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We’ve changed our logo! Old label on the left—new one on the right. Some current inventory may have old label.
The KATS (Kinesis Attachment Tab System) is now on all holster cases now (some of the other photos are dated & don’t reflect that change).
Click for detailed captions (zipper flap has been replaced by a water-repelent zipper tape & has new KATS)
E280 piggy-backed onto a holster case (no adapters needed). Slip the optional Y305 strap through the webbing slot below the label on the lens pouch and then clip both ends to the corners of the holster. This keeps the lens pouch from flopping around.
Lens pouches can be attached to either side of a holster case (C640 shown) and stabilized with a Y208 strap. Feed the strap through the webbing slot, which is right below the label.
If you have some of the older Kinesis lens pouches with metal sliders and want to attach them, use the SlikClips to secure them, otherwise you can remove these.
A jacket or other small soft accessory can be tucked under the QuickClose strap on the lid.
Each C-Series case features a Kinesis exclusive—a over the top QuickClose™ strap. This is faster than using the zipper each time and keeps the camera intact.
Pocket inside top and divider for main case
Pouches and accessories can be “piggy-backed” onto a holster case (Y204 required for attaching a jacket)
Sling a Y315 (or heavier Y515) shoulder strap across your chest and attach to a holster case for additional support.
Sling a Y315 (or heavier Y515) shoulder strap across your chest and attach to a holster case for additional support.
C380 — Small Holster Case
The C380 (current version feature a dull “easier to pull” zipper tape)
$73.00

C380 — Small Holster Case

Holster or zoom case for a “medium-sized” DSLR body with a “short-length” lens attached.
  • Designed to fit a “medium-sized DSLR body” (i.e. 5D, 20D, D70 etc. w/o vertical grip) with “small lens” attached (18-55, 18-200/3.5-5.6, 24-105/4L, 28-135, 24-120, 24-70/2.8 etc.).* May be too large for “small-sized DSLRs” — see Field Report below. Choose the M330 bag instead.
  • The front pocket will hold one shoe-mount flash unit or some prime lenses like a 50/1.4 with the hood attached & reversed.
  • Does not include a shoulder strap or waist belt.
  • Includes V102 Thin CameraCushion™ divider so bodies with shorter lenses can be used (the CameraCushion elevates the camera).
  • The C380 is often used as a stand-alone product with a chest harness or tossed inside a large overnight backpack.
  • By comparison, the larger C540, C600 and C850 cases are designed to hold a full-sized “pro” body. Some of these bodies are made larger with optional vertical grips.
  • Each side of the holster has a row of webbing with slots sewn into it. This is for piggy-backing a lens pouch or other small Kinesis pouch. To stabilize the pouch, we recommend adding a Y305 strap (see detail photo). A Y208 will also work, but it doesn’t attach to the corners, but instead surrounds the whole case.
  • We provice one pair of Siamese SlikClip buckles for attaching old style Kinesis TwinBuckle pouches to one side of the case. If you need additional Siamese SlikClips, they are available at cost, upon request. See detail photo. 
  • This case is the same height as the old C540 but feature a slimmer profile or depth. Probably the biggest difference between this case and other competing small-sized zoom cases on the market is that the bottom of this case is still adequate for those honker lens hoods of modern-day lenses (i.e. 24-70/2.8, 24-120/3.5, 28-135/3.5 IS etc.)

Field Reports

  • I bought this gear for my wife, she has a Nikon D3300 which is quite a compact DSLR and the holster case is way too big for the camera. (Oct. 2014)
  • The C380 is a very good fit for my Nikon D750 body, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens (with hood reversed) and Really Right Stuff L-Bracket attached to the body. Slightly snug but very workable. (Snug enough that I cannot make use of the thin camera cushion.) Helps reduce size and weight (slightly) compared to using my C540. (Oct 2017)

    Specifications

    Features KATS (Kinesis Attachment Tab System) and is compatible with the
    Kinesis belt system.

    U.S./Imperial
    Top = 3-3/4d* x 7w"
    Bottom = 4-1/2 x 4-1/2"
    Height = 8.4"
    Volume = 232 cu in (including 50 cu in front pocket, but excluding side pockets)
    Weight = 12 oz.

    Metric
    Top = 9.5d*x18w cm
    Bottom = 11.5x11.5cm
    Height = 21.5 cm
    Volume = 3.8 lit (including 800 ml front pocket, but excluding side pockets)
    Weight = 340g 

    *This case will yield a comfortable fit for a body up to 12cm (4-3/4") deep or a tight fit for a body up to 13cm (5-1/8") deep (measuring from the tripod thread to the top of the prism). The depth dimension of 15cm (6") is based on the rectangle-shaped opening–DSLR bodies are triangular shaped, so this series of cases will house a body deeper than the rectangular “depth” dimension.

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