birdfromboat wrote in post #7899990
yes, all together. I think there is more chance for damage every time I change lenses, take a hood off or put it on, every cycle of every interface is a potential for damage. I leave it all together and the only thing I can think of that I am risking is if I drop it there is more mass and leverage against the lens mount.
comparing the number of times I have dropped my camera (0) vs the number of times I have introduced dust into the body during a lens change or cross threaded a hood(uncountable) I choose to leave it all together as much as possible.
Counter help will give bad advice for many reasons, sometimes just to hear their own voice, sometimes because of one instance they heard of from a customer or friend, sometimes to help sell an item or service.
This guy might like to come off as the expert, he may have heard of someone that dropped their bag and said the lens mount would have been OK if they had just seperated everything as they put it away, or he makes extra bucks doing sensor cleaning and wants all his customers taking their lenses on and off as much as possible.
If you are really worried about it, ditch the bag and get a pelican box. no worries.
thanks for taking the time to reply, I did feel this specific clerk did'nt have alot of experience; but did want to hear what everyone else was doing... I just would hate to have to grab my gear assemble then use it...the moment could be gone by that time.
jdlloyd67 wrote in post #7900066
I read a comment by the guy that runs The-Digital-Picture
website that he uses seperate lens cases for each and every lens and keeps them all in a plastic bin. I am thinking that I might go this way if my gear ever becomes to cumbersome to keep together in one bag. For now though, it all fits nicely into on bag that I throw over my shoulder as I head out the door.
thanks for replying, I have both camera's in a sep. bag with their flashe / CF cards / cables.... just the over shoulder bag, I like those the best.
spkerer wrote in post #7900625
I can find you a camera store clerk that will say just the opposite!
I keep the 24-70 mounted with hood on in my case all the time. My other body stays with the body cap on cause which lens I put on there depends upon the shooting situation.
Yah, walked into Henry's today to buy a larger CF card asked the clerk the same question, he said he'd think it smarter to keep the hood on the lense, especially if I had the room in my bag.
thanks for replying!