Kata KT D-3N1-30 is camera bag to fit a digital SLR camera with a mid-range zoom lens attached, 5-6 extra lenses and accessories. The bag features “Thermal Shield Technology” to ensure optimal camera protection, Included rain cover folds neatly away into an integrated pocket, Fast, one handed camera access with “Quick Release Buckle” and has Waist strap is included to provide maximum comfort to your back when using the 3N1 in backpack mode. The Kata KT D-3N1-30 has exterior size 12.59 x 7.48 x 17.7″ (32 x 19 x 45cm) (LxWxH), interior size/Main compartment: 11.61 x 6.29 x 11.81″ (29.5 x 16 x 30cm) (LxWxH) and weighs 3.5 lbs (1.5kg).
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Kata KT D-3N1-30 Expert Reviews
Cameratown reviews the Kata KT D-3N1-30 and writes;
“While there are some slight design changes I would recommend to Kata, overall the Kata 3N1 is a home run. Kata sent the mid-sized model (3N1-20) for me to review and, for me, it was the best choice. The larger bag would have held more of my gear, but I would not have wanted to lug it on my back.”
Kata KT D-3N1-30 Reviews
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Kata KT D-3N1-30 User Reviews
Awesome backpack/sling bag
“Since the 5DMK2 won’t fit in my Canon Zoom Pack 1000, I decided to upgrade to a full backpack with a quick-draw setup. I didn’t want a full time sling bag (ie slingshot 300) with so much weight on one shoulder, but I needed the quick draw setup that most sling bags have. The Kata 3N1-30 can switch from a full backpack to left or right sling bag with padded waist support! Perfect! I must admit the 3N1-30 is bigger than I expected from the photos. But it is well padded and the yellow lining helps a lot in search for your gear.” – By Poopy Monster
A bag for everything
“Great bag that I can put all my gear in. It can hold a gripped 50D or 5D Mark II mounted to a 70-200 2.8 IS in the quick release pouch then store 4-5 more lenses in the lower compartment. Up top is enough room for a HD camcorder, tapes, dust blower, battery chargers, and whatever else you might need (I carry everything)…” – By Johnson & Johnson
“In just the camera compartment alone I can hold: Canon 20D, 1D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 580EX II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm, and Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS. I think this is a great bag for hiking or traveling. I also don’t have a problem with lenses shifting. That’s probalby due the the fact it’s packed so full…” – By C. Oswald
the best travel bag out there
“First this bag is wonderfully designed for the traveler. The sling design can go over either shoulder, or it can be a backpack! The extra strap simply tucks away into back of the bag. This is brilliant. The straps are nicely padded, as one would expect with Kata. However, what really sold me was the little side padding for where the strap hits the waist. Not only is this a nice touch, but in sling mode you can also tuck in the padding that you aren’t using. Very well done Kata…” – By Allison M. Perkel
The best camera backpack that I have found thus far
“This backpack is extremely useful. It is large enough to hold my Sony A900 camera together with a lot of lenses and accessories, such as the Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro, 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses, as well as a flash and other accessories. Most conveniently, it permits access to the camera without removing the pack from my back, much like the Lowepro SlingShot 300 All-Weather Camera Bag (Black) but with the following significant improvement. The SlingShot pack has only one shoulder strap, which hurts my back and shoulder when I carry my heavy camera gear. In contrast, the Kata pack has two shoulder straps and so is much more comfortable..” – By Photo/Video Gearhead
Very well thought out design
“My overall grade is an A- for this bag. It’s great, very comfortable, extremely well made, and overall about as good as it gets currently with full size camera backpacks. Love the 2 compartment design which makes hiking with this bag a wonderful experience. I love that it holds my very large camera (1D Mk II) comfortably with a longer lens attached. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase and will keep Kata in mind for future camera bag purchases if I ever need one!..” – By E. Martin
The best camera backpack i have ever used
“Kata 3n1-30 really gave me a big surprise. From out side, it’s almost the same size as my fastpack 250′ but in side, it’s much bigger. I can easily fit my D700 with grip + 2470 with Hoodon. and the side compartments can hold at least 6 other medium lenses. Another great feature is that it has so many ways to carry the bag( backpack, slingshot,etc…) !! And the materials are very durable, really worth the money!!” – By Zhengqing Wei
Perfect for 70-200 lens
“The Kata 3n1-30 fits everything I need for a day out shooting (1D Mark II w/70-200 lens mounted, 17-40mm f/4, 430EX flash, flash cord, 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, 28-80mm f/2.8 lens, my hat, 2 16oz bottles of water, ziploc bag of snacks, car keys, cell phone, Garmin 60CSX GPS, spare batteries of the 1D and flash, ND and circular polarizer filters, and my 12 pack of 4GB CF memory cards with room left over in the top compartment. Build quality is excellent. Obviously not mil-spec, but looks very durable and I’m not afraid to drag it across rocks” – By A. Kim
Kata KT D-3N1-30 User Manual (PDF)
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Kata KT D-3N1-30 Features & Specifications
The 3N1-30 sling backpack features a unique TST RIB structural protection for a DSLR with battery grip & long-range zoom lens attached as well as, 5-6 lenses, flash + personal gear.
This unique bag provides ultimate freedom and allows for three carrying options in one while morphing from sling to backpack and back again.
In sling position, the bag easily swings around from back to front to achieve quick draw access to your main camera and backup lenses as well as fast and easy changing of lenses.
In backpack position and “X” position you can comfortably carry your equipment for long distances.
Arrange your equipment in the bottom main compartment of the pack taking full advantage of the modular dividers to custom fit the bag to your exact equipment.
The large top compartment will hold personal gear or additional gear, and the internal pockets and mp3 player pouch will allow you to organize your personal effects as efficiently as your photographic gear.
Two external pockets allow quick zippered access to accessories without opening the main compartments.
The included rain cover folds neatly away into an integrated pocket and can be hung out to dry on the small buckle next to the handle, or tucked away for storage in one of the pockets.
The sling backpack is also compatible with the Kata insertrolley (not included) when easy, wheel along transportation is needed.
* Rain Cover
The provided rain cover will protect your valuable equipment during rainy and extremely dusty conditions. Simply install over the bag like a shower cap to protect your bag and gear.
* TST Rib
The TST Rib provides discreetly structured protection, where it counts. Located on parts of the bag that are sensitive to shock, the TST Rib will protect your gear from bumps and any unwanted shock.
* On Board
This bag complies with most airline regulations for carry-on luggage. Due to ever changing carry-on requirements please check with your airline carrier prior to departure.
* Insertrolley Compatible
This bag is compatible with the Kata Insertrolley (sold separately) which is a simple yet ingenious system that allows you to either use the trolley separately or with several cases at once. KATA�s patented extendable wheel system helps to better stabilize larger cases.
Simply slide the trolley through the integrated sleeve on any of KATA’s compatible cases for secure and easy mobility. You can detach the trolley when you want to store it and easily replace it if damaged.
* Modi-Vers Compatible
This bag is customizable through the use of the modi-vers divider system. This allows you to protect your equipment while creating custom compartments to fit your unique equipment. You can cut custom dividers to fit whatever size you need to keep your equipment snug.
The yellow material makes it easy to find even the smallest components and accessories. Modi-Vers kits are sold separately and come in various sizes and strengths.