Camera messenger bags - the Tamrac 5534

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by carlosmiller, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. I like the Timbuk2 bags myself. And you can customize it if you order via their web site.
     
  2. Robert,

    How did you customize your Timbuk2 bag?
     
  3. I have 2 of the older style photomessenger bags that look a lot less "space-suit-like". I have the small and medium sizes:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-Photo-Messenger-Camera-Black/dp/B00004X10J/sr=8-12/qid=1160765454/ref=sr_1_12/102-7746178-0029764?ie=UTF8&s=electronics

    and

    http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-Photo-Messenger-Camera-Olive/dp/B00004X10H/sr=8-10/qid=1160765468/ref=sr_1_10/102-7746178-0029764?ie=UTF8&s=electronics

    Good: I took off the black stripe on the bags with the "Tamrac" name on it. They look like regular messenger bags. The medium sized one can hold an SLR with lens, 2 lenses, and a Leica M6 with 50mm and one other lens. The small one is good for the SLR with a couple of lenses. What I like about them is the fact that they are slim and don't look like camera bags.

    Bad: The flap is not zippered down. There's a single buckle that holds the top flap closed. On a trip to Hong Kong, with pickpockets everywhere, I ended up using my wife's LowePro Lynx LX-160. Now that bag really looks like any other cheap shoulder non-camera bag, and is zippered. Too bad those are no longer made.

    tk
     

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