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Kata Camera Backpack


ade123 e2
1 174 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:02PM
Hi, I have finally decided to purchase a backpack as I have been using a normal one for my gear but as my kit is growing I need more protection etc.
I am looking at either the kata bumblebee DL-210 or the Minibee 110-PL and I wondered if anyone has either of these bags and could recommend them.The main reason for the choice is that I travel to ireland a fair bit and they seem to be ideal kit wise and personal effects etc.
Any thoughts and advice will be welcome.

Regards Adrian

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779HOB 2 1.0k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:54PM
I have a Kata 3n1 25pl - not the one you are looking at I know. I think it's a really well made bag and I use it allot. When I first got it I wasn't that happy. It they say you can wear it as a backpack using the straps with as a normal backpack or with cross over straps. I find it very poor in either of those positions.

However, has a sling it's very good and this is how I use it. I only use the bag when I don't have two cameras with me so swapping lenses is really good, the bag works as a table in effect and allows you to change lens while walking.

I did find the bad small, but really you can stuff a lot of kit in one I tend to have a D4 with a 17-35mm on and a 70-200mm in the main part and then batteries and 50mm bits and bobs in the top part.

But it's not a Bubblebee or Minibee. So, maybe this is totally useless! I would say the Kata bag is really hard wearing, waterproof and works well as a cushion if you want to keep your bum dry when sitting on a wall or something.
ade123 e2
1 174 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:29PM
Hi 779HOB,
I've just had a look at the bag you mention and it certainly looks like what I am looking for.The problem I have is actually getting to see the bags as there are no camera shops near where I live so its hard to decide which to go for but it certainly looks what I need and looks right for hand luggage size.

Adrian
779HOB 2 1.0k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:34PM
I had the same problem about seeing bags so looked around online allot and ended up with the Kata. Like I say I was disappointed with it at first but it works well for me now. I prefer to use a bum bag for batteries, cards, flash etc and have two bodies on slings but for when I'm on boats or slower magazine shoots the Kata is what I take.

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