2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This lens case has a bit of size to it, mostly in girth because it's designed to hold larger filter diameter lenses. It's an ideal fit for 77mm and up to 82mm filter size lenses with hoods fitted.
You get the same quality you expect from Tamrac, very good padding on all sides, the belt/MAS attachment with Velcro, and a strong zip as well as a carry handle on top.
The flap also protects the zip against weather, and water.
It fits a variety of mostly ultra wide angle lenses, though some others too.
A Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-f4 fits it with a decent bit of room spare at the top, Sigma's 17-50mm f2.8 also requires a larger diameter case.
A few more examples of common lenses that fit:
Canon 17-40mm f4L, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L Canon 50mm f1.2 L, Tokina 17-35mm, Nikon 14mm f2.8 ED, and the Olympus 7-14mm f4, but there are quite a few others.
You should check out Tamrac's lens fit chart on their site to find the exact size you require for lenses (some lenses can fit other cases though, ie minus hoods etc)
I use this mostly for ultra wide angle lenses, this type of lens can be bulky and take up a lot of space in a camera bag because of the bigger filter size. Whilst the case isn't small (it's mostly the diameter that's bigger, not a huge case overall) it's portable enough to carry with you, or attach to another bag or belt. It's not a case that fits a massive number of lenses (unlike the medium and large Tamrac ones), but when you need to carry a big filter shorter focal length lens it's extremely useful.
Very good case, not cheap but the quality is here and the protection is excellent.
on 1 December 2014
Another high quality lens case from Tamrac, but be advised that it is large: the case measures approx. 17 cm high x 15 cm wide x 12 cm deep (from front to back) externally - something you can extrapolate from the size of the lenses it's designed to hold, but cannot really gauge from the product image.
I already own the smallest of Tamrac's lens cases (called 'medium' by them) and love its compact size and light weight as it's perfect for carrying the Canon 50 mm f1.4 and 85 mm f1.8 lenses on my belt; I bought this to hold my larger and heavier 17-55 mm f2.8 when I'm shooting with either of them (I tend to shoot events in low light so need some choices and hate having to carry a bag with me/ over my shoulder). This shares the great build quality of the smaller case, has very adequate padding (without going overboard like the Lowepro lens cases do), and very secure velcro patch and double popper fastening for hanging from your belt. It accommodates my 17-55mm with lens hood reversed and is a little smaller than the Lowepro equivalent (the 11 x 14 cm case) which is roughly 14.5 cm in diameter and 17.5 cm high; both of these cases are unavoidably bulky because of the size of the 17-55 mm's hood.
It's undoubtedly a good lens case and will leave your hands free and keep your, no doubt expensive, lens very safe, but this must be weighed up against the fact that its size may leave you feeling a little self-conscious when it's on your belt! In the end, £19 is a small price to pay in order to keep a £550 lens safe, so it's probably a good deal if you really don't want to just buy a small camera bag.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2009
The Tamrac mas system is a great way to expand your equipment carrying capabilities without having to buy a new bag every time your system grows.