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Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black)

B&H # TA706B Mfr # 70601
You Pay: $148.95
Product Highlights
  • For DSLR and Attached 8" Lens,3-4 Lenses
  • Converts from Shoulder to Hip Pack
  • Foam Dividers
  • LensGate Divider System
  • Full-Length Zippered Front Pocket
  • Two Spacious End Pockets
  • Clear Windowpane-Mesh Accessory Pocket
  • Front Tripod Carrying Straps
  • Removable Shoulder Strap

The black 706 Deluxe Convertible from Tamrac is a padded Cordura bag made to carry a film or digital camera with 3-5 lenses and accessories. The bag converts from a shoulder bag to a hip pack by using the Tuck-A-Way hip belt. The Lens-Bridge camera support system, combined with the LensGate Divider System and adjustable foam padded compartment to customize the interior. The full length, zippered front pocket and a clear Windowpane Mesh accessory pocket in the top provide storage for film, accessories and personal items.

Padded Cordura case that converts from a shoulder case to a hip pack
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.
Weather flap protects zipper to main compartment.
Pockets
  • Full length, zippered front pocket
  • Clear Windowpane Mesh accessory pocket in the top provide storage for film, accessories and personal items.
Carrying Options
Converts from a comfortable shoulder bag to a hip pack by using the Tuck-A-Way hip belt
Material Exterior: Cordura fabric
Interior: Closed cell foam padding
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 15 x 10 x 9 1/4" (38 x 25 x 23 cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 10 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 8.0" (27 x 15 x 20 cm) (WxDxH)
Waist Belt Yes
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates SLR camera body with 3-5 Lenses, flash and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable removable shoulder strap
Converts from a comfortable shoulder bag to a hip pack by using the Tuck-A-Way hip belt
Weight 2.0 lb, 3.0 (989 g)
Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Gate
  • Lens Bridge
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (11)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Well padded (10)
    • Easily accessible equipment (9)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (8)
      • Daily usage (7)
      • Transporting gear (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      well made bag

      I was hesitant to buy this bag after reading the 'small' review below, but I checked all the dimensions and ordered it anyway. I'm glad I did. It's the perfect size for...Read complete review

      I was hesitant to buy this bag after reading the 'small' review below, but I checked all the dimensions and ordered it anyway. I'm glad I did. It's the perfect size for a large digital SLR, a couple of lenses, and a flash.

      The top, bottom, sides, and dividers are all well padded and semi-flexible. The outside pockets aren't padded. The dividers are adjustable with velcro. The case is well made, no loose threads, and I was surprised to see a 'made in USA' tag.

      Storage: The storage space under the camera, unlike all of the other spaces, isn't easy to access, because the camera support is well anchored with velcro. I look at that spot as a 'bonus' area, to carry something I otherwise couldn't, not a place to put something I'll need in a hurry.

      With a medium to large diameter lens, you won't be able to put another lens beside the lens mounted on the camera. I am able to put one medium sized flash beside the lens, though.

      Mine is setup with a Fuji S3 with 50-135/2.8, 12-24/4, 50/1.4, and Sunpak 42DX flash. All are easy to access. In addition, I can fit a 100-300/4 under the camera.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A lot smaller then advertised

      The information states the Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible will hold 3 to 5 lenses, camera, and accessories is a gross overstatement.
      I was barely able to put in a 24-70...Read complete review

      The information states the Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible will hold 3 to 5 lenses, camera, and accessories is a gross overstatement.
      I was barely able to put in a 24-70 lens, the flash, and the 40D with the 17-55 lens attached....both lenses had hoods reversed.
      I bought the Tamrac 706, for when I was hiking, and doing event photography.
      Its a well made bag, and I love the option of wearing it on your hip or off your shoulder.

      However because things are a little crowded it can be a hassle to get your gear in and out of the bag.

      Would I recommend the Tamrac 706 Deluxe ....Yes, but do be aware that the bag is a lot smaller then advertised.

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      4.0

      GH3, 14-35 and 35-100

      By John

      from Sierra Nevada foothills

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Outside Pocket Padding

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage
      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

      I have always liked Tamarc products and thought that I would take a chance that it would work with Mirrorless equipment. It works fantastic and I am looking forward to adding a 100-300mm lens to the bag. I have taken a hike with the bag and it gets the weight off my shoulders, which was one of my requirements. Well-built and at the top of the price range I was looking in but well worth it. Four stars cause nothing is perfect.

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      5.0

      probably the best bag allround

      By eugmorg

      from Ravenna, Italy

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Nice
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

          I'd got one purchased some 20 years ago. After so many years, I needed a new one to replace it. And couldn't be else than a new one 706!I noted this was built in the States, meanwhile my previous one was from Canada.Let's hope the quality will be the same, since I note a little difference in the cordura finishing.

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          4.0

          Handy bag but tight fit

          By Grandpa Dan

          from Chicago

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

              I have hundreds of dollars of photo bags in my closet as a results of trying to get the right fit for my photo equipment. I was attracted to the Tamrac 706 because it holds the camera the way I like, horizontally, and not vertically the way most bags do. I don't know why I like it this way; I just do and so few bags are made this way. I also need a hip belt as my shoulders can't take much weight anymore.
              The bag is well built, the padded shoulder strap is nice, and the hip belt is OK. I actually use a Tamrac Modular Accessory Belt with this bag; it slips in real easy and adds extra hip padding. BTW, the sizing on the Tamrac belts are short (what is it with these guys and making things too small?).
              My real issue is that the bag seems small, like it was made for 35mm film cameras and the thinner prime lenses more common in the past. Well, my D7000 fits perfectly but my fat zooms aren't as easy a fit. My two zooms are the Nikkor 16-85 VR DX and the 70-300 VR FX. When I reverse the lens hoods they have to squeeze in to place. I also like to carry a couple of prime lenses with me as well, which fit just fine, and my Speedlight 600 which is also a tight fit. It all fits and it all works, so I don't want to be too negative here, after all I have given the bag a 4-star rating. I did raise the bag inserts as high as they would go and this gives more space down at the bottom of the bag to hold the reversed lens hoods.
              The things I really do love about the bag is:
              1. The way it holds the camera
              2. The pockets are roomy
              3. It's a handsome bag; it looks great
              4. The overall dimensions are about right (if only they would have given another inch in the depth (the distance from hip outwards)
              5. It's made in the USA

              Overall a good, sturdy, ease access bag. Just carefully consider the sizes of your lenses and flash.

