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Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag, Shoulder Bag or Hip Pack - for 2 Film or Digital SLR Cameras with 6-8 Lenses and Accessories (Black)

B&H # TA709B Mfr # 70901
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You Pay: $296.95

The Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible is a padded Cordura bag made to carry two film or digital SLR cameras with 6-8 lenses and accessories. The bag converts from a shoulder bag to a hip pack by using the Tuck-A-Way hip belt. The Double Lens-Bridge camera support system, combined with the LensGate Divider System and adjustable foam padded compartment to customize the interior. There is a full length Lens Hatch in the back for storage and quick access to long telephoto lenses.

The 709 has a Triple Action Top inside there is a large Pop-Off film pocket that holds lots of film in easy view, and can be quickly removed for storage and airport hand inspection to protect film from X-ray security systems. The ZipDrop front pocket features a paraphernalia pocket with internal compartments to hold personal items such as pens, pencils, checkbook, sunglasses, notebooks, small dictation recorders, and a light meter. There is also a full length zippered, internal mesh accessory pocket to hold lens cleaners, filters, cable releases and other small easy-to-lose items. Large foam padded end pockets give added space and quick access for additional accessories.

The 709 has a removable shoulder strap is made of 5000 pound test nylon webbing and has a thick foam pad with non-slip leather facing. There are straps beneath the front pocket for a tripod or monopod. A wide, leather padded handle on the top provides carrying convenience while extra quick-release buckles at each end distribute the weight and increase security. A torsion bar stabilizer strut in the top helps distribute the weight for optimum carrying comfort.

Padded Cordura case that converts from a shoulder case to a hip pack
Double 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.
There is a full length Lens Hatch in the back for storage and quick access to long telephoto lenses.
Total Coverage Top offers triple protection against rain, dust and sand by providing three levels of security: hook and loop closures for quick access,
Weather flap protects zipper to main compartment.
Elastic Accessory/ Light Loops inside top
Pockets
  • Large Pop-Off Film Pocket holds lots of film and can be quickly removed to protect film from airport x-ray security systems.
  • The ZipDrop front pocket features a paraphernalia pocket with internal compartments to hold personal items such as pens, pencils, checkbook, sunglasses, notebooks, small dictation recorders, and a light meter.
  • Large foam padded end pockets
  • Full length, zippered internal mesh accessory pocket to hold lens cleaners, filters, cable releases and other small easy-to-lose items
There are straps beneath the front pocket for a tripod or monopod.
Carrying options
  • Adjustable removable shoulder strap with thick pad
  • Tuck-A-Way hip belt quickly converts bag to a waist pack
  • A wide, leather padded handle on the top provides carrying convenience
Material Exterior: Cordura fabric
Interior: Closed cell foam padding
Type of Closure Two quick release buckles with straps
Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 16 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 9 1/2" (42 x 26 x 24 cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 12 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 8 1/4" (32 x 16 x 21 cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates Two SLR camera bodies with 6-8 Lenses, flash and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable removable shoulder strap with thick pad
Tuck-A-Way hip belt quickly converts bag to a waist pack
Leather padded handle
Weight 2.0 lb, 3.0 (989 g)
Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag, Shoulder Bag or Hip Pack - for 2 Film or Digital SLR Cameras with 6-8 Lenses and Accessories (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Gate
  • 2 x Lens Bridge
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    Tamrac709 Pro Convertible Bag
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (4)
    • Comfortable (3)
    • Easily accessible equipment (3)
    • Well padded (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bag!

      By Crimeguy

      from White Haven, Pa

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag:

        I owned the next smaller version of this bag, but wanted to upgrade to something a little larger. Tamrac is a well made, quality bag. Although pricey, its made well enough to protect your gear. There is even zipper access on the side that allows you to get to things that may be stored on the bottom of your bag. Ample dividers make sure your gear is secure.

        So you have an ideal of how much room there is, in the main compartment I carry a Nikon D3 with an 18-200 lens attached; an 80-400 telephoto, 14-24 lens; rain cover; Flash.

        The layout allows your camera to be stored with either a normal or telephoto lens attached.

