toyguru wrote in post #5195780
...FA230 with Tenba insert
Compared to the Domke insert the Tenba provides more options as to how you can set up the inside of the bag and it can also hold the big L's as well (sorry Jon). I've had the Tenba in my F-802 for a few months and I don't think that I would want to take it out! As a matter of fact, when I finally got my Domke inserts I was somewhat disappointed in the size of the inserts...
Hi & thx to all that provided info & shots!
Thanks to Jon, I've been eyeballing the F-802 as well as the FA-230 insert. The 230 insert would not only be useful for the 802 but for my "generic" messenger as well But seeing as the 230 is only 2.5" in depth, I can't imagine my lenses will fit with the [reversed] hoods on. With hoods on, I'm looking at 10cm (4") which I should think an impossible fit in a 230... .
Enter the Tenba Pro Digital 2.0 insert! Now at 13cm (5") the hoods have ample room! The F-802 has an official internal depth of 8cm (3") but based on the photos in this thread, it must "bend" laterally to fit. Alternatively, the Tenba would also make for a nice insert for the F-804, which is 8" deep, leaving ample room for a sleeved Notebook!
If you're lens-happy, you could even fit both the FA-230 & Tenba in the F-804...
But before I buy, has anything else (insert-wise) come up on the market? After all, it's been a few years since everyone posted in this thread... .
p.s. A pricey alternative (adds to the flexibility maybe but also to the price) would be to buy 3~4 FA-280 single compartments. at 10x10cm (3.75"x4") it may even fit better than the 13cm (5") Tenba, but again, the price is not comparable... .