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Jun 24, 2014 09:40 |  #1

Hey, just wondering if I could get some suggestions or recommendations on keeping lenses on me while I'm shooting on the go. I don't use anything too big (135L, Sigma 30mm, 50mm f/1.4). I'm imagining a belt where the lenses can be carried in some kind of pouch but not sure if that exists or if that's the most ideal.

What I've done now is usually carry around my backpack and switch as I go, or run back to my camera bag although that really isn't ideal if I'm shooting an event or even just portraits and want a quick switch.

What can you guys recommend? Thanks




  
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Jun 24, 2014 09:45 |  #2

Check out Think Tanks belt system.


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Jun 24, 2014 10:38 |  #3

Yea I was going to suggest a belt system as well.


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Jun 24, 2014 11:36 |  #4

I just bought a ThinkTank belt system, thanks to a recommendation in another thread. It's the same high quality I've seen in other TT products, and a great relief to get the weight off my shoulder. I love it.


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Jun 24, 2014 11:42 |  #5

Why not just wear a messenger style bag and leave the top flap open and folded back? That's what I do. I leave the lenses in it with the caps off so I can remove a lens, drop it into an open slot, and grab another one.


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Jun 24, 2014 11:44 |  #6

Thinktank or Lowepro belts. Their lens cases also attach easily to an ordinary belt. If you only carry one or two small lenses, the cases alone may be the way to go. A belt system gives you more options including carrying more gear. One difference between them is Thinktank cases have a drawstring closure and Lowepro cases are zippered; a matter of preference. Pearstone cases from BHPhoto and Safrotto cases from eBay will also do the same thing cheaply.




  
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Jun 24, 2014 14:00 |  #7

I've got these pouches, dirt cheap and can fit the 135L hood reversed:

SAFROTTO Protector Padded Lens Bag Case Pouch E21 E-21 (external link)
case is fairly large, and can attach to a regular belt, or the lowepro belt system. I wouldnt wear more than 2 on a leather belt, but with camera belts, as many as you like. The e21 bag is pretty big, I can fit the 135L + 35L hood attached inside that bag, no reversing necessary. Same with my 24-70 tamron.

at 11 bucks a pop, you can experiment without too much pain. I think it's great


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Jun 24, 2014 14:29 |  #8

I love my ThinkTank belt system! I added the Spider Holster to it so that my cameras body weight is now off my shoulders/back too. I can hang my gripped 7D w/70-200 2.8 or 100-400 from the belt, and it hardly feels like it's there.


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Jun 24, 2014 15:48 |  #9

Either a simple shoulder bag, or some sort of belt loop attachment.

I am sure the purpose made pricey ones like the Think tank and others have their advantages, not the least of which you get to feel like an "Agent Of Shield", but frankly, a simple canvas ammo pouch/pouches etc.. from the local Army Navy surplus attached to your belt would work too.

The little lens pouches Charlie linked to, I have a few of these to keep my T-Cons and some other small lenses handy strapped to the outside of my long lens bag. They do good double duty attached to a belt or shoulder strap. etc.. Cheap and very flexible. Everyone makes them. I have a few from Lowepro, and others, including a SIGMA :) The Lowepros have a double velcro system that is easy to remove, but never comes off by accident, so I like these the best of the ones I have. And there nice and black, just like an Agent of Shield would use. :)


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Jun 24, 2014 15:57 |  #10

what about a vest?




  
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Jun 24, 2014 16:00 |  #11

Good point, most vests have a back pocket that will hold up to a 100-400mm :)


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Jun 24, 2014 16:54 |  #12

Lowepro photo runner allows me to keep lenses in one single pouch with easy top access.


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Jun 27, 2014 07:25 |  #13

I wish I could wear a good vest because it would hold all the little necessary things, but they don't good on me and I feel silly at a wedding. Maybe I should think about designing something for shooting that isn't as "agent of shield" looking and feeling and more functional to fit the event. :) If the GoPro guy can be a billionaire, I can at least come up with a belt/vest system that people can buy. :)

That being said, I use a shoulder bag to hold my lenses. Most of the time, I use my Passport because taking all the inserts out, I can really put a lot of lenses in it and it's comfy.


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