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Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray)

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Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • Changes from Shoulder Bag to Waist Pack
  • Fits DSLR with 4.4" Lens Attached
  • Holds 70-200mm f/2.8 with Hood Reversed
  • Holds 2-3 Lenses, Flash, Accessories
  • Bag Opens Away From Body
  • Tethered LED Light for Low Light Use
  • Water-Resistant, Ballistic Nylon
  • Zippered Side Accessory Pockets
  • Adjustable, Removable Shoulder Strap
  • Pull Out Rain Cover / Waist Belt
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The charcoal gray BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag from Brenthaven is designed to convert from a shoulder bag to waist pack. It's also valuable when hiking or climbing since, when used as a waist pack, your hands remain unencumbered so it will be easier to maintain your balance. This bag holds your DSLR with 4.4" lens attached as well as 2-3 additional lenses, flash and some accessories in the main compartment that comes with foam dividers that can be configured to suit whatever gear you need that day.

The unique feature of this bag is its built-in, tethered LED light that will make locating anything within the pack easier especially when working in marginal light or dimly lit clubs. The light will also come in handy when you need to read a map or manual at sunset or simply use as a signal light to stay in touch with those nearby. The tuck away style waist belt leaves the bag free to use its adjustable, removable shoulder strap or top grab handle.

The bag unzips away from your body so only you will be able to see what's inside. This is a major security feature when you're working a crowd. The zippered side pockets are sized to hold small supplies such as your phone, cables, batteries or memory cards.

The PVC-free (poly vinyl chloride) BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag is made from water-resistant ballistic nylon and back coated with polyurethane for added strength. BX2 foam on the back of the pack is also incorporated to further guard against incidental contact and drops. To increase its flexibility, the bag is provided with modular optional lens case attachment points for securing additional pouches.

A quick access, built-in rain cover will protect the entire pack when the weather turns sour. The zippers all have long pull tabs for when you're wearing gloves so you need not be afraid to use the pack in cold weather. All the hardware has been tested to withstand 250 lb of pressure.  The BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag has a padded rear side to make it more comfortable when worn on your waist.

BX2 Xtreme foam on the back of the pack offers the ultimate in drop protection
Tethered LED light for low light conditions
Durable and water-resistant charcoal gray exterior body material stays cool in direct sunlight during a long shoot
Pull out rain cover provides full coverage in all weather conditions
Quick access water-resistant zipper to quickly grab camera
Anti-abrasion material protects your gear in rugged conditions; all the hardware has been tested to withstand 250 lb of pressure
Tuck away waist belt
Optional modular lens case attach points
Side pockets for cords/accessories
Interchangeable foam compartment dividers allow for customized storage space inside bag
Adjustable, removable shoulder strap
Material Ballistic nylon with back coating of polyurethane
PVC-free (poly vinyl chloride)
Type of Closure Zippers with long pull tabs
Tripod Holder No
Waist Belt Yes - Tuck away
Carrying/Transport Options Waist belt
Adjustable, removable shoulder strap
Top grab handle
Interior Dimensions 12.5 x 9.0 x 6.0" (31.8 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 12.5 x 10.0 x 7.0" (31.8 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    BrenthavenBX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray)
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Compact (9)
    • Durable (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Comfortable strap (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife photos (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Suitable Protection for Photo Gear

      I was interested in the Brenthaven BX2 Xtreme Protection camera backpack for my Canon DSLR system, but that seems to have disappeared. When B & H advertised this at a severe discount...Read complete review

      I was interested in the Brenthaven BX2 Xtreme Protection camera backpack for my Canon DSLR system, but that seems to have disappeared. When B & H advertised this at a severe discount (under $50), I thought I just had to get it for my Fujifilm system.
      This bag is a little bigger than the Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 backpack that I used last summer. It held my gear, but it was inconvenient to have to take off the backpack in order to change lenses.
      This Brenthaven BX2 is slightly bigger, but it is better made, better padded, and provides better protection. Inside, I fit Fujifilm X-E2 with XF18-55 lens, XF60 macro, XF55-200, XF10-24, 2 battery chargers with batteries, RR-90 cable release, Samyang 8mm fisheye, and there is room for the large EF-42 TTL flash. On the outer pocket are USB cables, instruction manuals, 5 16GB SD cards, small notebook and pen, and the waterproof cover. Side pockets have lens cleaners and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.
      The waist straps are conveniently hidden if not needed, but I find them useful when climbing. I shall be testing this over the Christmas holiday.
      I may have to reconfigure this if I decide to bring my iPad for tethered shooting after Fuji releases the hardware update on Dec 18! but this is my entire Fujifilm system.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Well made and functional

      I wanted a waist pack with a shoulder strap for when I go hiking. B&H had this on sale and I couldn't pass it up. I am still evaluating the bag to...Read complete review

      I wanted a waist pack with a shoulder strap for when I go hiking. B&H had this on sale and I couldn't pass it up. I am still evaluating the bag to determine if it will fit my needs.

