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Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case for 400mm, 500mm and 600mm

B&H # NICLL2 Mfr # 4315
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The Semi-Soft Case CL-L2 is designed for the larger Nikon telephoto lenses, e.g. AF-S 400 f/2.8 II, AF-S 600 f/4, AF-I 400 f/2.8. The AF-S/AF-I 400 can be stored in this case when attached to a camera body (including the digital SLR D1 and F5).

Lightweight, portable lens case
The case's parachute cloth exterior and water-resistant fastener offer protection in rain and other inclement weather
Side pockets added for greater utility
New plastic base at bottom of lens provides stability and waterproofing
Film, other items can be stored in two mesh outer side compartments
Belts on the back of the top cover can be adjusted to reduce the case length for more compact storage of lenses without camera bodies attached
An inner belt has been added to secure the lens in place

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NikonCL-L2 Soft Case
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Well padded (10)
  • Strong construction (9)
  • Easily accessible equipment (7)
  • Comfortable (5)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable to carry (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting lenses (11)
  • Protecting lenses (10)
  • Storing lenses (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Daily transport (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for short trips

This is a good case for short trips close to home when the Nikon trunk case (supplied with the lens) is too much. It obviously doesn't provide the level of protection of the...Read complete review

This is a good case for short trips close to home when the Nikon trunk case (supplied with the lens) is too much. It obviously doesn't provide the level of protection of the trunk, however it does allow you to be more flexible with your transportation. I wish it was a backpack like the Nikon 600 II backpack that was available a few years ago (it allowed you to keep the body attached to the lens) as the shoulder strap can be a bit uncomfortable after a good walk or climb. I do think it is one of the best options currently available.

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Way too small!

Purchased this case for carrying a 500mm f/4 on trips where the overhead bin space is limited and thus didn't want a bigger back pack. However even with the lens hood inverted there...Read complete review

Purchased this case for carrying a 500mm f/4 on trips where the overhead bin space is limited and thus didn't want a bigger back pack. However even with the lens hood inverted there was essentially zero space to include any of the different padding supplied with the bag around the front of the lens. As noted by others, no info is even supplied by Nikon as to potential uses of all the paddings that are included with the case. I am still awaiting the Lenscoat lens cover I ordered for this lens which should even further reduce any space for the padding. Thus a Lenscoat Travel Coat may serve the same purpose for much less cost.

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1.0

Way too small!

By Ricardo

from San Jose, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

      Purchased this case for carrying a 500mm f/4 on trips where the overhead bin space is limited and thus didn't want a bigger back pack. However even with the lens hood inverted there was essentially zero space to include any of the different padding supplied with the bag around the front of the lens. As noted by others, no info is even supplied by Nikon as to potential uses of all the paddings that are included with the case. I am still awaiting the Lenscoat lens cover I ordered for this lens which should even further reduce any space for the padding. Thus a Lenscoat Travel Coat may serve the same purpose for much less cost.

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      4.0

      Excellent for transport

      By Sampson

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Single Strap

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

      I have used the case with the 200-400mm lens and it is excellent for that purpose. Great protection with the internal padding and special collar with Velcro straps. It is long enough to be able to leave a teleconverter on the lens. The plastic base is tough and works well for setting the case down on dirt or sand. The single strap limits my use to short walks from the car to where I will setup the tripod. For longer treks I prefer the Think Tank Glass Limo bag. The Limo also provides room for a flash and other items. I only wish the case was included with the 500mm f4 lens the way it is with the 200-400mm lens. A hard case for a lens is overkill most of the time and shouts out steal me to any potential theives. The black nylon case is a lot less conspicuous.The nylon case also breathes so less worries about fungus as can occur with a solid case or a wose yet, a leather one.

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      4.0

      CL-L2 Soft Case for 400mm,

      By Bob the tiger

      from Sierra, California

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable to Carry

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Lenses

      Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

      Good quality. Well built. Manageable, but a bit small for 400/2.8 VR and D4. the shouldertrap could be better made. I attached another shouldertrap so I can carry it on my back. I works.

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      1.0

      Nikon CL-L2 for 600mm Lens

      By dlmills

      from Utah

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too small for 600mm

        Best Uses

        • Great for 200-400 lens
        • Protecting Lenses
        • Storing Lenses
        • Transporting Lenses

        Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

        I purchased the CL-L2 for my nikkor 600mm lens. While I use this CL-L2 for my mikkor 200-400 lens and find it a perfect fit with D700 body mounted for that lens, it did not meet my needs for the 600mm lens.

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        3.0

        Very nice case, but mediocre straps

        By Steve

        from Park City, UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable to Carry

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Lenses
        • Storing Lenses

        Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

        The case fits my 500mm Nikon lens like a glove. The material is strong and the padding is excellent.

        However, it really could use better support to carry it around. The one strap (versus two) is not very comfortable.

        So, good for protecting the lens. Not good for carrying it a long ways.

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        4.0

        Light and compact

        By NHL

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Loose Hold on Lenses

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Lenses

        Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

        Bought this to carry my 400mm f/2.8 around. This is one of the smaller case, and because of its diminutive size, it doesn't protect the lens as well as other 3rd party backpack design for hiking from 3rd party with double straps

        For lugging around town though it's perfect for its size ;)

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        5.0

        Home for a Big Lens

        By pndldy

        from peoria Il

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Strange parts not explain

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Lenses
        • Transporting Lenses

        Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

        I bought a 500mm lens and it did not come with a soft case for travel, so ordered one from B H. The case came with several things, that I still have not figured out what they are for. It shipped fast and does the trick, so if you have a big lens you will need one. It really should come with the lens but that's another story.

