Summary: This is a great backpack for my purpose! I have a Nikon D60, 18-55mm, 55-200mm and 35 mm f1.8 prime lens, sb-600 and a 15" notebook and all fits perfectly in the bag. I also throw my memory cards, batteries, trigger system in the smaller compartments and even put a 32" collapsible reflector in the notebook section when I am not carrying the notebook. The bag itself is light yet durable, which is great when I have to carry all the above mentioned equipment.
The travel bag you are looking for at a good price
M. Santos, Amazon
23 March 2010
Summary: I purchased this bag for the intent to use for traveling to Thailand later in the year. I had a rather large over the shoulder bag (Tamrac Turbo CyberPro) which fit just about everything I would ever want but did not travel well. I took it with me on a couple trips and the shoulder bag was just plain old heavy. Enter the DR467! It has the perfect amount of storage for travel in a durable lightweight package.
Summary: I've only gone on a one trip with this bag so far, so I cannot really comment much on durability, but this is a great value for money. It looks pretty sturdy, yet the bag itself is not that heavy. It was for a business trip, so I didn't pack my camera with me, but my 15-inch laptop with the additional battery pack still attached fit well in the laptop compartment without any issues, plus I packed laptop charger, two cell phones and chargers (the bottom section of the bag...
Summary: I like this pack a lot. I use it mainly for flying, as a carry on. I don't have a huge amount of camera gear. In fact, when I travel, I take a lot of other electronics, which is why I like the compartments. I compared a Lowepro Fastpack 350, and it was way to big for my stuff. My Canon XTi was tiny in the camera compartment. I also checked out the Aktiv PAK AP600, and it was all compartments. I like the big bulk section, even if it's not very big.
Summary: Kata really does make an excellent bag and this is no exception. The big question to ask yourself when getting this bag versus others is obviously, 'will I like the way I'm accessing my camera?'. To be honest, the lower access zipper pocket ended up annoying me since I was always having to hug my bag backwards or set the bag down to access the camera. This isn't a grab your camera, take some shots, and toss it back in kind of bag.
Summary: I was planning a two week vacation, split between Boulder, Colorado and Syracuse, New York. I knew that my current camera bag wouldn't cut it for long hikes, and I didn't want to have to check two bags. I bought this Kata bag with several modes of logic in mind. I'll go over these ideas and how the bag performed. 1. The backpack needed to be lightweight and comfortable, while still guarding my goods. To put it bluntly, it is both.
Summary: I just came back from a one week trip to Hawaii. I bought this backpack based on its great reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I was able to put my Fujistu Lifebook T4215 in the laptop slot (had room for some camera manuels or magazines), in the lower camera compartment, I had my Nikon D90 with attached 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX AF Nikkor Lens, SB-400 Nikon Flash, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 waterproof camera, Nikon 18-200 mm zoom lens (not attached to camera), and JVC Everio...
Summary: Having a dedicated camera backpack seems like a luxury. But if you are shooting a lot it is definitely worth having. This backpack easily carries my laptop in the back zipper pocket and a camera (with a lens attached), 3 lenses and an external flash in the front zipper compartment. There is more room in the top for odds and ends. I have also been able to have it hold small and large tripods using the side straps. The padded straps are nice.