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Kata DPS DR-467 First thoughts / review

 
Route246
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Jan 09, 2009 19:24 |  #91

I have this bag. It is pretty much perfect for me. I attach my tripod on the side with the mesh pocket holding one end and the strap securing it to the side. This works better than I thought it would.

For travel, I get everything stuffed into the bottom compartment. For walking around I put the body and lens in the top section (easier access, to drawer to pull out and put back in).

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I've had this bag for about a month now. Overall, it's a great bag, very well built, and for the most part, comfortable. I don't have any "huge" lenses like the 70-200, so trying to stuff that one in isn't an issue for me. Empty, the bag is surprisingly light for a pack of this size, padded enough to carry a laptop.

For me, it lacks a couple of features that I'd want, like a simple way to carry a tripod. More important, though, is the bag lacks an adequate belt for carrying heavier loads. A 2" (50mm) belt would be more appropriate and fitting for a pack of this size, and would provide a more suitable way of attaching accessories or a water bottle pouch. 1"? What were they thinking?

With a wider belt and loops or straps for a tripod, the bag would be a 100% winner.


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Jan 19, 2009 21:55 as a reply to  @ Route246's post |  #92

Cany any one having this bag confirm if 70-200 2.8 IS or 100-400 fits in the top compartment with there protective bags provided by canon or is it well paded to fit a 70-200 2.8 IS by itself.

Will there be enough space in the bottom for a 16-35 II mounted on 5D II and 85L and 24-105.

Thanks in advance.


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Jan 20, 2009 01:26 |  #93

The 16-35 II mounted on 5DMKII fits but you need to take off the hood in order to not hog too much space at the bottom. I turn my hood inside out but I can't fit much else in the center of the bottom section. I can also comfortably stuff the 24-105L down there, too. Not sure about the 85L.

On the top, if you're going to put two lenses you need at least one in a bag. I leave my 5DMkii with lens in the top compartment and it has room to spare.

jeev wrote in post #7114197 (external link)
Cany any one having this bag confirm if 70-200 2.8 IS or 100-400 fits in the top compartment with there protective bags provided by canon or is it well paded to fit a 70-200 2.8 IS by itself.

Will there be enough space in the bottom for a 16-35 II mounted on 5D II and 85L and 24-105.

Thanks in advance.


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Jan 27, 2009 21:30 as a reply to  @ Route246's post |  #94

I was looking for a bag and came across this bag on Amazon.com for 79.99. I looked on here then saw this thread. Thanks for the great reviews guys. Gonna see if I can get it cheaper.


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Jan 27, 2009 23:15 as a reply to  @ actorlife's post |  #95

Just bought it should be here by Friday!:D


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Jan 28, 2009 07:55 as a reply to  @ actorlife's post |  #96

I've been hauling this bag all over Japan for the past week. I'm lugging a laptop plus everything in my gear list below plus extra batteries, chargers, blower and miscellaneous stuff. It's pretty heavy. I feel I couldn't have made a better choice. The reason is, even with the tripod attached to the outside the profile of the bag is very slim which really helps in a very crowded train. when it's crowded, I take it off and set it on the floor between my legs and it only takes up the same footprint as me. It is sardine-can compatible.


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Jan 28, 2009 13:52 |  #97

I love this bag as a walk around camera bag/schoolwork bag. It holds a 5 subject notebook, one textbook and my 1D MkIIn with 85mm no problem. It has room for a flash and maybe another lens if I need it to.


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Jan 30, 2009 23:26 as a reply to  @ SwiftFootTim's post |  #98

Just got the bag today! Thought it would be small, but to my surprise it's a little bigger which is good. Threw my old walmart bag out. Love this bag!!!


Cameras: Fuji S3(SOLD)/Nikon D70s(SOLD)/:D1DM2!
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Feb 06, 2009 23:24 |  #99

I realized one other thing about this bag that I really like. It doesn't look at all like a camera bag or a computer bag. It looks like a daypack. It's very stealth in that respect.


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Feb 07, 2009 10:38 |  #100

I have this bag as well. If anyone has doubts about buying it, don't. Kata makes some of the best bags in the photo/video industry.




  
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Feb 07, 2009 10:53 |  #101

Price-wise, they are very reasonable and competitive, too.


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Feb 18, 2009 03:50 |  #102

Too bad the promotion has run out. I just went to buy the bag/monopod and it's dead. Sigh... I'm always missing these things...


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Feb 18, 2009 13:47 |  #103

This bag is worth it even without the promotion. Compare it to the other popular brands and you'll find the base price is much cheaper.


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Feb 18, 2009 21:38 |  #104

After a few weeks of using this bag as a student, I love it. You don't need the monopod deal to get value out of this bag! It holds a notebook and textbook in the laptop compartment easily. I can fit a calculator, a stapler, pencils and plenty of room for other stuff in the top compartment and it easily fits my 1DMkIIn + 17-40. I haven't really tried it with more lenses than just what's on it though as I want a simple kit that limits me to really thinking about how I shoot when I'm walking around.


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Feb 26, 2009 12:09 as a reply to  @ SwiftFootTim's post |  #105

It looks almost perfect...but is there room for a few manila file folders with papers as well? I'm guessing they could squeeze into the laptop compartment, but I have a 17" MacBook Pro and that looked like a tight fit already from the earlier pic.

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