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Tenba Messenger Camera Bag (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera, 3-5 Lens Kit
  • 1000D Military-grade Nylon Exterior
  • High-density, Closed-cell Foam Interior
  • Huge Cargo Pockets
  • Removable Hand-Carry Strap
  • Removable Shoulder Strap

The Tenba Messenger Camera Bag (Black) is designed to carry and protect 1-2 digital SLR camera bodies, 3-5 lenses, flash and accessories. The bag is made from weather and abrasion resistant 1000 denier, military-grade nylon with high-density, closed-cell foam interior padding. It has a Quick Access zipper that allows the contents to be seen without having to open the top flap and "silent mode" flap covers with touch fastener closure for working in areas needing quiet. There area huge cargo pockets with oversized weather flaps that are perfect for storing an extra lens or flash while shooting. A side-zip compartment on the cargo pocket is used to access a phone or other slim items. It is carried by a removable hand-carry strap or a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with a thickly cushioned, articulated, non-slip pad. A TriAngle strap ring has clip points for the shoulder strap and hand strap. There is also a rear trolley strap that slides over a rolling luggage handle.

Construction
  • Weather and abrasion resistant 1000 denier, military-grade nylon exterior
  • High-density, closed-cell foam interior padding
  • Genuine YKK zipper closure
  • Duraflex clips and adjusters
  • Rubberized bottom protects against abrasion, dirt and moisture
Quick Access zipper allows contents to be seen without having to open the top flap
"Silent mode" flap covers with touch fastener closure for working in quiet shooting environments
Huge cargo pockets with oversized weather flaps, perfect for stashing extra lens or flash while shooting. Side-zip compartment on cargo pocket for quick access to phone or other slim items
Carrying options
  • Removable hand-carry strap can be used whether bag is open or closed
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with thickly cushioned, articulated, non-slip pad conforms to the shoulder
  • TriAngle strap ring has clip points for shoulder strap and hand strap
  • Rear trolley strap slides over rolling luggage handle for secure "piggyback" travel
Material Exterior: 1000 denier, military-grade nylon
Interior: High-density, closed-cell foam padding
Type of Closure Genuine YKK zippers
Exterior Dimensions 16 x 11.5 x 8.5-10" (40.64 x 29.21 x 21.59-25.4cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions 12 x 10.5 x 7.0-9.0" (30.48 x 26.67 x 17.78-22.86cm) (WxHxD)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates 1-2 digital SLR camera bodies, 3-5 lenses, flash and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Hand strap
Shoulder strap
Weight 2.5 lbs (1.1kg)
Tenba Messenger Camera Bag (Black)
  • Hand-Carry Strap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TenbaMessenger Camera Bag (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Professional quality (19)
    • Compact (12)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Highly compatible (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (6), Business owner (5), Professional artist (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Reviewed by 32 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Camera Bag

      By Jacob

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Burnt Orange):

        I have a large Tamrac bag that holds all of my gear other than super telephoto lenses that I own. Up until recently I used that bag for my daily photography needs, however, it was increasingly heavy at the end of the day and therefore I went on the hunt for a smaller bag that could hold the essentials only. This bag was the perfect fit. It is lightweight and small yet holds all he necessities. I am able to put my DSLR with backup and lenses attached, two additional prime lenses, speed light and needed accessories all with room to spare. This is a great bag. Only complaint is that the sides can pinch up and create an opening when carried over shoulder making it not completely weatherproof when raining.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Absolutely Love It!

        By Sam S

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

          This is my favorite bag/case I've used so far to carry DSLR gear. I typically have two bodies (5D and 60D) and 4 or 5 lenses comfortably in the main compartment, 2 Zoom h4n's in one side pocket, 2 wireless lav sets in the other side pocket, and cables/batteries in the front area.

          It is a bit heavy/awkward to use it when it's full, which is why I tend to use it for transport, not as much during shooting.

          Favorite features - small top handle for quickly grabbing, zipper access through the top, and comfortable shoulder pad.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Awesome bag!!

          By Berfur

          from Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

            Love this bag. Easily holds my Nikon D7100 w/ 70-300mm attached, along with my 105mm and 18-105mm lens, and SB-300 Speedlight flash. Plus my Camera strap and a few cords. And there's still room for more. The quality is great and it's built to be sturdy. Definitely a good purchase.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love it

            By CrawfordOutdoors

            from Prairieville, LA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy access
            • Easy To Use
            • Lots of storage
            • Plenty of pockets
            • Professional Quality
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                I've only had the bag a few weeks, but I love it. It easily holds all my lenses except my 80-400 (but will hold that one if I rearrange and pare down the number of lenses), and makes it easy to carry around on shoots. The numerous pockets hold all my accessories. The zipper access slot in the top flap is one of my favorite features, since I don't have to open and close the flap every time I need something: Just reach in the slot.

