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Tamrac 5603 Camera Bag (Black)

B&H # TA5603B Mfr # 560301
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Product Highlights
  • Fits SLR Camera 3-4 Lens Kit
  • 900D PolyTek and Ballistic Nylon Bag
  • Lens-Bridge and LensGate Divider Systems
  • Dual Action Top
  • Memory & Battery Management System
  • Non-Removable BioCurve Shoulder Strap
  • EasyGrip Carrying Handle
  • S.A.S. and M.A.S. Accessory Systems

The black 5603 Pro System 3 Camera Bag from Tamrac is a compact bag designed to accommodate the digital and film SLR cameras with a 200mm zoom lens attached, a couple of smaller lenses and a flash. It cradles the camera with attached zoom lens and uses the Lens-Bridge and LensGate Divider Systems. It has a Dual Action Top that provides rain protection to the foam-padded main compartment which supports the camera on foam pillars. For shock protection, the bottom has a thick, foam-padded plastic platform. The bag has a Front Pocket that uses a Memory & Battery Management System that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up.

Inside the top, a Windowpane-Mesh pocket stores filters, film or cleaning materials. There is a ZipDrop front pocket that has paraphernalia pockets and a mesh pocket to organize small accessories and personal items. In back, a zippered pocket holds maps, tickets and instruction manuals while a Piggy-Back Pocket allows the bag to be slipped over the handle of rolling luggage. 

The 5603 has an adjustable, BioCurve shoulder strap and an EasyGrip carrying handle. The bag can use optional Tamrac accessories that use the attachment slots for our S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) and M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) products to customize this compact, professional bag.

900 denier PolyTek and ballistic nylon camera bag
Adjustable foam padded divider
Lens-Bridge Divider System allows the camera to sit cradled above the rest of the equipment with various lens lengths attached and ready for action. The camera rides on an adjustable platform insuring a perfect fit with or without a motor drive.
LensGate Divider System has padded gates that swing open and closed to protect equipment from coming in to contact with each other. When used in conjunction with our Lens-Bridge divider system, they provide a better level of protection.
M.A.S. Modular Accessory System compatible - This system allows photographers to customize and personalize their backpacks, shoulder bags and cases by using accessories that quickly attach to the M.A.S attachment slots. These accessories will also attach to any belt or to the Tamrac Modular Accessory Belt.
S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) compatible - This system has components that attach to the shoulder strap to allow photographers to personalize and customize their carrying systems.
Metal D rings to attach other accessories
Dual Action Top provides full coverage of the main compartment
Pockets
  • Front Pocket incorporates the Memory & Battery Management System that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up
  • Windowpane-Mesh pockets inside the lid organize small, vital accessories like memory cards, batteries, filters and film.
  • ZipDrop zippered, see-through mesh pocket is great for storing accessories and small items that are normally hard to locate.
  • In back, a zippered pocket holds maps, tickets and instruction manuals
  • Piggy-Back Pocket allows the bag to be slipped over the handle of rolling luggage
For shock protection, the bottom has a thick, foam-padded plastic platform.
Carrying Options
  • Non-removable, adjustable BioCurve shoulder strap
  • EasyGrip carrying handle
Material Exterior: 900 denier PolyTek is a smooth, very tightly woven, extremely strong and double coated fabric to provide superior weatherproofing.
Exterior: Ballistic nylon
Interior: Lined with thick, closed-cell foam for the very best shock and vibration protection.
Type of Closure Buckle
Exterior Dimensions 10 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8.0" (27 x 23 x 20cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions 9.0 x 6.0 x 7.0" (23 x 15 x 18cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Film or digital SLR camera with zoom lens attached, 2-3 additional lenses, flash, and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Non-removable, adjustable BioCurve shoulder strap
EasyGrip carrying handle
Weight 1.0 lbs 8.0 oz (680g)
Tamrac 5603 Camera Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Foam Padded Divider
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac5603 Camera Bag (Blue)
     
    4.6

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well padded (26)
    • Lightweight (25)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Easily accessible equipment (23)
    • Comfortable (20)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (23)
      • Protecting gear (22)
      • Daily usage (17)
      • Storing gear (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One very nice bag!

