bought this so I can switch from my Nikon 24-70 to 70-200. The 70-200 barely fits and its a bit difficult to switch. Might take a while to get used to.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By 02Nomad

        from Catonsville, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

            I had purchased an S&F Utility Belt some time ago, but had not yet used it. When I saw this lens exchange case I remembered the belt and knew that this was just what I needed to go along with my 70-200 f/2.8. This case makes quick lens changes possible; it sure beats running back to the equipment bag to change lenses when you're working alone!

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            4.0

            Just What the Doctor Ordered

            By Daryll Crump

            from Orange Park, Fl

            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

            I've had a couple of back surgeries and needed to lighten the load on those days when I was not up to carrying a lot of equipment. Weight is now dispersed down to my waist and legs instead of my back and it makes me decide what will be my on camera lens and my carry lens. The actual changing of the lenses works great. The only drawback is trying to snap the securing button at the back after closing. Would recommend this to a friend?

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            5.0

            awesome case

            By dwosullivan

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Change Lenses
            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Event Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

              I should have brought this years ago. I shoot some event photography and prefer to use 17-40 and 70-200 on my 5dii lenses instead of a 24-70. I use backpacks to carry my full kit but these are no good in crowds as you keep backing in to people when framing a shot.
              I have tried various sling and shoulder bags but they are always too bulky for moving through crowds.
              This is perfect allowing me to change lenses easily and often, but still being very small. I can leave my backpack someplace safe but still have essentially everything I need. So far i prefer to use the shoulder strap instead of the waist belt but that may change. The strap is padded and well sized without being bulky.

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              3.0

              Lens Divider is totally NOT appropriate.

              By JLM

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Great Design
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Lens Divider Is Bad

              Best Uses

              • Storage

              Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

              I shoot 6 - 7 times a week, 3 - 7 times a day, as a Real Estate and Wedding Photographer. Switching lenses is really not my favorite part of routine. I have thinkTANK Lens Changer pouches for this "lens changing" routine. And it is effective if you have one empty pouch to hold the lens that you just removed from the camera (especially if you do not have any desk to temporarily lay your lens).When I saw this "200AW", I liked the idea that you can actually temporarily hold two lenses for changing. This means I do not have to have two (2) thinkTANK pouches!BUT... The lens divider is so narrow/slim! This limits the whole purpose.NOTE:This 200AW case is larger than the 70-200 Canon case (that comes with the lens). But the Canon case can hold the lens + lens hood!Due to the "narrow" lens divider of this 200AW, this case can't really even hold the 70-200mm and 17-40mm (or 24-70mm). It is so tight!Why would you not use your lens hood? Or in other words, where would you keep your lens hood? In another pouch? That is inconvenient then...SOLUTION:I removed the lens "DIVIDER"! Now I can fit my 70-200mm with its lens hood (inverted). By doing so, the interior space became so much bigger! And can now temporarily hold two (2) lenses with their hoods.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great for larger lenses!

              By Gene

              from Conway, SC

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                Used with my 100-400mm "L" Telephoto Zoom when out taking shots of seagulls, pelicans, various other wildlife!
                It is gray to be able to change out a lens without having to stop & set gear down!

                A great lens carrier with the added availability to change out lenses!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Perfect fit for Tamron's new 70-200 f2.8

                By SafetyRick

                from Eastern Washington state

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Durable
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                  Bought this after seeing another photographer with one. I can confirm it offers 1) great protection of the lens, 2) versatility in carrying with a strap on secured on a waist belt and 3)[which is the main reason I bought it] the ability to open up and hold an extra lens while changing one out for the other.

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                  5.0

                  Simple and Worth Every Penny!

                  By G2

                  from Derby, KS

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage

                    Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                    Got tired of carrying a heavy backpack full of gear. This lens exchange bag works great. I load a 70-200 f2.8 with hood and tripod mount,swap it out with a 24-70 f2.8 with hood. Great for on the go. I also carry a filter for each lens in the side pockets. Well designed, nicely made. Very Happy!

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                    5.0

                    Worth It When on the Move

                    By Photografia

                    from Madison, WI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                        Works great when you don't have the time to stop, take off your backpack, and change lenses. Also good when you don't want to place anything on the ground.

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                        5.0

                        Makes switching lenses a breeze

                        By Eye of the beholder

                        from Suisun City, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Storage
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                          Great product for an on the go photographer. Can wear it on a belt and it helps make it an easy switch from my 24-105mm f/4 to my 70-200 f/2.8mm

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Useful product

                          By Paul C

                          from Boston

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Changes
                            • Storage

                            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                            Designed to provide a place to put the lens you take off the camera while you are changing lenses. A pretty good idea and useful for that purpose. Wouldn't fit a long lens well, though. Designed for short/medium tele's or wide angle lenses.

                            I also bought a separate lens case for my Nikon 200MM macro lens. The lens came with a very nice rigid case but when I put an A/S lens plate on the foot the lens didn't fit in the case. To my surprise, this case actually fits the lens with the plate much better than the other case I bought, so I may end up buying another one of these to use for exchanging lenses so I can keep the 200mm lens in this case.

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                            5.0

                            GREAT CASE DOING DOUBLE DUTY

                            By BRAD

                            from Terre Haute, IN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pocket Room

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Storage
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                            The sales rep recommended this one when I wasn't happy with the Canon case that came with my 70-200mm lens. Not only is it great transportation and storage protection but the protection for the lens you are switching out is fantastic. I'd recommend one of these for anyone with more than one lens.

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                            5.0

                            Excelent product

                            By Horazuliano

                            from Doral, Florida

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Compact
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pocket Room

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                            This product works perfectly with my Canon 70-200L

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Very good quality but little too small

                            By Mark V.

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pocket Room
                            • Too Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                            I use lens exchange case to swap 80-400mm with 24-120mm lens.
                            80-400mm lenses approximately the same size as 70-200. It does not fit with the lens hood but as far as I'm concern it worth the compromise.

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                            4.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By SD

                            from Rochester, MN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Storage
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                              I recently replaced my older S&F lens cases with new versions and have been very happy with their ease of use. It works as advertised - no longer do I need to juggle two lenses when switching. The fact that they are now "All Weather" makes them even better and all at a very reasonable price. The 200AW case is actually more compact than my current case housing my 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Needed this case SO much!

                              By K Photos

                              from Central New York State

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • On-the-job Lens Changing
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                                As a wedding photographer, it is important to be able to change lenses on the fly. This case makes that chore a breeze.....AND it protects your valuable equipment while you are working. You won't regret this VERY reasonable, EXTREMELY helpful addition to your camera arsenal!

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                                5.0

                                Excellent for changing on the go

                                By Leo

                                from Israel

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                                  I bought this to be used during photo-walks and especially while hiking and shooting landscapes.
                                  I use it mounted on the deluxe belt, and I can fit my nikon 70-200 f4 with hood on.
                                  only wish the flap could be closed all the way.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great lens case - Handy Too!

                                  By Russ

                                  from Walkersville, MD

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport
                                    • Storage
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW:

                                    Perfect lens case to go out with your zoom - allows you to swap lenses with the two built in pockets (when open). Works as advertised with to 70-200 f/2.8. Now I can take my camera and two best lenses out for a walk with the case comfortable worn over my shoulder, and easily swap lenses. Perfect!

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