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KataDC-445 Digital Case
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Well padded (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Easily accessible equipment (7)
  • Strong construction (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (7)
    • Transporting gear (6)
    • Daily usage (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Exactly What I needed...

    By Stuff that Works

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

        More than advertised..everything fit very nice and a much better bag that something at [@]...Worth the money.

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        5.0

        Great bag!

        By Islander

        from Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage

        Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

        I love this bag! It fits perfectly the following items:
        - my Canon 40D with 24-105L attached,
        - Tokina 12-24mm
        - Canon 50mm 1.4
        - Canon Speedlite 580EX II
        - Leica Disto D2
        - Sto-fen diffuser, cables, hoods, batteries, other accessories etc.

        It could easily fit another big lens but I prefer convenience of easy access.

        Yellow interior is fantastic - it looks beautiful and you can easily and fast find required accessories on yellow background.

        I have another 2 Lowerpro bags, and in general, I believe Lowerpro's are a bit stronger and a more comfortable for long trips on foot. However I still love this bag very much, and prefer it to my Lowerpros in everyday use.

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        5.0

        The Real Deal

        By The bug guy

        from Hood River, OR

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

          Holds my camera, 3 lenses and various filters quite nicely. Other pockets hold spare memory cards and batteries. Contents are easily accessible. Handle is comfortable as is the shoulder strap.

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          4.0

          Nice rig for medium format

          By tedw6

          from Atlanta

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

          I'm using this as a shooting bag for a Linhof Techno plus 3 lens. It could be a little bigger. Bigger pockets on the end would be good. I don't like to shoot from a backpack, if I can avoid it. It's quicker to use a shoulder bag. The padded dividers make it easy to organize. I've got it split into 3 spaces - one for the camera and one lens, lightmeter and one film back. The other side has two spaces for the other two lenses. A right angle reflex viewer sits on top of these two lenses. The side pockets could be bigger, which is why I only gave it four stars. I've got cable releases, a couple of filters and small notebooks in end pockets. I've put some accessory pouches, other brands, on the shoulder strap for more filters, 2nd film back. I carry film in my pocket. Once on location, I carry the camera attached to the tripod and keep this bag over my shoulder. About as quick as shooting with a view camera can be.

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          5.0

          NICE CHOICE

          By Willow

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

            This camera bag is ample in size to hold my Canon Rebel t2i and the two additional lenses I carry, with space left over. There are all kinds of pockets to hold batteries, cell phone, memory cards, pocket camera, etc. One of the big pluses for me is the bright yellow interior. It is easy to identify exactly what you have in the bag and precisely where it is.....no fumbling around. I am not a large person, so the size is great! It's compact and an easy to carry size (compared to most), but designed to hold anything the amateur should need.....including manuals. Additionally, the price is just right. This bag is actually perfect for me. I definitely recommend this cmaera case.

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            5.0

            Great product for good price

            By Vladimir

            from Russia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

              Using for Canon EOS 7D with BG-E7 Battery Grip
              and 35mm f/1.4L USM lens and accessories: filters, card-reader and others. This case bigger than it looks and enough pockets for lens pen, blower.
              Great material, strong strap.
              I recommend it for everyday using and as a protection case.

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              5.0

              Bigger than it looks,

              By gdbon

              from Phila

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                This well made case holds much more than it appears. After loading a Nikon SLR with attached 18-110 lens,I was able to load extra batteries,charger,another lens,video camera and memory cards.It's well padded and the compartments are easily modified to any configuration you may require.

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                5.0

                When the product match the need

                By Philippe SXM

                from Sant Maarten Caribbean

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Looks really nice
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                  This bag match perfectly my need:
                  Relatively small and not bulky for my daily usage.
                  It Looks nice and it is really well finished inside and on the outside.
                  It has a lot of space to organize extra accessories or devices: flash, camera remote, extra point and shoot, cell phone, etc...
                  I got a really intelligent way to organized all my gear with a high level of protection and an easy and fast access to everything.
                  Canon 10D + grip
                  Canon EF 28-105
                  Canon EF 50 F1.4
                  Canon EF 70-200 F4 L is
                  The Canon EF24-105 F4 L IS fit perfectly even mounted on the camera. This will be my next buy...
                  If your need is close to what I describe above, you will really be happy to spend your money in this nice product.

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                  5.0

                  Top Quality, Features and Price

                  By LD

                  from Alameda, CA

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accommodates a lot
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • For travel
                    • Outdoor locations
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                    I had one bag for a DSLR video/still camera and a second bag for a camcorder. I shoot with both on location, and wanted one bag for 2 cameras, 3 lenses, several filters and other things.

                    This KATA bag is perfect for my needs. The bright yellow interior is spacious and makes finding things easy. The pre-cut dividers are changeable, offer protective padding and the walls of the case are adequately padded too - without being bulky or rigid.

                    The case is large enough to accommodate my small camcorder (Sony HDR-HC9), my digital camera and 3 medium size lenses. Plus the filters for both cameras, 4 blank HDV tapes, SD cards, a small external microphone, a mini hand-grip tripod, a remote cable, the remote controller for camcorder, and a spare battery for each camera.

                    Another real beauty of this case are the ergonomic zipper paths and zippers. The main flap is top and folds back when opened - and stays open. The dual zippers work across the front then run along each side edge to the back. Zippers have good pulls. This makes zipping and unzipping easy on the ground or when the case is carried across a shoulder. You can open the case and shoot while walking. The case is spacious, but not bulky to carry.

