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  1. #1
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    Another camera bag question - Tamrac

    I need to carry the following items:

    Canon S3 w/52mm adapter with filter and lens cap attached
    Extra 52mm adapter w/UV filter
    4 extra batteries
    Cleaning supplies

    And possibly have room for two future optional accessories, those being wide and teleconverters.

    I am looking at the Tamrac Digital Zoom 2. I need to know if its big enough, or do I need a bigger one? The 3 or 4? The length of the "lens" becomes about 3" with the gear on.

    http://www.tamrac.com/5682.htm

    Thanks for any help.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

    For Sale:
    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

    Wish List
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    Umbrellas
    New Tripod

  2. #2
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    I don't think that bag will be big enough. I have the Tamrac 5510 model and I have the adapter tube connected to my camera at all times and the camera fits nicely in this bag. I also have room enough next to the camera for the 2 filters that I carry. I also carry extra batteries, cleaning cloth, small tripod and extra memory cards in the bag as well. I went and compared the dimensions and my bag is taller and a little big wider than the one you are looking at. I hope that helps you out some.

    I should add that when I put my camera into this bag I put it in with the lens facing the bottom. That just works best for me with the 2 filters that I have next to it. I also feel there will be enough room still if I choose to get another lens as well.
    Cindi ~S2 IS~

  3. #3
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    I have this Roots bag and love it. It holds all gear listed under my name as well as 8 spare batteries and my ID, cellphone and other random items. The velcro on the inside is removeable and positionable so you can custom the holders to what you need.

    Good luck!!
    Happy owner of a few canon cameras

    Canon 40D
    Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3 DC OS
    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Canon 420ex
    UV Filter

    Canon S3 IS

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69023502@N00/

  4. #4
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    Check out M-Rock bags. I have been a repeat buyer of their bags. They offer a range is sizes with lots of compartments and movable separaters.

    They also offer strap-on bags that attach to the main bag if your main bag runs out of room. This is also good if you want to take all of your equipment sometimes but then have the option to slim down to only the main bag other times (ex: going lighter while hiking).

    This allows you to scale your camera bag system.

    http://www.m-rock.com/

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lathe View Post
    Check out M-Rock bags. I have been a repeat buyer of their bags. They offer a range is sizes with lots of compartments and movable separaters.

    They also offer strap-on bags that attach to the main bag if your main bag runs out of room. This is also good if you want to take all of your equipment sometimes but then have the option to slim down to only the main bag other times (ex: going lighter while hiking).

    This allows you to scale your camera bag system.

    http://www.m-rock.com/
    Looks good...which one do you have, and what equipment do you carry?

    The Yellowstone looks like it would be about right:
    http://www.m-rock.com/yellowstone-29-58.htm

    Vs. the Tamrac Digital Zoom 3:
    http://www.tamrac.com/5683.htm
    Last edited by Visual Reality; 04-08-2007 at 06:25 PM.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

    For Sale:
    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

    Wish List
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    Umbrellas
    New Tripod

  6. #6
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    I have the M-Rock Glacier Bay bag. My camera is smaller in size than the S3 but I carry a lot of extras:
    • A640 camera
    • Osram Slave Flash
    • Canon 1.75X Teleconvertor
    • 6" tripod
    • DIY Ring Flash (in final construction phases)
    • 9 B+W filters (company name = B+W, not "Black+White filters")
    • Typical stuff (spare batteries, SD cards, cleaning kit, etc)


    I'd recommend the Yellowstone for you over the Digital Zoom 3. If you fill up your Yellowstone, you can always strap on more bags such as the Niagra (http://www.m-rock.com/niagara-30-54.htm). I don't see that ability on the Tamrac you're looking at.

    I generally prefer going to a camera store to try-before-you-buy the bag you are interested in (probably because I'm always trying to put so much stuff in). If you are in the US, they have a decent listing of local stores listed by state. Outside the US, they only are listed in Austria and Switzerland.

    Amusingly, this weekend I took a look at my girlfriend's camera bag. She has one of those credit card sized P&S Sonys so her M-Rock is one of the tiny ones. I strapped her bag to my bag and told her my bag had a baby.

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