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Tenba Messenger DNA 8 Camera and iPad Mini Bag - Graphite (638-421)
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- Capacity: Fits a mirrorless camera with 2-3 lenses and accessories, plus an iPad Mini.
- Fid lock patented magnetic clips allow blind, drop-on attachment and a fast slide release.
- Included Weather Wrap rain cover is removable and reversible
- The DNA 8 was built to accommodate a mirrorless or rangefinder camera with 2-3 lenses, and the rear padded sleeve will hold an iPad Mini (or similar sized tablet).
- Item dimensions are 5 x 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Package dimensions are: (H-L-W, in)- 5.30, 11.60, 7.20, Weight (lb) : 1.55
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Tenba DNA Messenger Bags
The Messenger DNA is the first major addition to the iconic Tenba Messenger collection in over seven years. It was designed to provide the kind of year-round, all-weather, rugged performance demanded by New York City bike messengers, but with an interior that's tuned to protect delicate cameras, lenses and computer gear.
To deliver this performance, the bag has been outfitted with a series of new features and components:
The front flap extends over the top of the bag and has a sewn hinge to ensure easy closure and excellent weatherproof coverage at the corners. For additional wet weather protection, the bag includes a removable and reversible WeatherWrap cover that's silver on one side to reflect the heat, and black on the other side for a bit more stealth and subtlety at night.
Fidlock patented magnetic clips allow blind, drop-on attachment and a fast unique slide release. This is the quickest clip in the world.
The DNA 8 was built to accommodate a mirrorless or rangefinder camera with 2-3 lenses, and the rear padded sleeve will hold an iPad Mini (or similar sized tablet).
Quick Access zipper lets you securely swap out cameras and lenses without opening the front flap and exposing an entire camera system to prying eyes in unfamiliar or dangerous locations.
Front flap extends over the bag and has a sewn hinge to ensure easy closure and excellent weatherproof coverage at the corners.
WeatherWrap Rain Cover
Included WeatherWrap rain cover is removable and reversible, with silver on one side to reflect the heat, and black on the other side for a bit more stealth and subtlety.
|Item Dimensions||5 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.6 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
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The Messenger DNA series is the most popular Tenba launch in years, with the entire initial manufacturing run selling out before they arrived in the U.S. Now the series will be expanded with the Messenger DNA 8, which fits an iPad Mini and a mirror less camera system. Features Include: Fits a mirror less camera with 2-3 lenses and accessories, plus an iPad Mini. Fid lock patented magnetic clips allow blind, drop-on attachment and a fast slide release. This is the quickest clip in the world. It can be both secured and opened with one hand, even when wearing gloves, or when the bag is behind you. Quick Access zipper lets you securely swap out cameras and lenses without opening the front flap and exposing an entire camera system to prying eyes in unfamiliar or dangerous locations. Included Weather Wrap rain cover is removable and reversible, with silver on one side to reflect the heat, and black on the other side for a bit more stealth and subtlety.
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Now about the bag: I need it to carry at least the following: My Nikon D800, my Nikon P900, my 28-300mm lens, and my 80-400mm lens. I also want to carry some cleaning equipment (bulb, brushes, lens paper, and microfiber cloths), camera batteries and chargers. I would like to sometimes carry my SB-900 flash, a rain sleeve, and some filters.
Here are the pockets/compartments of the bag:
* There is a main insert that goes in the bag. This insert has 4 removable dividers. It also has 4 pockets – 2 in the front and 1 on each side.
* Also inside the main compartment is a slot for a computer and one for a tablet. It only advertises that a 15 inch laptop computer would fit, but I was able to put my Toshiba laptop which has a 15.6 screen, so I guess their estimates are for a different brand. However, due to the weight, I really doubt I would use it for my laptop and my cameras.
* In addition, there is a zippered compartment on the inside front of the bag and 2 additional pockets below that.
* The back of the bag has a strap that can be used over the handle of a rolling suitcase, but it also has a zipper with a main compartment and 4 pockets. 2 of these pockets are narrow for pens or camera lens brushes.
* On both sides of the bag, there is an expandable mesh pocket which would fit a water bottle or something of similar size.
* The top of the bag has a zipper for easy access to the main compartment.
