Reviews and Problems with Tamrac MBX5397 (M.A.S.) Modular Accessory Belt, Medium
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Comfort and safety
hercster, B&H Photo
22 February 2009
Summary: I bought this belt and several lens cases. Changing lenses is now much easier as I can make the switch without being concerned about finding a safe place to put a lens while attaching another to my DSLR. Very comfortable and well constructed.
Summary: the sizes they have on here, are not correct, if your waist size is over... i was say a 38 or so, this will not fit you... the next size up, im not sure about, because on tamracs website, its 10 inches bigger than what b and h say it is
Summary: I own a Tamrac field pack, with a built in padded belt and back pack harness. But sometimes I don't need - nor want - to carry the whole deal. So. pack a few lens and accy packs on this nicely padded belt, and travel lightly. Yessssssssss.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lightweight
Summary: Very comfortable to wear this belt for long periods of time. I initially used it for shooting engagement and wedding shots outdoors, a task that it worked nicely for. With a simple change of modules and I'm off to do some urban exploration. Although I purchased the harness, I didn't find it's use necessary, the belt stayed put with three lens pouches and an auxilliary pouch, for several hours.
Summary: Using this belt and other MAS accessories, I can carry everything I need for a day in the field. It is a lot more comfortable than wearing a hot vest. To get the proper adjustment, put all the gear on the belt first and then adjust for your waist size. Like the other reviewer said, suspenders would help with a heavy load.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Easy to Customize, Lightweight
Summary: I've got back packs, sling bags and so forth to carry my gear but sometimes they can be a real pain to get to. This strap has allowed me to store my 70 to 200mm l series lens on my side (with additional belt carrier-see recommended accessories) so I have easy access to my lens. I also have another bag that from Tamrac that I attach to the belt that hold my DSLR. After I attach all my accessory bags, it may not look stylish anymore but it does the job and it's sturdy!!!!
Summary: The belt forms a part of the MAS system, it's well made and should fit snugly on anyone with a 32" waist or larger.Other elements of the MAS system all locate well onto it, and it is comfortable to wear.
Summary: Very comfortable, strong build, great for walking with an DSLR. If using with a heavier camera/a bag with alot of accessories, the belt can become a little lopsided - just need to balance it on the other side with a water bottle or spread out the kit.