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LoweproS&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW
 
4.6

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (76)
  • Lightweight (66)
  • Good protection (49)
  • Comfortable strap (44)
  • Compact (29)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (13)
  • Too small (6)
  • Too bulky (4)
  • Inadequate protection (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (43)
  • Daily transport (34)
  • Storage (30)
  • Weddings (18)
  • Sports/action (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (37), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (24), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94)

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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5.0

Can keep 2 lenses on your belt

By Peter

from NYC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I use the entire LowePro system with utility belt and shoulder/vest harness. I like the tall bags because they can fit two lenses in one belt position or one tall lens

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      4.0

      Definitely serves it's purpose

      By Marta

      from Santa Barbara

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

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

        Watched a few YouTube videos for tips on how to safely use it. Exchange case works well if you open it up so lens fits in pouch more securely. Would like the option of attaching filter carrier to the case itself rather or maybe in addition to two mesh side pockets. Will probably try attaching filters to strap. Overall happy with purchase.

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        5.0

        Clever design!

        By JD

        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Perfect for my frequent juggling act with a 300mm and 70-200mm. Although this holds just one lens, the two separate pockets let you slide one lens in then remove the other. What a great idea!

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            2.0

            A bit smaller for Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS ii with hood.

            By werk

            from San Jose

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Protection

            Cons

            • Too Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport

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

            Purchased this case for Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS ii. According to the description this should fit. However the case only fits the lens without the hood. If leave the hood on the lens, the case looks very bulky.

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            5.0

            As good as I expected

            By yli

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storage
              • Travel

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

              This is not the first time purchase of S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW. The quality is pretty good and trustable.

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              5.0

              i would like to say its amazing

              By shady abbas

              from Beirut , Lebanon

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

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

                comfortable while changing lense.
                good quality at low price ..

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                5.0

                S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW by Lowepro

                By Marc

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                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:

                  I purchased a second lens (16-35 L) for my recently completed vacation to Ireland. I had postponed purchasing a second lens because I couldn't figure a way to safely,quickly and comfortably exchange lenses. The Lens Exchange 200AW answers every one of these requirements.The best part is I am able to perform a lens exchange between my new lens and a 24-105 L with the lens hood in the installed position (not reversed) on both lenses.
                  Important- I use a Black Rapid wrist strap to let my 6D camera body dangle while I tend to the lens exchange!I can't see performing a lens change on the fly using a neck strap as the camera body would get in the way.

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By CoffeeMom

                  from Dayton, OH

                  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:

                    Absolutely love the case. I use it for my Canon 70-200 lens with the hood on. The two pockets on the side hold my cell phone and water bottle (a bit tight, but works). So now I can go with the camera strapped on one side and the case on the other. When I want to swap out for that far away shot it is so easy. Just love it.

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                    4.0

                    Nice attachment

                    By Andy

                    from Glendale, AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Accessory Bag

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

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

                    I got this as an attachment for my Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW backback and it works fine as such. The backpack actually hold so much stuff that I haven't had a need for it yet but I do have a wedding comming up soon and plan on using as a sling to exchange lenses. Ill be able to better review the producat after actual use but so far it work well with my bag, feels secure and I like it.

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                    5.0

                    Does the job

                    By J

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storage

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

                      Nice and roomy. I use it to carry odd items that I may need so I don't have to stop and go into my backpack.

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                      5.0

                      Like no other- allows you to change lenses as a 1-man-band!

                      By Alanjax

                      from NYC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Efficient
                      • Functional
                      • Good Protection
                      • Very Heavy Duty
                      • Water Resitant

                      Cons

                      • Too Bulky
                      • Won't Fit Cinema Primes

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Solo Lens Changes
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

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

                      You wouldn't know it from just looking at it, or the picture, but this case is allows whole new operational efficiency! The trick is on the inside, where TWO pockets unfold from the space of ONE! This provides an empty hole to receive and hold the old lens as you mount the new lens. So, a solo operator can change lenses withone hand while NOT putting down the camera!!! HUGE, Especially for my work in verite video documentary- I can swicth lenses on my own in about 8 seconds with out having to stop rolling, move the camera, call an AC, or otherwise disturb the flow of a scene! HUGE.

