Like I really needed another camera bag.
But it was on sale.
I wanted a smaller camera backpack so I would haul less weight. (Or so my husband carries less. ;) )
I love my larger Tenba bag.
And I knew this line of bags was discontinued from Tenba.
Did I mention it was on sale? :)
So I bought the smaller bag on the right. It just arrived today.
Why a new bag?
Probably like some of you, I tend to overpack. If I have the space, why not fill it up? I know it's logical to not stuff the bag so it's not bulging from almost every angle. Yah. Logic. Doesn't work.
I recently flew to Nova Scotia, Canada, and let's just say the cheap seats don't have a lot of room. Even less room under the seat in front of you on this particular plane. When you're carrying camera gear and other personal essentials (like your liquids in the little zip lock bag), you're reluctant to shove and squish your bag too forcefully, cause who wants spilled liquids or broken electronics? Not me!
Before I bought the larger bag, I ordered several different brands, in addition to looking at a couple brands locally to compare. They all sound so good on paper. In the end, I liked the functionality of the Tenba bag (the compartment flexibility, side pockets, rain "coat"). All the others got returned. The khaki bag has been to Hawaii, Australia, my own back yard, family portrait sessions and nature shoots. Love it. But sometimes it's larger than what I want to have with me.
When researching smaller camera bags, I just didn't see what I wanted. So I knew I had to jump on this before it was gone. It is truly the mini version of my larger bag. I can't wait to take the smaller bag out on it's maiden photography voyage! Nothing so glamorous as Hawaii, but I know I can find a cool area around Avon to try it out.
Where to buy
Just in my home office. Light from a north window. Sony A7ii, Nikon adaptor with Nikon 50mm 1.4. (And carefully composed so you wouldn't see my messy desk to camera right. :) )
In the photo at the beginning of the blog post, I originally had the bags a little further back. But that storage cart in the background was a little too in focus. So I pulled the bags further from the background to give a little more background blur, cause the stars of the image are the photo bags.
~Barb Kellogg, photographer, tea drinker, and dark chocolate lover
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