I have a super-zoom bridge, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-EZ62. I absolutely love it. I have a specifically designed case for it - great, but it only takes the camera and a couple of spare cards. I wanted a bag that would take camera and all the other things that I might want to hand on a half day ramble. A comfortable bag that wouldn't mean I had to take a pack off my back every time I wanted access to things. With a stabilising waist strap as well.
There aren't too many bags fulfilling all these criteria on the market! Some are too fat. Some are too flimsy. Some are clearly not comfortable.
So I was absolutely delighted when I came across this bag (came across! - I'd searched and searched!), and I ordered it from a well-known online supplier. I couldn't wait to test drive it, was delighted when it came the day before the earliest date forecast, especially as I had a walk planned for the next day - and I haven't been disappointed.
With its wide shoulder strap it spreads the load beautifully.
Get the straps sorted (and you need some patience and ingenuity the first time or two!) you have a stable and comfortable back pack. OK it's not quite as good as the very best two-shoulder-strap bags, but it's pretty good, and it's not going to have heavy loads. After a morning's walk I was well content.
It's capacious but not too. Here's what I got into it (have fun organising your own things!):
- larger main compartment: camera on the hammock, and underneath it a small pair of binoculars. Space still for a small wrap of sandwiches if wished;
- other main compartment: 50 cl water bottle, 7-inch tablet if I'd wished (I didn't), more space for snack;
- small side compartment: small smartphone (wouldn't take bigger than 4.5 inch one), comb; -and the little pockets for extra cards/battery are still available;
- front very secure pocket under flap : purse/wallet;
- strap pocket intended for lens cap (mine's attached): tissues and lip salve;
- device intended for tripod: OS map and fleece/shirt.
There remains just the question of what if it rains, already raised by others, for Case Logic to solve. I'll have to Heath Robinson it. Other than that I'm absolutely thrilled. Perhaps some manufacturer will now take the hint and make a sound, comfortable sling bag, with rain cover, specifically for light hiking use...