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LensCoat Xpandable Series Bag Review

 

 

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LensCoat XPANDABLE SERIES BAGS

When Scott at LensCoat asked me if I was willing to help prototype a long lens bag I jumped at the chance. I have been searching for a long lens bag that would allow me to both comfortably carry and afford quick and easy access in field, as well as secure the gear effectively when shooting from and/or transporting in a vehicle. Scott smartly garnered input from a number of other pro photographers as well as myself. The end result is one ingeniously designed bag that can accommodate your lens with the hood reversed or extended, a body attached, even with converters in place. Alas my search is over!

Highly Recommended.

Xpandable bag feature video

LensCoat Xpandable Series product page

 

LensCoat 3x/4X Expandable bag features include:

*  A removable lid with pocket zips on easily and securely at all three positions. The lids long flap helps to seal out inclement weather.

*  The removable shoulder strap also allows the strap to be used to secure bag around a vehicle seat post, rail, etc. with multiple connection points to secure the bag.

* Removable reinforced insert panels allow you to configure the weight and support of the gear within the bag.

*  Soft-sided construction allows the bag to be folded nearly flat for storage or packing.

* The bag is built to last with heavy-duty water-resistant Codura and lightweight, water-resistant nylon lining, and YKK zippers.

* The bag has multiple M.O.L.L.E webbing system points to easily add pouches and accessories.

* Available in 3 camo design colos and black

* A removable backpack harness and waist belt allows comfortable transport of the gear in the field. (Sold separately).

* Xpandable exterior mesh pocket, Tripod/Monopod support options help complete the versatile design.

 

Whether you’re in the field or a safari vehicle it’s perfect when you want to be ready to take the shot at a moment’s notice. The 3X and 4X Xpandable bag can be ingeniously folded to different sizes – or folded flat for transport!

 

.The 3X Xpandable accommodates camera body with lenses such as Canon 200-400mm, Canon 300mm f/2.8, Canon 400mm DO, Canon 500mm, Nikon 200-400mm, Nikon 300 f/2.8, Nikon 500mm, Sigma 500mm, Sigma 300-800mm, Sony 500mm.

Position 1: full size, 27.75″ height; perfect for a long lens in shooting position with teleconverter and camera body*

Position 2: Folded down to 23.5”; makes the bag more compact and lowers its center of gravity

Position 3: Folded down to 19.75”; now the bag is small enough to be used as an airline carry-on aboard most commercial aircraft.

 

The 4X Xpandable is wider to accommodate a camera body and lens such as Canon & Nikon 400mm f/2.8, 500mm, 600mm, and 800mm.

Position 1: full size, 28.75″ height; perfect for a long lens in shooting position with teleconverter and camera body*

Position 2: Folded down to 24.5”; makes the bag more compact and lowers its center of gravity

Position 3: Folded down to 21.5”; now the bag is small enough to be used as an airline carry-on aboard most commercial aircraft.

 

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