The Expedition 8X backpack (model 5588) is one of the largest backpacks made by Tamrac. I tend to prefer smaller packs like the Tamrac Pro Digital Zoom 10 for my frequent, short forays from the vehicle (refer to my January 8, 2012 blog post for a review). However, I still need a large camera backpack for longer hikes and to carry my equipment on location.
The Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo / Laptop Backpack was designed for carrying photography equipment along with a laptop. The innovative Dual Access System™ allows fast access through the side door when the pack is worn over one shoulder. Like a traditional photo backpack, equipment can also be accessed through the front panel when the pack is removed.
January 8, 2012
I travel extensively across this great Canadian country. As I drive about, I am constantly searching for photo possibilities. Often it’s merely a question of recognizing a photo opportunity, parking the vehicle and getting out to explore. For years, I swung my large (and much too heavy) photo pack over my shoulder and started walking, anywhere from a few dozen meters to a kilometer or more. While I usually have a camera mounted on a tripod with a particular lens for the task at hand, once in the field, I may decide that another lens may be a better choice or simply provide me with some alternative options without having to return to the vehicle.