I finally bit the big 38 dollar bullet and checked out the Amazon Basics Camera Bag.  I was starting to out grow my Slingshot 200 and was in the market for a new camera bag.  I started scouring Amazon for a bag that would be both large enough for all of my gear yet small enough to fit under an airline seat.  I was skeptical that a 38 dollar bag would be good enough for all of my gear.  After reading the plethora of reviews on Amazon, I was convinced.  I took all of the gear out of my 3 bags and started stuffing the Amazon bag, it fit everything I own for my flash and my camera except for that monstrous Gary Fong Lightsphere!  If you are curious as to what everything is, go to My Camera Gear and take a gander at everything there, it is all in the bag!


  • It fits everything I own and then some.  My wife always needs snacks while we are on the go, it even fits those.
  • It is only 38 dollars!
  • There is more space in here than you can fathom, really smart space.  Do not expect to buy this bag and waste any space.
  • Comes with tie downs for a tripod.  I had to fabricate my own for the slingshot.
  • Very comfortable back padding and straps, even has a hip belt for extra support when you overload it.


  • I beat my head against the wall because I could have bought 2 of these for what I paid for my one Slingshot 200.
  • It has Amazon zipper tags. While many may find that free advertising for Amazon, I find it cool as a cucumber!  I buy EVERYTHING camera related from Amazon anyway.

Bottom Line:

If you are in the market for a new camera bag, this is an end all for camera bags, especially if you are in the market for a compact bag.

Blake Rudis
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