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Opteka Excursion Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 50 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 22 reasons to buy the Excursion - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

81% of the reviewers give the Opteka Excursion a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (54%)
Good (27%)
Average (11%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Opteka Excursion:

Reviewers like these things about the Opteka Excursion

  • Many reviewers thought the bag is extremely well made, well padded and certainly worth every dime.
  • Some users thought it's very heavy duty canvas, and the carrying strap is well padded and very comfortable.
  • A lot of users said it's a great bag, with nice suede leather trim, brass hardware, and heavy zippers.
  • Many users are glad to find the shoulder strap well padded and fully adjustable.
  • Some photographers are glad with how they can fit the D600 with 70-200 attached in a horizontal position taking up one of the two messenger-sized inserts and that still leaves them with one insert to hold 3-4 more lenses.
  • Some reviewers like the presence of other good-sized pockets that hold speedlights, filter packs, card wallets, etc.
  • One user said that this Opteka Excursion bag is every bit as good for nearly half the price.
  • Many users find the metal clips on the Opteka lighter and smoother and they don't have the potential to cut their fingers or damage their equipment.
  • Some reviewers find it much easier getting their gear in and out.
  • Many users agree that it's a very well constructed and versatile bag.
  • A number of users are amazed to see that the weight is ditributed really well, and even when fully loaded, it doesn't feel as it is.
  • Some users are happy to find that all of its internal partitions are removable for customization.
  • A lot of users observed how their load fits comfortably in the bag and has quite good padding protecting the contents from the occasional joggle.
  • A number of users thought the bag and straps are built to cope with whatever they put into it.
  • The straps and clasps are made for practicality and are not likely to break any time soon as observed by a lot of users.
  • Some reviewers are happy to find that there's enough straps and clip-on points to allow them to add a tripod or monopod on the outside of the bag without any problem.
  • Some reviewers are pleased to find lots of pockets all around the bag that are handy for all the flotsam and jetsam that inevitably accumulate in photo equipment.
  • A number of owners thought it's the perfect bag with all sorts of nifty compartments ready for the on the go, active freelance photographer.
  • A number of reviewers find the interior padding very good for protection to camera and equipment.
  • One user thought that durable materials make this a bag any serious photographer should have.
  • It has a wide padded strap that makes toting gear a much easier task according to some users.
  • Some reviewers adore the presence of a waterproof pullover that protects their gear in wet weather.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • The only drawback is that it's a bit awkward to carry around for a day according to some users.
  • Other reviewers wish it had a few more small pockets for things like SD cards and batteries.


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Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

I can’t say enough about how great this bag is for street photographers, or anybody shooting a smaller system camera.

Posted 8 March 2012 by Andy - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019