L622 — PolyCore™ Long Lens Case 600 (w/ shoulder strap)
This is a very tall and large diameter shoulder bag for 600/4 lenses with hood in shooting position and body detached (or a 600mm with the hood in shooting position and with a 1.4x and body attached when used with the optional L128 Extended Lid). 67cm (26-3/8") I.D. Height.
- Perhaps the tallest long lens case ever made!
- PolyCore case with semi-rigid sidewalls & bottom.
- Converts to a backpack with H255 harness and/or Kinesis waistbelt.
- Due to the height of this case, when it is placed on the seat of a vehicle, there may not be room to remove the lens/camera without hitting the roof of the vehicle.
Product Update: We transitioned from a solid nylon fabric pocket (as shown in most product photos) to a mesh pocket as shown in the detail shot.
- 600/4 lenses with hood in shooting position and body detached.
- 400/2.8 or 500/4s lenses with hood in shooting position and full-sized body attached (with quick-release plate attached)
- Canon 800/5.6 IS with the hood in the shooting position and with a DSLR body attached.
- Sigma 800/5.6 EX or 300-800/5.6 lenses (hood reversed) with body attached
- This case will not will not hold Nikon 600/4 AF-S or AF-S II lens unless a Wimberly adapter plate is used (#AP-652 or #AP-452) in place of the OEM “very tall mounting foot” supplied by Nikon.
- Canon 600/4 (version I) w/ hood: I use the L622 for my Canon 600mm f/4 L lens. With the L127 shallow extended lid, I can use it in shooting position with the body (Canon 1D Mark III) attached. (July 2008 & April 2014)
- Canon 800/5.6: The Canon 800mm with the OEM hood on and a camera body mounted actually just fits inside the L622 with the standard lid (the body sticks up ~1/2" above the lip of the bag, but the lid easily closes over it). (2011 report)
- Canon 800/5.6: I pack the lens with the hood in shooting position (rather than reversed for storage). I do have a Don Zeck cap, but I usually also pack the lens with a heavy, aftermarket neoprene sock over the lens hood it is a little shorter than the OEM sock (it ends before the bottom lip / locking knob of the hood), but easier to fit over the hood (it just stretches on), it seals the opening better and doesn’t mess up the front edges of my Lenscoat cover (the last inch of OEM sock fits tight over the end of the hood lip and you have to roll the Lenscoat back). (July 2011)
- Nikon 600/4 VR with a D3 body attached and both hoods in the shooting position will fit WITH the slightly deeper L127 lid instead of the standard flat lid (order Kinesis model L622c). (November 2011)
- Canon 600/4 with 1.4x & hood. Fits with the L128 Extended Lid...The L622 is my preferred choice as it is more rigid and provides more protection (and horizontal carry handle) than the flimsy Lenscoat Xpandable 4 case…which I’ve tried (Nov. 2018).
External Attachment Options
- One A257 or M330 can be attached in the lower center of the case (standard position & shown in photos).
- Two single-wide pouches (E105, E280 etc.) can be attached to either side of the lower A257, covering the collapsible pockets.
Alternately, a double-wide pouch (A257, M330 etc.) can also be attached to either the left or right of the standard A257 Body Pouch, but this attachment location is a little loose which may cause the pouch to shift around a little, unless secured with a Y205 strap.
- The upper part of the case will house an equal amount of pouches, except it has additional attachment points, so two single-wide pouches can be attached in the center.
Back (flat) Side of the Case
- A double-wide pouch (A257, M330 etc.) can be attached to the lower back or flat part of the case, although this disables use of any backpack harness or may make using a shoulder strap awkward.
Remove the A257 center pouch (shown in photo above) and replace it with a T164 or T317 pouch for attaching a tripod (see this page for pix). Attach a Y204 to the top of the case to hold the top part of the tripod. The A257 can then be reattached to the upper or lower part of the case, slightly off center.
Double-wide allotment on belt or pack frame. (Realistically, this case is too large to be conveniently worn on a belt).
26-3/8h x 7-7/8" dia I.D. (27-1/2" height with the L127 lid or 33-1/8" with the L128 lid)
27-1/2h x 10-1/4" dia O.D.
Volume = 1470 cu in
Weight with A257 pouch & Y515 shoulder strap: 4 lbs. 10 oz.
Weight w/o A257 pouch & Y515 shoulder strap: 4lbs. 1.5 oz
67h x 20cm dia I.D. (70cm height with the L127 lid or 84cm with the L128 lid)
70.5h x 25.8cm dia O.D.
Volume = 24 lit
Weight with A257 pouch & Y515 shoulder strap: 2.105 kg
Weight w/o A257 pouch & Y515 shoulder strap: 1.865 kg
Height (I.D. or Inside Dimension): There is a little give in the soft foam lid (15mm or 5/8"), allowing a lens/body combo up to 68.5cm (27") to fit inside this case.
Diameter (I.D. or Inside Dimension): this is the maximum diameter of the front element and/or lens cover that will fit inside this case. The circumference of this case is 71cm (27-7/8") and measures the entire inside perimeter of the D shape of the case. It is larger than 3.14 times the diameter to allow extra room for the lens tripod foot. To reduce the diameter of the bottom of the case consider L029 foam insert.
Diameter (O.D. or Outside Dimension): Please note than the outside diameter of the lid is 28cm (11").
L622 Airline Travel Warnings. Because of airline carry-on baggage regulations, the L622 is too large (long) for use as a carry-on piece of luggage — however many airlines are enforcing the height and width specs and letting the length slide, which means the L622 may eke by. See our airline baggage page on this Web site for more details.