                Construction is rock solid, and the shoulder strap is very comfortable. And the short handle strap is a prefect addition for when I just need to carry the bag short distances.

                If I had more equipment, it might be a small. But I'd just have to buy the larger bag. And I would. Just a great little bag.

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                5.0

                Perfect for my needs

                By Eddie

                from Denver CO

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Still Shooting

                  Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                  Solid Construction, lots of variable options for structuring inner padding, perfect size for my needs (one camera and two lenses), wonderful side pockets. I think it's perfect

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  "Another quality camera bag from Tenba"

                  By Dougie photo

                  from Belleair, FL

                  About Me Amateur photographer, Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Carry On Bag
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Very portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Nature photography

                    Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                    Easily holds my Canon 70 to 200, 24 to 70, 16 to 35 lenses along with my 580EX flash and 5D Mark II camera.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Does Exactly What I Need It To Do

                    By Keith

                    from South Shore, MA

                    About Me Photojournalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                        As a photojournalist, I need a way to carry a variety of lenses and other gear with me. This bag allows me to have my three or four main lenses, in a convenient location. With the zipper top, it allows me to quickly switch out a 24-70 for an 85. The side pockets provide me space for little extras, which leaves my pants pockets less full.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        After 6 Months

                        By NigelFearon

                        from Vancouver, Canada

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Street photography

                          Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                          It's a great bag for sure. Highly modular, allowing me to use it for different camera systems easily. It has enough inserts and height to fit just about anything, including my 70-200 f/2.8.

                          The strap is great and the outer materials are great. The material holds up very well to the weather. I love the zipper in the top flap for easy and subtle access for street and event photography.

                          My only gripes with the bag are the top flap, I wish it completely covered the inside. It often buckles open at the sides, especially if the bag isn't completely full. The other issue is that with use, the textured cover over the interior lining has come loose, surprising since it's been only been 6 months.

                          It's my first messenger bag, so unfortunately I don't have anything to compare it to.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Another great bag by Tenba

                          By Bill

                          from Cleveland, OH

                          About Me Advanced amateur photogra

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Great travel bag

                            Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                            Provides all the storage capability promised, and then some. Additionally, it's lighter than competitive bags that hold an equivalent amount. The only thing I wish it had was a waist strap to hold it in place as you walk with it over your shoulder.

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                            5.0

                            Thoughtfully designed

                            By NoEddieVanBlundht

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me I know what I like

                            Pros

                            • Pockets galore

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Carrying stuff

                              Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                              I bought mine used from B&H. It's a competently constructed bag, but what struck me was the careful thought that went into the design. For example, on a lot of bags the carry handle is sewn onto the top flap, which means that if you're in a hurry and pick it up without latching or zipping it shut, the bag flops open and you have to stop and shut it so your stuff doesn't fall out. Not so with this bag. The handle is a separate item that latches onto the same metal fittings as the shoulder strap, so the bag stays balanced when you pick it up. The shoulder strap is wide and well padded, and it's curved so it doesn't saw into your neck when you're wearing it messenger-style.

                              Other reviewers have mentioned the hide-the-velcro flap and the quick-access zipper on the top -- both good. The strap for attaching the bag to the handle of a rolling suitcase is a nice touch. Macho goes right out the window when you're just trying to get from one end of DFW to the other.

                              It seems like there's a place for everything. I keep a Pentax K-5 with a 18-55mm zoom, 55-300mm zoom, 55mm prime, with room for another short zoom, a flash, and other odds and ends that are on my wish list. The outside pockets are big and roomy, with smaller zippered pockets hidden inside. One of the pockets has another little pocket accessible by zipper from the front. Good spot for a flask. There's also a pocket in the flap and several more under the flap. An embarrassment of pockets.

                              No negatives to speak of. Highly recommended.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Just the right size

                              By John

                              from Charlottesville, Virginia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Burnt Orange):

                                Great bag for day shooting while traveling. I carry full kit in a Tenba backpack then download a more limited kit just what I need for that day shooting. Top access is great for protecting your gear from weather or thieves.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good Bag

                                By Slick

                                from Jefferson City, MO

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Large
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                • Shoulder strap

                                Best Uses

                                • Carry everything

                                Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                                Ordered this bag along with 3 others to figure out which model I liked the best. I love the zipper for quick access while on the go and the silent close flap. I also like the fact that it had a ton of room with a removalble insert. I did send it back because it was a little to big and I did not like the strap. I am a large guy and the bag did not hang right when I put it over my shoulder or carried it like a messanger bag. Also the strap was to padded and was just to bulky.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Very Solid professional Case

                                By kbrkr

                                from Tampa, FL

                                About Me Semi-Pro

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality
                                • Roomy

                                Cons

                                • Pricey
                                • Top lid doesn't seem wide

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                                  This bag is very well made. It stores my Canon 7D, 24-105, 10-22, 70-200, 75-300, and my 550Ex flash with battery pack, filters, compactflash cards, defusers, lens hoods and more.....