      I bought this bag to hold my Nikon D90, it prime 18-105 VR lens, flash and my Nikon 70-300 VR lens. It all fits neatly and compactly. The cushioned inserts help...Read complete review

      I bought this bag to hold my Nikon D90, it prime 18-105 VR lens, flash and my Nikon 70-300 VR lens. It all fits neatly and compactly. The cushioned inserts help protect and hold the camera which sits on top and in the zipper front, I can store extra camera batteries, flash batteries and all the SD memory cards I can put into the special pouches built inside the zippered area. I have plenty of room for filters and miscellaneous items. The whole kit is supported by a heavy duty shoulder strap which makes carrying everything a breeze. It also has a neat hand grip. I can't say enough good about this bag and I'm very happy with it and would highly recommend it to everyone.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Smaller than Expected

      This bag was recommended by one of the rep. during chat, saying it would fit my 5D II with 24-105mm, and speedlight and another lense. In fact, I was diappointed because...Read complete review

      This bag was recommended by one of the rep. during chat, saying it would fit my 5D II with 24-105mm, and speedlight and another lense. In fact, I was diappointed because it was smaller than i expected. There was no way all my gears could fit inside. Althought, the quality and style were nice and i like the design too. I ended up use it to store my smaller camara (Rebel T1I) and it fits perfectly. Didn't want to waste time and money to return it.

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      5.0

      Tarmac 5603 Bag

      By Bill

      from Baltimore

      Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

      Bought this for my Contax G1 2 bodies and 3 lenses.
      Perfect size for this...we'll made bag. Tarmac has always been a notch above!

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      5.0

      I love this product!

      By PR Chris

      from Philadelphia, Pa.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

        This bag is perfect if I only need one camera and another lens or two. I have the larger version when I take two camera and multiple lenses. It's sturdy and easy to carry and is secure on my shoulder. Love it!!!!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice bag

        By DD

        from QC, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

          Optimise for maximum space use. The only thing is the space under the camera is a little hard to get stuff there. But overall this bag is well done, compact & robust

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          5.0

          another great Tamrac item

          By igor

          from long island,ny

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

            a good value for a comfortable shoulder style bag

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            LOVE this bag!

            By melannephotography`

            from detroit michigan

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

              I absolutely love this bag! great storage, not too heavy, and optional removable dividers. The only thing i wish is that it was just a little bit bigger to fit all of my lenses

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this bag

              By B. World Traveler

              from New York, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                I got this bag as part of a full kit with the Nikon D800 and I absolutely love it. It is really well designed and securely holds all of my equipment: body and lenses, extra batteries and charger, external flash, etc. I will admit, it is rather large, so if you don't have a lot of extra gear you want to carry around with you at all times, it might be a bit over-kill for you. On the whole I think it's a really great product.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Smaller than Expected

                By Kevin

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Hard To Access Equipment
                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

                This bag was recommended by one of the rep. during chat, saying it would fit my 5D II with 24-105mm, and speedlight and another lense. In fact, I was diappointed because it was smaller than i expected. There was no way all my gears could fit inside. Althought, the quality and style were nice and i like the design too. I ended up use it to store my smaller camara (Rebel T1I) and it fits perfectly. Didn't want to waste time and money to return it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is THE photo store

                By Texcoast

                from Rockport, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Couldn't find any problem

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

                Ordered the 5603 Tamarac bag. It is absolutely a perfect fit for my equipment.
                Excellent product, shipping time, and price!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                5603 TAMRAC CAMERA BAG BLUE

                By JAMES

                from CAMDEN,DE

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

                  FITS MY NIKON D5000 AND LENSE AND ANOTHER LENS WITH ROOM FOR ANOTHER LENS AND FLASH AND PLENTY OF ROOM FOR BATTERIES AND MEMORY CARDS FITS EVERYTHING SECURILY

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent bag

                  By STS135_Travis

                  from Costa Mesa, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Water resistant
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Nothing major

