MANFROTTO WINDSOR FOR CSC, £99.95
REVIEWED BY MATT MERRITT As someone who uses a Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera system, I don’t necessarily need to lug around an enormous rucksack full of camera gear. This smart messenger bag from Manfrotto is designed specifically for such camera systems; so, how does it measure up? In terms of capacity, pretty well indeed. My camera and two lenses, plus lots of paraphernalia such as spare batteries fit in there comfortably. You could certainly , as the manufacturers suggest, get a third lens in there, or a pair of binoculars. One slight gripe is the two fastening straps. They have magnetic fasteners which don’t always hold when the bag is packed really full. Maybe a traditional buckle would be better. But there’s little else to complain about. There’s a lot of padding, so you can feel confident that your gear is safe, and as well as the main divider inside, there are removable padded dividers, too, so you can tailor things to your kit, or indeed use the bag as an everyday messenger bag. There’s a small zippable interior pocket, a larger zippable one just under the flap, and a zip in the top of the flap that allows quick access even when the bag is fastened up. The strap is good, and the whole bag does a very fine job if you’re using one of the more compact multi-lens systems.
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