Cosyspeed Streetomatic - A great companion for your small camera(s)

Ever since I got my grubby mitts on a Cosyspeed Camslinger, I've been a little bit in love. As I wrote in my review at the time, it's basically the perfect small camera bag for the Mirrorless shooters among us

You'll be unsurprised to hear that I was wildly excited about trying their new Camslinger Streetomatic–the original Camslinger's baby brother–and the newcomer doesn't disappoint. The Streetomatic feels more finished and perhaps more refined than the Camslinger 160, with handy pouches on the sides of the main bag, and the same, super-comfortable carrying bag. It's really well put together.

 Camslinger Streetomatic with the Camslinger 160 in the background

Camslinger Streetomatic with the Camslinger 160 in the background

It looks simple, understated (a huge bonus; I prefer not announcing to the world that I'm carrying an expensive camera around) and it's ridiculously comfortable to boot.

I did have a couple of issues with the buckle (it's a bit more fiddly than the one on the original bag), but I did have a prototype bag, and I hear from the manufacturers that they're swapping out the buckle for a different model before it goes into mainstream manufacture. 

Personally, I feel that the original is a better match with my particular camera: It may be smaller than the Streetomatic, but it is adjustable, and it turns out that one of the first things I did (and since forgot about) was to adjust the width of the bag to accommodate my camera better. Because of this adjustment (and, no doubt, because I've been carrying it around with me everywhere for over a year), it's the natural home for my camera–I can operate the bag without looking, and my fingers automatically find my camera, first time, every time. 

That isn't to say that I could never make friends with the Streetomatic, but it wasn't the same, instant love as I had with the Camslinger 160. The Streetomatic is about $30 cheaper, however, and it if suits your needs and fits your camera, it may be a great fit. 

 The Cosyspeed Camslinger Streetomatic is a gorgeous piece of kit that'll keep your mirrorless camera safe for years to come

The Cosyspeed Camslinger Streetomatic is a gorgeous piece of kit that'll keep your mirrorless camera safe for years to come

Having said all that, however, I have complete, unwavering faith in the Streetomatic; If I shot with a slightly smaller camera (my Sony A7 was just a tiny bit too big for it), or if I were to recommend a camera bag to other compact camera shooters, I'd pick the Cosyspeed bags in a heartbeat, without hesitation - Mine has been a trusty sidekick through a number of crazy adventures, and is still going strong. 

The Camslinger Streetomatic will cost $60, while its big brother Camslinger 160 continues to be on sale for around $90–find 'em both on the Cosyspeed website