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TenbaPro Digital 2 Photo Insert
 
4.8

(based on 156 reviews)

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    (130)

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    (21)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well padded (122)
  • Strong construction (105)
  • Lots of compartments (61)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good protection (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (119)
  • Protecting gear (109)
  • Storing gear (57)
  • Daily transport (14)
  • Travel (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (103)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (64), Photo enthusiast (13), Film professional (12), Parent (10), Aspiring film maker (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great insert for any messenger bag

I bought this insert to put in a cheap canvas messenger bag. Works like a charm.

The photo of this insert here is a little misleading. The one I received is...Read complete review

I bought this insert to put in a cheap canvas messenger bag. Works like a charm.

The photo of this insert here is a little misleading. The one I received is neutral gray - not white. Also, there are 4 dividers in total. The center two dividers have "ears" to hold an SLR in a vertical position with a lens attached. It fits my Rebel Xti with 75-300 lens attached perfectly. There's also room for a Canon 17-85 IS lens, a 100mm macro, a portable hard drive and miscellaneous cords and gadgets.

The internal dimensions are about 13" long x 4" wide x 9" tall. The dividers allow you to create various compartment sizes.

On various photo websites you'll find whole discussion groups where folks have used this insert to convert popular messenger bags to photo bags. It's a great way to create a discreet, non-camera bag looking bag. You can also just lift the divider out, camera and all, when you want to use the messenger bag for another purpose.

If you have the idea to convert a messenger bag to a camera bag this just might be the ticket for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Makes any messenger bag a camera bag

I keep looking for the perfect camera bag that does not shout out "expensive photo gear in here". This insert can turn any run of the mill messenger-style bag into a fully...Read complete review

I keep looking for the perfect camera bag that does not shout out "expensive photo gear in here". This insert can turn any run of the mill messenger-style bag into a fully padded camera bag, and you can still always pull out the insert to use the bag for hauling your everyday stuff. I do wish that the insert was either shorter or had flip-up sides. It's a little deep when I'm not carrying long lenses.

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5.0

Excellent insert

By Tmorris

from SC

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

Received the product promptly. It's very high quality (good, strong Velcro) and fit perfectly in a Saddleback satchel that I had picked out. It's also a great size for carrying just what I need in my camera bag! highly recommend it!

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5.0

Fits like a glove

By KevINillinois

from Quad Cities

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      This extra-step protection sleeve fits perfectly inside my Lowpro Magnum 650AW bag. The open design allow for easy access for both EOS bodies (with grips attached), while wrapping them in an additional shield of padded protection. Simple solution for piece of mind.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By jojo

      from chicago

      About Me Film Professional, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lots of Compartments
      • Strong Construction
      • Stylish
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

        Bought this insert to put into a new bag (OG bag by Lo & Sons), basically converted an overnight, laptop bag into a great laptop/camera bag that looks stylish. Was the right size and went in perfectly.

        Very fast ship from B&H and helpful reviews so that I made a good purchase decision.

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        5.0

        Tenba Insert Gave New Life to Old Bag

        By Jim out on the road

        from Stillwater, Minnesota

        About Me Aspiring Photographer, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adaptable
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Could Be 12 In Shorter
        • Could Be 15mm Smaller
        • Could Be 5 In Smaller

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

        I have been using a classic canves and leather Orvis bag that is similar to a messenger bag. The insert now has given my Olympus E-M1 camera and a selection of lenses the protection that I have been looking for over the last year. I love my old Orvis bag and now it is complete as a great camera bag. Having this combination, allows me to travel in foreign countries without the appearence of tourist.
        The insert is a tight fit in my particular bag. Tenba is true to the measurements as posted. Trust them.

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        5.0

        GREAT BUY !!!!!!!!

        By Fersal05*

        from La Paz, México

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

          I have three backpacks for different uses for my camera and I wanted to put an insert in each, and had bought this insert and I liked a lot, I wanted to buy another and also wanted to test the DSLR Camera Paddy Insert (Olive) by BBP. I do not like at all, that is soft, the camera goes to the bottom, separators and velcro is very weak, however this Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert by Tenba is of excellent quality, the best, like the inserts that bring backpacks think tank. If you are looking for a good quality insert price, this is it.

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          5.0

          Love this insert

          By Diane

          from Lancaster pa

          Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

          I wanted something I could switch from bag to backpack that wasn't too pricey but still sturdy. This insert is perfect for a messenger bag or large tote. I can fit my 5d markIII two lenses and because of how deep the Insert is I can fit misc items below or on top. Perfect for me!

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          5.0

          Perfect camera insert for my backpack

          By photography buff

          from Massachusetts

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                I have a digital SLR and an extra lens. This insert fits perfectly in the bottom of my backpack. The individual dividers can be removed or repositioned (velcro) to accommodate your needs. I feel like my gear is protected yet is quickly accessible. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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                5.0

                Excellent insert for Timbuk2 bags

                By Kendo

                from NYC

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                  I have a few Timbuk2 bags and was looking around for a photo insert. I first looked at what Timbuk2 offered but found out they were just too expensive.

                  I did more research and people were recommending the Tenba photo insert.

