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70-200 f2.8 Lens. Carry with case on belt or how...?

 
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Feb 27, 2013 22:50 |  #1

Hi,

I was just wondering - there appears to be a belt loop in the case for this lens. I've tried wearing it once, but the lens seems so heavy that it wants to pull my pants down. :oops:

I was just wondering - does anyone use this, or wear this lens on them when it's not attached to the camera, and if so - how do you go about carrying it?

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Feb 27, 2013 23:40 |  #2

I went with Think Tank Photo's "skin" modular set. There's a pouch that can be extended with a zipper long enough to hold the 70-200/2.8L IS with hood extended. Has a built-in rain cover.

You buy the belt separately, where you can attach it on the belt in such a way that the bag can either slip around the belt so that you can adjust things or not move at all The trick is that you can buy a suspender for the belt if you need a bit of extra support.

I went with the skin set because it collapses nicely and I didn't need a lot of padding. The standard modular bags have a bit more padding.

I like these bags a lot. I can work out them quite well. I can also stuff the bags into a backpack. The key point is that the bags work nicely with the Think Tank Photo line of belts. That's why I like these bags over the Tamrac and Lowepro options.

http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …dular-component-sets.aspx (external link)


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Feb 28, 2013 05:21 |  #3

When it isn't on the camera, it is in my camera bag.

I've never used any of the Canon pouches or cases for anything.


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Feb 28, 2013 07:27 |  #4

^^
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Feb 28, 2013 09:12 |  #5

It's in my backpack when not in use. Only way my back will let me carry anything heavy is two straps like a normal backpack.


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Feb 28, 2013 11:33 |  #6

When I use the pouch, (which is rare) I use the shoulder strap & the belt loop. The strap over the opposit shoulder of the pouch. Comfortable and your pants don't fall down.


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Feb 28, 2013 12:59 |  #7

BlackRapid Release strap...your spine will thank you!

http://www.blackrapid.​com/products (external link)


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Feb 28, 2013 16:41 as a reply to  @ silvex's post |  #8

I could be wrong, but belt loops on D/SLR Bags and lens cases are made for separate belts, not the belts that hold up your pants. I have one of the belt systems by Lowepro. I use a zoom holster bag an large lens case that both will accommodate my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS with no problem on one of these belts (plus something to hold a Sigma 24-60 &/or 17-40L, and usually a macro lens with flash).


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Feb 28, 2013 17:00 as a reply to  @ jimewall's post |  #9

http://www.goboda.com/​boda_photo_gallery.htm​l (external link)

I found this bag to be the best for carrying lenses. I also carry my 1DIII with the Sigma 70-200/2.8 with a hood, plus two lenses. I purchased the belt separately. good deal.


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Feb 28, 2013 17:07 as a reply to  @ Pepe Guitarra's post |  #10

if you get TT's belt add the harness also, the 70-200 is too heavy imo with just a belt that said mine is usually attached and on a Cotton Carrier vest.

You may want to have a look at one of the chestvest from newswear

http://www.newswear.co​m/index.html (external link)




  
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Feb 28, 2013 20:16 |  #11

auto-clicker wrote in post #15662487 (external link)
if you get TT's belt add the harness also, the 70-200 is too heavy imo with just a belt that said mine is usually attached and on a Cotton Carrier vest.

You may want to have a look at one of the chestvest from newswear

http://www.newswear.co​m/index.html (external link)

thanks for this, havent seen this before

have been looking for a better way carrying my setup. Always liked using a tool belt with suspenders, and this is very close to that, in terms of camera gear.


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Mar 01, 2013 02:32 |  #12

I've used the Black Rapid R2 harness system with this lens and 1Ds II, plus a second camera. It worked rather well.


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Mar 01, 2013 10:04 as a reply to  @ raksphoto's post |  #13

I second (or third) the BlackRapid. I have the Classic RS-4, and it makes it easy to walk around with the heavy lens (70-200mm f/2.8L II) attached to my 7D. For longer excursions, I have a Lowepro Fastpack 250 AW backpack (the new all-weather version), $120 at Amazon (external link). These two products work well together - the camera with the BlackRapid strap attached tucks neatly into the pouch in the Fastpack, and I can swing the Fastpack around, open the side pouch compartment, and put the BlackRapid strap over my head to grab some photos on the quick.


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Mar 01, 2013 10:11 |  #14

My 70-200mm lives in a Lowepro lens case, which has a belt loop. It either attaches outside on the attachment loops of my Lowepro shoulder bag (where it will not pull down my pants) or, with several other lenses it resides on a lightweight padded belt by Lowepro.


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Mar 01, 2013 12:31 |  #15

think tank speed freak looks like it can carry a good set comfortably all day


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