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Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:01:36 AM »
2 most famous brands for cam bag, which one is the better buy? which one has the better quality and function?

please share your inputs (pro's and con's), thanks! ;D

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Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:01:36 AM »

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 11:00:00 AM »
I'm a tamrac guy:
1) I Like their designs better
2) They are cheaper
3) The tamrac manila prices from JT are more or less the same as the prices in the USA. The lowepro on the other hand are almost double the prices here in manila compared to the USA! (infomax)

Try also crumpler :P expensive but very satisfying. I'm using a 7MDH.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 11:48:58 AM »

I have a tamrac now. Im liking it, but im looking for a bigger bag now. Tamrac is cheaper (in cost). That's the only thing I know. And I want to know also what the other guys will have to say.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 12:01:19 PM »
i don't have a Tamrac bag (i almost bought one, but i got a better deal for a Kata bag  ;D ) but i'd vouch for Tamracs... they're more or less the same with Lowepro, durability-wise, but they cost far less, almost half the price in some products... plus style-wise, they're much better-designed than Lowepro bags. only thing about Tamracs are that most of their bags don't have a raincover to protect the contents, unlike most Lowepros which have AW (All-Weather) systems.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 12:28:19 PM »
btw, dponline.com.ph sells Tamrac raincovers, available in 2 sizes. yun lang, it's an added expense and at over 1k, its not exactly cheap.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008, 12:46:18 PM »
Tamrac user here... mure e.  Tsaka 1-yr na sa akin itong Adventure 7 ko... and still going strong... nary a single sign of wear and tear kahit gamit na gamit ko.  8)

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008, 03:01:28 PM »
Lowepro user here. yun lang kasi meron dito sa saudi. hehehehehe
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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 03:09:22 PM »
The three camera bags I have right now are all Tamrac. Adventure 6, Velocity 8x (my every day bag) and an Expedition 7 (for... expeditions ;D). No complaints at all. Nagkataon lang lahat Tamrac kasi mas mura kesa sa equivalent na Lowepro.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 03:37:55 PM »
i have tried 3 brand so far..... and i ended up keeping 1 brand

Lowepro

PRO :
1. great design
2. great durability
3. pro look
4. AW cover

CONS :
Price

Tamrac
PRO
1. cheap
2. great durability

CONS :
1.material could be better
2.some of the design have a "dirty" look.....

Crumpler
PRO :
1. sleek and chic look
2. perfect for mall
3. Doesnt look like a camera bag ( but people begin to notice that )
4. More option for color

CONS :
1. not really weather proof, water can come in from the side flap
2. some color is to "girly" ( for me..... ;D )

I previously owned : lowepro slingshot 100AW ( sold already ), Tamrac expedition 3 ( great little bag but " little" nga for my size ), crumpler 4MDH ( sold also )

so now I am stuck with Lowepro slingshot 200 AW ( up for sale...... ) and lowepro microtrekker

Conclusion : I am a Lowepro guy.....but crumpler offer a great " Mall " bag option, but lowepro for me

that is my 2 cents

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 05:46:37 PM »
i have both, a tamrac and a lowepro.

i;ve had the magnetic lock of the tamrac tear, pero pinagtyagaan ko na lang.

ngayon naka slingshot 200 ako, mas comfortable at hindi sya nahuhulog pag yumuyuko ako to set up my tripod.
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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 07:47:02 PM »
i'm currently using a Tamrac Velocity 8, i've gone from a crumpler 6MDH to a 7MDH and a Lowepro Off Trail 2, So far i'm very satisfied with the Tamrac. Between the Lowepro and Tamrac, i suggest if you have the time, try out the bags, if you are only going to base it on appearance, the design might not suit the way you handle your gear, this is how i ended up with my Tamrac bag. Both are ok, though please refer to the previous posts in your thread regarding comments on material. If price is a consideration Tamrac's are more economical. If you have funds, you could also consider Think Tank bags (please check out echostore) and crumpler.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 11:57:10 PM »
Tamrac user here.

Like the design of Tamrac and cheaper compared to Lowepro and Crumpler.

Medyo "GIRLY" ang design ng Crumpler, even though ok din ang quality.
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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 12:22:59 AM »
i think if you have the resources to buy a Lowepro go for it.

pero Tamrac bags serve its purpose.

Bang for the Buck Bag.

Cheaper yet reliable haha

Pero if i'm the one buying (assuming may money), i'd go for Lowepro bags.  ;)

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 02:12:36 AM »
for me, in terms of functionality, tamrac and lowepro are both very good, but in looks, i prefer the lowepro than tamrac :).
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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 07:54:02 AM »
All my bags are lowepro. The bags are built well, and they look more serious and professional than the tamrac counterparts (just my opinion). In terms of pricing, It's expensive to buy there in the Phils that's why I bought mine here in Sg. I got my Lowepro Off Trail 2 for 70SGD or 2200 pesos.
Kaya kung gusto nyo mag lowepro, wag kayo sa pinas bumili. hehe

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2008, 08:33:56 AM »
i have a photographer friend who works in a luxury cruise ship abroad and he uses a Lowepro Compudaypack... when loaded with a laptop (15' yata), plus a D80 w/ SB-xxx flash and Tokina 12-24, i noticed noticeable compression at the shoulder straps, as in it compresses noticeably and upon wearing it, you can feel the weight resting on your shoulders.

then also, Lowepro bags have another thing going against them: the rubbery logo, the stitches come out much faster than the cloth logos of Tamracs... this is what i noticed from my friends' bag. the logo also makes the bag conspicuous and because it is raised-profile rubber material, it has the tendency to bump and scrape against surfaces, which hasten the stitches' tendency to break and unravel.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2008, 08:42:24 AM »
Tamrac user here. I agree that its cheaper and good quality

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2008, 02:10:42 PM »

i have tamrac, lowepro and crumpler. I like lowepro better. Priced just right.

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2008, 02:19:59 PM »
glad u liked it bro... he he he

got my Lowepro dryzone 200 today..... all that i can say is that " rainy season "... bring it on....... a bit big for my set-up ( yet.... ) but i am a big guy....so ok na.... a bit big for "mall'-ing...but it will do..... pwede din ilagay yg lappy there, just put a comp sleeves... havent tried it with my MBP17 but my wifey vaio fits just fine ( 12 inch  ;D )

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Re: Tamrac vs. Lowepro
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2008, 03:44:31 PM »
Lowepro user here.  I've used the Slingshot 200AW and Computrekker 200AW.  The quality of the material is very good and it is functionally outstanding. Really works as advertised. 

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