First Fruits From The Kata Tree
The big yellow Kata stand is up in the shop and the new bags are blooming on it. It has been a little time since we have had such a variety of this product and in the interim, the Kata people have added some very useful products.
The following is my own take on two bags as the perfect answer for two problems:
1. The photographer who takes a Canon G1X or G15 - or a Fuji X-10, or an Olympus E-P3 on holidays wants a protective case that does not weigh a tonne and does not take up the entire cargo hold of the airliner. Thus the Kata ZP6 DL bag is the best recommendation for them. This is a light but padded bag - with rip-stop cover so that you can safely stow it amongst the knives and coshes in your pocket as you board the plane - and fitted with a draw-string tie that can serve as an impromptu belt. The case is perfectly sized and is bright yellow inside. This is more than just brand recognition - it lets you find black photographic equipment in the recesses of the bags much more easily. Kata feature it throughout their range.
2. The more ambitious photographer who is looking to house a consumer's DSLR kit like those available with the Canon 650D or Nikon D3200 and who knows that they may well need to clap on the longer zoom lens while still carrying the shorter zoom with them will welcome the Kata ACCESS 14PL bag. This is an ambitious little container that has three expandable panels - one on each side and one on the bottom - to let you have a place to store the lenses and accessories you will be shifting as you work with the kit.
If you're caught in the rain, there is a raincoat included, and the shoulder strap is particularly broad, stable, and comfortable at the top of the loop.
Rip-stop nylon cover again, and bright yellow inside. Clip and zip secure on top and you can zip up the bottom panel for a smaller profile.