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              5.0

              Iwould buy this product again

              By Stan the Photo Man

              from Mount Sinai, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Made in USA
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                I don,t like carrying a camera(gadget)bag on my shoulder, when I have the camera strap around my neck. I strap this bag around my waist, over my rear. When I need an accessory(lens,filter,etc.) I slide the bag around to my front, and take what I need. I also shoot with the bag on the front. For me this is much more comfortable than a pack.

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                5.0

                Best all-tme

                By Mr. Flash

                from Lake Arrowhead, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                  I bought this bag in 1984. Since that time I've owned a large variety or equipmet: compact DSLRs, Pro bodies, large zooms, fast primes, you name it. I'm also a bag nut. Over the years I've bought and sold dozens of bags made by many companies. This little Tamrac convertible one of the most comfortable and useful bags I've ever owned. It's a great hiking bag. It has protected my equipment during downpours and blizzards and appears to be completely indestructable. Well done Tamrac!

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                  4.0

                  Very adaptive, strap extremely comfy

                  By Ernesto

                  from Wesley Chapel, Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very adaptable
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • End pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                  Have had this version for close to 2 decades. Two end pockets weak in both protection(add dense foam) and closure. I use hip harness pocket for camera rain cover storage. Still looks great, no zipper failures, always protected lenses and cameras. Mono pod mounts perfectly on lower straps. Also has 4 loops towards the upper corners, that can be used as small bungee cord catches. Good, rugged design last.

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                  3.0

                  It's Small

                  By Crash620

                  from NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                        Nice bag, but it is small. Not practical if you have a pro body or grip. Forget it if you have fast/ large lens. Construction looks good. Sending it back. Will try a larger model.

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                        4.0

                        "I would buy this product again and agai

                        By ALBERTO

                        from MADRID, SPAIN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Access Equipment

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear

                        Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                        is ok

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        15 years and still going

                        By Frank

                        from Hollister, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                          I've owned this bag for over 15 years and it held two X-700 bodies, flash, 70-210 Vivitar, 28mm wide, two 50mm primes, assorted filters, extra batteries...you name it. the straps under neath worked great for strapping on the tripod or a rolled up jacket. Front pouch zipper blew out last year but got it fixed. I now have to configure it for my new K-7. Don't carry glass filters in the outside pockets without extra protection. They aren't padded. All in all, great value.

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I expected

                          By Daniel

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Great Design
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                            I live in Chicago and do a lot of street photography and having my gear right in front of me at all times is a great convenience. Lots of room for what I need and appears to be made very well. I look forward to putting it to good use this summer.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            well made bag

                            By Albany Tom

                            from NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                              I was hesitant to buy this bag after reading the 'small' review below, but I checked all the dimensions and ordered it anyway. I'm glad I did. It's the perfect size for a large digital SLR, a couple of lenses, and a flash.

                              The top, bottom, sides, and dividers are all well padded and semi-flexible. The outside pockets aren't padded. The dividers are adjustable with velcro. The case is well made, no loose threads, and I was surprised to see a 'made in USA' tag.

                              Storage: The storage space under the camera, unlike all of the other spaces, isn't easy to access, because the camera support is well anchored with velcro. I look at that spot as a 'bonus' area, to carry something I otherwise couldn't, not a place to put something I'll need in a hurry.

                              With a medium to large diameter lens, you won't be able to put another lens beside the lens mounted on the camera. I am able to put one medium sized flash beside the lens, though.

                              Mine is setup with a Fuji S3 with 50-135/2.8, 12-24/4, 50/1.4, and Sunpak 42DX flash. All are easy to access. In addition, I can fit a 100-300/4 under the camera.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome pack

                              By Norman

                              from SLO

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                                This is the most useful pack made for day hiking. You can also wear it with a small day pack for your extra things. Whether you can fit as many lenses in it as mentioned, of course depends on the sizes of the lenses and the camera. I have used this pack for Pentax 67, Rebel XSI and am now getting a second pack for the 5D and will get an additional small case for the rebel while using the 5D. It fits under the seats in an airplane along with a day pack, ready to go on a hike. It is comfortable and LONG LASTING, the dividers are adjustable and you can of course add extra padding.

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                                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                A lot smaller then advertised

                                By Mcat

                                from Huntington, WV

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                • Hard To Access Equipment

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear

                                Comments about Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible Bag (Black):

                                The information states the Tamrac 706 Deluxe Convertible will hold 3 to 5 lenses, camera, and accessories is a gross overstatement.
                                I was barely able to put in a 24-70 lens, the flash, and the 40D with the 17-55 lens attached....both lenses had hoods reversed.
                                I bought the Tamrac 706, for when I was hiking, and doing event photography.
                                Its a well made bag, and I love the option of wearing it on your hip or off your shoulder.

                                However because things are a little crowded it can be a hassle to get your gear in and out of the bag.

                                Would I recommend the Tamrac 706 Deluxe ....Yes, but do be aware that the bag is a lot smaller then advertised.

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