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Apr 22, 2018 18:21 |  #1

does everyone carry their cameras and lenses dismounted in their bags and only after reaching their shooting destination stick a lens on the body and start shooting?

ive always kept at least one body/lens mounted and ready to go (back in the film days i had an AE-1, F-1n, 24, 35, 50, 85 and 200 mm lenses, sunpak flash and quantum battery back in my Domke F2) and find that i use a lot of space by keeping my 24-70 f2.8 on the gripped 5D3. in fact close to half the bag is used up, but with lots of 'air' surrounding it. i could maybe go back to my F-2, if i could convince myself to not keep a lens on a body...




  
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Apr 22, 2018 19:30 |  #2

I find that most users keep a lens on the body, even for general transport. Folks who leave the body without lens (with body cap in place) are actually the minority of users. I prefer to travel without lens on body, as I use dividers to keep things separate, and a bunch of oblong spaces for lenses and for body and for accessories seems more space efficient than allowing a big space for body with lens attached.

I mount a lens on the body when I intend to USE it, and not merely TRANPORT it. And then it stays in my hands, or on my neck/shoulder, until it gets put away at the end of shooting. It might travel on the floor in the back seat, behind me, if we are driving to somewhere and I want it 'ready for rapid use'.


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May 05, 2018 20:32 |  #3

Last time I transported a body and lens mounted together the bag they were in fell about 3 feet and hit in just a way that it caused $1200 in damage to both body and lens. It got in a way that the lens mount on the lens broke and the metal mounting on the camera bent and damaged the mirror box. Never again.


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May 05, 2018 21:20 |  #4

Ltdave wrote in post #18611611 (external link)
does everyone carry their cameras and lenses dismounted in their bags and only after reaching their shooting destination stick a lens on the body and start shooting?

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Of course not.

I leave my bodies and lenses mounted together most of the time ..... especially so when they're in my car being transported around. . But I'm not sure what you mean about "in their bags", as I don't usually have my gear in a bag. . The cameras and lenses just get put down on the seat, either under or atop all of the other clutter that resides in my car. . I've never really seen a reason to keep them in a bag.

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May 05, 2018 22:18 |  #5

Depends on what I’m shooting and what case/bag I’m taking. If it’s portraits or general shooting then I’ll have a prime or something like a 24-70 2.8 mounted and the whole kit in a Crumpler 7MDH. If I’m shooting sports and need longer glass, or need to take a lot of gear for some reason it all seems to pack much more efficiently with the lens not mounted when in a rolling case, either a Pelican 1514 or Think Tank Airport International. (Yes, I have a small collection of bags... I need camera bag rehab :cry: )


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May 06, 2018 00:34 |  #6

I use the Domke F-1X... the little bit bigger bag. I changed out the insert for a long, skinny one with three sections (or less, depending) and lay the body on its side with the long lens attached. I can carry a few other lenses with me in case I need them.

Bags are so subjective. There really isn't one solution for everyone, I don't believe.


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