Lowepro Lens Case 4S
16/09/09I bought this lens case to accompany my Lowepro Toploader 75 bag and the longer Lowepro Lens Case 4. This gives me an adaptable system that can be expanded or contracted depending on what I'm doing.
I've used this case for lenses such as:
- Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS with hood attached
- Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L with hood reversed
- Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f3.5-4.5 with hood attached
- Canon 200mm f2.8 L II with hood reversed and tripod ring
The outside of the case is made of water-resistant 600D TXP™ fabric with thick padding inside to provide plenty of protection against knocks and scrapes. The outer dimensions are 5.5"D X 8.1"H (14 X 20.5 cm). Inside they are 4.3"D X 5.9"H (11 X 15 cm). It weighs in at 0.69lbs (0.31kg). The case has a rigid (and padded) base, with a 1" wide (2.5 cm) shoulder strap, a compression strap and a loop handle at the top. It is part of Lowepro's Sliplock system so can be attached to many of their bags and belts. Inside the lid is a small elasticated mesh pocket that could hold a lens cap or cleaning cloth.
So what is there to say about this case in practice? Well, it is bulkier than some of the cases from other manufacturers but this is because of the thick padding which does provide excellent protection for your lens. The case is attached to a bag or belt with a rigid tab that is secured with a double velcro set up. At first I was slightly worried about this but it is actually very reliable and has never let me down. There are two fabric loops at the top of the case and as extra security I attach these to the D-rings on my Toploader 75 using Nite Ize S-biner carabiners. I don't use the shoulder strap as I find it is too narrow and tends to be uncomfortable.
So overall, a reliable and well made case that does what it is designed to do. Would I buy it again? Definitely.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5
Build quality: 5/5