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Dec 13, 2011 08:13 |  #1

I was looking for a bag for travelling that would hold my gripped 5dm2 without bulging or being to big.

The Tenba Black Label seems to have fit the bill.

I was able to get the following into the bag, with room to spare

5dm2 body with 24-105 attached
Wft-E4a II grip
17-40mm f/4 L
50mm f/1.2 L
135mm f/2 L
200mm f/2.8 L
430ex II flash
ST-E2 wireless flash controller
other accessories 3 x BG-E6, 4 x AA charger, sensor cleaning kit with micro screwdrivers and swabs, sensor loupe, blower

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The bag is not oversized next to the gripped 5dm2 for reference

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The bag has a main compartment with 2 cargo side pockets, 2 front pockets and 1 back pocket
All the straps are made of a seat belt type material, which appears to be strong
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Cargo pockets, one on each side, note the strong strap and metal diamond shape d-link
which is connected to a support strap that goes all around the bag.
The pockets have a leather accent on them
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The back has a full length zip pocket, with a belt that slips over the handle of a roller bag
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Once open there is a second zip cover which has large vinyl clear pocket (reinforced by embedded mesh) on each side of it
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This is the underside of the second zip cover with a couple of extra vinyl (mesh reinforced) pockets, when zipped up this seals the bag
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The smaller of the two front compartments holds memory cards and smaller accessories, on the flap there is name tag window
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Dec 13, 2011 08:14 |  #2

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The large of the front compartment has a neoprene pockets for items that need more protection like filters etc.
On the flap, which you can't see, is another zipped clear vinyl (mesh reinforced) pocket, there is also a key strap

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Super padded curve shoulder strap with leather accent
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The bag with the 5dm2 gripped the 24-105mm and 4 other lenses
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The gripped camera slot is quite big, the lens are a 50L, 17-40L , 135L and 200L
there is also a padded shelf that fits in if your not storing a gripped body
I've folded in the padded flaps that protect the top of the lenses
Also note the weather resistant liner is in the main compartment of the bag as well as the top flap
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The dual layered top covers, protect the equipment from the elements
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There is still enough room to fit the 430ex II flash and the ST-E2 controller
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The quality of construction and the attention to detail is excellent, with the leather inserts and accents, it's basically a poor man's Billingham

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Dec 13, 2011 12:07 |  #3

Thanks for your post.
I looked at the small Black Label Satchel bag I'm really glad to see your post. I have a gripped dslr as well. The small satchel bag would carry my NEX5 system. It won't carry my dslr even without the grip attached.
The store selling it aren't the sharpest tools in the shop...no price on it. And when I tried to find out whether they had larger Black Label bags I didn't get an answer.

The Tenba website talks about the bag being waterproof without a raincover! (Yeh!! I cursed the raincover on my Retro10PS bag.) I love my tiny Billingham Digital. So you're right--looks like a quality bag for quite a bit less money than a Billy bag with similar size.

I would really like to know how the bag feels when you carry it for a while. I had a Tenba brick that wore me out when shooting in Arizona. It wasn't fun to carry at all. Forget the name of my Tenba...I had quite written them off.

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Dec 13, 2011 14:23 |  #4

Nice job of packing it all in there! That is a lotta stuff in a small bag. :D

Do the lenses have the hoods reversed on them? I can see the mounted 24-105 does not.

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Dec 13, 2011 16:15 |  #5

hfgarris wrote in post #13539123 (external link)
Nice job of packing it all in there! That is a lotta stuff in a small bag. :D

Do the lenses have the hoods reversed on them? I can see the mounted 24-105 does not.

-howard

No the lenses don't have hoods on them, I think I would only be able to get 3 lenses in with the hoods reversed as their diameter increases significantly.


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Dec 13, 2011 16:39 |  #6

2mnycars wrote in post #13538369 (external link)
Thanks for your post.
I looked at the small Black Label Satchel bag I'm really glad to see your post. I have a gripped dslr as well. The small satchel bag would carry my NEX5 system. It won't carry my dslr even without the grip attached.
The store selling it aren't the sharpest tools in the shop...no price on it. And when I tried to find out whether they had larger Black Label bags I didn't get an answer.

The Tenba website talks about the bag being waterproof without a raincover! (Yeh!! I cursed the raincover on my Retro10PS bag.) I love my tiny Billingham Digital. So you're right--looks like a quality bag for quite a bit less money than a Billy bag with similar size.

I would really like to know how the bag feels when you carry it for a while. I had a Tenba brick that wore me out when shooting in Arizona. It wasn't fun to carry at all. Forget the name of my Tenba...I had quite written them off.

Regards,

I suspect it would become heavy after a while with all the kit in it, it's great to have that rolling bag strap to take the load off

I'm basically using it as something compact to transport and store stuff while travelling. It's really the weight of the equipment that's going to be a problem on the shoulder for extended periods of time with any shoulder bag, with a lighter kit it would be no problem. I understand now,why Tenba included that super thick shoulder pad. A back-pack would be a bulkier but better solution, if you wanted to carry more equipment for a long time

As a day bag I'm using the Lowepro classified 140aw which can hold a couple of lenses and the 5dm2. So I travel with both bags, the 140 goes in the check in bag.
With airline carry on restrictions being enforced more and more I wanted something that looked light and less obtrusive, I'll be in trouble if they ask me to weigh it fully loaded.

This bag is so much more compact than my Lowepro Primus Minimus which makes it easy to travel with, it has a similar capacity except I can't carry the 85L.


1Dx, 1DM4, 5DM2, 7D, EOS-M, 8-15L, 17-40L, 24 TSE II, 24-105L, 50L, 85L II, 100L, 135L, 200L f/2.8, 300L f/4, 70-200L II, 70-300L, 400Lf/5.6

  
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Dec 13, 2011 20:13 |  #7

Thanks lannes I like shooter bags where my camera is more accessible. I shoot faster, and better.

I'm a bagaholic. I should just gt out and shoot more. ;-)a


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