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Tenba Messenger Camera Bag - Black (638-341)
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- 1-2 D/SLR bodies, 3-5 lenses, flash and accessories
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The Tenba Messenger Camera Bag is classic, fast-moving, and body hugging—a design preferred by the world’s best photojournalists for years. Lightweight yet protective, everything within fast, easy each. Customizable interior, loads of accessory pockets, and exclusive, innovative features geared to the real-world needs of the working pro. A bag that works hard, but doesn’t call attention to itself. Incredibly tough, 1000 Denier, military-grade nylon exterior is weather- and abrasion-resistant, yet lightweight. The best hardware money can buy. Genuine YKK® zippers, Duraflex® clips and adjusters—everything selected for toughness and long-term reliability. Quick Access zipper lets you grab contents without having to open the top flap. “Silent mode” flap covers velcro closure for working in quiet shooting environments. Side-zip compartment on cargo pocket for quick access to phone or other slim items. Rear trolley strap slides over rolling luggage handle for secure “piggyback” travel. Rubberized bottom protects against abrasion, dirt and moisture. Huge cargo pockets with oversized weather flaps, perfect for stashing extra lens or flash while shooting. Thickly cushioned, articulated pad conforms to the shoulder—non-slip surface keeps it there. Exclusive TriAngle™ strap ring has clip points for both shoulder and hand strap. Independent hand-carry strap can be used whether bag is open or closed.
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The Tenba Messenger Camera Bag is classic, fast-moving, and body hugging - a design preferred by the world's best photojournalists for years. Lightweight yet protective, everything within fast reach. Customizable interior, loads of accessory pockets, and exclusive, innovative features geared to the real-world needs of the working pro. A bag that works hard, but doesn't call attention to itself.
Side-zip Compartment on cargo pocket for quick access to phone or other slim items
Eclusive TriAngle™ Strap Ringhas clip points for both shoulder and hand strap
Independent Hand-carry Strap can be used whether the bag is open or closed
"Silent Mode" Flap covers velcro closure for working in quiet shooting scenarios
Movable Dividerslet you create the ideal interior layout for your equipment
Ripstop Nylon Liningis tough yet smooth and equipment friendly. Gray color makes contents easy to find
|Weight||2.5 lbs (1.6 w/out insert)|
|Exterior Dimensions||16W X 11.5H X 8.5-10 in. (41 X 29 X 22-25 cm)|
|Interior Dimensions|| |
12W X 10.5H X 9.5D in. (30 X 27 X 18-23 cm)
|Capacity||1-2 D/SLR bodies, 3-5 lenses, flash and accessories|
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The bag is thoughtfully designed and well constructed and holds a phenomenal amount of equipment.
The gear that I fit inside the bag is as follows:
Sony A77II Camera w/ Sigma 18-250mm lens, Sigma (Bigma) 50-500mm OS lens!!!!!, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Samsung 8mm fisheye lens, Minolta 70-210 Beercan lens, Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens, Kenko 2x and 1.4x teleconverters, set of extension tubes, Sony HVL-F56AM flash, Sony RX100 camera w/ charger, and accessories, 3 batteries and charger, Gary Fong gray sphere, iPod classic & headphones, Giotto blower, Filters, and misc. small accessories.
That is an extensive amount of gear, and I must admit it took me a while to fit it in the bag. Still, everything is easily accessible although the weight of the bag makes it impractical to carry it around for any length of time. So, the bag has become my main storage bag for keeping all my equipment together in one place.
In the meantime I have ordered the "mini" version of this bag (also in orange) that I will actually use in the field to carry whatever limited equipment I need for specific day trips.
That bag will be the temporary landing place for my original Sony A77 and the power grip that can be used on both cameras. Those items did not fit in the bigger bag.
Now for the less good. Remember that great top access? The top flap has no rigidity at all. So, when the bag is on your shoulder and you tug on the zipper, its like trying to zip a jacket that's crumpled up. You have to straighten the two sides of the top flap, so now we're back to needing 2 hands. That's still better than having a bag with clips on the bottom but there's another hitch. Even with everything zipped and latched there's a lot of clearance between the top flap and the interior of the bag. In other words, for small lenses, you don't even need the top zipper; you can reach under the sides of the top flap even when its "closed". So not a bag for wet weather.
This is just my personal taste but the type of shoulder pad Tenba uses on this bag is like an SUV. Big enough to call attention to itself yet not very comfortable. True, it does not slip but it tugs. My preference is the suede pads used on the better Tamrac bags, which miraculously don't slip yet are super comfortable. But that's personal taste and I can just clip on a Tamrac strap. Lastly--and this shows Tenba really does listen--this bag has the usual enormous strip of Velcro but it also has a fold-down flap to cover the Velcro so you don't announce yourself every time you need to take a photo.
All taken into account, on a dry day, with the top flap unzipped, and for just over $100, its a nice bag but (my opinion) not as well thought out as other Tenba bags.