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Lowepro CompuTrekker AW

Review Date: Nov 25, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated


I have had this case for more than a year now and it has served me well. I'm able to carry the following with this case: Canon 20D with BG-E2 Grip, 400mm 5.6L, 1.4x teleconverter, Kenko extension tube set, 50mm f/1.8, 550EX Flash, 18-55mm EF-S, cleaning equipment, filters, and a whole lot more.

Even with all of my equipment loaded it is comfortable to carry around for hours. The only thing that might be a problem for some people is the tripod/monopod holder. Honestly I think it is useless but this isn't a problem for me as I carry my tripod over my shoulder.

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Review Date: Dec 3, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Amazingly sharp! Extremely fast AF! Lightweight! Good build! Built-in hood!
Long minimum focusing distance (but make AF faster)

Great Lens period.

This is my first L lens and it is amazingly sharp. I thought about getting the 100-400mm instead, but when I saw the results side by side I knew the prime was for me. AF is very fast, and with the focus limiter switch set to 8.5 meters (I believe that is what it is) the AF is amazing. The build is top-notch and is lightweight. This lens has a very convenient slide out hood, and comes with a decent case. I would highly recommend this for someone who is starting out with bird shots (in flight or on ground).