Summary: I was looking for a singular solution to carry a wide range of gear in. I tried the Tenba Shootout and Lowepro Trekker 300AW but they lacked the interior space. Then a friend suggested the Tamrac 5258. After trying several layouts, I was finally able to arrange the pack to handle the following in the main compartment: Canon 1DMK III Canon 300mm f2.8 Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6L IS Canon 24-105mm f4L IS Canon MP-E 65mm Canon 1.4x and 2x converters Canon 580EX II flash It was...
Summary: This bag is HUGE. I needed a photobag that would fit my 17" laptop for when I fly with both. It does that easily (a dell inspiron 1720) however it is almost too big to be practical any other time. It is the smallest bag on the market dimensions wise that I could find that would accept a 17" laptop yet it is still larger than an average carry on bag.
Summary: I'm a semi-professional photographer and use this backpack to carry all my gear, which is expanding all the time. I was able to load my Nikon F100 with my 80-400mm lens on it,several other lenses, a flash and still have room for another body and more lenses. It has all sorts of pockets and areas to put small items. I have yet to truly fill it up. I find it heavy, when fully loaded and a tripod mounted to it, but overall it's a great bag!
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Summary: Purchased this backpack for a vacation tripWorked out super carried 2 cameras with lensattached, 24-105 and a 70-200, and a host of accs. Wore the pack 6-8 hours a day for 4 daysand loved it. If you have a good deal of gearto pack and a laptop also I would highly reccommendthis backpack.[...
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Weatherproof
Summary: What I like: It is a very big product. I put my D70 with the 105mm attached, SB-800, 18-70, 70-300, 10-20, filters, and some other small (a lot) stuff, and my laptop with its charger; and still have unused spaces. Whatever I need to shot, I have it in there. It's a backpack to go wherever you need. What I don't like: It is so big I am always afraid I will have problems at airplanes when trying to get it as carry on, although I NEVER had a real problem.
Pros: Good Protection, Lots Of Pockets And Features
Summary: This bag is perfect. I just went to Hawaii. I took 2 camera bodies, 6 lenses, a 17" laptop and an assortment of chargers, a card reader and some other stuff. This bag fit perfectly in the overhead compartments on the big jets and under the seats on the regional plane with no hassle from the airline at all.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Carry On Compatability, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Very rugged backpack that holds a TON of equipment
Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
10 June 2008
Summary: I bought this photo backpack for a photographic trip to the Peruvian Amazon in 2006. I wanted something that I could carry onto a plane, tote around the cities and sites that I visited (Lima, Cusco, Machu Pichu, etc.) and finally protect my photo equipment in the jungle. This bag did that well.
Summary: I carry 2 bodies, 5 lenses, flash and other accessories and my laptop with no problems . It provides outstanding protection for my gear The direct access to the laptop without opening the whole bag is a very convenient The bag isn't light , but it offers very good protection, and a good carrying system. All in all - highly recommended.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction