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TenbaPro Digital 2 Photo Insert
 
4.8

(based on 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well padded (131)
  • Strong construction (111)
  • Lots of compartments (63)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good protection (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (128)
  • Protecting gear (116)
  • Storing gear (62)
  • Daily transport (14)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (67), Film professional (13), Photo enthusiast (13), Parent (10), Aspiring film maker (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110)

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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2.0

Not as described - dimensions not accurate

By Tom

from Atlanta

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

I was looking for something that would precisely fit a bag that I have, and relied on the dimensions provided to determine if this would fit. Turns out that the insert is larger than described, and this is an issue for the bag that I had in mind for this application. Don't have the actual dimensions available right now (will amend this review if I can when I get them) but be aware that the advertised dimensions are not accurate (too large!).

 
5.0

finally a solution~

By Michael

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

I had gone back and forth looking for a workable insert solution to fit a medium Timbuk2 messenger bag, an X-pro2 and 3-4 lenses. This finally worked. I wanted a 'lower' profile than this insert for easy camera and lens extraction but a few days into using this I realized that I could replace the longer dividers with the shorter dividers and have a defacto shorter interior wall. Then I realized that I carry two low-profile primary lenses that I could stack on the 'rear' side of the bag with the larger divider providing a deeper pocket and the handy flap at the top providing a little protective cover. Now I can easily keep a longer zoom on the camera and store it sideways at the 'front' for easy grab & shoot moments while the other zoom stores in the middle and the two primaries to the rear (I keep all in wraps too so the stacking's not a worry to me, you could put a pad between them if it's easier for your use....). Very happy with the customizability (I don't think that's a real word!) and fit of this well made insert!

 
5.0

Travel Right.

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

Perfect for travel. Turns your Carry On into a Camera bag.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Travel Gear

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

Perfect to place inside a carryon bag, to make it a travel photo bag.
I have several of these in various sizes.
They are essential !

 
5.0

Great Insert!

By Mitch W

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

This insert allowed me to customize my own camera bag using the Patagonia Lightweight Travel Courier. The insert fit perfectly letting me have a custom, very comfortable and lightweight protective camera bag for my Lumix GX8, several lenses and accessories.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome little thing

By Rene

from Boston

Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

I bought this to fit into a messenger bag I had instead of buying a camera bag. It fits my dsrl with pancake lens, a larger lens, and my film camera. Definitely more than worth the price

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Convenient

By Photo Shooter

from TX

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • not bulky
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

    I needed something to help me put my camera and equipment into my roll aboard suitcase for when I travel. it's a convenient way for me to pack my equipment without talking the whole equipment bag with me. This will not work as a standalone bag, but works well in adapting other bags.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By Jason

    from Boston

    About Me Film Professional

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      This was the perfect addition and size to convert my messenger bag into a great low-profile camera bag for everyday use. Insert and dividers are well-made, sturdy, and seem very durable. I'm able to hold my full-frame dslr, 70-200, and 2 other lenses no problem. Can't beat the price either.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert

      By Eddie

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      Great product. Does its job and fits perfectly in my pack.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Insert

      By Patience

      from Falmouth, Maine

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      I put this in a hiking day pack and It works great!! I can fit my D810 with a big lens, another smaller body and a fixed 50mm. Great alternative to buying a whole new bag!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great padding!

      By Firass

      from Lebanon

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      Though I failed to fit it in my camping backpack (this insert is huge!) but the padding is great and there's plenty of room for a camera and 3-4 lenses.. I'll keep it!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good

      By Sarah

      from Gainesville, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

      decent alternative to buying an expensive camera bag/backpack.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Messenger Bag into a Camera Bag

      By Daniel P

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

        My Dakine laptop messenger is my go to bag; however, I needed something to protect my camera as well. If you have a messenger bag and want protection for your camera, this is the answer.

        MEASURE THE INSIDE OF YOUR BAG FIRST

        • Extra padding and cushion w/o bulk
        • Strong Structure
        • Easy to access storage

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A practical, inexpensive solution

        By Mike

        from New England

        About Me Organized

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Practical
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

          I have a canvas bag that I wanted to use for my camera gear. The only problem was that there is no padding in the soft-sided bag. I didn't need a big, expensive gadget bag so I used this insert to give the sides of the bag shape and to protect and keep my gear from bumping around in the bag. The dividers are adjustable and the liner has wide strips of velcro so you could also add another divider or a strap or whatever you wanted to customize your bag.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By Kathi

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

            This fits perfectly into my unobtrusive photo bag.

             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By Kentucky LL Bean fan

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tenba Pro Digital 2 Photo Insert:

              I have a lot of bags. This insert let me utilize one of my favorite LL Bean messenger bags as a camera bag. Fits perfectly and protects my equipment without looking like a camera bag. Very cool.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great insert for Domke F802

              By david326

              from Rockville Md.

              About Me Advanced Photographer

              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:

                Very well made ,perfect fit for Domke F802.Lots of ways to configure insert.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Tenba Internal Quality in Any Bag

                By George Baileyoski

                from Silver Spring, MD

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                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:

                  I put this insert inside of a nice messenger bag and it is great!.. It is very lightweight, customizable, and yet sturdy. No downsides to this.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for a medium sized messenger bag.

                  By jeff.fulmer

                  from between Los Angeles and PIttsburgh

                  About Me 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:

                    The really is no bag quite as sturdy and flexable as a bicycle messenger bag. Designed to carry and protect a host of items from the elements and the dangers of urban traffic, it seemed to me a messenger bag would make the perfect camera bag, and with this insert it does. The insert holds my dslr with a lens, 4 additional lenses or flashes or whatever you need protected, while there is still enough space in the bag for anything else you might need to carry. For about $ bucks you can breathe new life into your old bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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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