                  I have a Timbuk2 Small and Medium sized bags and the insert works great for both. For the small sized bag, the insert fits just right with no room for anything else except the insert. With the medium, you will have a bit more room on the sides but overall it will be a looser fit than with the small.

                  I mention this because a lot of people were wondering whether the Tenba would be a good fit for the Small sized bags.

                  Overall, I'm very happy with this considering the cost.

                  Highly recommend it!

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                  5.0

                  Tenba Insert

                  By Doc

                  from Baja California

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lots of Compartments
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                    I used the insert to create my own canvas bag. It was perfect! Shipping (as usual) was prompt!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great insert for bags...

                    By Michelle

                    from Florida

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                    I bought this bag to fit into a PacSafe bag. The insert turned out to be slightly too large for the bag to comfortably close it but I decided to keep it as it is a great insert. Sturdy, well padded and roomy, this insert has room for a camera an extra lens and filters plus whatever else you may want to take around on a basic random day trip.

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                    5.0

                    Does the job nicely

                    By TonyP

                    from lLong Island, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                    Very inexpensive solution. It turned my EMS day backpack into a nice camera equipment backpack. Measure your bag before buying, mine fits snugly (that's a good thing).

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                    5.0

                    Is it dumb to review a bag insert? No!

                    By Mel S

                    from Stoneham, MA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lots of Compartments
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                      About 4 years ago, I bought a Tenba olive-colored messenger bag at B&H just before a 3 week trip to Italy, Great bag, but the insert was poorly designed - dividers too short, sidewalls poorly supported. Been inhabiting a corner of my closet ever since.

                      Heading off to Israel with my new Sony A7 system and multiple manual lenses, I started looking for a new bag. I hate camera bags that LOOK like camera bags, and was considering a different, blockier model when I saw this insert.

                      It is PERFECT! It easily divides to hold the A7 with a mounted Canon FD 24mm f2, the 28-70mm kit lens, three Leica M mount lenses with adapters, a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f2.8-4 zoom, and either a Tokina 17mm f3.5 or a Samyang 14mm f2.8. Plus 6 batteries, filters - and my iPad (for flying, not for walking around).

                      Vastly better designed and built than the original insert. If you have an old Tenba Messenger bag, give it new life with this insert

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By werewere

                      from Boston, MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lots of Compartments
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                        Fits perfectly in the two bags I planned to use it with. Could not be a better solution for equipment carrying. Does not add any significant weight.

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                        5.0

                        turns any messenger bag into camera bag

                        By glg61

                        from Austin Tx

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                          i got this insert based on a review of a domke bag that's more of a satchel. i have another bag that is a messenger style bag that i use for bike riding, and i popped this insert in the messenger bag, and i now got a new camera bag. lots of protection and it fits perfectly in the domke satchel camera bag.

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                          5.0

                          Great divider for leather briefcase

                          By Ty

                          from Atlanta

                          Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                          Excellent divider for my leather briefcase, allows for an otherwise vacuous space in my bag to compartmentalize for everyday items or photo gear. Love this handy device! Well constructed and wish I had found this item years ago.

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                          5.0

                          Great Value

                          By Casper

                          from Columbus, Ohio

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                          Pros

                          • Lots of Compartments
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                            It converted the Tenba Messenger to a great camera bag.

                            Well constructed

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Exactly what I needed

                            By Danegerous

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

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                            Pros

                            • Lots of Compartments
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                              I got this insert to fit into my existing shoulder bag that I've had forever, the RapDom classic military messenger bag. The dimensions were spot on and it fits perfectly. I used it last weekend to haul around my Canon 6D with 24-105 4L attached, 50mm 1.4, 70-300 4-5.6, EX430II flash, along with an air blower and extra small pieces. It was a bit snug but it fit!The material is very sturdy but super light weight.My only complaint, because I have to, would be that the panels that divide the two side compartments in don't have unlimited adjustability. They can be moved across about 2 inches of range, which was fine enough for me.

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                              5.0

                              Great Domke Insert

                              By Jake

                              from Ponca City, OK

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                                I had read from other reviews that this insert was a good fit for the Domke F-802. It does fit perfectly, and is very versatile. I currently have loaded. Nikon D300s with 24-70 mounted in the center space, 16-35 in one side and SB-800 on the other side. The Domke F-802 is deep enough to hold a 70-200 in one side of the insert in place of either a flash or other lens. With this gear loaded the package is not too heavy for walk around use. The insert is very well padded and provides sufficient protection for expensive photo equipment without being too bulky.

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                                5.0

                                Works for me

                                By Matty Ice

                                from Charleston, SC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                                  I added this insert to a messenger bag that I seldom use any more. It fits perfect and stores and protect my equipment. Now my camera bag doesn't look like typical "boxy" camera bag. There is still room left over to haul my laptop. I would recommend this product to a friend.

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                                  5.0

                                  Turn any backpack into a camera bag

                                  By rogue

                                  from St. Louis, MO

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lots of Compartments
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

                                    You can slip this into any backpack or messenger bag and make your own camera bag. It is 13" wide - so it won't fit in small backpacks. But it is tall and wide and will hold your 70-200 type lenses with no problem. It is thick, nice and sturdy, and holds your gear firmly.

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