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Old 20th of August 2007 (Mon)   #46
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Default Re: Kata Holster H-14 Mini Review

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Also - here is what I can confirm:

400D/ grip & 70-200F2.8L with hood reversed in main
24-105F4LIS w/ hood reversed in right side pocket
Still a good amount of room in the left side pocket.
Ollie,

I am going to be taking up Videography this Fall to add to my Photography at High School Soccer and Football games. I will be carrying both my Rebel XT (with a 70-200 2.8) and a Canon HV20 HighDef camcorder. I have the Lowepro Slingshot and I love it, however I am looking for something that will be a quicker change from video to still and vice versa.

Thus my question, Have you worn this setup (ie the Kata with your 400D a & 70-200) hanging from your belt, or strictly with the shoulder strap? I have read that the Kata has a Belt attachment mesh pocket on the back, but is it comfortable with the camera and a long lens?
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Old 21st of August 2007 (Tue)   #47
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SoccerRef - I personally only use the shoulder strap. But the Belt Loops seems to be very well make (along with everything else on the bag) and the mesh part does provide some padding. I just recently got my 70-200 and with my 400D and and additional lens in the bag, I do not mind the weight at all when using the shoulder strap. My guess is, if you are used to wearing a bag using the belt loop, you will be fine with this one. For me personally it will probably be a lil 'odd' to wear it like that as I have never done so.

I know it is not much info, but I hope this helps!

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Old 21st of August 2007 (Tue)   #48
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SoccerRef - I personally only use the shoulder strap. But the Belt Loops seems to be very well make (along with everything else on the bag) and the mesh part does provide some padding. I just recently got my 70-200 and with my 400D and and additional lens in the bag, I do not mind the weight at all when using the shoulder strap. My guess is, if you are used to wearing a bag using the belt loop, you will be fine with this one. For me personally it will probably be a lil 'odd' to wear it like that as I have never done so.

I know it is not much info, but I hope this helps!

Cheers, Ollie
That helps a lot. Honestly, I'm not sure how well I'll like it either, but I figure I'll try it as it appears to be the easiest way to manage multiple cameras. My only concern is that I sit, and kneel A LOT! I am slightly concerned that having equipment hanging from a belt might be fine while standing, but may be an issue while getting up and down regularly.

I know it won't work when I am working wrestling tournaments, as I am often laying on the floor at those. I think I will post the question in the sports forum and see if any of those guys have any advice. Thanks for your comment though, knowing that the camera fits with lens attached and that the belt strap is sturdy is a lot more than I knew two days ago!

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Old 8th of November 2007 (Thu)   #49
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Default Re: Kata Holster H-14 Mini Review

Would anyone know if I can fit a Canon 40D Camera with the BGE-2N Battery Grip and a Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS Lens(Hood Reversed)attached fit into the main compartment of the Kata H-14 Holster Bag?
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Old 8th of November 2007 (Thu)   #50
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Gripped cameras (other than the rebels) really don't fit, I've found. Sure as heck didn't work for me. So what did I do? Ditch the grip!
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Old 8th of November 2007 (Thu)   #51
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Considering how my 70-200, hood reversed, only just about, with a little bit of gentle squeezing, fits into the side pocket, I doubt that it will fit with it attached to the camera.
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Old 28th of December 2007 (Fri)   #52
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Question Re: Kata Holster H-14 Mini Review

Newbie here with a quick question. I received a Canon Rebel 350D for Xmas this year and am now looking for a bag I saw this thread and did some internet searching and came across this picture of the bag on midwestbags.com...

...and was wondering if the bag actually came with the strap in the pic. The specs of the bag list a "SPAD shoulder strap" but I have no idea what a "SPAD" is. I did some googling, but didn't have any luck.

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Default Re: Kata Holster H-14 Mini Review

There are two kata items there, one is the H14 (bag with the flap), the other is a Kata sling case harness that the kata can attach to, and gives you more pockets for things like memory cards, batteries, etc.

http://www.videodirect.com/Merchant2..._Code=KATABPWP
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Perfect. Thanks TeamSpeed! Off to make my purchase...
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Perfect. Thanks TeamSpeed! Off to make my purchase...
Please report back once you get both items, I was always curious about the sling carrier, but hadn't seen one in person.
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Argh! There I go and order another complement to the R-102...

Thanks for the review all...never realized you could cram that much in this thing (was originally looking at the T-212 earlier in the year)
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Default Re: Kata Holster H-14 Mini Review

Nice bag. I really wanted one of these but the 1 series bodies will not fit.
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Nice bag. I really wanted one of these but the 1 series bodies will not fit.
Uhm, yes it does.
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Uhm, yes it does.
really? do you have one? I was talking to someone a while ago and was told it was not a good fit. Can you fit the camera with a 70-200 2.8 attached in the bag?

I wound up going with a think tank but it is not the most comfortable bag to carry IMO.
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My H14 right at this moment has my MK III with a Sigma lens attached, the 70-200 IS on the side, and on the other side, a 220EX flash and 50mm f/1.4. Not sure about the 70-200 attached, but I can certainly try.
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