* The front of the bag has 2 zippered compartments on the outside of the flap. The flap is attached both by Velcro and by straps that easily and quickly slide to the side to remove. Under that flap, there are 6 more pockets in the front.
* There is a carry handle on the top, or you can use the shoulder strap which also has a smaller strap attached to keep the bag in place if you are wearing it while biking.
* When the flap is closed, the top side edges are pleated so that there is no opening gap.
* Lastly, there is a reversible cover. One side is black and keeps out the rain. The other side is reflective to reflect off the sun to keep the bag cooler in the sunlight.
That makes a total of 4 pockets on the outside of the insert , 3 pockets plus the laptop and tablet compartments in the main compartment, 8 pockets on the front of the bag, 2 pockets on the side of the bag, and 5 pockets on the back of the bag. Plus 2 ways to get inside the main compartment (front and top), and a way to safely carry the bag on top of rolling luggage.
Here is how I pack it with everything in it:
I didn’t use every compartment by a long shot, but here is what I used:
The main compartment and the insert: In the removable insert, I packed the Nikon D800 with the 300mm lens on it. I put this in the middle of this insert so that I could get to it easily from the quick-access zipper on the top of the bag. I put a divider on both sides of that camera, and I placed the camera so that the sides of the camera are touching the front and back of the insert. (This gives me more room on both sides so I could fit the other two large items.) On one side of the camera, I put the 80-400mm lens with the hood attached in the reversed position. On the other side of the camera, I put my Nikon P900 with its 24 to 2000mm permanently attached lens. In one of the front pockets of this insert, I put my rain sleeve. I put a few extra batteries in the other pocket (2 for each camera), along with my lens filter holder. There is a little bit of room in the main compartment next to the insert (on the side). I tried fitting my SB-900 flash in there and it fits, but it is a bit tight, so even if it starts out there, I would probably end up moving it by the end of the day. I discovered that I could also fit the flash in the main compartment by laying it on top of the insert. It won’t fit over the 400mm lens, but it fit over the 2 cameras. So I put one of my 4 lens filter holders in the space next to the insert. It fits perfectly and is not too tight. I have other places for the other lens filters.
Tablet compartment inside the main compartment: I can fit my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in there, but probably won’t carry it in the bag.
Laptop compartment inside the main compartment: My 4th (and last) lens filter holder only has 4 filters in it. (It holds 6, so I opened up the bag (which folds up into thirds) and folded it in half and put it in there. That makes it less bulky.
Other inside pockets: There is a flap on the inside front of the bag and the flap is only attached at the top, so the whole flap can be lifted out and placed across the top of the bag (see photo). I don’t use these pockets yet, but I love the convenience of their location.
Mesh pockets on the outside of the bag: One has my bag cover and a bulb in it and the other has a water bottle. By the way, my SB-900 in its case would also fit inside one of these mesh pockets and the pocket is deep enough and the elastic is strong enough that I wouldn’t worry about it being there, unless in a crowded situation where it could get stolen.
Back zipper pocket which has a main compartment and 4 pockets: In the small brush or pen-sized pockets, I put 2 different kinds of lens brushes. I put my Nikon D800 laminated cheat sheet in one pocket and the other pocket remains empty. I own 22 lens filters which I keep in 4 sets of holders and each holder can hold 6 lens filters. I put 2 of those holders in the main compartment of this back zippered pocket (my gray filters and my most popular color filters.)
Front pockets – all empty. Outside of the flap, there are 2 pockets. Both are deep but one is a bit too narrow to easily put your hand very far into it, so I wouldn’t put small objects in it – only something you can reach in near the top and pull out. Under the flap on the front of the bag, there are 6 pockets. There are 2 deep pockets, 2 shallower pockets (but not too shallow) and 2 pen sized pockets. I don’t use any of these 8 front pockets, but I could see putting my phone in one of them if I didn’t use my pocket for it.
Another item that I may add to my bag is my external power charger. I have a 26800mAh Portable Charger that I use in case my camera or cell phone batteries get low. It has 3 charging ports so I may end up adding this and the cords needed for charging to my bag. I carry enough extra batteries for the camera, so my only real concern is my cell phone. I definitely have enough empty pockets in this bag to add those.
UPDATE: I just purchased the Olympus 40-150 zoom. It also fits in this bag, together with all the other gear mentioned above.
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