Photo Case | Lowepro Pro Roller x200 | Review

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Photo Case | Lowepro Pro Roller x200 | Review

Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Review vs the x100

We were in the market for a gig bag to be used primarily shooting weddings. Ordering such things online is difficult because you can’t touch it, can’t load it, roll it, lift it, or get a feel for its overall size. We ordered two x100s only to find out they were too small for what we wanted them for. Everything felt too tight. We have grips on most of our full frame cameras and the x100 just felt inadequate. The x200 goes head to head, toe to toe with the Think Tank Photo line. The TTP Airport Security V 2.0 rolling camera bag is 100 dollars more expensive and not quite as big.

Current price: $299 from B&H | Exterior Dimensions 15.7 x 11.2 x 24.2″ | Interior Dimensions 12.2 x 6.6 x 19.8″

For your info, the suitcase is about the maximum size you would be able to store ‘overhead’ on an airplane. Below shows what I am able to fit. Sorry, I had to use my camera phone to take the pictures.

  1. Full Frame DSLR with grip
  2. Full Frame DSLR with grip
  3. APSC DSLR with grip
  4. APSC DSLR
  5. 3 Speedlites (480 ex)
  6. 70-200mm f/2.8 II
  7. 24-105mm f/4.0
  8. 50mm f/1.4
  9. 100mm f/1.4
  10. 85mm f/1.2
  11. all the batteries, extra batteries, cards, cleaners ect… (not shown)

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One of the things you can see photographed above are the Velcro labels I made – they work great and keep me organized and I know which lens I am grabbing when all I can see are the caps. I just used Velcro strip and a silver sharpie.

PROS

  • High Quality – Well built and seems to be very durable
  • The lock mechanism is great, and TSA (flight) approved
    • We used it on our first job, and locked our bag because we had no back room for storage
  • Holds a LOT more than the x100
  • Roller wheel and handle means less carrying
  • Clever tripod mount on handle could be used as impromptu light stand for field work
  • has tripod/monopod/stand attachment for exterior

CONS

  • I would probably never use the backpack feature, it just seems like it would be too big
  • the see-through zipper pouches on door are not see-through, the pattern makes it so you can’t see what’s inside
  • I would never trust putting my cards in the ‘card holders’ built in to the case
  • I like to leave my lens hoods on so another 1″ depth would be nice, but not a big deal
  • it has a feature that allows it to half stand up – I would never use it, there’s no reason to

2 comments

  1. I have this bag and it’s great. @ bodies, 6 lenses and all the stuff that goes with. I also have their Attache roller, just right for a single body, couple of lenses and the rest. It’s been in heavy use for two years and is holding up well. All in all, a good product.

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