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        5.0

        I love it

        By Schmidli

        from Lucerne, Switzerland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

          I'm a Canon CPS Platinum user and i love this Nikon bag. To me the best lens bag out there. I use it with my 400/2.8 (the bag holds it with a camera) and 600/4.0 (without a camera).

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          5.0

          I love it

          By Schmidli

          from Switzerland

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

            I'm a Canon CPS Platinum user and i love this Nikon bag. To me the best lens bag out there. I use it with my 400/2.8 (the bag holds it with a camera) and 600/4.0 (without a camera).

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            4.0

            Nice bag

            By Hump7

            from Newburyport, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Big lens tough to get in

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Lenses
            • Transporting Lenses

            Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

            Was going to keep my 500 mm lens in it

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            • No

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            4.0

            Does the job.

            By Birdsta

            from Brisbane - Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable to Carry

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Lenses
            • Transporting Lenses

            Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

            I use the CL-L2 to carry my Nikon 400mm, it's a pretty snug fit with the plate on the foot but seems to work OK for me. I travel a lot and agree that the shoulder strap arrangement could be improved somewhat.

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            4.0

            Good Bag. Convenient.

            By electrictommy

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Lenses

              Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

              This WILL fit a 600 f/4 with the hoods reversed, although you'll probably want to slip a little (thin) foam padding into the ends, which seem poorly protected. Good for carrying to a shoot. Doubt it would be comfortable for hiking, or long walks. Would not recommend for checked travel luggage or shipping under any circumstances.

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              5.0

              BEYOND EXPECTATION

              By MARKSAM

              from JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Lenses
                • Storing Lenses
                • Transporting Lenses

                Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                • Design well considered. • Construction excellent. • Workmanship excellent • Materials excellent • Abundant added padding to custom pack equipment. • I was most pleased to find that by configuring the padding there is sufficient room to include my 500mm lens and my Nikon D3 in the space where the lens tapers, as well as a tele-converter. This is important as it enables one to hike into complex terrain with a compact pack in the knowledge that my gear is well protected. One potential drawback is that there is only one shoulder strap. I will only know in time as I have yet to use the bag for this purpose. [...] I have had numerous dealings with B&H and recommend them highly.

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                4.0

                Nice

                By MikeC

                from West Bloomfield, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Lenses
                  • Storing Lenses

                  Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                  This bag has significantly more structure than I anticipated from looking at the picture, so I pack it with accessories for travel versus mashing it flat. My only wish is that it was slightly taller and had more padding on the top behind the rear lens cap. Overall, though, a very nice bag.

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                  5.0

                  best for caring a single long lens

                  By garry owen

                  from Plano,Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Poor Attachments

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Lenses
                  • Storing Lenses
                  • Transporting Lenses

                  Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                  I use this to carry either a 200-400 or the 500. Light and quick, sling it across your shoulder, and go. It is included with the 200-400, and will carry the 500 or 600, although not with a camera attached. The 200-400 with a D300 fits. The bottom pad may need to be removed for the 600 if you you keep the hood reversed.

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                  5.0

                  Now i can fligh securily with lens on

                  By Pablo Martínez

                  from Vigo (Pontevedra) SPAIN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very safe
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Miss a second back strap

                  Best Uses

                  • On flight Case
                  • Protecting Lenses
                  • Storing Lenses
                  • Transporting Lenses

                  Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                  Light, strong amazing fit and impressive protection in such a small bag, i only miss a second strap to carry it properly on my back. But i strongly recomend it to all big lens users.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent for Nikkor AF-S VR 300mm/2.8 G

                  By Papoumac

                  from Switzerland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Lenses
                    • Transporting Lenses

                    Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                    Keeping my Nikkor AF-S VR 300mm/2.8 G IF-ED most of the time mounted on my D2Xs body helps me avoiding dust inside the camera. CL-L2 is perfect for that purpose: both lens and camera are safely embedded in heavy duty padded collars into which the lens hood drops.

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                    4.0

                    CL-L2 Soft Case by Nikon

                    By rusce

                    from imperia , italy

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight
                    • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                    Cons

                    • Wears Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                    I use your products in my work as photographer. Every product is perfect. [...]

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                    4.0

                    Good for short trips

                    By Okii Kuma

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great for short trips
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • It is not a backpack
                    • Uncomfortable Strap

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                      This is a good case for short trips close to home when the Nikon trunk case (supplied with the lens) is too much. It obviously doesn't provide the level of protection of the trunk, however it does allow you to be more flexible with your transportation. I wish it was a backpack like the Nikon 600 II backpack that was available a few years ago (it allowed you to keep the body attached to the lens) as the shoulder strap can be a bit uncomfortable after a good walk or climb. I do think it is one of the best options currently available.

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                      5.0

                      "Perfect for D3 with 70-200 or 200VR"

                      By Raymond the SuperUser of SVC

                      from Beaverton, OR

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight
                      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                      • Weatherproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case:

                        I love this CL-L2 Soft Casr by Nikon. It work so good to poctact my D3 with all kinds of my Nikon Lenes. I got 14-24; 24-70; 70-200 & 200 f2.0 VR. I used it almost every day that protacted all my gears.

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