      Overall the bag seems well made and functional. I like the waist straps and the interior fits my DLSR camera and mounted zoom lens with hood fairly well. I still have room for another lens and for other smaller items on the other. The outside zipper compartment holds the rain cover, but not much else since it does not open out very far. When wearing it as a waist pack, the zipper opens away from the body so that you can easily see and access your camera and other gear which is nice. Also there is a top zipper for access if your camera is a small dlsr or other. It is not useful for a larger dlsr like mine.

      The only thing that I really don't like is the shoulder strap. The strap is made to carry the bag like a shoulder bag, and is not very adaptable for cross shoulder support of the waist pack. In order to use the strap for cross shoulder support, the strap needs to be tightened and the shoulder pad would need to fit over the strap hardware, which it does not. Also, the bag is very boxy and does not conform to the body at all. This is why I have only given it three stars.

      But, for the price I paid, it was a great value.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      BX convertible Shoulder Bag by Brenthave

      By Aw Chun San

      from Singapore

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        This bag allows me to put my 2 x Olympus OMD-EM5, one with grip and lens attached with the other body without grip placed below as backup. It allows 2 x FL360 flash.
        All the things I want to bring out is in one bag.

        I will give it 5 star if the side pocket is bigger and the top opening is larger.

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        • No

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        5.0

        very good for cheap price

        By deep

        from new jersey

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        Very nice bag with a lot of room to put extra stuff...$ can't beat that....

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        5.0

        Really worth the $ and great deal.

        By Luke

        from Dallas

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        There are detailed descriptions. I`d like to say how it feels. It holds a DSLR with a 24-105mm lens, a spare lens and a flash pretty good. You can add some trivial stuff in other pockets. If you have a 70-200mm lens, you may need a BX2 lens case which can be attached to this bag.
        Pros: although this is the 1st camera bag I owned, I had several pretty good backpack. This bag really get the job done, not to say its sophisticated manufacture. Overrall, the quality and discount impressed me.
        Cons: this is not a bag for metrosexual. As you can see, nylon with blue color is not as stylish as canvas bags. If you prefer style to sturdy. This may not be your best choice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        top quality and value for money

        By Cravo

        from portugal

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        Im so happy with this camera bag...I have 4 bags and was looking for a small one to fit a couple of lenses. It fits the Canon L 70-200 mk II! It has a lot of room for small accessories even include a led light rain cover and waist belt! Build quality is awesome.

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        5.0

        Suitable Protection for Photo Gear

        By Pio in Pikeville

        from Pikeville, KY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Opens From Body Side

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        I was interested in the Brenthaven BX2 Xtreme Protection camera backpack for my Canon DSLR system, but that seems to have disappeared. When B & H advertised this at a severe discount (under $50), I thought I just had to get it for my Fujifilm system.
        This bag is a little bigger than the Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 backpack that I used last summer. It held my gear, but it was inconvenient to have to take off the backpack in order to change lenses.
        This Brenthaven BX2 is slightly bigger, but it is better made, better padded, and provides better protection. Inside, I fit Fujifilm X-E2 with XF18-55 lens, XF60 macro, XF55-200, XF10-24, 2 battery chargers with batteries, RR-90 cable release, Samyang 8mm fisheye, and there is room for the large EF-42 TTL flash. On the outer pocket are USB cables, instruction manuals, 5 16GB SD cards, small notebook and pen, and the waterproof cover. Side pockets have lens cleaners and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.
        The waist straps are conveniently hidden if not needed, but I find them useful when climbing. I shall be testing this over the Christmas holiday.
        I may have to reconfigure this if I decide to bring my iPad for tethered shooting after Fuji releases the hardware update on Dec 18! but this is my entire Fujifilm system.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Shoulder Bag

        By Photographer Me

        from Ohio

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Get To
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • No Weight On Shoulders

        Cons

        • Could Only Find In Gray
        • Shoulder Strap To Long
        • Shoulder Strap Too Long

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Walk Around

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        This fits well around my waist. I will use it in the back or front. The shoulder strap can't be tightened enough. (Made for large people, I'm 5'5', but I will use the strap as insurance when using the belt, although it will be slack.)The bag is light, and what I need for the overflow from my roller bag and walking around with extra lenses. It's big on my body but comfortable.It has a tiny attached flashlight.I like the way the zipper opens so the lid opens away from my body. Handle on top is comfortable. Would be 5 stars if the shoulder strap could be adjusted to my size. Also would like black to match all my other stuff. The one I have is gray. Didn't want a backpack or courier bag because of my bad back and shoulder. This is more comfortable.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Not perfect but good!

        By Digitech

        from Tennessee

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bag Dividers Are Just Ok

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

        This bag won't hold everything you have but it does hold a lot. I use it mainly for sports photography and it is large enough to carry the essentials. Mine usually contains a EOS 7D with battery grip, 70-200 f/2.8 L series lens, 24-70 f/2.8 lens, speedlite 580ex flash, battery charger, two batteries, AA batteries for flash, memory cards, rain cover for the bag and camera. I am not thrilled about the dividers. They are not bad but I like things a certain way which you cannot do with these dividers. It would not keep me from buying or recommending it. The additional lens bag is nice and offers expansion but I wish it could be attached while using the strap. It can only be attached to the belt. It seems very well built but I cannot say anything about durability yet. So far it has been very comfortable to wear and carry. If you have a lot of camera gear that you need to carry you might want to look elsewhere. The gear i listed above packs it pretty tight.

