Case Logic Luminosity Camera Bag Review
Case Logic has long been known for their smaller camera bags, laptop cases, and tablet bags. Lesser known is their line of DSLR camera bags. I got the chance to check out the large “Luminosity” DSLR bag and see how it stands up to the competition.
Keep in mind that I am VERY particular when it comes to my camera bags and have used nothing but the same bags for several years so I feel there is a very high bar that would have to be met for me to even think about recommending any other brands.
The Luminosity is made from high quality material that looks like it will stand up to a lot of wear and use. On the front are two clips to hold the cover in place as well as a Velcro patch. On the lid is a flap that can be used to cover the Velco to keep it silent when opening and closing it. For some odd reason there is a handle on the lower front. I have yet to find a purpose for that.
- Customize your own storage for DSLR camera, up to 4 lenses, including a 70-200 mm lens, or flash and accessories with adjustable foam walls and short snake divider to use as a wall or hammock
- Bag fastens with velcro and buckles, or easily modify to a silent closure – integrated velcro-patch cover eliminates scratch sound for quiet settings
- Unique fold away flap provides convenient top access to gear – simply fold and velcro the main compartment open and you’re suddenly wearing your work-out of station
- Front zippered pocket provides organization for additional camera or non-camera accessories
- Ergonomic construction combines thickly padded backpanel and shoulder strap, oversized shoulder pad and optional waistbelt for maximum carrying comfort
- Waistbelt tucks into backpanel when not in use
- Sturdy top and bottom grab handles for easy lifting and loading
- Modern, functional design and durable ripstop nylon create a quality, user-friendly camera bag
- Removable weather cover protects case from the elements – can be stored in dedicated compartment, attached by adhesive straps, or removed completely to dry or clean
- Lens cloth included
On the back is a padded back area which hides straps from both sides. I’m not really sure what the purpose of the straps are as they don’t seem like they would tighten up enough to sling onto the back of your luggage. On the bottom is a small pouch containing a rain cover.
Inside is enough space for a full size DSLR, a 70-200 lens, and a couple of speedlights. In the back you can fit an iPad or small laptop. The padding is nice and thick and the Velcro on the movable partitions is very strong.
- Size (l x w x h): 15.7 x 6.9 x 11.2 in
- Fits Devices (l x w x h): 15 x 5 x 8.5 in
- Materials: Nylon
- Weight: 2.64 lb
- Warranty: 25 years
On the front is a zippered pocket with several compartments and an included lens cleaner.
Overall there is a lot to like about the Luminosity. It’s a quality bag with a lot of nice touches.
The Down Side
The one big downside is that the bag just doesn’t want to stand up when it is loaded with gear. This may or may not be an issue for you, but it was annoying enough to mention. The video below demonstrates this issue as well as points out everything I did like.
While the Luminosity didn’t end up being my favorite bag ever, the fact that the MSRP is only $79 makes it a real bargain. Usually bags in this price range aren’t worth spending any money on. The Luminosity is worth far more than it costs considering bags from competitors are often twice the price or much more. While it has some downsides, the cost factor more than makes up for them.