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Nov 17, 2009 13:26 |  #1

it's here!

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note the weird buckle:

IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4356.jpg

that's 2x77mm filters and 1x3 stop GND x-pro filter in the lid:
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4357.jpg

loaded with a 24-70 on camera, 70-300 on one side, 14-24 on the other, flaps in. Notice the TT pixel pocket on the left (memory card wallet in the cell phone holder pocket, AWESOME!). The camera isn't flat here but COULD be, the hood hangs up on the lower velcro a bit:
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4354.jpg

same from above, flaps out. You can see my X-pro holder in the front pouch on the left and canon s90 on the right:
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4353.jpg

flaps in:
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4355.jpg

this is the 24-70 on the D700 with the hood in use. This is a ~10" combo and it's ~1" shot of perfect. The top WILL close, it's just not flat:
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4358.jpg

same as above (it's basically high by the width of the RRS L-bracket):
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4359.jpg

L-R, 70-300, 24-70, 14-24, all with hoods on, all reversed except the 14-24's (it's permanent):
IMAGE: http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/tamrac-5534/img_4360.jpg

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Nov 17, 2009 13:26 |  #2

size comparison (boda, musto navigator bag w/tenba insert, tamrac):

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also note, all these shots were taken with the 5Dii and 35mm IN MANUAL FOCUS and with the aperture LOCKED at f/2... So not as much DOF as I'd normally use for product shots, especially when my focus was off.

As for the bag, it looks to be about perfect for what I wanted. it's a tad tight now (maybe it'll stretch a bit?) with those massive hoods, but I wanted as small a bag as would fit these 3 lenses and my filters (my landscape kit) and this works. The front buckle's weird shape make it a bit less than ideal, but I'm sure I'll get used to it (you have to work to line it up perfect to make it work).

In three months I'll know if I really like it though.

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Nov 17, 2009 13:30 |  #3

looks like surprisingly roomy.

Any pics of it on your shoulder?


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Nov 17, 2009 13:38 |  #4

merlin2375 wrote in post #9031524 (external link)
Any pics of it on your shoulder?

I'll try to get some tonight. These are at work, no mirrors.... :lol:


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Nov 17, 2009 13:39 |  #5

The first pic makes it look like a p&s bag. I like it though.

I'm seriously considering following suit with you and getting a d700 14-24 & 24-70


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Nov 17, 2009 14:08 |  #6

I like the Tamrac thin messengers, but my discount got me the Lowepro. CC discount wasn't that nice when they had the Tamrac but if BB had Tamrac I would have gotten one, possibly. Most seem too thin for a 77mm lens with hoods.


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Nov 17, 2009 14:34 |  #7

You still have the 5DII?


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Nov 17, 2009 14:39 |  #8

plasticmotif wrote in post #9031601 (external link)
I'm seriously considering following suit with you and getting a d700 14-24 & 24-70

it's a hell of a bit of kit, both in cost and performance.

_aravena wrote in post #9031763 (external link)
I like the Tamrac thin messengers, but my discount got me the Lowepro. CC discount wasn't that nice when they had the Tamrac but if BB had Tamrac I would have gotten one, possibly. Most seem too thin for a 77mm lens with hoods.

yeah, I was seriously tempted by the lowe pro you got, but the 2 buckles and buckles only were kinda a deal breaker. I still might get one if I end up with a BB GC at xmas though. :lol:

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You still have the 5DII?

yeah, won't AF and won't stop down, but yeah, I have it.


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Nov 17, 2009 14:40 |  #9

Compared to what? that dinky strip of velcro? :p


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Nov 17, 2009 14:48 |  #10

jacobsen1 wrote in post #9031588 (external link)
I'll try to get some tonight. These are at work, no mirrors.... :lol:

Not even in the bathroom??? :cool:




  
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Nov 17, 2009 14:52 |  #11

_aravena wrote in post #9031925 (external link)
Compared to what? that dinky strip of velcro? :p

:lol:

I don't mean security, I mean ease of entry/exit. ;) And the weird non standard single clip on this might be an issue, ask me in a week. :lol:

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Not even in the bathroom??? :cool:

yeah, I'm not taking my camera bag into the bathroom AT WORK with my camera to take a picture, sorry! It's bad enough to lay everything out on my office floor.


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Nov 17, 2009 17:08 |  #12

ease to get in as in steal? I always leave my bags unlocked and open when shooting for easy access. The velcro or clips are transit only


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Nov 17, 2009 20:58 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #13

no, ease to get into to get my stuff out, just w/o the risk of anything FALLING out. I don't worry about theft, I'm a big dude, and my gears insured, so anyone who wants it bad enough to get it from me can have it. :lol:

I'm wondering if skipping the clip will be enough? The velcro is pretty good and hooks up just closing it....


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Nov 18, 2009 09:12 |  #14

Nice bag. Although, it does look a bit snug. I personally love my Velocity 9 since I like a little more space.




  
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