                      The procedure I use is this:

                      (In this example I have a WIDE lens on the camera and will to switch to a LONG lens carried FRONT CAP DOWN in the Lens Exchange Case)

                      1- With the Lens Exchange Case on your left hip, open it with your left hand and let the twin pockets fold out (One pocket will be empty, the other will be holding the LONG lens)

                      2- With your left hand, remove the WIDE lens's front cap which is carried in the Case's front mesh pocket, and cap the WIDE lens still on camera.

                      3- Again with your left hand, unmount the WIDE lens from camera and place it FRONT CAP DOWN in the EMPTY case pocket

                      4- With left hand, take the REAR cap off of the waiting LONG lens, and transfer this rear cap to the WIDE lens.

                      5- With left hand now grab the LONG lens and mount it to the camera.

                      6-With left hand remove LONG lens' FRONT cap and place it in the Lens Exchange Case's front mesh pouch

                      7-With left hand fold the Lens Exchange Case's twin pockets back into the case and zip it up! Done.

                      -to switch the lenses again, just repeat the above!

                      With practice you can get this pattern down to less than 10 seconds. HUGE!

                      "I don't always work without an AC, but when I do, I def use this game-changing Lens Exchange Case! "

                      Alan
                      DP - NYC

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                      5.0

                      Lighten Your Load

                      By CoffeeMom

                      from Ohio

                      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:

                        After traveling Europe with my full camera bag this was the most wonderful purchase! Being able to have an additional lens with you, and not having to carry a full-size bag is a wonderful thing.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect..

                        By art54

                        from Simsbury, Ct.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Durable
                        • Good Protection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Storage
                          • Travel

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

                          Bought to carry my Sony 70-200 lens. Lens is very large for a camera bag. This very clever case allows me to carry the lens, and change to another lens very easily. Well worth the modest price.

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                          5.0

                          Makes lens changing easier, faster and cleaner

                          By Chas

                          from Ohio

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Durable
                          • Excellent Lens Protection
                          • Good Protection

                          Cons

                          • Too Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • During Any Lens Change
                          • Travel

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

                          I use the shoulder strap most of the time. I love being able to change lenses (including my 70-200mm 2.8) without looking for a desk/ledge/table to hold one lens while I attach the other. I would prefer the smaller version if I didn't have the 70-200mm. Having that extra pocket to temporarily hold a lens during the changing process is a blessing.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Bobby

                          from Philadelphia

                          Verified Buyer

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

                          I use this for run n gun wedding cinematography. Its absolutely brilliant. No need for the strap, I just attach it to my regular belt.

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                          5.0

                          Amazing idea

                          By Rose of Louisiana

                          from Louisiana

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

                          Love that I have a place to put the lens I remove from camera as I swap my lens out. This case will only hold 1 lens when the case is closed but it holds 2 when the case is open as you swap out lenses.

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                          5.0

                          best for changing the lense

                          By Zanvolv

                          from Québec, QC Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

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

                            good for changing the lense

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                            3.0

                            Interesting Concept

                            By samfeinstein

                            from South Jersey

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pocket Room
                            • Too Small

                            Best Uses

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

                              This is an interesting concept for a lens case. It is designed to carry one lens, but it folds out a bit to provide a "docking station" for a second lens while you are changing lenses.

                              This case did not work out for me, because I found that it really was not adequately sized for the Nikon 70-200/2.8 lens. It did fit in the case without the hood, but with the hood, it was such a tight fit that it was a struggle to remove the lens from the case. This made the lens swap process cumbersome instead of streamlined. I think the case needs to be about a quarter inch or more bigger in diameter.

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                              4.0

                              Great Lens Case

                              By Chris

                              from Texas

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

                              Great product. The case is exactly as advertised,

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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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