Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 / D650

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by swiftaw, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Anyone have either of these bags?

    What do you think?

    Will a D550 hold a 15" notebook or is it only big enough for a 12"?
     
  2. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I have the older 650, and it is a great bag.

    The 550 should be great with your 15" PB or MBP. The internal dimensions are very good from Lowe Pro.
     
  3. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    swiftaw, you ever get the D550? I'm thinking about one myself, but not sure if it will fit my MBP...
     
  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Are those shoulder bags or messenger-style bags? Much as I love my Crumpler gear, those look interesting...
     
  5. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    My research says that the 550 will only hold the 12" powerbook. I'm going to buy the 650 in a few weeks.
     
  6. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    I emailed Lowepro asking about the size of the compartment, they say that it measures approx. 15" x 1" x 9.5", which is almost exactly what the 15" MBP is. It kind of worries me--if they're a half inch off it won't work. They also picture it with a 15" MBP/Powerbook, but it is just a picture... :eek:

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  7. Dan Lorth macrumors member

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    I want to bump this one.

    Equipment for the bag would be 2 eos-1d's, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 2.8, and
    15" MBP. Would I have room for this stuff in a d550?
     
  8. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I am not bumping, I just came back from purchasing one today (the D650) and it does in fact hold the 17" MBP perfectly. I plan on loading it with the usual journalist gear and a Marantz recorder and maybe a few pieces of etc equipment.

    I had to choose between that one or the D550 which is widely available and getting a smaller book. Once I read the dimensions of the bags, and compared them to what Apple says about the MBP's size, I felt safe knowing that the D650 held the 17" MBP and the D550 was made for the 15". Before the SR's went "digital" the bags only held the 12" (because it was a perfect for PJs) and the 15" books.

    You will be fine with the D550 since even the D400 can hold what you are asking reasonably. The biggest difference will be the slightly longer width to hold the 15" in the D550, and the added width and depth in the D650 to hold the D650.

    After looking at them for about two years and destroying my SR400, they are all the same save for the laptop adjustments.
     
  9. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Much to my expectations, after coming back from my assignment, the bag is heavy as f&*%.

    I got tired carrying it to the car!

    Luckily, once I made it to the destination, I knew I'd only need the D2xs and standard zoom. Then I just put the strobes in my pockets.

    But I knew this piece of equipment wasn't meant to be carried over the shoulder for long periods. It's much like carrying a 24" iMac on your shoulder.
     

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