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LoweproDSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (42)
  • Easily accessible equipment (42)
  • Strong construction (42)
  • Roomy (35)
  • Adjustable harness (32)

Cons

  • Cumbersome (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (42)
  • Protecting gear (33)
  • Storing gear (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (9), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

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Example of gear that can fit in this bag

I specifically was looking for a photo gear backpack that would carry my body, lenses, and most used accessories Plus a few overnight things like socks, underwear, t-shirt and simple toiletries. The...Read complete review

I specifically was looking for a photo gear backpack that would carry my body, lenses, and most used accessories Plus a few overnight things like socks, underwear, t-shirt and simple toiletries. The Lowepro Video Fastpack 350 looked like my bag until I saw just how huge it was in a video review...

Enter the Video Fastpack 250:
Most reviews are not informative - I want to know what (size) body and main lens (size) you can hold plus other lenses and accessories.

To the point, here is what I hold ~
Main lower gear compartment:
EOS 70D (easily gripped) with EF 70-300L IS with hood extended. Invert the hood and you could slip in a provided partition for an 'upright' EF 24-105L IS, for example.

320EX speedlight (out of case) on left side of camera body/mounted lens (lots of room for larger speedlight, in fact Lowepro made a special compartment where you could fit a long accessory 'under' the speedlight, too.

Two other compartments for 'upright' large lenses (size of EF 24-105L IS, for example)

There is a compartment for a huge laptop that would hug against your spine. I don't have one, and I have read it is uncomfortable for some people.

Upper Compartment: I threw in a rocket blower, SD cards, Lens-pens, a pen, extra AA batteries, extension tubes, and other stuff and I still have room for socks, underwear and a t-shirt plus toothbrush and comb. It actually comes with a little (video?) accessories pack in the upper compartment which seems handy for maybe stuff you don't grab often... remote shutters, etc...

There is an outer upper compartment to easily get at extra batteries, charger, microfiber cloth, Rolaids, and more.

On the side pocket you can put in a water bottle, or I attached a medium sized compact umbrella. There is an upper clip belt to secure it AND you can also pull out the tripod pouch under the water-bottle pouch and insert a tripod leg and share the upper clip belt with the umbrella.

This a large, comfortable, water resistant, well thought out photo-gear backpack that I am excited to have.

I own the Fastpack 100 which is a great little backpack to carry your extra stuff in... "while you carry around your camera body and lens" (yeah, if you put a 70D in this packpack - you can only attach a 18-55 kit sized lens, plus two other upright smallish lenses like 85 f/1.8 size)

You will get many other details from other reviews but I wanted you to know the body size and lenses and accessories you could typically fit.

I did not see ONE video review of this backpack on youtube or anywhere - except one good reviewer briefly showed the size difference between his Video Fastpack 350 and the smaller 250, which sold me on the 250. Thus I took a chance on this bag but am quite pleased.

Remember, the regular Fastpack 250/350 do not have a tripod holder, only the "Video Fastpack". Please let me know if you found this review helpful.

VS

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Pretty Good Backpack

It's a pretty good backpack to use for the price. Can hold my DSLR, my lenses, a monopod, a laptop, and a nice place to store my wireless lavs. The only complaint...Read complete review

It's a pretty good backpack to use for the price. Can hold my DSLR, my lenses, a monopod, a laptop, and a nice place to store my wireless lavs. The only complaint I have is it is a little uncomfortable when you add in the laptop. It makes it stiff and hard move around with while carrying it on your back.

