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KataCC-195 PL Compact Case (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Professional quality (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (3)
  • Highly compatible (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (7), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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4.0

Tough little bag

By Crackpot Productions

from Lebanon, OR

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

      I bought this bag for my Canon XA10. It is light, tough, and fits me gear perfectly.

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      5.0

      Nice Bag / Great price

      By Des - Video Pro

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Business Owner, Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Equipment

        Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

        This is a very durable, lightweight, well padded, and sporty bag. I use it to carry my equipment for my DSLR and everything fits well and secure. I like its design and it looks rugged for everyday use. I would recommend this bag to my fellow videographers.

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        5.0

        Nice Bag / Great price

        By Des - Video Pro

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Transport Equipment

        Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

        I use this to hold all my gadgets for my dslr and it fits everything well. It is a very durable bag that is well padded (including the handle) and will last for years.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Case!

        By Terry S.

        from Evansville, Indiana

        About Me Business Owner, Photojournalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

            I use this case to carry my Canon AG-AC8 Shoulder Mount Camera and accessories. The camera fits snugly into the case and the interior pockets snd compartments come in handy.

            The case is sturdy and well made, however the outside zippered pockets are a bit tight, so you won't be able to put anything very think into them.

            That being said I'm pleased with my purchase.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Kata bags are my favorite

            By Indrid Cold

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Great Padding
            • Secure

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentary
              • Independent Films
              • Travel
              • Wedding

              Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

              I got used to this style of bag while studying television in college and since then I have always loved them.

              I bought this bag to carry my Sony PMW-200 and additional accessories as it seemed like the best size and value for what I needed. I feel safest putting my camera into these bags as they are designed well and have great padding that I know will keep it protected.

              It has a large front pocket with two smaller pockets inside (no zippers on the smaller pockets, they are just open slots). The inside has a thin section seperated off along the side of the bag. The large interior is the perfect size for my camcorder and various batteries/microphone accessories. It comes with two extra pieces that attach to the interior with velcro and can be manipulated to create different little sections within the bag. The inside also has an adjustable strap with a buckle that can be used to secure your camera to the bottom of the bag.

              The shoulder strap is adjustable and has a nice rubber grip to keep it from sliding around too much. The shoulder strap can also be taken off of the bag as it simply clips onto the little rings on either side.

              It feels like the zipper on the front pouch might break one day, as well as the clips and hooks that keep the shoulder strap attached to the bag, but I really don't mind that considering how great the bag itself is. In my opinion, these bags are the best, so if the day comes when a few hooks and zippers break, I can probably just buy sturdier ones at a hardware store and then the bag will be perfect.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Almost perfect (but not quite)

              By Sven Svensson

              from Lund, Sweden

              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Robust

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • Not Carry-on Compatable

              Best Uses

              • Professional Video Camera

              Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

              Recently received the bag and I have used it only for about one week.

              The good:
              + Light weight and very good protection.
              + Pretty easy to zip and to get the camera in and out.

              The bad:
              - Zipper feels pretty good, but I am slightly concerned about breakage in the future. It feels like it is a 5 year zipper, but not a 10 year zipper...
              - The compartments are not entirely flexible and don't stay in place perfectly. I would have liked a little more flexability here rather than just the two dividers that it came with. It would have also been nice to have more pockets I think (only one on the side besides the main pocket).
              - I dislike the velcro opening (combined with the zippers on the main pocket). I like to be able to open my equipment without everyone in the church having to stare at me. Velcro creates noise and wears out.

              Overall a handy bag. I would buy it again. I like Kata bags - they definately have some good designs, I just wish that they could fix a few of the details.

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              5.0

              excellent bag for camcorder Sony HXR-NX3

              By kova

              from croatia

              About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                is good protection for my camcorder with shot gun microfon on the camcorder .
                bag is enough big for all equipment, Camcorder with external microphone, 3 batery sony 970, charger, adaptor, 2 microphone,1 microphone holder table, big headset, cleaning liquid, 4 x 5m cable.
                all in one bag .
                Bag is strong with AL frame. very good

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                5.0

                Lightweight/Compact- Perfect Fast Travel

                By Jake

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                  This bag neatly fits my Panasonic AG-AC8PJ, which is a large shoulder-mount camcorder. I also have plenty of room for accessories.

                  I love how lightweight and portable the bag is. It makes the load in/out so much easier.

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                  5.0

                  Nice sturdy lightweight bag

                  By Aaron

                  from Salem, OR

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                      I really like this Kata bag. It has a high build quality and is a perfect size for my Canon XF300. There is also room for my microphones, extra batteries, XLR cable, and foldable over the ear headphones. After all that gear, the bag still seems lightweight.

                      The onlt thing I found disappointing was that the interior height dimensions only represent the center of the bag. It is a little bit lower at the ends. This just means that if I leave a shotgun mic holder on the camera, I need to center it in the bag.

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                      5.0

                      Great Case - Light Weight but Rugged

                      By Dark Horse Productions

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Video Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                          This case is a new design from the old CC-195, but they managed to maintain the ruggedness and make it lighter. I am very happy with this. Plenty of room for my Sony NEX EA50 and all the accessories. I miss the old Trolley Insert strap that allowed this to sit upright on rolling luggage. It now sits on its end and I assume this was to allow this large bag to maintain a more narrow width when put on smaller pieces of luggage.

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                          4.0

                          Comfortable

                          By Alonso&Vivas

                          from Venezuela

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                          Very good but should have better grip on the shoulder strap

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                          5.0

                          another great kata bag

                          By rob

                          from ga

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                          this bag is well made, durable, and has a compact design. the main inside compartment can be divided to suit your needs. Every kata bag I have owned has held up well. It's nice to know some manufacturers still make quality products. convenient top handle

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                          5.0

                          Great Case!

                          By Zip

                          from Sedona, AZ

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • Not enough Storage

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                          I have a few Kata cases and I like them because they are so well made!

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                          4.0

                          Great EX-3 case

                          By eVision

                          from Bismarck, ND

                          About Me Video Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Kata CC-195 PL Compact Case (Black):

                            Fits Sony EX-3 very well... viewfinder is enclosed in case, unlike some other EX-3 cases. Good protection for local shoots, but not intended for airline abuse. The case comes with some dividers, but I also ordered the "MVKS-20 Modi-Vers Kit Divider Kit". I was able to create two compartments in front of the lens and two compartments in each rear corner. The case is a comfortable size, and has lots of room for accessories. The only thing I am concerned about is the top dual zippers... might have issues at the "hinge" point when open. I intend to minimize stress in this area when open. All in all, very pleased with case.

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                            • No

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