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Lowepro Magnum DV 6500 AW

Professional Series camcorder bag

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    adjustable shoulder strap

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    cut-out for eyepiece

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    interior compartment, with camera and accessories (not included)

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    shown with camcorder (not included)

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Our take on the Lowepro Magnum DV 6500 AW

by Woody Sherman
Lowepro

Lowepro introduced its original pro camcorder bag back in 1976, when a "portable" video camera was an entirely different animal than it is today. It became an instant classic and is still an industry standard today. This Magnum DV 6500 AW is a logical progression forward from that distinguished pedigree, and it offers dozens of convenient features that hobbyists and professionals count on every day.

Most videographers work using their bags for almost every system they need. Microphones live in the bag. Lighting support, too. Filters. Batteries. Memory cards. The list goes on and on, and Lowepro has been listening to every request for many years now. They created this bag specifically for video cameras, with a heavily reinforced, long central camera compartment that accommodates many of today's most popular camcorders. It's designed for instant, "quick-draw" access. A side cut-out protects the eyepiece from rough handling. The floor of the camera compartment has extra-thick padding so it can deal with the sharp edges of camcorder baseplates.

Outside, there's plenty of quick access pockets for accessories, keys, setup charts, and scripts. Lowepro's patented all-weather (AW) cover protects the case from rain, snow and dust, and tucks away in an exterior zippered pocket. There's a padded compartment that will house up to a 15.4" laptop for shoot logging and media management. The carefully engineered shoulder strap features a spine-like structure that ensures even weight distribution, and the bag is airline carry-on compatible (check with your airline about its size and weight restrictions).

Highlights:

  • protects and organizes camcorder, spare batteries, memory cards, laptop computer, microphones and other accessories
  • hold camcorders similar in size to Canon XF305, Sony EX-3
  • sturdy nylon/polyester construction
  • Vertebral Tech shoulder strap protects shoulder and distributes weight evenly
  • designed for quick access
  • laptop compartment has room for a 15.4" laptop
  • sturdy grab handles on sides, padded center handle
  • trolley sleeve and handcart straps on back panel
  • all-weather cover
  • interior camera compartment dimensions: 20-1/8"W x 10-5/8"H x 9-7/8"D
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

  • Magnum DV6500 AW shoulder bag for pro camcorders
  • Accessory pouch
  • Padded adjustable shoulder strap
  • 4 Padded dividers

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Features

Design: The Lowepro Magnum DV 6500 AW is a high quality shoulder bag designed for the serious videographer. It can hold a professional HD camcorder, along with microphones, batteries, battery chargers, additional memory, and other accessories and personal items. There is also a padded interior compartment for a 15.4" laptop. The exterior is manufactured of strong nylon and polyester, while the interior is made of nylon and Nylon Velex.

Airline Carry-On Compatible: The Magnum DV 6500 AW is sized below the standard international carry-on luggage requirements, and can fit in most overhead compartments. It has a trolley sleeve, and adjustable hand cart straps on the back. It weighs only 6.7 pounds. It is recommended that you check with your airline before departure.

Dividers: The case has adjustable and padded dividers that make the compartment highly configurable for uniquely shaped equipment, such as a camcorder, lighting devices, and microphones.

Closure: The main compartment has a dual-winged lid with double zippers, quick-release buckle, and a hook & loop closure.

Pockets: The bag has a large, dual-zippered front pocket to give you fast access to multiple compartments and 2 key-clips. There are two dual-zippered side pockets for manuals, maps, or guidebooks, and multiple SlipLock attachment loops.

Portability: The Magnum DV 6500 AW features Lowepro's patent-pending Vertebral Tech Shoulder Strap. The strap has a spine-like structure imbedded in a double layer of EVA foam padding that bends to conform to the shape of a shoulder and spreads the weight evenly. There is also a padded and wrapped center handle.

All-weather AW Cover: In case of inclement weather, the case has a built-in All Weather AW Cover that covers the entire case, protecting your valuable gear from the elements. The cover tucks into a zippered rear pocket when not in use.

Dimensions:

  • Exterior Dimensions: 22.8"W, 12"H, 15"D
  • Interior Dimensions: 20.1"W, 10.6"H, 9.8"D
  • Laptop Pocket: 15.7"W, 10.6"H, 2"D
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds
 
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