Tenba Introduces New Sling Bag
A Smaller and Convertible Photo Bag
Elmsford, NY, October 1, 2008 - As part of the growth of its Sling series Tenba has announced the addition of the 2nd in a new series of Convertible Photo Sling Bags to its growing Shootoutâ¢ collection. According to the company, the new Slings are unique in their ability to be converted from a "quick-draw" shooting bag to a long lens bag configuration, offering significantly more versatility, especially to sports and wildlife/outdoor photographers. Tenba says its new line brings a variety of other new, innovative and exclusive features to the sling-style bag category.
The Sling Bag is carried on the back, but with a single, contoured and padded cross-chest strap rather than two shoulder straps. This design allows it to be instantly swung around in front of the photographer, providing immediate access to a primary camera with mounted lens, for fast shooting right out of the bag. Movable padded walls within the bag allow the "quick-draw" compartment to be fitted precisely to the main camera/lens combination, and also create additional spaces for extra bodies, lenses and accessories. These walls can be completely removed, turning the Sling into a vertically-oriented long lens bag. In this configuration, a pro D/SLR with mounted telephoto-up to 300mm/2.8 for the small Sling (depending on specific equipment used)-is loaded straight down through the bag via the large top door.
According to Tenba Product Manager Peter Waisnor, "we set out to see what we could do differently with a sling-type bag, and of course we turned to our pro shooter network to get a sense of their wants and needs." Waisnor says that some of the many requests incorporated in the Shootout Slings include the use of durable, water-resistant nylon instead of the more common polyester for the exterior, weather-sealed YKK® zippers on all outside openings, monopod straps, protective rubber bottom treads, and more. Tenba's Sling offering also provides a full-access back panel that can be opened to fully expose the interior for setup, loading and cleaning.
Other features include Tenba's fast-deploying WeatherWrapâ¢ rain cover, a strap front-mounted phone/audio pouch, auxiliary security strap, and a variety of accessory pockets and compartments. Despite the special materials and arsenal of features, the Sling weighs in at only 25-38 ounces, depending on configuration. "We tried to meet the challenge of including every bell and whistle the professionals asked for, while keeping the bag ultra-light," says Waisnor, "and those photographers who have seen and tested the Sling seem to think we hit the mark."
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