Smart as Smart Can Be
For quite a long time, Tenba camera bags served the professional photographer quite well. They have a history of smart design and strong construction. I’ve had what can only be described as an obsession with bags for as long as I can remember: unique Bug Bags from the 1980’s, German Hama (rugged like you would expect), and a Rimowa case to travel with. This Tenba Prodigital 2.0 (medium) Messenger bag is the smartest container I think I’ve ever used. The “messenger” design exchanges width for height, thus allowing the photographer to sling it over the opposite shoulder and easily access compartments. If you do not want to use the bag for cameras, the insert is removable; but that is not my intention. There is enough room in the insert for an Olympus E510 with a 14-54 mm lens, as well as a 7-14 mm and a large 50-200 mm lens. I attached a pouch to the side for a flash or my Canon G9. There is room for a slim notebook pc, or in my case, a LaCie Rugged—a very small external hard drive-and a Nokia N800. Pockets for filters batteries etc are abundant. Everything about this bag is smart and thoughtful. As I said, I am obsessed with all things container and also have a Crumpler messenger bag and photo insert. When the Tenba arrived, I retired the insert and use the Crumpler for everyday junk—and throw in the Canon G9. One can never be without the Canon G in New York City.
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