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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Kata Lineup


Includes video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bags

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for imaging, brings a stellar lineup of Kata video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bags to the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Designed especially for professional videographers, Kata's products set the standard for carrying and protective solutions.

"Kata Pro-Light products are designed to protect professional gear while minimizing weight," said Doug Feldner, Product Category Manager. "We ensure that gear is ready for shooting while minimizing the wear and tear on a body caused by carrying too much weight."

Pro-Light Pro-V Backpacks
Pro-Light Pro-V Backpacks accommodate a broad range of HDV camcorders, large HDSLR rig configurations or a DLSR with an attached lens of up to 300mm. The slim, streamlined exterior has full front access to the main compartment so four padded storage pouches can be accessed from outside or inside the bag. The pouches conform to gear size and shape for protection, and a four-color zipper identification system makes organization and access quick and easy. Aeriform dividers, a camera sling divider and a top detachable pouch allow the interior to be set up for specific gear needs.

The Pro-Light Pro-V Backpack is available in two models:

• Pro-V 410 Backpack (KT PL-PV-410): designed to fit an HDV camcorder such as a Canon XF100 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a lens of up to 300mm attached, six to eight lenses (up to a 500mm telephoto lens not attached), an additional body and several accessories. A rear padded pocket will hold a laptop of up to a 15.4". Street price $299.99.
• Pro-V 610 Backpack (KT PL-PV-610): holds an HDV camcorder such as a Sony EX3 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a telephoto lens of up to 500mm lens attached, six to eight lenses, an additional body and several accessories. A laptop of up to 17" will fit in the rear padded pocket. Street price $349.99.

Pro-Light Video Camera Rain Covers
Kata's award-winning line of video rain covers has been updated as part of the Pro-Light product line. Fabricated completely from waterproof materials, the cover features a crystal clear TPU panel that allows controlled monitoring and viewing of the LCD screen at any angle. It also features designated microphone and viewfinder sleeves and an overlapping top opening with modular sleeves to easily extract a shoulder strap, mini light or rig handle. When the camera is shoulder-mounted or handheld, a full bottom opening and dedicated hand sleeve make it easy to work with both hands; on a tripod the bottom opening seals closed. Pro-Light rain covers slip quickly over a camera to protect it from sudden showers and are secured by a quick pull of the drawstrings. Available models are:


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