                    The side pockets stay slim - not bulky when filled. And when opened (zippers run top side and down the back side) the side pockets allow easy expansion to gets things out with fold out liners that do not let pocket contents fall out.

                    To top it all off the bag has a fold up custom-made rain cover included!

                    Bag and cover seams are smooth, tight and well sewn. The material is top quality. The shoulder strap is a good width with an movable shoulder pad built in.

                    Looks and feels professional. Built to last. The last camera case I ever need! - until I get more stuff. Great price at B&H!

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                    5.0

                    Nice Case, Kata Quality, As described

                    By Colin Bruce

                    from Edmonton, Alberta

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Many

                      Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                      Excellent case.. exactly as described. High quality materials.. very functional.
                      this is my second Kata purchase, and i'm as impressed as i was with the first. a lot of customizable separators and small pockets. looks professional.
                      Can fit my Canon DSLR with 24-105 f4.0L lens connected and much more.
                      Looks good, works good, just as its described.. an quality bag..

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                      5.0

                      Simply simple walkaround bag

                      By ShutterBug

                      from Oklahoma City

                      About Me Photography Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Decent gear protection
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great desing - Modest
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Light Weight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • External material

                      Best Uses

                      • Minimalist photo gear

                      Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                      Great bag, better price. Holds my 7D and 3 extra lens + all the accessories. I can manage to use as a mid-line photo gear carrier. Nicely designed, well-constructed with quality materials. Lowepro was cool too, but this bag is downright unbeatable for the price. I highly recommend this shoulder bag. [...]. Finish of the bag is very good. it gives you a professional look when you carry it around. I wish the outer material could have been thicker.

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                      4.0

                      Great bag

                      By plasma

                      from ithaca,NY

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                          This bag looks small on the outside, but it can really fit my d300, 70-300mm, 18-50, 12-24, flashes and filters and batteries.

                          And it takes alot of practise to change camera lens while hanging the bag off your shoulder

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                          5.0

                          simple and functional

                          By PBr

                          from Rhode Island

                          About Me Amateur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                            Plenty of room to hold a DSLR and several lenses, plus chargers, flash, etc.
                            Partitions are adjustable.
                            Bright interior keeps you from searching for small items (invariably small black items)

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                            5.0

                            Its secure to carry

                            By Saneesh

                            from Lake Forest,CA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                              Gr8 bag for DSLR , with 3 lens & flash
                              Nice organizing compartments.
                              Nice material used and weather shielding

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                              4.0

                              Great Carry-All Bag

                              By cruz1aviator

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects

                                Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                                Excellent craftsmanship. Looks clean, no bulging side pockets (they should really stop making those, it's 2010.) Great dividers. Configurable to almost any style. Do lots of indoor flash photography, figured out a way to store it already with speedlight attached and still have all the pockets accessible. i hate slingpacks coz you can't lay them down. i like that it's like a block - to an extent. i wish that the straps are like slingpacks but still detachable, meaning they're connected to the bag at a point closest to your body so that straps "hug" you like a slingpack. anyway, getting out of context. this bag is awesome to fit EVERYTHING for transport. i would get that smaller DC-441 probably as a daytrip walkaround bag. Kata makes nice products! high five!

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                                5.0

                                Clever design and pretty good protection

                                By Nika

                                from Cleveland, OH

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                                  Very convenient, great bag! I'm very impressed with the quality. Roomy with lots of dividers. Not big and bulky,lightweight, very sturdy, quick access, durable and comfortable to carry (strap is EXECLLENT), easily coped with everything.

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again and again

                                  By MilitaryMan

                                  from Ukraine

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Weatherproof

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport

                                    Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                                    Very convenient case for my camera (Canon 50D).

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                                    5.0

                                    Incredible case

                                    By Yamilo2025

                                    from Luquillo, PR

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Storing Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                                      I acomodate my 70-300, 28-135IS, 18-55, 50 1.8, 430EX speedlite and a Xti whit 17-50 and baterie grip and much more accesories.

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                                      5.0

                                      Worth the price

                                      By Lee

                                      from Indiana

                                      Comments about Kata DC-445 Digital Case:

                                      This case lived up to it's advertising. Once you figure out the dividers, you can easily fit your SLR with zoom lens attached in a quick access configuration. 3 other lenses being stored on end. (won't work on long zooms without reconfiguring!) To give an example, one of the compartments will perfectly hold a Canon 17-40 USM L series lens with the flap closing right on top of the lens cap. A longer zoom may need the flap left open but you would still be able to put your camera in the aforementioned position. There's room on each side of your quick access configuration to store a flash (in this case a 580 EX speedlite), diffusers, charger and spare batteries. The outside pockets can also be used for pens, spare AA's, small pad, etc. Added bonus of the Elements protective cover.Also this is the first bag I've used where the shoulder strap is actually comfortable to wear with the bag fully loaded.

                                      Expertise: Serious Amateur

                                      Problems Encountered: Minor nit - fitting out the padded velcro dividers. Really didn't take that much time overall. They stick in place beautifully.

                                      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Canon Digital Gadget Bag 10EG

                                      Items I Recommend: If doing a lot of outdoor photography, hiking/biking - get the Kata R-103 Rucksack. Also Worth the price.

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