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        • No

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        5.0

        My Favorite Bag Yet!

        By BJarbs

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

          I have been into wildlife photography for about 10 years now and I've been looking for the perfect bag. This is my 5th or 6th camera bag and it seems to be the best fit for my needs. I like to take a body, 1-3 smaller lens and one medium sized lens (such as my 200 f/2.8) with me everywhere. I bought this bag so that I could fit all this and my new 2x extender and it all fits great! The waist strap is super handy when hiking when I need my hands to climb up a steep slope or up a rocky area. The rain fly is a life saver and I have been looking for a medium sized bag with a rain fly for some time now! This is my favorite bag yet!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Carry it on

          By Jameszee

          from Bellingham WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Weather resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Cameras

            Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

            This bag is the best bag I have obtained for my camera stuff --I got all of my stuff in the bag, all in easy reach, and feeling secure. Hangs comfortably on my shoulder; I look forward to trying to wear it as a waist pack; also, I look forward to using the top opening for ready access to my camera. Every type of item has its own place.My wife even ordered one for her camera stuff!

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            • No

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            5.0

            It is very well made and good looking!

            By Rumtea

            from Santa Monica

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Audio Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

            It is very well made and good looking camera bag.The whole bag was very well made, thick and light foam padding.The waist straps are sturdy and help a lot for long hours carrying heavy camera equipments. All of the straps can be hide into the bag when not use.It also has a rain coat. Note: It's not a bag for a small person. I am a women 5"1 and it looks ridiculous on me. I gave it to my husband :-)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Nice Touches

            By Peter

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                  Nice Bag. Had some nice touches i did not expect for instance a little led flashlight and a rain cover. Very nice and sturdy

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Well made and functional

                  By DrDeb

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                  • Poor design

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                  I wanted a waist pack with a shoulder strap for when I go hiking. B&H had this on sale and I couldn't pass it up. I am still evaluating the bag to determine if it will fit my needs.

                  Overall the bag seems well made and functional. I like the waist straps and the interior fits my DLSR camera and mounted zoom lens with hood fairly well. I still have room for another lens and for other smaller items on the other. The outside zipper compartment holds the rain cover, but not much else since it does not open out very far. When wearing it as a waist pack, the zipper opens away from the body so that you can easily see and access your camera and other gear which is nice. Also there is a top zipper for access if your camera is a small dlsr or other. It is not useful for a larger dlsr like mine.

                  The only thing that I really don't like is the shoulder strap. The strap is made to carry the bag like a shoulder bag, and is not very adaptable for cross shoulder support of the waist pack. In order to use the strap for cross shoulder support, the strap needs to be tightened and the shoulder pad would need to fit over the strap hardware, which it does not. Also, the bag is very boxy and does not conform to the body at all. This is why I have only given it three stars.

                  But, for the price I paid, it was a great value.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect "big city bag"

                  By SK photo

                  from Fort Myers, Fl.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                    Used the bag on recent trip to Philadelphia. Very well made and simple storage compartments that make it easy to find what you need. Pack economically because of limited space.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very well made

                    By Roger

                    from Goleta, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                      What a great find in a flooded bag market. Compact but very functional with nice appointments. I prefer a waist attached fit but when I only need a shoulder support the waist belt can be completely consealed. Very slick!

                      Exterior pockets give way to more room inside the bag. I shoot with a Canon 7D w/grip and pack a fat L series 16-35mm lens and 100mm macro lens. I still have room for a future speedlight as well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Back Saver.

                      By JKM Pro

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Hip Harness
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Needs Expandable Pocket

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Bag
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                      Love the bag. Rigid, very protective. Clean look. I bought because I love the access of a shoulder bag, but wanted the extra support a hip harness provides as my back gets pretty tired after a full day carrying gear.

                      Not the bag I would bring to a shoot, but excellent for throwing a snack, body and a few lenses in for a day on your feet.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Kendog

                      from Coeur d'Alene, Id.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                        I purchased this for my underwater camera. The camera itself is small but it has a fairly large housing along with flashes and a wide angle lense. The bag has plenty of room for all of this and convenient storage for batteries, cables, charger, SD cards and more.
                        The bag is very high quality and the waist pack belt makes it easy to pack through airports while also carrying a backpack.
                        Highly recommend this product.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Second Bag

                        By Billyobong

                        from Oakland, CA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray):

                              This is a second bag for me, when in the field. My main bag is a LowePro versa, with room for my laptop and all peripherals plus camera equipment. The BX2 is ideal for a pro slr body, one small lens and one telephoto, along with extras like a battery, cards and lens fluid. The build is solid, the cushioning seems excellent and the design seems good. The interior is highly customizable. The waist strap seems to work well.

                              Bags are a very personal decision. This is a good compromise between a large bag and the belt lowepro outbacks.

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