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LoweproS&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW
 
4.6

(based on 96 reviews)

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    (69)

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    (18)

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    (8)

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    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (65)
  • Lightweight (56)
  • Good protection (40)
  • Comfortable strap (36)
  • Compact (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (34)
  • Daily transport (27)
  • Storage (22)
  • Weddings (18)
  • Sports/action (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (31), Pro photographer (21), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82)

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

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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        3.0

        Needs to be just a bit wider

        By Bob

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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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            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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                              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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