Excerpt: This case protects a Nikon AF-S f=200-400mm 1: 4 VR lens with a D800 attached. It should also have room for a D3X or D4S body attached instead of D800. Excellent and extra padding with secure internal straps keep you lens well protected. Shoulder strap is adequate and can be modified to carry on pack or with dual straps if needed. It also has exterior straps for a light carbon composite tripod.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Excerpt: 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 ;)
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Well Padded