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                  Using the bag to carry Nikon D90, 18-55mm, 70-300mm, SD cards, charger, and spare battery to photo the launch of STS-135 and it's working great. Plenty of space to carry gear plus a few extras. Only downside is an annoying flap on the inside left that cushions/positions the body and mounted lense which needs to be positioned manually when the camera is inserted into bag. If it were a little stiffer it wouldn't need to be moved each time.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I liked the older style "camera bridge"

                  By Skip

                  from Camp Hill, PA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                    I liked the camera bridge on the older bags. In my case the "wings" on the current bridge gets in the way and requires moving them around to get the camera to fit properly.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent!!

                    By karla

                    from Mexico

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                    Compact, fits 2 cameras, 3 lens, flash and all accesories!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Bag!!

                    By Steve from the Valley

                    from Apple Valley, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                      I've been buying Tamrac products for a long time and have never been disappointed. Really like the fact that it compatible with the M.A.S. and S.A.S. system. Overall great value for the money well constructed.

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                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Its a camera Bag

                      By mastangs64501

                      from St. Joe Missouri

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor Padding
                      • Uncomfortable Fit

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

                      It works thats about it. Gear dont fit very well is the main complaint.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tamrac 5603 Camera Bag (System)

                      By Danko

                      from Westchester County NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Blue):

                        I didn't want a bag that was too big. You can definitely carry the bag on your shoulder comfortably and it is not too heavy. I love all the different compartments. It is big enough for the DSLR with a lens attached, two additional lenses and an external flash. There won't be too much room after that. I am very pleased with the product. This is my second Tamrac bag and the quality is excellent. I am so happy I purchased this and not the others I was researching at the time.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        It's a KEEPER!

                        By RevDep

                        from Baton Rouge, LA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Roomy
                        • Secure
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                        Right now, this bag is holding a DSLR, two "kit lenses," a macro/portrait lens, and two flash units, plus a battery charger, two spare batteries, a memory card vault, spare filters, owner's manuals for camera and flash and a few other incidentals. The bag is deep enough to allow stacking of items, and well partitioned with movable dividers. I could not possibly be more pleased.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent bag for travel

                        By Aviatordave

                        from South Bend, IN

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                          I already had one of these bags for a small video camera that I purchased recently. I was so impressed with the quality of it that I bought another one for my wife's DSLR. I really like the construction, organization and customization of the product. I've owned other Tamrac products in the past as well and they always are top notch. The bag resists water really well if you get caught out in the rain and for some reason I particularly like the red flaps you can pull out in the front pocket that I store my memory cards in. A good way to know if that memory card is empty or not. (set it up how you want . . . red flap out means either empty or full, however you like to set it up) Plenty of nooks and crannies to squirrel away cables, batteries, filters and other small stuff as well.

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                          4.0

                          Great bag for everyday use.

                          By niechtoszlag

                          from Wethersfield, CT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage

                            Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                            Nice, small and unnoticeable bag for people who don't require extreme durability. Construction could be a little more stronger but this one works fine. I use it to carry a camera with lens attached, two additional lenses, flash and lens hoods, which unfortunately have to be carried loose inside the bag. If you attach them to lenses (reversed ofcourse) they simply won't fit the bag. If there are no hoods, then there is room for one more lens.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            nice sized bag

                            By alicia's photography

                            from marietta,oh

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage

                              Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                              The bag is the perfect size for just the essentials. The straps are nice, the compartments are good sized with little compartments for individual storage, and the dividers on the inside are velcro and customizable for exactly what you need. I think the sides could have been slightly more "stiff" and supportive, but it should provide plently of support for average use.

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                              5.0

                              Well-made, super organized

                              By Eye Surgeon

                              from Scottsdale, AZ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 5603 Camera Bag (Black):

                              I use this bag every day to carry DSLR, 2 lenses, flash and various small electronics. Like all Tamrac bags, this one is well-made and very organized. Plenty of pockets for everything. This bag is for someone who is selective about what they carry and wants to travel light. It will not hold everything including the kitchen sink. It is very comfortable to carry, and the price is reasonable.

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