1. The bag is thick. I can stand the 14-24 and 24-70 on end and that fits just fine 2. The 70-200 can only lay down. If I lay it down, there is about 3 inches above it and when I walk it moves in the bag. I had to add foam pads to stop the lens from banging around. 3. Because ther are only 2 rows how the dividers can be arranged, you are very limited on the configuration. 4. Now I added the sb-910, and now I ran out of room. The only configuration that works is the 70-200 connected to the camera, the 14-24 on end along with the 24-70 and flash. 5. I mainly have the other lens connected, so it would have been nice to have them attached to the camera ready for shooting. But no, I cannot as there is no room. 6. I depend on the d-rings to hold the camera and tripod 7. The bag works GREAT as a backpack. I carried all the equipment with the d800e and 14-24 attached on the left d-ring. Very light and smooth. I could carry this all day! 8. I attached my steroid tt belt on it just fine. With the belt, the whole issue of weight is a non issue. WORKED AWESOMELY. This is the way to go. 9. All in all, I am happy with the setup...(ie. not returning it!)...is it the best, no.
It comes with a rain cover. There is a tripod pocket
At the end of the day,I give it a thumbs up. Get a waist belt...it makes all the difference on long heavy walks.
I did nothing special to attach the steroid belt. I removed the stock waist belt, opened the bottom Velcro to get access to the belt area, and just placed the steroid belt there, the same way to attach the smaller belt. Nothing special.
I have this bag also, and yeah, it's great. I tend to have the 70-200 in the long compartment, attached, and with the 14-24 at the bottom. Then I'll put the 24-70 on the side, bottom, with the Sigma 150 macro on the side, top. Then I'll put a flash or the 85/1.8 between the other two lenses.
If you put the 70-200 on its side, you can use one of the dividers horizontally to hold it in place (and possibly store something else thin above it).
I have the op/tech strap (ie: the one just like the nikonian pro strap), and use these connectors to attach the camera to the d-rings.
And amen to using the belt. I had the bag for a while before getting a speed-belt, and I couldn't believe how much difference that made (plus, if I need to, I can now carry one or two modular carriers for extra stuff, if needed. I don't do it often, but it's a nice option to have).
i made some straps with clips at both ends. one clip connects to dring and other to camera or tripod etc. these are load bearing clips...total cost around $1.50 for BOTH! the webbing is rated at 600 pounds!