Case Logic Luminosity Camera Bag Review

_DSC2706Case 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.

Overview

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.

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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.

Specifications

  • 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

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On the front is a zippered pocket with several compartments and an included lens cleaner.

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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.

Summary

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.

Case Logic
http://www.caselogic.com

KerryG

Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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2 Responses

  1. @joyce_dover says:

    This laptop bag is very well padded inside that I almost wanted this bad for
    my cameras. The design looks very simple, yet the interior pockets and
    padding are very well made. Because of its cloth material, it feels little
    bit cheap, but then again it is very light. There is also enough room for
    two laptops, maybe one 13 inch Mac book Pro and a 10 inch Net book, with all
    the power blocks in the front pocket. There is an additional small pocket
    for a cell phone or other small accessories, and I liked this pocket a lot
    because it is easy to reach, not to mention its location is convenient. I
    could not find any cons about this bag, not only because it comes with a
    shoulder strap, but also because it has a "25 Years Quality Guarantee"
    stamp. I probably won't use this bag for 25 years, but it is good to know
    that the company guarantees its product. Also, if one prefers to use this
    bag for carrying light, thin books/notebooks for classes or conferences,
    this bad works well for this purpose as well. For this bag's weight and
    quality, the price is ideal. Going Here

  2. Scott Staley says:

    I think that a camera bag is the backbone of the outdoor photographer's gear, camera bags not only protect your camera, but they give you somewhere to store your gear, so it isn’t as awkward to carry around 3 lenses, the camera, extra batteries, an extra memory card or film, filters and your lunch (if you plan on being out a while). The camera bag is also another layer of protection. When it comes to covering up your expensive camera equipment, you don'€™t want to be using a $2 plastic bread bag.

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