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Camera Bag for My Canon Powershot SX40 HS
Snug Bag for My Canon SX40 HS Camera
Last week I bought myself a new camera, the Canon Powershot SX40 HS. Right away, I realized that I needed a protective carrying case for it. Because of its extended lens, it doesn't fit in the camera bag I used for my last camera.
I bought my camera at Office Depot, but I wasn't happy with any of the cases they had to choose from. So I went online to search for the perfect camera bag. Finding the best one proved rather difficult. I wanted one that would offer good protection against bumps, and I didn't want one that was too big. I also didn't want to spend a small fortune - I soon found that you could easily spend $50 or more on a professional camera case!
All Photos, except for the official product images, are Copyright by L-May (Me)
My Canon SX40 HS in the Lowepro Case - The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Case fits it perfectly!
This camera bag is top loading... - That is, the lens points down. I think that makes it more snug, but I'm really not sure. What do you think?
Is top loading a good feature?
The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag Next to My Camera - Size Comparison
Is the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag waterproof?
If you're stuck in a downpour, will your camera be OK?
A couple of months ago, I took photos on the Oregon beach, right before a big storm hit... I was about a mile away from my hotel room. As soon as I felt the first drops of rain, I put my camera in the bag, zipped it up, and walked back to my hotel. Actually, I was running back... the rain started slow but by the time I got back to my room (about 15 minutes later), I was soaked.
The camera bag was soaked, too. I let it dry out before opening it. The good news is that my camera survived. It was dry.
So, yes, this bag is water resistant and, for at least 15 minutes, it was waterproof. Now, if I had stayed out in the rain for longer, who knows if it would have survived. But I feel that it passed the test.
My Review of the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag
The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 camera bag fits the Canon Powershot SX40 HS very well. It feels snug around the camera. I was looking for a protective case to carry my camera around in, and with that I'm quite pleased. Every side of this case is lined with semi-stiff padding. I found that there's enough room to put a 3/4" piece of foam in the bottom of the case, to provide additional protection to the lens. This additional protection is not necessary, but I thought since I could do it, why not.
I like that this case is designed to be water resistant, because I live just south of Seattle, and light rain showers are the norm. It is easy enough to take the camera in and out of the bag, although I am careful to do so by holding the camera on the side without the power button so that I don't turn it on accidentally.
The adjustable shoulder strap is decent, but not extra wide. However, I don't find the camera to be very heavy, so I think it'll be fine.
The exterior pocket has a small inner pocket that fits an SD card, in its pastic case, just perfectly. The exterior pocket is large enough to hold a couple of batteries. It will not hold the battery charger, however.
The case also has a wide belt loop, which I haven't used yet.
Other Cameras this Case Likely Fits - This case may fit other Bridge and DSLR cameras.
- Canon Rebel T3
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 with 14-42mm kit
- Cannon t3i DSLR
Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Case Features an Overlap Zipper - Zipper is designed to keep out moisture and dust.
Here are some pictures of the advertising tag that came attached to my case.