for Canon 300D / 10D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 50D / 5D / 7D
thanks to Dave for photos.
Expedition 9 (left) & Expedition 7 size comparison
Velocity 7 and 9 with Bob Krist on the end
Velocity 7 and 9 with 12 inch ruler next to them for perspective.
Equipment list in bag :
Velocity 9 with Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x
Stofen Omni Bounce
filter case, spare battery, extension tube
two Lenspens, two CF cases, caps, and 4 NIMH batteries.
It also holds the D-60 body on the 100-400 lens with room to
It holds all of this with some room to spare
thanks to George Guinn for photos.& comments.
Here are a couple pictures of the gear outside of the bag...
Here is an image with the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM inside the bag (the 100-400 is on the right and the 70-200 is in the middle
In the second image you can see the Canon 580EX Speedlite flash in the bottom of the left side slot (a padded divider can lay on top of the flash, which is where I have the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, you will see that in another picture).
In the first image you can see the 24-70 is in the left compartment now (sitting above the flash) and in the second image you can see the Mark II N and the ef 2x II teleconverter in the bag now on top of the padded cushion flaps (resting above the flashes).
The first picture is of the small zipper inside the main flap which is where I store my off the shoe cord, and in the main zipper compartment is where I store cleaning supplies, spare NP-E2 battery and compact flash cards.
Ok here are the last 2 pictures...
The first is of the outside of the bag fully loaded, frontal view with the top flap shut and the second is a profile shot of the bag fully loaded with the gear.
Thanks to matt (20dshooter) for photos/comments.
(Added 24th Feb 2007)
Equipment list in bag :
Canon EOS 20D with grip
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM with hood
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM with hood
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM with hood
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 2X Extender
2 Delkin AA battery cases (holds 8 AA each)
2 BP511 Batteries
Canon Off Camera Shoe Cord 2
Large Rocket Blower
Vortex Media Warm Cards
Gepe Compact Flash Holder for 4 cards
Newton Di100FR2 folding flash bracket
Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional
The Velocity 9 is a sling-type bag that also features the slip-lock system for added expandability when needed. I've noticed when the extra acessories are added to the sides the slinging around doesn't work so well and the pack isn't as stable on the back when carrying it. Another nice construction feature is that the bag is not molded so it can somewhat "morph" to the equipment that is in the bag. I have had this bag for a few months now so I've used it in different conditions for shooting. One of the main things that I liked was the ability to have all my lenses with hoods reversed on the lenses, except for the 16-35L. Even though you can pack this bag to the gills in a relatively small package there is a trade off. Once you start stacking equipment in the main compartment it becomes a chore trying to get what you need and change lenses at the same time. You almost need an assistant if something is on the bottom of the bag. You have to go through the velcro dividers to get to what you want so someone else might have to hold the camera. On the positive side, like I mentioned before, you can carry a lot in the bag.
As for carrying the bag, when it is slung around it is very comfortable except in the condition that I mentioned above. The bag sits right in the middle of the back and does not seem to protrude too badly. Everytime I wear a pack it seems as if I'm hitting someone or something if I try to turn around. If worn slung to one shoulder/side it is a little akward and almost opens upside down when brought forward to get something out. Other than that I liked the bag.
-Smallest of the three bags
-Bag can pack a lot of stuff including the infamous 70-200IS mounted and unmounted with the grip
-Can be slung around without taking it off
-Nice carrying handle on top
-Items have to be stacked in the case
-Slip lock cases on the side make it unstable to work with somethimes
-Does not like to sit upright when set on the ground
size comparisons with Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW (centre) and Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 (left)
Now that I have all three of these bags I still can't decide which one I lile the most. I think that I will be getting rid of my Computrekker consideing I have a Pelican case that I can use to store my other equipment I'm not using. I like the Adventure 9 for all the extras that it can carry, the Slingshot because it's easy to get to the stuff that you need and the Velocity for the fact that it's very adaptable. I might end up taking 2 of the three bags when I go on my Italy trip..... So much for traveling light! Overall I've been gravitating towards the Slingshot for my daily carry, but I haven't been out and about with the Adventure 9 yet. Maybe I'll post more info when I do take it out more.
Thanks to Ryan (ToyGuru) for review
for Canon 350D / 400D XT / 1000D / 450D
Canon EOS 350D XT + BG-E3 grip + Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM + hood
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM+ Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM + hood
Canon RS-60E3 wired remote switch
2 x batteries
4 x CF card case
Thanks to Fabio Stefanini for pic/info
Reviews for Nikon D70 / D100 / D200 / D300 / D700
Review #1Love my Tamrac Velocity 9. One of the main reasons I like this bag is the ability to get stuff out without taking it off your bag. Another prerequisite is the fact that it can hold my Nikon D70 with the 70-200mm VR f/2.8 attached. This bag is also very versatile letting me change the compartments inside. For example, when I'm not carrying my hefty 70-200mm VR f/2.8, I substitute my N75 film body in it's place when I want to shoot dig and film.
Here's my usual kit that I carry in this bag:
Front Pocket: Camera manual, 2 extra Nikon EN-EL3 batteries, 4-AA batteries, Gel Filters for SB-800 Flash, Hoya 77mm Cir Polarizer filter, D70 battery charger, and USB 2.0 Compact flash reader!
In the left side of main compartment: SB-800 with diffuser, 50mm f/1.8 underneath separated with a flap (I sometimes substitute my 18-70mm kit lens in this space also!)
Each is separated by the included foam flaps so they don't hit each other As you can see a very versatile bag!
Here's some pics:
1. Bag closed
3. Everything in the bag
4. Here's what's inside!
thanks to arnold magbanua for photos/comments
Contents are: Nikon D70 w/70-200mm VR f/2.8 attached, kit lens, 50mm f/1.8, battery charger, extra battery, external flash, D70 users manual, USB cable, card reader, extra CF card, lens pen, several filters, mini-tripod, microfiber cloth, etc.
thanks to John for photos/comments
The V9 compared to my Domke bag. Despite appearances, the V9 is much more compact. The Domke holds more, is more flexible, and stands up on its own. The lobster keeps cats from sleeping on my camera bag....
Top Flap. I'm keeping CF cards in the top flap. Seems more secure than other spots.....
The lens on the right is an 80-200mm f/2.8 EDIF Nikon. On the left you can see my 85mm f/1.8. Beneath the 85 is my Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro There's room under the middle section for another lens or flash or something, and the camera (Nikon D70 ) with 18-70mm lens fits in the top middle section. I can also take out the middle pad and easily fit the camera and 80-200 in the middle.....
My son is about 5'10" tall. Naturally, the wide angle shot makes the bag seem bigger than it really is.....
thanks to Dean Zatkowsky for photos/comments