The Pro 8 uses Tamrac’s patented Lens-Bridge and LensGate divider systems to protect two digital SLRs with lenses attached, multiple lenses and accessories. Equipment is completely protected beneath Tamrac’s unique full coverage Dual-Action Top that features quick-access Easy Squeeze buckles plus an internal zip access for extra protection and security. The front pocket features Tamrac’s patented Memory & Battery Management System that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up. Pockets inside the top keep filters and accessories visible and organized. The ZipDrop front pocket is compartmentalized with organizer pockets and a zip mesh accessory pocket. Foam-padded side pockets provide convenient outside storage and a zipped back pocket is a safe place for tickets and documents. A strong plastic platform in bottom provides shock protection. An EasyGrip handle, padded BioCurve shoulder strap with a non-slip patch and tripod straps round out the long list of features. Add Tamrac accessories using the attachment slots for our Strap Accessory System (S.A.S.) products to customize this lightweight professional-sized camera bag.
The Pro 8 uses Tamrac's patented Lens-Bridge¨ and LensGate¨ divider systems to protect two digital SLRs with lenses attached, multiple lenses and accessories. Equipment is completely protected beneath Tamrac's unique full coverage Dual-Action TopTM that features quick-access Easy SqueezeTM buckles plus an internal zipper access for extra protection and security. The front pocket features Tamrac's U.S. patented Memory & Battery Management SystemTM that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up. Pockets inside the top keep filters and accessories visible and organized. The ZipDropTM front pocket is compartmentalized with organizer pockets and a zip mesh accessory pocket. Foam-padded side pockets provide convenient outside storage and a zippered back pocket is a safe place for tickets and documents.
The Tamrac 5608 Pro allows me to carry all my camera equipment and plenty of other bits and pieces.I used to have backpack from Lowpro and found it awkward to quickly get to my lenses for swapping over,the design of this shoulder bag makes the task a lot easier.I find the shoulder strap comfortable and the pockets are easy to get to.So far I am pretty pleased with my purchase,and would recommend it as an everyday camera bag and good for holidays abroad.
I was having trouble getting all of my camera kit into my existing bag so I bought this bag. I have two DSLR bodies (Sony Alpha 200 and Alpha 500) and about five lenses and a flashgun not to mention an few filters and batteries cleaning kit etc...
The first thing to say about the bag is that it is good looking and quite robust, this means that you feel confident putting your precious camera kit in it. It also has loads of pockets for putting your smaller items into such as batteries, memory cards, and filters. The big front pocket can take all of this stuff no sweat. The internal dividers are able to be reconfigured to best fit your equipment. The shoulder strap and handle are well padded and easy to hold onto and the main compartment flap is held down by a zip and four plastic clip buckles.
The problem with this bag is that it is unlikely you will be able to get two bodies with lenses attached and also a host of lenses and a flashgun in the bag as I found out. The bag is too narrow to put two DSLRs with lenses attached and extra lenses into the main compartment. Try as I might I could not get all of my kit in, this is because the lenses get in the way of each other as the spaces for the detatched lenses are under the space for the attached lenses. To get your kit in as illustrated you would have to have small lenses.
I had to drop the idea of having my second body and two of the lenses in the bag and put them in my old bag. The Pro 8 does house my main body and four lenses very well, which includes a 70-300mm and a 500mm prime lens that are quite large in diameter (the 500mm would not fit in my existing bag hence I bought this one).
To sum up I would say this is a very good bag and worth the money but if you have an assortment of different lenses you may have to forget about getting a second body in there as you will have to reconfigure the space for the larger lenses.
Eagerly awaited arrival of this bag. The images of it suggest perhaps, somewhat more roomy than in reality. It is certainly very well made with a good wide shoulder strap and excellent carrying strap. Internal divisions are well padded but all compartments are small. It reminds me of a bag I had in Vietnam during the war when Nikon lenses were much, much smaller... Fitting a Nikon D3 with 24/70mm f:2.8 with lens hood attached is not really an option. Leaving as it does no room for anything else. The lower compartment is too small to accept the 70/200mm f:2.8 with the D3 above it. You have to drop the camera body support down to accept a Pro' body seriously restricting usability of the lower compartments. A great shame as it is a VERY WELL MADE bag... Just too small to be of any practical use. I have decided to keep it, remove all the innards and use it to carry my Hasselblad 503CW with CW Winder attached plus a limited number of odds and sods - there will be little if any room for anything else. But I am not knocking it, it is a quality product and for many it will do nicely. Just be very sure to check the physical sizes you require before ordering.