The black TLB-800 PL Telephoto Lens Backpack from Kata, at less than 8 lb, holds an incredible variety of gear. Ostensibly, this aluminum framed pack is designed to hold your Pro DSLR with an 800mm lens attached but can also hold smaller lenses that can be compartmentalized when the bag's horizontal divider is set up. This creates additional storage space in the lower end of the bag. A lens cradle holds the 800 in place giving it added support and protection.
The cradle can be moved when not needed and that, too creates more internal space. In addition, a circumference divider fits around just about any lens diameter again, to provide more stability and security. Kata also provides an internal security strap that holds the 800 firmly in place thereby keeping the pack balanced.
There's a front storage pocket as well as a top cap pouch for the small stuff you always need quick access to like batteries, keys or gloves. The cap pouch is removable when not needed and will make the pack lighter.
The pack is made of RipStop nylon and supported by EVA and EVE foam throughout. The harness system is adjustable and comfortable and includes a wide waist belt - all targeted towards even weight distribution. Kata Toblerones are located on the bottom and various other spots on the pack to protect the pack from ground contact where water and shock may take a toll.
The tripod holder will come in handy especially when using an 800mm lens. Using the included clips and sling, your tripod will always be at the ready. Kata's Elements Cover can readily be deployed during tough weather. It fits over the bag and forms a protective shell to guard against rain when you use the black side or for heat deflection or dust cover when you use the silver side. And, the silver side can always be used as a reflector during portrait sessions.
Kata's optional Modi-Vers system provides even more flexibility for storage since these dividers can be custom cut to sculpt the inside of your pack. They are also yellow and help make visibility inside the pack easier. Modi-Vers dividers are available and come in various sizes and strengths.
The TLB-800 PL Telephoto Lens Backpack comes with Kata's five-year warranty and is a heavy-duty pack designed for serious photographers who need a rough and ready way to carry both big and little lenses.