Review: Kata H-14 Holster camera case


Review: Kata H-14 Holster camera case

KataH-14Bag.jpg I bought this bag after a lottttttt of online review and after checking out other branded bags in the stores. I knew I definitely needed a bag that would allow me to access the camera with a lens mounted in a quick manner. So I was looking at slingpacks and the holsters. This was the only holster style bag that-

– would allow the flexibility of becoming a sling pack with an optional accessory
– would host the camera face down for quick top access
– would have a designed flexible yet sturdy casing for the camera in the central compartment… separate from the other lens and accessories
– would have two side pockets to keep an extra lens in one plus accessories in another
– and would be solidly built.

I have used it to keep the following at different times:

[Combo A]
– A Canon Rebel XSi + Sigme 70-300mm lens in the main compartment
– A Canon 28-105mm lens + a 50mm 1.8 II lens in one side pocket
– Lens/body caps + battery charger + cleaning kit in another side pocket
– Spare SD card in top sleeve above the camere

[Combo B] (a bit tight, but 50d does fit in there)
– A Canon 50d + Tammy 17-50mm 2.8 lens in the main compartment
– Lens/body caps in one side pocket
– battery charger + cleaning kit in another side pocket
– Spare CF card in top sleeve above the camera

[Combo C] (My current kit)
– A Nikon D90 + 18-105mm lens in the main compartment
– A Nikon 70-300mm VR lens in one side pocket
– Lens/body caps + battery charger + cleaning kit in another side pocket
– Spare SD card in top sleeve above the camera

Bonus: It looks great!!

The only con I found is that the top flap’s zipper is a bit too sturdy to quickly open it in need. I think it is by design.. so if one wants a quick access, she/he can leave the zips open but instead buckle the flap up. The bag is also great in the way that you can review pics/change settings/look at back LCD panel without taking the camera out.

A perfect bag for you if you only want to carry a maximum of 2 lenses on a trip/hike: a basic kit lens on the body, and a zoom in the side pocket. Still leaves room for other stuff:-)

I would highly recommend this bag for starters…. you will soon realise that you have spent more than the price of this bag because you switched those generic bags 2-3 times (do the math, you wil l know). You may rather buy a great bag in the first place.. and it will last a long time too.

URL: http://imagingreview.blogspot.com/2009/03/review-kata-h-14-holster-camera-case.html

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