Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x

Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x is camera bag to carry and protect a digital or film SLR with up to an 8″ zoom lens attached, additional lenses, flash and accessories. The bag features Two vertical, foam-padded dividers that are internally reinforced with rigid plastic, The Velocity 8x can be carried comfortably like a backpack, Secure zippered Quick Flip Top, and Sling strap comfortably distributes the weight. The Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x has exterior size 12¼w x 6d x 13½h (31 x 15 x 34cm), interior size 9½w x 5½d x 11h (24 x 14 x 28cm), and weighs 2.6lbs/1.2kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x User Reviews

Great camera bag for people on the go
“The front pouch also has these red tag things that you can use to denote which memory cards or DV tapes are full.
The bag felt very comfortable and I was able to carry it all day without feeling the need to take it off like a regular backpack. Since it goes across your chest it doesn’t pull on your shoulders and arms like a regular backpack would. We went to Disney World and walked around from morning to night and it didn’t bother me one bit. Another nice feature is that the bag opens away from you. So when I needed to grab a camera out of it I just swung it from my back to my side or front and opened the top pouch without it constantly falling close and getting in my way.”
– By Ben
Rating: ★★★★★

Tamrac Over the Shoulder Bag
“This is my third camera bag. I finally have one that works for me. I carry a digital camera with a 18 to 200 mm lens, a macro lens, a flash, and all my filters and auxiliary stuff in it. It is of reasonable size and does the job.” – By Peter H. Kromayer
Rating: ★★★★★

Camera Shield
“I call my new Tamrac 5768 “Camera Shield” and not without good cause. I have always been prone to dropping things and a fully loaded Camera bag was no exception. Since owning this bag I must have dropped it a dozen times, often landing on hard surfaces. My equipment has come through unscathed and fully functional each time. I could have saved myself hundreds of dollars if I had purchased a Tamrac bag earlier. Thanks Tamrac!!!” – By Rancheroman
Rating: ★★★★★

nice travel bag
“Although this bag is little tight, it’s extremely well designed for the weight it’ll carry and also had a waist belt hidden away until you need it. Has room for dslr and 18-200 lens, flash, cables and a separate access panel in lid for filters and in front for cards, batteries,and some smaller accessories, etc. My new favorite bag as I’m trying to travel more compactly. You do need to loosen it to sling it, but it has a well designed buckle to do this.” – By R. Kearney
Rating: ★★★★★

Great bag for the professional
“The Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8X Pro is a durable, roomy bag for carrying a zoom lens and your other gear. Its uniqueness is its ability to be moved from back to front quickly. My husband is a wildlife photographer and he finds the Velocity 8x the perfect size to transport lenses on the trail and still not be burdened by bulk. Worth noting: if other items are not carried, the bag will accommodate a digital camera fitted with a 300mm lens. “ – By S. Barrett
Rating: ★★★★☆

Worthy of the Tamrac name
“I purchased the Velocity 8 because I wanted something better suited for day tripping in Europe than a full-sized camera backpack. The sling carried my Nikon D200 w/a 17mm-55mm zoom lens, a fisheye lense, a Nikon SB-800 speedlight, filters and a spare battery. I still had room for a pair of sunglasses, cell phone and wallet. I left my battery charger and other ancillary gear in the hotel, but I never felt compromised. “ – By D. C. Allen
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Camera Pack
“I use it to hold my Canon XSi with a battery grip attached, Canon AF 50mm lens, Tamron AF 18-270mm, Canon 580 EX, and abtteries, memory cards, remotes, chargers, and more. Bigger bag than I expected – plenty of room for everything I need. I just got back from a 3 week trip to Europe. I used it everyday. Easy access to everything.” – By PittsburghRic
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Hiking Camera Bag
“I love this bag! It sits perfectly on my back, it flips around exactly as it shown, easy to access your camera, and it is light. To determine if I was going to like this bag, I spent two hours walk around with this bag on my shoulder. It was very comfortable and never awkward. I’m not a small guy… I’m 6’2″, a solid 220lbs, it fit comfortably, and never felt like a burden while walking with my gear.” – By RPM
Rating: ★★★★★

Holds a Nikon DSLR + 3 lenses
“In terms of bag depth, it’s just right for the Nikon D90 and the attached 80-400mm…would work nicely for many Canon and Sony DSLRs as well, with a similar large lens attached to the body. Of course, Tamrac makes several sizes of this bag – both larger and smaller. On the back, it feels comfortable and small to medium sized (I’m fairly big, 6′ 3″, 210). The flip around to front for access is handy and smooth. I need to get more accustomed to the top zipper…it’s quite secure…which makes it a tad cumbersome (this is minor).” – By R. Peery
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x Expert Reviews

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Features & Specifications

Tamrac 5768 Velocity 8x Features & Specifications

The Velocity 8x Pro Sling Pack is slightly smaller than the Velocity 9x, but still accommodates a pro digital SLR with a grip (such as Canon’s 5D Mark II or Nikon’s D700) and an 8″ zoom lens attached. Inside the main compartment, the camera with lens attached is suspended on two vertical, foam-padded dividers that are internally reinforced with rigid plastic.

The Velocity 8x can be carried comfortably like a backpack, but when swung around to the front, the secure zippered Quick Flip Top opens away from the body for fast and convenient access to camera gear. A well-padded sling strap comfortably distributes the weight, but need not be removed to quickly access photo equipment. A Tuck-A-Way™ waist belt allows the Velocity 8x to be used comfortably during vigorous activities such as hiking or biking.

The front pocket has organizer pockets inside to keep a mobile phone, PDA or photo accessories within easy reach. It also features Tamrac’s US-patented Memory & Battery Management System™ that uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up. A pocket inside the lid stores filters and lens caps. Customize this sling pack with Tamrac’s Modular Accessory System™ components.

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