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Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black)

You Pay: $42.00
Product Highlights
  • For DSLR With Lens Up to 4.25" Attached

The black 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag from Tamrac is designed specifically for most film and digital SLR cameras. It will hold an SLR camera with a lens attached (up to 4.25" long). A large, zippered, front pocket holds memory cards and batteries using Tamrac's Memory & Battery Management System that uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up. A pocket inside the top holds items like filters, memory cards, lens caps, and cleaning tissue. The shoulder strap is adjustable and removable so that the bag can be carried on the belt as a holster.

A case made from waterproof Cordura nylon fabric with dense closed-cell foam padding, made to carry a film or digital SLR camera.
Pockets
  • Large zippered front pocket will hold extra film and accessories.
  • Window Mesh pocket inside the top holds items like filters, memory cards, lens caps, and cleaning tissue.
M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) attachment slots allow you to add optional Tamrac accessories.
S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) has optional accessories that allow you to customize the bag.
Carrying options
  • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap
  • Padded carry handle
  • Belt loop
Compatible with compact digital or photo SLR camera with a lens attached (up to 5.5" long).
Material Exterior: Waterproofed Cordura nylon fabric
Interior: Dense closed-cell foam padding
Type of Closure Zipper with zipper pulls
Exterior Dimensions 7.75 x 5.25 x 8.5" (19.69 x 13.34 x 21.59cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 6.75 x 4.5 x 7.5" (17.15 x 11.43 x19.05cm) (WxDxH)
Accommodates SLR with 4.25" (10.8cm) lens attached
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable, removable shoulder strap
Padded carry handle
Belt loop
Optional S-500 chest harness system
Weight 11 oz (299g)
Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good protection (22)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Compact (18)
    • Durable (18)
    • Comfortable strap (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (18)
      • Daily transport (17)
      • Storage (4)
      • Hiking (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

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      5.0

      Perfect size

      By Moe

      from New Iberia, LA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

        I travel often and I find this bag easier to travel and put in carry-on luggage. Fits camera and lens and has zipper sections for spare battery, SD cards, etc.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Love This Bag!

        By Ambrose

        from Seattle, WA USA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

          I purchased one of these in 2006 when I bough my camera and I've taken it almost everywhere with me. The camera has almost 50K shutter activations now and at six years old some of the stiching has started to come out of one of the sholder strap attachments on the bag. It's probably fine, but I'd rather not take a chance, so it's time for a new one.

          I walk around in the Northwest rain quite a bit and this bag has never let a drop in. That's a real plus for this climate.

          This bag is light weight and doesn't take up much space. It is ideal for the person who carries a camera a lot but doesn't need a whole kit - hikers, reports, students and anyone else who doesn't want to carry anything extra.

          I carry a spare battery, three extra memory cards, a tape measure, a pen, business cards and a cleaning cloth in the front pocket. I carry a folding flash diffuser, another cleaning cloth, and printed material in the top flap. The main pouch comfortably holds my D200 and 18-200mm lens with hood reversed. Of course any of my smaller lenses fit too.
          The optional M.A.S. lens cases are available for the rare occasions when I want to carry another lens.

          If you carry a camera a lot, do a lot of shooting with one lens and don't want to carry every gadget you own, this is the bag for you.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just what I was looking for!

          By Bird Woman

          from Sacramento, Ca

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Daily Transport
            • Hiking
            • Travel

            Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

            I was looking for a compact, lightweight case to carry my D90 with 18-200 lens on backpacking trips. I can attach the case to the load-lifter straps on my backpack's hipbelt and have my camera within easy access but still out of the way when climbing over rough terrain. I also like that I can add on other attachments to customize the bag to carry only what I need. Being able to switch to a shoulder strap is also nice when I want to carry the camera through more urban areas.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent smaller camera bag

            By Photo bug Mike

            from Pensacola FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Travel

              Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

              I love my Tamrac 515 bag. It fits my Canon T2i with Canon 15-85mm lens perfectly. It is well made, protects the camera well due to great padding, and looks good over my shoulder. This is a quality made in USA bag at a great price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              LOVE IT!

              By Kelly

              from Columbia Station OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                  I love this bag for quick shoots of baseball games or plays where I don't need all my gear. It fits my 300M lens and has plenty of room for extra batteries, cards, wallet, cell phone and keys. LOVE love love it!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great holster bag for 5D

                  By Howard

                  from Fayetteville, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                    I was looking for holster for 5D with 24-105 lens. This bag fits it like it was made for it. No complaints at all.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for me

                    By Aari Snap

                    from Mahopac, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                      I am using this case on a daily basis to carry my Nikon D7000. It holds the camera securely and is quick and easy to access as needed. The strap is comfortable and adjustable. It has the ability for optional attachments (which I have not used yet).

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Camera protection & MADE IN THE USA!

                      By Partial to made in the USA

                      from South Jersey

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                        My Nikon fits perfectly in this bag. I can carry it along with wearing a back pack and not worry about accidentally damaging it. The bag is well constructed and includes several options for carry. It also has a zippered exterior compartment big enough to store small accessories or ID and money so I can travel with the camera without a wallet or other bag type. The fact it is made in the USA seals the deal.

