3 thoughts on “Case Logic SLRC-203 Huge SLR Camera Bag (Ebony)

  1. David L.
    83 of 83 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent general use bag, October 30, 2009
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    David L. (San Francisco) –

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    This review is from: Case Logic SLRC-203 Large SLR Camera Bag (Black) (Electronics)
    I like this bag a lot and it has become my everyday camera bag. It is well constructed, light weight, strong material and quality zippers, spacious, and in particular the hammock design in the main compartment keeps the camera suspended, providing extra protection if bag is dropped. The bottom itself is thick for additional protection and is very stable. The strap is long so I can wear it either on my shoulder or across my body comfortably. My other bag which is a back-pack design I now primarily use for times that require long hikes. Comparing the two design, I feel this Caselogic bag offers easier access. Whereas the back-pack provides better weight-distribution when carried on both shoulders.
    My only caution for interested buyers is to be careful when selecting between the Case Logic SLRC 202 and 203 for proper size. The latter, which is the content of this review, is in my opinion much more spacious after trying both on for size. I actually ordered the 202 (medium) bag first and found the main compartment interior a little snug for my D90 with kit lens and after-market thick strap, while the side pockets too tight for mid or larger sized lenses. For reference, I have a Tokina 11-16 ultrawide and it does NOT fit in the side pockets when the camera is also housed in the main (on the 202). On the other hand, the 203 side pockets are deep & wide and the zippers go all the way down front to back (NoDrop tm), giving great access. The larger bag looks barely bigger than the medium one and yet it still weighs nothing. When loaded with the camera, a flash and 3 lenses, it feels supremely capable for the job. I have not done any measuring, but I doubt a nikon or canon 70-200 2.8 will fit in the side pockets or the main when connected to the body. Finally 203 can carry a tripod.
    A strong yet light bag. Highly recommend.
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    It’s now Oct 2010 the bag is in great condition – like new. I use it all the time and now occasionally attach a tripod/monopod to it. Solid bag.
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  2. Howard W. Pepper Jr.
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Better Than Some, Not What I Was Hoping For, June 20, 2014
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    Howard W. Pepper Jr. (Florida, USA) –
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    I have tried many different camera bags (we’re a two DSLR family), including a Case Logic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling (which I love, but it isn’t big enough), and a full-on backpack (which I hate, because one person gets to carry all the weight of the two cameras, lenses, and other assorted items). I saw this Case Logic SLRC-203 (and 202), and after watching the video, I figured it would be just what I needed.

    Well, for the Canon EOS Rebel T3i with Sigma 18-250mm lens my wife uses, the SLRC-202 provides more than enough room. For some reason, the SLRC-203, which is physically larger, can barely contain my Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm lens, and BG-E13 battery grip in the center compartment. I wish it was possible to lower the sling by just a half inch, or to make the top zippered flap a bit looser, to accommodate this setup. Yes, I did move the sling’s velcro attachment lower, but it didn’t provide the relief I had hoped it would.

    I packed both the 202 and 203 tonight, and wasn’t very amused by how little room there is in these. Tomorrow we go on our first photo shoot with these bags, and hopefully things will go well.

    I’m planning on picking up two more lenses for the 6D: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, and EF 16-35 f/4 IS USM. I don’t know if I will be able to get them both in this case. Hopefully so.

    Anyway, if you’re reading this review, and you use an APS-C or full frame DSLR but don’t use a battery grip, you should be ok. I’ve just gotten used to the extra shooting time and features my battery grip gives me, and wouldn’t want to leave it at home.

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  3. Joel
    58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well constructed, secure bag with a few design flaws, May 6, 2010
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    Joel (Cincinnati, OH) –

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    This review is from: Case Logic SLRC-203 Large SLR Camera Bag (Black) (Electronics)
    This bag, the SLRC-203 is well built. Good quality and all. Having owned a previous Caselogic case, the SLRC2, I chose this case because it seemed similar. I was very happy with the old case, but I upgraded from a small Nikon D40x to a larger Canon 7D.

    This case fits the larger camera just fine with a large lens on the body and two lenses on either side in the pockets. Space is not really an issue.

    The disappointing areas of the SLRC-203 are these (esp. compared to the SLRC2):

    1. The side lens pockets have one zipper slider each that runs all the way up and over the case. This allows the pockets to open wide for big lenses, but it means that you have to almost completely unzip it to remove a lens. Compare this to the zipper on the Caselogic SLRC2 or SLRC-202 which is around the top. It is possible to leave the zipper unzipped on the SLRC2 and SLRC-202 and not have to worry about the lens falling out. With this case, unless the zipper is completely zipped down, you run a little risk of losing the lens. Also, if you store a tripod on the front (which is what the front flap is designed for) then the tripod will block your access to the lens pouch zippers… another annoying design flaw. Two zipper sliders per zipper would have been much nicer.

    2. The top handle is attached to the top flap, so unless you have the zipper completely zipped you cannot/should not carry the case by the top handle. The SLRC2 case in comparison has two split handles on the top which can be grasped together regardless of whether the top flap is zipped. This comes in handy when you need to frequently access the contents of bag and are moving it around alot. With the SLRC-203, if the top is unzipped and you hold it by the handle, the flap will open and you could lose some stuff.

    Those are the two worst parts of an otherwise great bag. Unfortunately, the SLRC2 (my old case) is too small for my Canon 7D and lenses, but there are design features I like more about that case as compared to this item, the SLRC-203.

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