Can anyone recommend a case for an XL2
Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:39 PM
however, if it's worth it i might be persuaded...
another i've been looking at is the Kata CCC-10 which is a more appropriate price...
any thoughts from any people with experience in the matter? thanks v. much.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:31 PM
Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:51 AM
Posted 16 December 2007 - 02:19 AM
I am a kata fan and LOVE the orange interiors that help light up the contents. However, I did not like the design of the zippers so I went with a Tamarac. I can fit two super-8 cameras and one Digital 8mm video camera plus a ton of supporting material. One minor flaw however is the imbedded velcro is slightly limiting in its placement. I'm a little bit nervous about how I am packing it however because I noticed the lens on the super-8 camera seemed slightly stiff recently, something I don't recall before I started using the back pack.
What I think is really cool about the back pack is one can keep it prepped at all times and have more of a grab and go situation rather than always prepping different components, especially if one needs more than one camera. The back packs come in different sizes so you are better off buying it from any store that has actual samples they will let you try out.
My two cents, don't go into a store to try it out and then buy it on line for ten bucks cheaper, that is just lame and disrespectful. I'm not accusing you of doing that, I'm just saying it as a karma thing, I think it's in poor taste to use a business location to suck up information and then buy elsewhere.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:30 AM
I grabbed a KATA backpack. I love it, plus it won't kill your back if you plan on trecking your gear long distances.
Hi Josh Loewen,
Which model of the KATA works best with the XL2? What price did you pay, if you don't mind?
Edited by Mary J Hasty, 08 January 2008 - 08:31 AM.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:01 AM
I managed to pick up an explorer flight case from calumet a couple of years ago. It cost 185 quid, which was a bit of a shock, but has enough space and padding for all the components of my XL2 to be kept separate and safe inside it (plus things like cleaning kit, stock, mains adaptor, polas etc.
Plus side, its safe enough to use it for air transport, and since having it ive never once worried about the camera getting knocked while in the case.
Bad side, its bulky and cant be carried over the shoulder, so not the most comfortable thing if youre walking around and dont have transport.
Still, i can highly recommend going down the flight case option as opposed to the soft bag option... just one less worry in my mind.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:53 AM