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Jun 03, 2013 15:32 |  #1

I am looking into buying lens pouches I can attach to my belt. I would like to use them to store my wide zoom and 24-70mm lens in them while shooting weddings.

I would like to have the ones which are easy to access and open to change lens during wedding ceremonies, etc. when time is short.

I know think tank sells some of them but I am wondering whether there are any under $20... I don't need fancy pouches.

Can you recommend any?


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Jun 03, 2013 15:40 |  #2

I've used one of the medium (think 70-200 f2.8) sized LowePro pouches and found it to be pretty good. I tend to switch between a 24-70 and the 70-200 on the camera/in the pouch, and it works well. I use a LowePro backpack, so the sliplock attachment is obviously a big plus, but it came with a variety of attachments and a strap.


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Jun 03, 2013 15:41 |  #3

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Jun 03, 2013 16:37 |  #4

I use the Think Tank Lens Changer 25 and it works great. Cost is closer to $30, but a small price to pay considering it is protecting a $1200-1600 lens!


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Jun 03, 2013 18:04 |  #5

LowePro Lens Exchange system is wonderful.


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Jun 03, 2013 19:30 |  #6

BigSkyKen wrote in post #15996084 (external link)
I use the Think Tank Lens Changer 25 and it works great. Cost is closer to $30, but a small price to pay considering it is protecting a $1200-1600 lens!

I have to agree.


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Jun 05, 2013 06:11 |  #7

I have all Lowepro cases for my lenses when they are at home. When on a 'walkabout' in Chicago last fall, I picked a case that would hold the larger of the two lenses I had with me...in this case it was the 16-35 ii over the 24-105. I might not have been the 'quickest' way to change lenses, but it hooked to my regular belt and worked like a charm. I also had my filter case on the other side. The only problem I encountered was trying to sit down with the lens case attached. I ended up discretely unfastening my belt once seated at McDonalds and slid it off.


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Jun 05, 2013 07:02 |  #8

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Jun 05, 2013 10:57 |  #9

another thumbs up for thinktank.


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Jun 05, 2013 11:28 |  #10

I use Tamrac pro lens pouches because they protect my lens well from the elements, but with a zipper I don't think they'd be the best choice if doing lens swaps often unless you left it unzipped.

The Thinktank lens changer is probably the best fit for your use.




  
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Jun 05, 2013 11:55 |  #11

think tank whenever possible....

but more info is needed. Are you using a regular belt, or a system belt?

have you considered waist packs? There are waist packs that can change lenses really fast as well. Also include shoulder support so it doesnt sag.


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Jun 05, 2013 13:27 |  #12

lazer-jock wrote in post #15996339 (external link)
LowePro Lens Exchange system is wonderful.

Have a pair of each the 100 and 200, and I agree, they work great!
I use them on a belt, and I use them on a strap as well...


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Jun 05, 2013 20:17 |  #13

I've compared Think Tank to Lowepro when looking for a belt holster, and the Think Tank holsters cheaped out padding. Build quality was the same outside of protection from bumps.


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Jun 09, 2013 18:45 |  #14

bratkinson wrote in post #16001415 (external link)
I have all Lowepro cases for my lenses when they are at home. When on a 'walkabout' in Chicago last fall, I picked a case that would hold the larger of the two lenses I had with me...in this case it was the 16-35 ii over the 24-105. I might not have been the 'quickest' way to change lenses, but it hooked to my regular belt and worked like a charm. I also had my filter case on the other side. The only problem I encountered was trying to sit down with the lens case attached. I ended up discretely unfastening my belt once seated at McDonalds and slid it off.

Lowepro cases have a belt loop design which makes it unnecessary to slide the case off the end of an undone belt.


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Jun 09, 2013 21:47 |  #15

I have a belt case for a lens and I don't like to use it. Maybe it's just me, but I find it uncomfortable and it tends to pull my belt (and pants!) down. May I suggest:

1. Try it our first. Borrow or buy a cheap one and see if you really like it.
2. Use a separate belt. That might work better.
3. Take a look at small sling type bags. That may be a better choice. It might not even need to be a photo type bag. Check some outdoor stores and see what is available.

If I'm walking for any distance, I prefer a vest unless it's really hot. I carry my gear, including back-ups, in a rather small but efficient back pack (Canon). If I'm traveling light but need more than one lens, I have a small shoulder bag that I can wear as a sling but I'm going to replace it with an even smaller sling bag. At weddings I put a few extra things in my coat pockets (I always wear a suit) and keep my back pack close by. Just a few thoughts. I think I've tried it all when it comes to carrying gear. Thankfully digital doesn't require the amount of gear that film, especially 4x5, does so I travel much lighter today.


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