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LoweproS&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW
 
4.6

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (76)
  • Lightweight (68)
  • Good protection (50)
  • 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 (38), Photo enthusiast (37), Pro photographer (24), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)

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

 

Interesting Concept

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Awesome product

By Till

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

Very convenient to use with just one hand. Smaller lenses fit in complete with the hood on. Just remember to close the zippers after changing your lenses.

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5.0

Plenty of room

By AD

from Greer, SC

Verified Buyer

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

Excellent lens exchange case. I shoot Fuji primes so this case may be a little overkill for me as it is fairly large.

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  • No

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2.0

Does not work as a lens changeing solution with pro lens.

By JB

from Vallejo Ca

Verified Buyer

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

This product works ok as a lens storage but not great. I was told by your salesman that it would work with my 80-200 2.8 S Nikkor, its just a little small for the lens with a quick release on the foot. Its advertised to expand to allow you to place the lens you are removing in the case and have your hands free when changing lens. To do that until you removed the lens you are putting on your camera you have 2 lens in the case. As a working photographer I use high quality lens, my 28-70 2.8 has a 77mm barrel and a lens shade, my 80-200 2.8-S also has a 77mm barrel and lens shade. these will not fit into this carrier, even when its extended, and if I try to use it that way when I remove the lens that was in the case I risk dropping a $1,500.00 lens. It just does not work.
So my final conclusion is that while its a good case it does not work like its advertised to.

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5.0

I Recommend this product to everyone!!!

By Ivan.C.llo

from Puerto Rico

Verified Buyer

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

I only have one camera body. I Use it to change a canon 24-70mm and a 70-200mm, and its amazing. Comes with pocket for your lens cap so you don't have to worry about loosing them. The quality and construction is excellent. If you want to travel light this is a excellent product.

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3.0

I wish it could accomodate lens hoods!!

By Oliver L

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Ability to hold 2 lenses during swaps
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cannot accomodate lens hoods

Best Uses

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

    Decent lens case, very innovative design: I really like being able to hold the existing lens while swapping to the next one within the case's design. It's only fault, and it keeps me from using it more, is that it cannot accommodate the lens' hoods. Its just too narrow.

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    5.0

    Works great

    By TNT

    from Chicago

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Event Photography

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

      Works great! Great idea! Good quality. Works well with 24-70 F2.8.

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      • No

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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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          • No

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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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                    • No

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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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