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(From company literature) Tamrac 5273 Expedition 3. The Expedition 3 offers expedition-level performance in a compact photo backpack. This full-featured pack is perfect for holding most SLRs with a lens attached up to 7" long, 3-4 additional lenses and accessories. For maximum protection, the pack is fully padded with thick, closed-cell foam. A cinch strap keeps the camera in place while a large rain flap protects the main compartment zippers. Features include: QuickClip™ tripod attachment system with vinyl reinforced mesh pocket, front accessory pocket with Tamrac's U.S. patented Memory & Battery Management System™ that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up, EasyGrip™ handle, inner Windowpane-Mesh™ accessory pockets, and padded backpack harness. Add Tamrac accessories to the Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S™) and Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™) attachment slots to customize this pack.


  • Type: Backpack
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Outer Fabric: Unspecified
  • Type of Closure: Weather resistant zipper
  • Capacity: 1 digital or film SLR with lens attached up to 7 inch long, 3-4 additional lenses and accessories
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 20 x 12 x 28 cm / 8 x 4.63 x 11 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): 23 x 16 x 33 cm / 9 x 6.25 x 13 in.
  • Weight: 907 g / 2 lb
  • Notes: Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S™) and Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™) attachment slots; adjustable foam-padded dividers for custom fit of equipment; Windowpane-Mesh™ pockets for small accessories; fully padded with thick closed-cell foam; foam pillars support camera with long lens attached; lens cinch straps helps to holds everything in place; giant rain flap for weather protection

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Registered: December 2008
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Tamrac 5273 Expedition 3 review by ManuT
Review Date: 12/25/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $49.00| Rating: 7 

Pros: well padded for peotection
Cons: small for certain purposes

I carry an olympus E500, with attached 14-54/2.8-3.5, 50-200/2.8-3.5 on one side, and FL36 on the other side. After this I am left with small space to fit the EC14 and EX25. Along with the flash I can squeeze in a polariser. The front pockets and the inside pockets carry the 2 extra blm-01 battery, 3-4 AA battery, 3-4 CF cards, 1-2 manuals or documents (I carry DOF charts).

If this is the equipment you want to carry, this is the bag for you, otherwise search a bigger one. I use it for one day shooting or specific places where I only need 2 lenses. For more gear I use the mountainsmith Quantum and I like it very much.


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