        It also has a waist strap that helps disperse the weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        nicely put together

        By Jeff

        from Virginia Beach, Virginia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Cumbersome
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag:

        this is my sesond tamras bag, 1st one only lasted 10 years. Like the improvemtns and waist strap is great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Bag

        By Photosavvy

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Noisy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag:

          I use this bag primarily to photograph weddings.

          Pros:
          My favorite thing about this bag is that it can hold my 70-200 lens, with no lens hood, straight up in the bag for easier grabbing.
          -I like the storage compartments in this bag. Side pockets are great for extra items that I don't need to access so frequently. i like the zipper pouch included inside the front zipper compartment.

          Cons:
          -The metal hooks on the sides of the bag clank, which isn't good for trying to be stealth-like during a ceremony. I had to rig it so it wouldn't make a noise.
          -The dividers that come with the bag don't really work for my application. I just want 1-4 lenses & a flash to stand straight up. I'll have to buy dividers that work better for this. The dividers that come with it are more for stacking.
          -It's a little wider than I need, but only by a couple of inches.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Long lasting is understatement!

          By Green

          from Des Moines, Iowa

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Security Vs Access

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag:

          I was given this bag as a big gift in 1992.
          This bag definitely will endure hundreds of hauls, load outs, and air flights. It is perfect carry on, and has been around the Americas.

          I have used it with two 35 mm outfits traveling, Also had a Pentax 6x7 system and a spare Leica R system packed inside along with medium sized binoculars.

          Tripod straps on the bottom do work great.
          Paired with the main strap and fanny strap, you can hike up steep terrain and scree rock just great.

          Plenty of room for accessories, two padded quick access side car pouches can be over stuffed. Front pocket has sections that are still appropriate for todays smart phones or other electronic devices.

          Main compartment is more like a 14 x 8 than a 12x6 inch size.
          Good secure flap cover keeps this from being invaded by unwanted hands, but it also makes for somewhat slower deployment of a camera or a lens change when you want. So plan it out.

          The main strap connects to a yoke which goes around the bottom of the bag, this makes a strong super structure for the main load bearing.

          The fanny pack strap which you can hide, is nice, makes for an additional storage pocket. This strap only is as strong as the material it is sewn to and I wish it somehow connected to the main strap yoke on the sides.

          Modifications I have made include simply adding some old hacked up mouse pads to the lower section for additional bottom padding.

          Main thoughts.
          Tough enough to handle a tumble down a stair way with fragile gear in it, I recommend this bag to any pro or amature who wants a good tough bag with timeless styling.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Case, will last for years

          By Mark

          from San Juan

          Comments about Tamrac 709 Pro Convertible Bag:

          I've had this case for at least 10 years and it still is in use. Excellent quality construction, ample interior space for your camera and a few lenses, plus all your other things you carry around but never use. Various compartments in front, and one in the back for letters or maps. Interior can be configured via a wrap around velcro lining. I have been using this case for more than what it was designed for....ie shoots where you have to hike into a forest for 2 hours. Would not recommend you to carry this case loaded for more than 30 minutes, as it becomes very uncomfortable. It was designed for use with film cameras, at least the one I have is. Don't know if the new cases are more organized for digital cameras, but the picture shown above looks the same. Padding is 1/4 in beneath the ballistic nylon. Hard bottom so case retains shape. Tripod straps on bottom front, never used them after trying, was uncomfortable. Top closes via a zipper and then an outer layer you can clip closed for added protection. Worth the money because even though I have gone through 4 camera systems (Canon EOS 1n - EOS Mark II) the case still is in great condition. Would recommend you buy a separate hip sling for ENG shoots.

          Expertise: Professional

          Problems Encountered: Fully loaded with two lenses and Pro camera, 30 minutes of walking will leave your shoulders hurting, it digs in after a while. Interior walls are very flexible and your cameras and lenses should be wrapped in additional protection so as not to move, chafe or collided while bag is on your shoulder.

          Items I Recommend: Sling bag for hikes or longer than 30 minutes on shoulder.

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