                                  I really like the size of the case, the handle locations, the easy access to the camera through the top of the lid.

                                  My only issue with this bag is the Top Lid does not seem wide enough to cover the entire Bag when full. Plus, the shoulder straps attach to the sides of the top of the bag so that the Lid cannot close all the way. This exposes the sides of the bags internal contents.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  messenger bag

                                  By ssgsieg

                                  from Switzerland

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Burnt Orange):

                                      Absolutely cool!
                                      Dslr-cam, 4 lenses, hp touchsmart 13", Ipad, Ipod, Iphone, walllet and also spare undies and t-shirt fit (vacuumend). Lots of space. Doesn`t look like expensive cam-equipment. Light weight! Love it
                                      (Only a weather proof cover could top it up.)

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Very handy bag

                                      By fishtoprecords

                                      from outside Washington DC

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects

                                        Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                                        This replaces two bags. I love how it holds lenses and strobes vertically, so its easy to find anything in the bag.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Tenba Messenger Camera Bag

                                        By Photolady

                                        from Nashville TN

                                        About Me Business Owner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects

                                          Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                                          This is the best camera bag I have ever found, that isn't on wheels!!! It is versatile, has the best compartments, easy to get into. I have been looking for a camera bag for 3 years and this one finally suits me!!!! Thanks Tenba!!!

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                                          5.0

                                          Even better than we thought

                                          By the bush photographer

                                          from Western Australia

                                          About Me Part time Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Performance
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • Next to none

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                                            The bag itself has an extremely professional quality build and fit out. The size is quite deceiving, meaning it can be packed lightly and the bag looks smaller than it is or you can load it right up and the bag still seems only marginally bigger. Currently have the following in it comfortably - Canon 7D, 17-55, 70-200, 50mm. 2 x 430ex, Rode pro video mic, lens hood for the 70-200 and 17-55. Plus all the accessories - cleaning gear, spare cf cards, grey cards, remote shutter control, nd filters.
                                            The shoulder strap is very well padded and contoured to fit. The other plus is the smaller handle is not mounted via the top flap which means you can leave the bag open and still carry it without having to continually zip/clip the bag up.

                                            There are also dedicated pockets for keys/phone etc with easy access while carrying.

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                                            4.0

                                            Perfect for city shooting

                                            By Lover of Photography

                                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                                            About Me Photography student

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Spacious

                                            Cons

                                            • Price

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday Use

                                            Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Olive Green):

                                            I absolutely love this bag. It holds everything you could want for a days worth of shooting. I can fit 3 lenses (10-24mm f/3.5-4, 50mm f/1.8, 55-200mm f/4-5.6), a flash, Nikon D300s with lens attached (17-70mm f/2.8-4), extra batteries, lens hoods and a few odds and ends without having to squeeze everything in. I didn't think that I would use the top zipper as much as I have. It really is reassuring to know that you can grab your camera without having to risk exposing everything you have to the world. It is a bit on the high end for price, but once you use it, you won't worry about why you spent the money.

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                                            5.0

                                            A great working bag

                                            By photogeezer

                                            from San Jose, CA

                                            About Me Hobbyist, Travel

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Can configure many ways
                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Questionable workmanship

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                                            This bag, when organized the way I want it, holds my Canon 5D2, a tele zoom and four primes, in many different configurations. I could carry another body or an additional small SLR system. They are easy to get to, and I can change lenses inside the bag. The generous side pockets will hold bulky hoods or even lenses for quick changes. My first bag had a zipper that wasn't fully sewn on, but B&H cheerfully switched it, as would Tenba in the unlikely event you have a problem.

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                                            4.0

                                            Love the Bag - Defective Zipper

                                            By photogeezer

                                            from San Jose, CA

                                            About Me Hobbyist

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Messenger Camera Bag (Black):

                                                Holds Canon 5D2, 20-200 zoom and four primes with lots of room for another body and lenses. The layout and carrying comfort are excellent. Based on having to send the first bag back to B&H, I may need to have my shoe repair guy put in beefier zippers. Please know, though, that [...] and Tenba stand by the product. You can send any defective bag back [...]

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