Convert Your Messenger Bag to a Camera Bag with The Tenba Pro Digital 2.0 Photo Insert
August 16, 2011
I really like my new walk around camera bag. Believe it or not, it’s an Aeropostale messenger bag I both years ago. I converted it to a camera bag by using a camera / photo insert from Tenba. The Tenba Pro Digital 2.0 Photo Insert is a perfect fit for most messenger bags out there. I got mine from Adorama. The actual size of the insert is Length 13in x Width 4.5in x Height 8.5in. My messenger bag dimensions are L 14in x W 5in x H 11.5in. A perfect fit.
The Pro Digital 2.0 Insert from Tenba, can be used as a replacement or for use in other suitable bags. The Insert provides 3 in-line pockets suitable for a DSLR body, 3 lenses and flash. The inserts are highly customizable so you can fit the gear that you need. I can fit a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM with lens hood reverse, Canon EF-S 10-22mm Wide Angle without a lenshood, a YN-560 or a 430EX II flash, a Canon EOS 60D with Grip and a Tamron 28-75mm attached a demb pro flash diffuser , extra camera batteries. All these on the insert alone, I can bring more accessories and put them built-in pockets of the messenger bag if need to. I bought this insert because there are times when I want to travel light, with just 1 extra lens a flash, memory cards, batteries and ettl cord. This is the answer to my needs. Best of all, I can now use different bags when I want to. I’ve tried it with my other messenger bag which is a little bit smaller than the one on the photo above and still fits without any problem.
- Well designed compartments.
- Customizable inserts.
- Offers good protection.
- Convert most bags like messenger bags and backpacks to a camera bag.
The Tenba Pro Digital 2.0 Photo Insert is well built, the padding are enough to protect my gear. But if you are looking for more solid protection, this may not be the answer. You might want to use a real camera bag for a more robust protection. This is a great solution if you are looking to carry light gear, great as a walk around companion. Other thing I like about it is, because it can convert any bag into camera bag, I can now carry my camera gear inconspicuously. I can highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new way to pack their gear and for those who want’s to use a camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag.
Available from Adorama and BHPhotoVideo.