Tamrac Evolution 6 Photo Sling Bag
|April 23, 2012||Posted by admin under Camera Bags|
Named after the Tamarack Pine, Tamrac bags were created by adventure photography aficionados – they could not find products that met their criteria, so they started making their own. They used California’s varied landscape extensively as their testing ground. Seen from the outside, the Evolution 6 seems so similar to the Think Tank Streetwalker that it is difficult to know which one is the clone of the other, but as soon as I open this ingenious Evolution bag with its three openings (one on the front and two on the sides), we can see how much the two models differ.
Although the volume seems identical to the Streetwalker, the Evolution 6 does not allow the transport of a mid-size zoom such as a 70-200 mm. This is, I believe, its main drawback. A 70-200 mm is so essential to sports, action and adventure photography that leaving without one would be similar to a Texan cowboy abandoning his horse. So, if like me, you are deeply fond of your 70-200 mm workhorse and cannot think of leaving without it in your bag, the Evolution 6 is not the bag for you. On the other hand, if you mostly work with short-focal prime lenses, small zooms, ultra-wide angles or even a fish-eye, this Evolution 6 is a good option.
The bag can hold two DSLRs, one of which could be mounted with a lens and placed in the bottom customizable compartment. The side pockets are narrow and the zippers do not always slide easily. The harness is fairly comfortable and allows the photographer to carry the bag either as a backpack or as a sling pack – a possibility that is very useful for a photographer in climbing or hiking conditions, for example, since it allows quick access to the gear.
One of the best out there, but not ideal
|Internal Top:||8 W x 5½ D x 7 H
20 x 14 x 18cm
|Internal Bottom:||9 W x 5½ D x 8½ H
23 x 14 x 22cm
|External Dimensions:||10 W x 7½ D x 16¾ H
25 x 19 x 43cm
|Weight:||3 lbs. 10 oz. (1646g)|