Friday, August 1, 2014

Caden K3 DSLR Camera Shoulder Case Strap Bag for Canon EOS T3i 1100D 600D 300D 500D 350D 60D 7D 5D Nikon Sony Olympus Pentax Review


Decided to try this as it looks identical to Case Logic SLRC-205 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ISXBFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002ISXBFI&linkCode=as2&tag=homeenteguid-20&linkId=VRY25J5EFCSFTNOB)

After some research and trials of different bags, Caden K3 Camera Sling Bag is my current favorite bag to carry my Canon 70D + 50mm Prime + 18-135 IS STM + 70-300 IS lens

It's very easy carry this bag. It feels very light and the shoulder strap is very comfortable for awhile.

In the main compartment, I put my Canon 70D DSLR with 18-135 IS STM lens, this is tight fit but works. The difference between this and the Case Logic is the Case Logic has a sling with circle opening for camera to hang. This Caden just has room to put your camera with velcro strap on top to secure. This makes your camera less secure than the Case Logic version but I feel sufficient padding so I don't care.

In the extra lens pocket I was able to put a Canon 70-300 IS II lens and a Canon 50mm prime lens stacked. The nice little touch about that pocket is it has an elastic band near the bottom. A nice feature is elastic band at bottom of lens case to hold it in tighter.

There is also a spare pocket for small things like memory cards, battery, filters etc. It is more accessible than the side pocket, which is blocked by the tripod holder.

There is a filter pocket. The two filter nets inside it hold 67mm filters fine, though the smaller one is better suited for a 58mm filter.

The tripod holder is a very very nice feature. I have a full-size (62") tripod that I got on amazon and fits very nicely. There are two velcro strips to hold tripod in without the risk of losing it.

The shoulder strap is very comfortable and well padded for awhile. After having it on my shoulder for couple hours it started to get sore from the weight.

The interior padding is decent. It's not super thick, but should be okay for minor impact.

The reason I returned Case logic was zipper quality. ONE OF THEM BROKE WITHIN 2 MINUTES OF USING. I could deal with using one, but the SECOND ONE BROKE THE NEXT DAY. I returned mine to amazon and ordered another and same thing happened after one day. The Caden version seems to have a weird alternative zipper. So far it seems to hold up much better than Case Logic so I hope this lasts and will update over time.

Overall, it's a very well-designed bag for a small DSLR with 3 lenses (one small and 2 large). Importantly, it is in a compact design with good ergonomics and holds all the crucial items.

Pros:
- Holds many essential items for daily casual shooting
- Well Built
- Well thought-out design
- Very accessible pockets
- Excellent value, $5 cheaper than Case Logic version
- Bonus! You get an orange cover that you can put the case in to keep water out if needed
Cons:
- Should add the main compartment sling for DSLR like the case logic has

Differences in this vs Case Logic
-Case Logic has main compartment sling for DSLR
-Caden version seems to have a much better zipper, so far
-Caden is $5 cheaper
-Caden comes with an orange cover that you can put the case in to keep water out if needed


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