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5.0

Great bag for travel

By Pentaxman

from Southeastern PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

    I purchased this bag to use on a land and sea trip to Alaska, from which I just returned. I wanted a bag that would handle my Pentax K-3 with battery grip attached, the 18-55mm kit lens, 12-24mm ultra wide angle and the 55-300mm tele zoom. This did so with ease, also holding the large lens shade for the 12-24, a few filters, battery charger and other small accessories all in lower camera compartment. Access to the camera was quick and easy once you removed the right shoulder strap, making it like a sling bag.I also needed the bag to hold day pack items, since many days on land we had to get our luggage out early. The top compartment handled various cables, my wife's point and shoot, sunglasses, hooded jacket, snacks and other items as needed for the day. The laptop compartment easily held our netbook and a magazine, plus trip docs. Other storage areas were used for a water bottle, passports and cell phone. It was quite heavy at times, but the straps are well padded. Although I never used the waist strap, the sternum strap was quite helpful. It easily fit either under the seat in front of me, or in overhead storage on the many planes, trains and motor coaches we were on.The bag shows no signs of wear from the trip, unlike my wife's backpack. The material and construction seem quite durable and I look forward to many years of service.About the rain cover - I should have used it. We had a walk through a rainforest outside Juneau during a constant light rain. While nothing inside got wet, you could tell later on that some papers were damp. With all the zippers open, it did dry out completely overnight.All in all, I am very pleased with this backpack and look forward to using it locally, not just on long trips away from home.

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    4.0

    Convenient to get into

    By Ray

    from Binghamton, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

      I like that I can get into it quickly, My other bags I had to hold open to get the camera out or set it down. It holds extra stuff. It is MUCH more comfortable than a shoulder bag. I looks very well made, tough.
      Maybe a little big for my Pentax K7 body and lens but it is great.

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      5.0

      Sexy / Secure bag

      By MATT GELLER

      from SAN DIEGO CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear

        Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

        I really love this, it is super light weight and easy to use. There is the correct amount of compartments for all my gear. I throw my GH3 with 35-100 lens in their + a SONY Nex-5 with 2 lenses, a Shure Shotgun mic and a SONY UWP in their. It comes with a seperate little bag for small cords. Love this bag!

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        4.0

        Nice bag

        By Dennis

        from Atlanta

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

        • Space

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

          Everything has a place and everything in it's place.
          I wish it had a little more room for miscellaneous stuff.

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          4.0

          What This Fine Backpack Holds

          By Immaculens

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

          This backpack is good value... I can get my 70D with 70-300L IS attached with hood (not inverted). The 70D could easily be gripped in there. Additionally in the same main gear compartment I can get two upright 'EF 24-105L IS' sized lenses in on the right. There is a narrow compartment on the right for a fair-sized speedlight. My extended 320EX has lots of room.

          On the side I have had my lightweight Hakuba tripod in the tripod pouch and attached by the clip.

          In the upper compartment it holds oodles of accessories. Really you maybe could fit another gripped 70D body in there with various accessories like a rocket blower, AA batteries, ext. tubes, filters, remote cable, and more.

          The upper outer compartment has 2 batteries and a charger and a microfiber cloth but could fit more.

          I don't have a laptop so its empty unless I think of something... maybe my reflector... perfect.

          Knowing this bag also has a rain cover gives peace of mind. Looked at reviews for the Video Fastpack 350... that is a huge bag... the Video 250 is perfect for my needs

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          5.0

          Best travel backpack

          By Fransie

          from Somerset West Cape Town

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

            This backpack allows you to access your camera with a lens attach quickly and easily and there is enough space for a separate lens as well as personal stuff that is also easily accessible. Love this backpack.

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            5.0

            Nice sling backpack

            By John

            from Horsham PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                The reason why I am adding the comments is that I was looking for a bag that fits a full frame with a 70-200 F2.8. This bag fits it easily. You dont need to go to the 350 AW to do so. Another thing I noticed is that you can put 4 lenses along with the 70-200 mounted to the camera. But its becomes a bit tough to remove the camera and put it back (they squeeze the sides of the 70-200. But if you choose to use two lenses and a flash then you can easily remove the camera and 70-200 for instant sling style shooting. Its not a small bag. When you compare with a sling urban pro 250 its almost twice the size. Also the left area where you put the lens is narrow. The size of a flash not for lenses. But you can squeeze in lenses there.
                I like the bag. Its comfortable.

