Gomatic McKinnon Camera Sling 8L review

Access your camera kit quickly and easily in this compact and lightweight sling bag

McKinnon Camera Sling 8L
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The McKinnon 8L Camera Sling bag walks a perfect balance between being lightweight, compact, and portable while still providing plenty of storage space for your photography gear. We can’t recommend it to DSLR users but for a mirrorless kit it’s fine and we can highly recommend it if you’re into mobile phone photography and need to transport mics, batteries and mini tripods etc.


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    Compact and portable

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    Plenty of storage options

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    Adjustable interior panels

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    Molle straps for attaching accessories

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    One-hand closure system


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    Small gap at bottom of compartment when unzipped

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    Luggage pass-through panel can be confused with a pocket

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For photographers on the go, having the best camera bag is essential, but for when you don't need huge amounts of gear with you, sometimes the perfect sling bag is all that you need for your key accessories.

The McKinnon 8L Camera Sling bag is produced and sold by Gomatic in Europe and Nomatic in the US. Apart from slightly different Gomatic logos on the front of the bags they are identical. Gomatic produces a range of camera sling bags and backpacks, from a 1L Navigator Sling at one end of the spectrum to the McKinnon 25L Camera backpack at the other.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.