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Jul 14, 2013 10:17 |  #16

Dirty Murd wrote in post #16118501 (external link)
Okay I didn't know if I was weird for doing this. I feel like the less I take it off, the less likely it is to get dust inside the lens or on the mirror.

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But I only have one decent L lens (24-105) that I constantly use as a walk around. If using another, it is because I rented a 70-200 or something.

The two pros I know here always take the lens off, but I think that has more to do with the fact that they have a huge selection of lenses and tend to put the body only in the Pelican carrying case for assignments.


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Jul 14, 2013 10:23 |  #17

This is pretty well answered. Only times I can think of are special cases like when shipping the camera or putting it into a case that didn't allow the lens to stay attached (sell it).


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Jul 14, 2013 10:44 |  #18

Thank you everyone for the answers! Seems like everyone stores with a lens on which is what I have been doing. Just wanted to clarify that there was nothing wrong with this!


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Jul 14, 2013 10:47 |  #19

hes gone wrote in post #16119115 (external link)
=he's gone;16119115]I'm not even sure where my body cap is.

I know where mine is, I tried to make a pinhole lens, I failed, but I will go back to it someday..

I always leave a lens on, like someone said previously, less chance of dust on the sensor


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Jul 14, 2013 11:04 |  #20

When I am using my short lens - I leave it on and store it. But I have my bag set up to accommodate my 2 long lenses on the 2 sides. So if I just finished using one of them I will pull the lens off and put the body cap back on.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 13:18 as a reply to  @ Swinger's post |  #21

I always store my 550D in my Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW with no lens attached.


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Jul 14, 2013 13:27 |  #22

jocau wrote in post #16119621 (external link)
I always store my 550D in my Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW with no lens attached.

Whew, I was afraid that I would be the only one that stored without a lens. I do so due to lack of room in my Lowe Pro Adventura 170 bag.


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Jul 14, 2013 13:56 as a reply to  @ frozenframe's post |  #23

when I travel the lens usually comes off but usually I have a lens on the camera. there is no hard and fast rule.


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Jul 14, 2013 13:57 as a reply to  @ frozenframe's post |  #24

No, I always store my camera with lens attached.


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Jul 14, 2013 14:19 |  #25

I never take the lens off except to switch lenses. The fewer times I take off the lens the fewer chances I take of something going wrong. IMO.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 14:27 |  #26

Thanks for all the responses everyone! I think I got a good idea that 95% of you keep the lens attached while storing!


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Jul 14, 2013 15:21 |  #27

I only remove a lens to swap for another.
The camera is stored with the last lens used, both are laid flat in a shoulder bag that supports both the lens and body equally on 2" of memory foam.

I do remove big lenses (white ones) when I fly, as these have an aluminium travel case. Takes 2 big lenses and the body.


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Jul 14, 2013 16:26 |  #28

A lens is always on my camera and the camera and lens are always in my camera bag. It's always ready to go that way.

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Jul 14, 2013 16:54 |  #29

Dirty Murd wrote in post #16118492 (external link)
Just a simple question for all who read this.

When you guys put your camera away for the night, day, etc. do you generally take the lens off and store your camera and lens separately, or do you store your camera with a lens still attached?

This may seem random, but I was just wondering if there are any down sides to keeping a lens on the camera for a day or two while storing in between sessions.

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Jul 14, 2013 17:04 |  #30

Lens is almost always on the camera.


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