Reviews and Problems with Tamrac 5789 Evolution 9 Photo Backpack
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Too big for my purposes
J. Ellington, Amazon
7 May 2013
Summary: I have a Rebel T3i and I ended up returning this because it was WAY too big. My camera was swimming in it. (which means it wasn't snugly protected and would have been knocking around) It's a great bag and seems like it would work well with a full-frame—maybe even with a battery grip and large lens. I'd recommend the bag to someone with camerazilla, but anything smaller than that go for something else.
Summary: I am very glad with this backpack. It fits very good my 15'' Macbook with its BookBook case and all my photo kit and cables, batteries, battery charger, battery grip, extra zoom lens, flash, etc.
Summary: I have been using a Oakley panel back pack for years and it was outgrown and not really safe for all my glass. So I looked at Tamrac's line of bags back in early 2011. I finally pulled to trigger on this bag before my July trip home. It is outstanding for keeping all your gear organized. The straps that people complain about are a bit thin... I am 6'3 and Weigh 180 and am in shape. I carried this guy for a few days for 4+ hours each time. It hurt a bit but...
Summary: I travel a lot for work (both domestic and international) and take side-trips for photography. So I needed a good backpack to carry all my gear: 5D2 + 15 fisheye + 16-35L + 35L + 50/f1.4 + 70-200/2.8 + flash + 15.6" laptop + accessories (adapter, charger, filters, Kindle, etc.). Since a lot of my travel photography is in urban settings, I wanted a pack with side access. The Tamarac looked perfect.
Summary: Wow, it's big. lots of room and build very well. I dropped my DSLR three lenses and flash in. Still have lots of space. laptop storage is well padded and my 15" altra book droppes right in. I love the quick acess to my camera and when I set the pack down it sands up in place. It's more money that the others but well worth it.
Summary: As a current owner of the Tamrac Adventurer 9 and a wedding photographer, I really wanted to love the Evolution 9 backpack. And in almost every design aspect I did. However, the achilles heel is the strap system. PROS: It holds a ton of gear. I was able to carry a custom bracket (flash bracket), LED lights, lens hoods, and a 36-pack of AA batteries in the upper portion of the bag.
Summary: I very much feel that my camera equipment is safe in here. It has plenty of space for a dSLR with a grip and all my lenses, flash, and "junk" (blower, white balance card, etc.). It does have a laptop sleeve, but don't try to use this as a briefcase like I do. The bag only has enough space for my laptop. There's not even room for a thin three-ring binder. Great purchase. I'm happy with it.