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                4.0

                Example of gear that can fit in this bag

                By Immaculens

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day trip
                  • Day Trip Overnight
                  • Overnight Light Clothing
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                  I specifically was looking for a photo gear backpack that would carry my body, lenses, and most used accessories Plus a few overnight things like socks, underwear, t-shirt and simple toiletries. The Lowepro Video Fastpack 350 looked like my bag until I saw just how huge it was in a video review...

                  Enter the Video Fastpack 250:
                  Most reviews are not informative - I want to know what (size) body and main lens (size) you can hold plus other lenses and accessories.

                  To the point, here is what I hold ~
                  Main lower gear compartment:
                  EOS 70D (easily gripped) with EF 70-300L IS with hood extended. Invert the hood and you could slip in a provided partition for an 'upright' EF 24-105L IS, for example.

                  320EX speedlight (out of case) on left side of camera body/mounted lens (lots of room for larger speedlight, in fact Lowepro made a special compartment where you could fit a long accessory 'under' the speedlight, too.

                  Two other compartments for 'upright' large lenses (size of EF 24-105L IS, for example)

                  There is a compartment for a huge laptop that would hug against your spine. I don't have one, and I have read it is uncomfortable for some people.

                  Upper Compartment: I threw in a rocket blower, SD cards, Lens-pens, a pen, extra AA batteries, extension tubes, and other stuff and I still have room for socks, underwear and a t-shirt plus toothbrush and comb. It actually comes with a little (video?) accessories pack in the upper compartment which seems handy for maybe stuff you don't grab often... remote shutters, etc...

                  There is an outer upper compartment to easily get at extra batteries, charger, microfiber cloth, Rolaids, and more.

                  On the side pocket you can put in a water bottle, or I attached a medium sized compact umbrella. There is an upper clip belt to secure it AND you can also pull out the tripod pouch under the water-bottle pouch and insert a tripod leg and share the upper clip belt with the umbrella.

                  This a large, comfortable, water resistant, well thought out photo-gear backpack that I am excited to have.

                  I own the Fastpack 100 which is a great little backpack to carry your extra stuff in... "while you carry around your camera body and lens" (yeah, if you put a 70D in this packpack - you can only attach a 18-55 kit sized lens, plus two other upright smallish lenses like 85 f/1.8 size)

                  You will get many other details from other reviews but I wanted you to know the body size and lenses and accessories you could typically fit.

                  I did not see ONE video review of this backpack on youtube or anywhere - except one good reviewer briefly showed the size difference between his Video Fastpack 350 and the smaller 250, which sold me on the 250. Thus I took a chance on this bag but am quite pleased.

                  Remember, the regular Fastpack 250/350 do not have a tripod holder, only the "Video Fastpack". Please let me know if you found this review helpful.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Backpack

                  By M.E.

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                    So far a nice backpack to fit laptop and all camera gear in it. It traveled well on plane. Plan to use it for school. Love Lowepro products.

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                    5.0

                    Good Travel Backpack

                    By Will

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                      I purchased this backpack for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica. I need something that will safely transport my camera gear, my MacBook Pro and also serve as my carry-on bag for the flight. This backpack does the trick. It is spacious, well-padded and has plenty of room for any of the items I will want with me for the flight. It is bulkier than I would want for a daily bag, so I will use a different LowePro backpack for hiking and daily excursions while in Costa Rica. But, for travel it fits my needs perfectly. Highly recommended!

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic BackPack

                      By Fernando Stuermer

                      from São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                        absolutely is the best backpack to use "amateur", is the second bag I have from LowerPro.

