3 thoughts on “Case Logic DCB-306 Slr Holster (Ebony)

  1. ƒůℤźϔ ωൠ...
    87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Okay basic camera holster, but there are better options in the same price range., March 13, 2011
    This review is from: Case Logic DCB-306 SLR Camera Holster (Black) (Electronics)
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    இ Fuzzy Wuzzy’s Summary:
    ѾѾѾ Somewhat recommended, with reservations and only lukewarm fuzzies.

    I love using SLR camera holster bags like this for shorter day outings where I do not want to be weighed down more by the bulk of a larger shoulder camera bag, camera backpack, or camera sling bag. As long as you are not needing to carry multiple camera bodies or lenses, camera holsters are perfect for shoot-and-scoot situations like walking tours of a city, hiking in the woods or mountains, and social gatherings with family or friends.

    This is a very basic camera holster in very crowded price range filled with better options. The primary reason that I rated this holster only 3 stars is that, in the $20-$30 price range, there are better offerings from Case Logic, Lowepro, and Tamrac, among others. This is a nicely made holster. But once you also consider the other holster options in this price range, this holster looks to be fairly “average”. With internal dimensions of 5.7″x4.6″x6.25″, I can snugly fit my Canon 7D and 17-55mm f/2.8 lens (without a battery grip, but with a tripod plate attached). So your non-full-frame SLR camera will likely fit inside this, unless you are using a battery grip or require it to hold a 70-200mm lens. There are two zippered pockets on each side of the holster, and another zippered pocket on the inside of the zippered lid. The padding around all sides of this holster is adequate and comparable to other camera holsters. The bottom of the holster is padded thicker than the sides, and that is a good thing since the bulk of the camera weight may be resting on it.

    All zippers and stitching are high quality. But the top grab handle is only secured with one line of stitching on each side, and I think that the stitching of this top grab handle could become loose over time with repeated grabbing and lifting by that handle.

    The holster comes with a very basic 1-inch wide unpadded shoulder strap. A simple unpadded shoulder strap like this is fine for carrying a compact SLR or point-and-shoot camera. But it becomes more uncomfortable on your shoulder when carrying around a larger, heavier SLR camera for extended periods. This lack of padding and rubbing of the strap can be especially apparent if you are just wearing a thin shirt, blouse, or t-shirt.

    The shoulder strap uses plastic clips that secure to the holster’s plastic D-rings. While I prefer metal D-rings instead of plastic D-rings for durability, I really dislike these kinds of plastic clips when used on a holster like this where you may be frequently clipping and unclipping the shoulder strap, depending upon whether you want to attach the holster to your belt or sling it around your shoulder. Over time, the plastic clip can fatigue and bend or break with repeated use by pressing down on the plastic. This will not be an issue if you always leave the shoulder strap attached to the holster, but it is something to consider.

    Within this price range and staying with the Case Logic brand, I think that their Caselogic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster (Black) is a far better holster than this one. It has a larger internal dimensions of 6.3″x4.7″x6.9″ than this holster, and includes a shoulder strap that is generously padded around your shoulder. But on that holster, even though I like its shoulder strap clips better than the totally plastic clips used on this holster, its shoulder strap clips onto fabric loops instead of metal or plastic D-rings. I prefer D-rings over a fabric loop for clipping a shoulder strap onto.

    Within this price range and looking at other competing products, you should also consider the Lowepro “Toploader Zoom” line of holsters. I like their designs better than this holster because they offer more useful storage pockets, and their “AW” All-Weather models come with a rain cover that fully protects the holster in case it rains. You will get a temporary amount of rain protection using this Case Logic holster (e.g. for darting across parking lots during a heavy rain), but the water will soak through the zippers and seams. Some people do not think about how rainproof their camera case will be… until they get caught out in the open during a torrential downpour. To protect my investment in three camera bodies and seven lenses, I only buy camera holsters, backpacks, sling bags, and shoulder bags that offer full rain protection for my SLR cameras. If you carry your expensive SLR camera around as much as I do, then you will realize that you do not have to live in the Pacific Northwest to eventually get rained upon unexpectedly.

    If you have a SLR camera that costs many hundreds of dollars or more, you may want to go beyond this price range for a better holster. In the $50-$100 price range, I am a big fan of the Think Tank…

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  2. SAH
    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good strong adequately padded bag, January 20, 2012
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    SAH

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    This review is from: Case Logic DCB-306 SLR Camera Holster (Black) (Electronics)
    My Nikon D3100 fits very well in this bag with room to spare in the main compartment. Extra room is a little too much though. Main compartment is bigger than the camera with the kit lens fitted. I use some air-bags to fill the gaps and they work excellent (amazon sends air-bags in the packing and they are STRONG). The two pockets on both sides are enough to keep the charger, data cable, extra bits like lens cover etc and still there is room to spare. Strap is large enough and the bag never shows a sign of being weak. It is a strong bag and should last long.

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  3. Brian Gilhooly
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Still not a small bag, but smaller than most, January 9, 2014
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    Brian Gilhooly (New Hampshire) –

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    This review is from: Case Logic DCB-306 SLR Camera Holster (Black) (Electronics)
    I got a new D3200 SLR and it came with a pretty big bag (enough room to store an extra lens & other accessories), but I was looking for something lighter and smaller to carry around with me hiking/snow shoeing/camping etc. This case fits my D3200 with either a 18-55mm or a 55-200mm lens. There are also little pockets that you could store an extra SD card and battery, which is nice. It’s a good bag, I was just hoping it’d still be a little smaller (not that a smaller bag would actually fit the camera, so I think my hopes are a little unfair!). I would recommend this to someone looking to easily carry their SLR around without too many other accessories on them.

    Feel free to leave questions and I will gladly answer them.

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