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Attaching lens case to a bag

 
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Dec 19, 2013 18:22 |  #1

A few of my bags have horizontal webbing straps on the sides/ends to attach lens cases or accessory bags. The webbing is fixed to the bag at both ends. The lens cases that are designed to fit have a vertical strap fixed at only one end, so that the loose end can pass through the bag strap and then fix (usually velcro). I'm picturing LowePro as an example - http://store.lowepro.c​om …ensCase11x26_Sl​iplock.jpg (external link)

Now, I have a perfectly good lens case/bag that came with my 70-200, which would serve me well as an accessory lens case to attach to my bags. Except, of course, for the fact that the vertical webbing on the case is fixed at both ends. Great for putting your belt through, I suppose.

So does anyone know of a doohickey that would bridge the gap, so to speak? Or has anyone rigged up a DIY option?


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Dec 22, 2013 18:08 |  #2

Anybody?


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Dec 22, 2013 22:09 |  #3

Take a trip to a store that serves hikers and people into camping. They usually have an assortment of straps, clips etc. for attaching things to backpacks.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 22:42 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #4

Perhaps a seamstress could modify the lens case - cut the vertical strap at the bottom and sew in some Velcro or a snap, like that shown in your photo.


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Dec 22, 2013 22:57 |  #5

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #16548176 (external link)
Perhaps a seamstress could modify the lens case - cut the vertical strap at the bottom and sew in some Velcro or a snap, like that shown in your photo.

Interesting. Retrofitting the strap may require sewing through the case padding as well as the outer layer (meaning heavy duty sewing machine) - which may mean that the cost makes buying a dedicated lens case a better option.


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Dec 23, 2013 01:02 |  #6

loop these through in an x

http://www.maxpedition​.com …cTie-Pack-of-4-34p351.htm (external link)


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Dec 23, 2013 05:45 as a reply to  @ ten31's post |  #7

And for the cost of retrofitting the original case to fit your bag, you may as well buy another one from the bag manufacturer..... Thats how they make a living (and its not by letting anyone clip any case they want onto their bag)...

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Dec 23, 2013 11:22 as a reply to  @ P51Mstg's post |  #8

I got al my Lowepro sliplock cases secondhand, but "like new" (one had never been used) at a fraction of the retail price. Some people tire of them quickly or change gear, or buy a bigger bag and don't need them any longer.

A custom job will probably be more expensive.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 11:55 |  #9

I was a bit disappointed that the 70-200 Canon lens case didn't have Velcro belt loop so it would be easier to attach to modular mounts on my bags and/or belt. It ends up being a non-issue since that lens is either inside the bag or on my sling strap(even while I'm using another lens on it's body) smaller lens are stored on belt strap in lens pouch and or second body.

Xing a couple of Velco straps is probably the easiest/cheapest route to mount the Canon case. Having a couple 2" or so wide Velcro straps sewn would make a nicer/cleaner attachment but might cost as much as just buying a 3rd party lens pouch.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 18:18 |  #10

That's an interesting site. I wonder how these bags would work as a camera/lens bag...

http://www.maxpedition​.com …ew-JUMBO-Variants-c59.htm (external link)


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Dec 23, 2013 19:56 |  #11

These look interesting enough to have a few handy around the house, or for camping/bushwalking.


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Dec 24, 2013 07:19 |  #12

Great products, great service. The bags aren't padded but an insert will fit.


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Dec 26, 2013 10:00 |  #13

Cable ties (Americans typically call them "zip ties" due the the zipping noise they make when tightened)
Handy for attaching stuff to other stuff (I actually keep a few in my bag, along with gaffa tape, for fixing stuff)


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Dec 26, 2013 21:44 |  #14

Ahhh, cable ties - 21st century wire - can fix anything!


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Dec 26, 2013 22:07 |  #15

You can acquire zip ties in multiple colors with a bit of looking. Wire harness manufacturers are one source.


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