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Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Bag - for 1-2 Pro-Sized Film or Digital SLR with 5-6 Lenses, Flash, Accessories and 17" Laptop Computer (Black)

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The Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Bag is a Cordura bag made to carry film or digital equipment. The bag has padding in the main compartment and the back computer pocket. Equipment can be accessed instantly via the TurboTop, a dual-entry system that opens with a quick pull of the parallel double zippers. The main compartment was specifically designed to carry 1-2 pro-sized digital or film SLR camera bodies with an attached lens up to 7 1/2" long, four to five additional lenses, a flash and accessories. The expandable back compartment fits an Apple 17" PowerBook or similar-sized notebook. When not in use, the zippered back compartment quickly converts into a slim document pocket.

There are interior and exterior pockets to organize accessories, and an outside mobile phone pocket keeps your phone in easy reach. The bag is carried by an attached, adjustable, foam-padded shoulder strap or a padded carrying handle, and a Piggy-Back Pocket allows the bag to be slipped over the handle of rolling luggage. The bag can use M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) and S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) accessory attachments.

Foam-padded Cordura bag made to carry film or digital equipment.
Equipment can be accessed instantly via the TurboTop, a dual-entry system that opens with a quick pull of the parallel double zippers
Compartments
  • Main compartment for 1-2 pro-sized digital or film SLR camera bodies with an attached lens up to 7 1/2" long, four to five additional lenses, a flash and accessories 
  • Expandable, back compartment fits an Apple 17" PowerBook or similar-sized notebook. When not in use, the zippered back compartment quickly converts into a slim document pocket.
Pockets
  • Exterior open front pocket
  • Zippered pocket on the front flap
  • Zippered pocket in back
  • Outside mobile phone pocket keeps your phone in easy reach
  • Interior pockets organize accessories and personal items
  • Windowpane-Mesh pocket inside the lid provides quick access to extra film or memory cards
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.
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.
Carrying options
  • Attached, adjustable, foam-padded shoulder strap
  • EasyGrip carrying handle
  • Piggy-Back Pocket allows the bag to be slipped over the handle of rolling luggage
Material Exterior: Cordura fabric
Interior: Foam padding
Type of Closure Flap top with touch fastener and quick-release Easy Squeeze buckles
Exterior Dimensions 18 x 7.0-9.0 x 13" (45.72 x 17.78-22.86 x 33.02cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 15 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 11 1/2" (38.74 x 9.53 x 29.21cm) (WxDxH)
Notebook pocket: 16 x 10 1/2 x 3 1/4" (40.64 x 26.67 x 8.26cm) (WxHxD)
Accommodates 1-2 pro-sized digital or film SLR camera bodies with an attached lens up to 7 1/2" long, four to five additional lenses, a flash, accessories and a 17" laptop computer
Carrying/Transport Options Attached shoulder strap
Padded handle
Weight 3.0 lbs 11 oz (1.68kg)
Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Bag - for 1-2 Pro-Sized Film or Digital SLR with 5-6 Lenses, Flash, Accessories and 17" Laptop Computer (Black)
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    Tamrac469 Photo Messenger 9 Shoulder Bag
     
    3.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    4.0

    Useful if you change lenses a lot

    By Traveler

    from San Francisco

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Comfortable To Carry
    • Good Access To Gear

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Continual Usage
      • Daily Transport
      • Travel

      Comments about Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Shoulder Bag:

      If you use prime lenses rather than zooms, you will likely find that you need to change lenses a lot. This limits your ability to use the conventional backpack camera bags, since you will need to have access to the camera bag all the time you are shooting. And conventional wide shoulder-strap camera bags are a comfort problem because they are so wide: the laws of physics show that a wider bag exerts a larger torque on your body when you are carrying a lot of weight over your shoulder. This gets to be pretty uncomfortable after an hour or two.
      This bag addresses these problems by offering a lot of carrying capacity in a narrow bag that allows easy access from the top. I can carry a professional SLR, a 300 mm prime, 4 shorter lenses, a tele-extender and extension tubes, and lots of miscellaneous small accessories and have quick access to all the gear while walking and taking pictures. This is by far the most comfortable bag I have found for carting all that gear around on daylong walks where I may use something new at any time.
      The bag is convenient to use and provides a decent amount of padding to protect your gear. The quality of construction is good but not excellent. The bag is not really waterproof, so you will need a supplemental covering if you spend a lot of time in the rain. The stitching and zippers will not stand up to abuse, so you have to be a little gentler with them than would be desired. And I doubt that the insulation is tough enough to protect your gear if you drop the bag on a hard floor.
      But with those cautions, this bag offers to most usability of any product that I have seen.

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      4.0

      Great for travel with one bag

      By stinky-tofu

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Durable
      • Good Protection

      Cons

      • Awkward

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Shoulder Bag:

      I used to travel with two bags, one for my computer and business materials, another for my camera. This bag allows me to carry everything together. When I arrive at my destination, I leave the laptop in the hotel safe and use this bag for shooting. It isn't the best shoulder bag, as it can be a little awkward to get things out. It is a decent compromise and is less conspicuous than a typical shoulder bag or comparable backpack. I carry a D300, 12-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, flash, filters, and hoods. Once the camera and a lens are out of the bag, it isn't that heavy.

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      1.0

      Not So Good

      By Clpe11311

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features

      Cons

      • No side access
      • Uncomfortable Strap

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tamrac 469 Photo Messenger 9 Shoulder Bag:

        Unfortunately, I can't say much good about this bag. I bought it to replace my Lowepro Omni Traveler which I outgrew. The Tamrac bag only opens from the top, which means a long reach down for anything under the dividers. The Lowepro opens from the side or the top, which makes access so much easier. The bag is large and holds quite a bit of equipment. The down side is it gets heavy quickly. The strap pad slides off the shoulder very easily. It does not have any tripod straps.
        I bought this bag mainly for a two-week trip to Europe, used everyday. By the end of the trip, I was longing for my Lowepro.

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