Tamrac 5589 Expedition 9x is camera bag to carry a digital SLR camera body with a long telephoto lens or an intermediate zoom lens attached, additional lenses, camera bodies, flashes and accessories. The bag features The Carry-on Compression System allows the pack to be made carry-on compatible for U.S. domestic flights with Dual “wing” pockets with water-resistant zippers organize and provide quick access to important accessories includes Tamrac’s QuickClip tripod attachment system, the pack is also equipped with a foam-padded waist belt for added comfort. The Tamrac 5589 Expedition 9x has Internal Dimensions: 12¼ W x 7½ D x 23 H/31 x 19 x 58cm, External Dimensions: 13¾ W x 11 D x 25 H/35 x 28 x 64cm, and weight 7 lb. 12 oz. (3520g).
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Tamrac 5589 Expedition 9x User Reviews
This is the one your 500mm lens needs
“I decided to go with the Expedition 9x because I recently bought a 500mm f/4 lens and by no means this would fit into my previous (smaller) backpack. The Expedition 9x is surpringly spacious and it does not only hold the big lens but my two DSLRS, flashes, and at least another 4 smaller lenses such as 100mm macro, 70-200mm f/4, 50mm f/1.4, and 24-70mm f/2.8… The Expedition 9x is very robust and well made. I have not yet used it in the field but walked around with it fully packed for some hours; it’s comfortable to carry around. I missed the waist padding from the Expedition 8x though. Anyway, this is the solution if you like to carry your 500mm monster on your back and there is hardly any alternative.” – By DocKayT
“I’ve had this pack for about 4 years, and have had it in rain, cold, dust, heat and on airplanes, back of the car, etc and it’s virtually indestructible. Zippers work perfect every time, nothing has torn, interior is tough as leather… GREAT bag.” – By Phil
Tamrac 5589 Expedition 9x Expert Reviews
Tamrac 5589 Expedition 9x Features & Specifications
The Expedition 9x is specifically designed to hold a DSLR with a long telephoto lens such as a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm lens.
The Expedition 9x is the latest offering in Tamrac’s award-winning Expedition Series. It was specifically designed to accommodate a DSLR with a long telephoto lens attached (such as 400mm, 500mm or 600mm) or an intermediate zoom lens (200mm or 300mm) attached, additional lenses, camera bodies, flashes and accessories. This large backpack features a multi-section divider system to accommodate long telephoto lenses of different lengths and diameters.
The top section supports the camera and cinches tightly to the narrow portion of the lens where it attaches to the camera. The bottom section includes two foam-padded, plastic-reinforced vertical dividers and one horizontal divider that can be adjusted vertically to fit varying length lenses and lens shade diameters. The Carry-on Compression System allows the pack to be made carry-on compatible for U.S. domestic flights. This requires the removal of the camera body from the long telephoto lens.
“Wing” Accessory Pockets
Dual “wing” pockets with water-resistant zippers organize and provide quick access to important accessories without disturbing your other gear. These “wing” pockets also feature Tamrac’s patented Memory & Battery Management System™ that uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up.
QuickClip™ Tripod Attachment System
A tripod is cradled (centered and balanced) securely between these pockets with Tamrac’s QuickClip™ tripod attachment system while the lower plastic-reinforced Tripod Foot Pocket holds two tripod legs secure.
The state-of-the-art harness system features Dual-Density Comfort Pads that provide maximum carrying comfort while Air Flow Channels help keep you cool and dry during extended use. The pack is also equipped with a foam-padded waist belt for added comfort. Cinch straps on the shoulder harness and an expandable sternum strap allow finer adjustments for maximum comfort. The harness also features “D” rings that accept Tamrac’s optional backpack camera strap (Model N-11).
M.A.S.™ and S.A.S.™ Compatible
Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S.™) and Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™) attachment slots on the pack provide a convenient place to carry Tamrac’s optional M.A.S.™ and S.A.S.™ products (shown on right). Four SpiderTabs™ provide additional attachment points for expedition equipment or extra clothing.