Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 100 AW, Video Review

Screen Shot 2012 10 01 at 9 23 54 AM

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…

Screen Shot 2012 10 01 at 9 30 52 AM

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.

Screen Shot 2012 10 01 at 9 23 44 AM

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.

MSRP: $44.95

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

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, buying from our links gives Gear Diary a small commission.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.