Reviews and Problems with Tamrac 517 Tele Zoom Pak
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Comfortable Camera and Accessory Pack
Double Stuff, Amazon
26 April 2010
Summary: I purchased this pack for an upcoming trip out of the country, but I've already used it a few times locally. I have a Canon Rebel XSI, and I purchased this specific pack because it will accomodate both the standard and zoom lense at the same time. There's no need to carry two separate packs or a larger bulky camera pack. I've used the cross shoulder strap on this pack, but there's also the option to run a belt through the loops.
Summary: Great portable pack for holding camera & two lenses. This new unit replaced a 25 yr. old model of equivalent design that served me well until a bout in the washer separated the zipper from the cordura nylon. I have two additional 25 yr. old Tamrac bags that did survive the washer very well. American made, strong construction, & beautifully functional. What more could one ask for.
Summary: I own this bag and the Tamrac 606 bag, which is much larger. Both offer excellent construction quality. I use this 517 bag for when I don't want to be loaded down with multiple lenses, etc. This bag handles my camera with zoom lens, and I can also carry a flash (or another lens) along as well. The padding is excellent and protects the camera.
Summary: I use this tele-zoom when I'm on short hikes and don't want to haul the whole rig. It works great and has pockets for an extra battery, filter.etc. Unlike the idiot who posted a review that had nothing to do with the product itself, I find the tele-zoom Tamrac a very useful part of my kit.
Summary: I had a Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20, but I really didn't like how my Canon 40D fit with an RRS L-Plate mounted. The L-Plate sticks off the left side of the camera quite a bit to leave enough room for the remote release to connect, and it really made the camera sit funny in the TTP bag. So I was on the lookout for something else. I tried several LowePro bags, but they were all pretty big and bulky and I was looking for something more "minimal".
Pros: Compact, Lightweight
Cons: Bad Strap Clip Location, No Rain Cover, Not Enough Pocket Room, Uncomfortable Strap
Summary: A great holster for all sorts of big zoom cameras. The shoulder strap doesn't seem up to the quality of the bag so I attached one from a Lowepro bag I wasn't using anymore. When I want to travel light the bag will hold my Canon SLR with the 70-300mm zoom attached, great for action or wildlife photography.
Summary: I purchased this bag for my 40D with a 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS USM and it was a perfect match. The only downfall is that you cannot have the lense hood stored on the lense. I keep 2 batteries and the charger in the front pocket. Make sure to get the harness system with this if using large lenses, very uncomfortable strap.
Pros: Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features
Summary: I have had this bag for at least 8 years. I have had it to the beach, in the rain forrest, in the Arctic, and everywhere in between. It has protected my camera from the elements. I carry it for ease of use and ruggedness. I can hike with it or walk arouind town with it. I carry my camera in it and just pull my camera out when I need it, yet my hands are free when i don't. I can carry extra lens's, film, and batteries.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Weatherproof