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                        5.0

                        Love love love the DSLR Video fastback

                        By gigih

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                          I am a wedding videographer who is shooting DSLR Video. I am continually running and gunning moving and shooting the couple from location to location and the hardest part of the whole shoot has been lugging my tripod and monopod as well as both DSLR cameras to each location on foot. This backpack has totally solved all my problems. I can carry on my back all my camera equipment and 3 lenses and all my audio microphones (lav and shotgun) as well as cards, lights etc that ordinary photo camera bags don't have room for. Including a computer. How cool is that. If thats not enough, I can also attach a tripod or monopod as well. Now I can also shoot on tripod with my other camera or glidecam and keep moving with the rest of the equipment on my back. 2 camera first look in the middle of the forest or on the beach. No problem, set down my bag and I am ready for two camera shoot. This bag has changed my life and made location shooting on the run a piece of cake. Thank you lowpro for this awesome bag. I adore it and recommend it to any wedding videographer and photograher for that matter!!!!

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                          5.0

                          Great Product that Meets Many Needs

                          By DK

                          from MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Cumbersome

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                          Was in the market for a new bag that can hold a 13" laptop, Camera Body, 2 Lenses, and Accessories. This bad does all that and more. Where my other bag failed was over time the weather proofing at the zippers wore apart. The built in rain fly will ensure the elements keep out. The quick access panel to the camera is a great touch. The only downside is the construction of the bag that gives it protection also makes it a bit more ridged and so the bag doesn't compress to a smaller size, but this has not been an issue. This is a really strong bag with plenty of space to keep everything safe.

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                          5.0

                          Durable and Functional Bag

                          By Mimi

                          from Ft. Dix, New Jersey

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                            I use this bag to store my D7100 Camera. It holds 3 additional lenses, the camera, flash, and battery grip. The feel of the bag feels sturdy and durable. It does have a weather cover which is a plus if it was to rain. I have not used it much since i purchased it however, I look forward to using it this coming summer.

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                            5.0

                            Quality Backpack

                            By Anonymous

                            from Earth

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                              I just got the backpack and filled it with a lot of my gear, though I haven't yet lugged it around anywhere. Good compartments for camera equipment, and of course the area for a laptop. Well designed and very good quality backpack.

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                              5.0

                              Great Bag!

                              By Kylefornia

                              from California

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Harness
                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                                I use it for all my camera gear my laptop and extra stuff to bring along for the day.
                                It fits so much. Its comfortable to have on your back and easy to get to your stuff.

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                                5.0

                                "Great Backpack"

                                By Young_Cooke

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Harness
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                                  I use this product to carry all my dslr equipment around. It is perfect, not to big and not to small. I am glad I made this purchase.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great pack

                                  By Mike

                                  from Denton, TX

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable Harness
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Roomy
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                                    I'm not an experienced photographer but have a camera with 3 lenses and a few filters. This bag is perfect for my needs. It has a separate space to store other things that I maybe traveling with as well as a slot that can hold my tablet. Very happy with the purchase.

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                                    5.0

                                    The Most Useful Camera Bag!

                                    By Anna Banana

                                    from Mesa, AZ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable Harness
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                    • Roomy
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Storing Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                                      -Even with the bag full it does not stress out my back and feels light and comfortable.
                                      -Its not ugly either. If you care about what you look like its got a nice simple design.
                                      -Its water proof and has a nice slip cover for extra protection.
                                      -There's a spot to hold everything.
                                      -Its fully adjustable and you can find different hints to put in all the pockets and holsters.
                                      -One of the main reasons i got this bag is because of the easy side access and its really convenient and safe.
                                      -The tripod holder is definitely a good bonus!
                                      -For the price its definitely one of the best out there!

                                      -There is not really that much to not like about this bag!

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                                      5.0

                                      love it!

                                      By MIlo

                                      from brooklyn

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                                      I can fit two dslr bodies, two 24-70 lens, 28mm, 50mm lenses, LED light and batteries just in the lower part alone. In the top pocket I can fit extra batteries, chargers, audio equipment, cables and more. I can fit my 13" MacBook Pro in the laptop pocket. Plus I can fit a monopod or tripod on the side of the bag. This bag seriously can hold everything I want. If fact, it hold so much, that it can almost be too heavy. The quality seems good, and the design is well thought out. Plenty of small, pockets for everything, including easy access Memory card pockets.
                                      Great bag, I highly recommend it.

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