I’m quite happy with the lens that came with my Canon T3i Kit. The EFS 18-55mm lens works great and really falls well into the “all-purpose” category. Still, there are times when a more powerful telephoto lens comes in handy. After all, I would never have been able to get this shot without it back in August…
What this means is that, at times, I will want to have both the kit lens and the telephoto lens with me. For that I need a safe and convenient way to not only carry the extra lens but to also swap lenses on the go. That’s where Lowepro’s S&F Lens Exchange Case 100 AW comes in.
Here’s what Lowepro has to say about it followed by our video review…
Our breakthrough design lets you change out a lens with one hand. This case temporarily holds and separates two lenses as you detach the working lens and grab the second.
Design allows user to change out lens with one hand, increasing lens-exchange speed
Dual-compartment design temporarily holds 2 lenses during a lens-changing moment
Case collapses back to a single-lens shape once lenses are exchanged
Easy-grip main handle allows smooth, single-handed operation
Two mesh side pockets provide easy-to-reach storage space for lens or body caps
Removable/adjustable shoulder strap offers additional carrying option
SlipLock™ tab allows case to be worn on S&F™ belt or other compatible product
Padded, reinforced bottom panel provides extra protection
Built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from the elements
Primary lens size (such as Nikon® and Canon®):
Standard zoom and ultra-wide zoom
Secondary lens size (such as Nikon® and Canon®):
Nikon® 14-24mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 with hood reversed
Canon® 16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 with hood reversed
As you can see from the video it does the job well. If you have a need to swap lenses this is a great option and, coming from Lowepro, you know it is well made and will hold up over time. You can learn more and see the entire line here on the product page. It is currently available for pre-order.
What I Like: Well constructed; Designed to do the job of letting you swap lenses on the go and does it well; Secure by belt clip or shoulder strap; Can be used to hold other small items when necessary
What Needs Improvement: Nothing, this is something you only need if you swap lenses on the fly but, if you do, it does the trick