Slingshot 300 or Flipside 300?

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  1. Markw

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    Hi all, I will be getting a bag soon and I was debating between these two bags. I will need the bag to hold the following:

    Nikon D90 body gripped
    Nikon 28-80mm lens
    Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens
    Nikon 70-300 lens -OR-
    Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens
    SB-600 flash

    I do like the back entrance to the flipside models, but I think it would sag when having all of this heavy glass in it. I like the sling opening to the slingshot, but I think it would be a little harder to switch lenses as you would have to sit the bag down in order to switch them. It would be a little more convenient than having a long bag sticking out of your waist in a crowded area though. I like the slip cover for the slingshot too, that the flipside doesnt have. I have heard, however, that the flipside will hold more than the slingshot. So you can see my dilema. Does anyone have any opinions on these bags? I have had some experience with both and I like how they geel and operate, but this is without having my equipment in it (and I wasnt even able to open the Slingshot at that particular store).

    Anyone like one over the other for any reason?

    Thanks!
    Mark
     
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    I have had the slingshot and the flipside but I didn't have the slingshot 300 but I really like the flipside. It holds a ton of gear is very customizable and when you're in the streets the rear entrance means no one will be able to steal your camera or other gear. I always like to test how waterproof things are so i filled up my bath tub and put the top of the bag under water and the water just beaded right off! Its a great bag i love it. GL
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    What model did you have? What gear did you carry in it? Did you have any issues with it bending too far over when strapped to your waist and open?

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    My flipside suprisingly hasn't bent over like I thought it would. I tested it out with 2 lenses and a crap load of gear and it didn't bend even though after a while i just took off those straps(they're removable) because I didn't use it enough. I had the slingshot 200 but i feel like the slingshots are too crammed no matter how much room they have just the configuration I don't like in general.
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