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                        5.0

                        Enough padding to allow carefree

                        By the architect who loves photography

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Compact
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                            While visiting New York, I bought this camera bag for my Canon 7D with the f4.0 24-105mm mounted on the camera body. (both previously purchased online from B&H!) I was able to stall the entire assembly plus the lens hood attached reversely to the lens into the bag without any problem. The only drawback is that I have to wrap the camera strap around the lens because the bag is not long enough to stuff the strap on top of the camera. While comparing this bag with another slightly longer pouch by Tamrac, this was a small setback I decided to accept in order to get the smallest pouch possible. The bag allows me to put the camera and the lens in a carry-on bag or under the stroller without worry. The top cover only has zipper, no clips to mess around with. so I am able to get the camera out with speed. This is just what I need to transport the camera without having to be super careful all the time.[...]

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                            5.0

                            Best Compact Camera Bag

                            By PT

                            from Richmond, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                              Needed a camera bag to protect my Nikon D90 and still fit inside a backpack to bring as carry-on luggage on a flight to New Mexico. Worked great. Enough room for camera with 18-105 mm lense and extra memory.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Long-term Value

                              By Runner Sixty Three

                              from Rockford, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Storage
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                I had purchased a Tamrac case for my own digital SLR 8 years ago. Though it has had considerable use (both professional and personal), it still looks brand new. The zippers never get stuck and the padding is sufficient to protect the camera body and lenses. So, when I purchased an additional camera for my wife, I knew to trust a Tamrac. She wanted something that was compact and easy to carry. The Compact Zoom Pak Holster bag is perfect. Plus, it has a fair amount of additional storage for memory cards and lens cleaning supplies. The "flap" that covers the main zipper is a little cumbersome, but not so much as to deter a high recommendation. The short carrying handle is great for "grab and go" and the shoulder strap is there when you need it for an all day excursion. This may cost just a few dollars more than other lesser quality bags, but you'll be glad you stepped up to a Tamrac.

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                                5.0

                                Nice compact DSLR Case

                                By Guy

                                from Hamilton, ON

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                  Fits Canon 7D with EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and it's hood EW-78E (in reverse) perfectly.

                                  The M.A.S system on both sides of the case can aid in carrying extra lenses or external flash.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Inexpensive option

                                  By 4our

                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Enough Pocket Room

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                  I bought this bag to have something to use while traveling. Many of the other cases are simply so bulky that they are really a burden. With the 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag, I can bring my camera along without worrying about its size. It will fit inside a backpack if necessary, which is quite nice for me.

                                  I usually carry a T1i with a 17-85mm lens mounted. I can squeeze a rubber lens hood, an extra filter, extra battery, and extra memory cards in there also.

                                  It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that some others have, but that is fine for the price. The quality is good and I trust it to protect my gear.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Excellent light carry pak

                                  By Big Daddy

                                  from Knoxville, TN USA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport
                                    • Storage
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                    Excellent size for Canon EOS T2i with 18-200mm zoom and hood. Fits good but snug. Can also carry a filter, battery charger and cable.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Nice bag on the go

                                    By slick nick

                                    from Frederick, Md

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy access
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Enough Pocket Room

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Hiking
                                    • Sports events
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                    I use it to carry my Nikon N90 with 18-200mm lens, an extra memory card, battery and filters. I strap it around my waist which allows me to draw my camera quickly when I need to shoot a picture. I like it because I don't have to carry anything too bulky. It is a good bag to carry on short hiking trips and sports events.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great case

                                    By Iceman

                                    from Bozeman, MT

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                      This is a great little case for carrying my Canon 5D with the Canon 16-35L lens. I use this primarily for attaching to a backpack while hiking and the rear attachment points are perfect for that. It is a little tight with my camera/lens combo and I would give it 5 stars if it was 1/2 an inch taller.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great bag!

                                      By JoJo

                                      from Silver Spring, MD

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Protection

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                          I bought this case so I could have some protection for my camera and not have to carry a bulky case with a bunch of accessories around. Currently own a 17-85 mm lens on a Canon Rebel. Case is great and will work with a longer zoom that I buy in the future.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Camera Pack

                                          By stoudema

                                          from Harrisburg, OR

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Protection
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Transport
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                            This camera pack is well padded and has plenty of room for filters and other accessories (batteries, memory cards, etc.) It easily fits my Canon Rebel Xsi with a 28-135mm lens. The chest harness that goes with it makes for easy carry when backpacking/hiking.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Pack for Hiking

                                            By Tim

                                            from York, PA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Protection
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Transport
                                              • Hiking
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                              I used this pack with both the Tamrac harness and with a 15+ year old harness system and it worked great with both. I used it with a Canon XTi with an older 100-300 mm zoom and have plenty of room. Had to take the battery grip off the camera to make it fit but there is plenty of room in the front pocket for the second battery. Using a harness, I carried the 515 on my chest and a photo backpack on my back on 2 recent dayhikes and was very comfortable. It provides good protection for the camera but not too bulky.

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                                              5.0

                                              Perfect fit for a 40D

                                              By Tommy

                                              from Knoxville, TN

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily Transport

                                                Comments about Tamrac 515 Compact Zoom Pak Holster Bag (Black):

                                                Front pocket generous - holds two filters, cable release, lens hood, & battery. I wouldn't say the strap is uncomfortable, but it could stand a little padding.

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