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Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:52:03 AM »
I am looking for a bag that I can carry around during vacations, street photography or at mardi gras just like the upcoming sinulog 2007!

I want to know your personal experiences using Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity.  All I know Lowepro Slingshot is way more expensive.

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Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:52:03 AM »

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 07:29:19 PM »
Both are great bags and quite duarable.. I guess its your own preference as to stye and brand.  IMO, mukhang mas "sikat" yun Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW tho  ???

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 07:38:51 PM »
on a budget? tamrac. otherwise lowepro.

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 08:01:41 PM »
im not really concerned about the price. what i would want to know is which is more "user friendly". The pros and the cons of both products according to your own experience. 
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 09:54:28 PM »
im not really concerned about the price. what i would want to know is which is more "user friendly". The pros and the cons of both products according to your own experience. 

its best to try both first before buying. iba ang porma kasi. both are very user friendly, but you can only fit standard lenses. but you need to see if your gear will fit.

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 11:23:03 PM »
its best to try both first before buying. iba ang porma kasi. both are very user friendly, but you can only fit standard lenses. but you need to see if your gear will fit.

saan ba sa hidalgo ang alam mo na my lowepro & tamrac in 1 store??? mahirap kasi icompare kung magkaibang store. :)
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 11:57:36 PM »
Lowepro meron sa infomaxx :)
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 12:01:55 AM »
I dropped by Henry's today, they have lots of lowepro.

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 12:45:10 AM »
well, i used to have the Velocity 7 and all i can say is it's really easy to use....as for it's water-proofing...it was in bacolod, t'was raining hard and my Velocity 7 was on top of my other backpack - so it was taking the brunt of the rain...i checked my gear inside and they were all still dry! padding is also good! IMHO, Tamrac bags are really bang for the buck! Been using Tamrac bags ever since!  ;D

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 01:44:25 AM »
I'm currently using a Tamrac Velocity series bag.  I've been very happy with it so far.  As others said, it is very user-friendly and also very bang-for-the-buck.  I like the felixibility it provides.  For the Velocity 9, for example, you could fit 1 body + lens and 3 to 4 other lenses, flash, and accessories.  Otherwise, I've been told you could actually fit 2 bodies and maybe 2 to 3 lenses, if you play around a bit.

As for Lowepro Slingshot bags, I think one big difference, which may be an advantage, depending on your needs, is that it allows direct and immediate access to all your lenses and gear if you open the top panel.  As far as I know, at least....  Thing is, they're a quite a bit more expensive....
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 10:34:44 AM »
how much you got your velocity and where? is that velocity 9? Thanks..


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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 10:44:24 AM »
how much you got your velocity and where? is that velocity 9? Thanks..


from an old JT Photo Price list:
Tamrac Velocity 6: 1.7K   
Tamrac Velocity 7: 2.6K
Tamrac Velocity 8: 3K 
Tamrac Velocity 9: 3.35K

also, lowepro sale posted on the current price thread:

lowepro products at stronghand (official distributor here in the phil) - 30% off on all products (some bags/straps/cases are not available, maybe they are just selling all their old stocks)

 

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2007, 12:17:50 PM »
I own both the Velocity 7 and the Slingshot 200.  Personally, I prefer the Slingshot because I find it easier to get at my gear/lenses and I can hold more in it than in the Velocity 7. 

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2007, 05:39:47 PM »
i prefer the velocity in weight distribution and price...
other than that, slingshot 200 is better all around.
easier access...more capacity (fits 70-200L4)
i use ss200aw almost always when i bring 1 body:)

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2007, 02:25:01 PM »
Hi, I'm using a Lowepro Slingshot 200AW. It serves as my daypack and during airport travels. (Camera and Lens only in it. Other stuff in the check-in luggage)

Comparing it to the backpack style, I find it so convenient for me to get my camera without setting the bag down on the ground to get my camera.
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2007, 06:46:49 PM »
Im also using the Lowepro Slingshot 200AW. I like it for its convenience, over-the-shoulder design,accessibility, and the all-weather cover bag that you can just pull-out in case of rain.   It fits my canon 350d with medium lens and battery grip, 580ex, and 2 more slr lens.
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2007, 07:52:20 PM »
If the Slingshot 200 is not big enough to carry your gear, apparently, there is a Slingshot 300 available! 

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2007, 02:19:43 PM »
does anyone know how much is a brand new lowepro slingshot 200AW?

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2007, 06:20:43 PM »
does anyone know how much is a brand new lowepro slingshot 200AW?
I got my Lowepro slingshot 200aw last year at around P4500 (i think)  at Henry's.
At Infomaxx it sells at about P6500.
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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2007, 07:59:33 AM »
I got my Lowepro slingshot 200aw last year at around P4500 (i think)  at Henry's.
At Infomaxx it sells at about P6500.

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Re: Lowepro Slingshot or Tamrac Velocity?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 08:42:34 AM »
Yes, there is a slingshot 300 available.  I got one from Henry's last Friday.  Try calling them to check if they still have available stocks.
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