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01-15-2017, 08:29 AM   #1
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lens pouches

Last two lenses I bought new were the:

55-300mm DA PLM
28-105mm DFA

Neither came with a pouch.

Not the end of the earth, but I find them useful.

Just thought I'd mention


Pretty sure the DA 55-300mm metal mount (non-HD, non-WR) used to come with a soft case.

I think both of the above would need a S80-120 soft case which judging by current prices is not that cheap... 30 or $50 USD.

Does anyone have a recommendation for other lens pouches?

01-15-2017, 08:51 AM   #2

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I've got a Pentax original one that fits these. 25 posted? Also depending on the size of the DFA lens, would it fit the pouch for the DA* 50-135mm? 45 posted for the two?
01-15-2017, 09:01 AM   #3
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I recommend the Peak Design Range Pouches. They have a bit more padding than the standard pouches and they are weather-resistant

Peak Design Range Pouch (Medium, Charcoal) BRP-M-BL-1 B&H Photo
01-15-2017, 10:00 AM   #4
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The small Pentax pouches are really nice. I don't know where to find them, at stores I've only ever seen big, heavily padded pouches. More like a bag than a pouch.
I got a case with my old Flektogon 35mm, fits snugly, but its big. Pouches are more convenient.

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I use LowePro 6" lens cases almost exclusively. they are well padded, but not bluky, IMO. The zippers are rugged, as is the outer covering. Each comes with loops for a carabiner to slip through, or a Velcro fastened belt loop. I bought several when they were marked down 50%, but even at full price I thought they were an excellent choice. I never worry about damage to a lens in one of these cases.
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Think Tank Photo make a large range of lens pouches that can also be used with their belt system.
01-15-2017, 11:31 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
Last two lenses I bought new were the:

55-300mm DA PLM
28-105mm DFA
For the DA55-300PLM I bought this (Profox No. 4) one. IMO a really good and inexpensive pouch with room for the DA TC1.4x plus DA55-300PLM on top.
01-15-2017, 12:03 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
.Does anyone have a recommendation for other lens pouches?

Lens/Filter Pouch | OP/TECH USA

01-15-2017, 02:04 PM   #9
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Check eBay. All kinds of lens pouches available at every imaginable price point.
01-15-2017, 02:55 PM   #10
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I'm a big fan of neoprene drawstring pouches, especially higher quality ones like op/tech USA. I'm not sure what the actual measurements are, but the neoprene is thicker on their pouches than some of the other ones I use, and I've never had any of their stitching come loose, which I have with a couple others... but the price is considerably higher - their price per pouch is what I've paid for a pack of 4 pouches somewhere else.
I don't use dividers in my camera bag, it's just lenses in pouches, so I have a pouch for every lens.
01-15-2017, 03:59 PM   #11
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Just about any lens case or pouch is as good or better than the OEMs. I have several Lowe Pro ones, and a Clik Elite and a Pearstone (B&H). The belt loop on the Pearstone has started to go, but the Lowepros and Clik Elite are excellent.
01-15-2017, 04:54 PM   #12
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I mostly buy Op/Tech pouches, but I have a few PearStone "Onyx" pouches that are also very nice. I never liked the Pentax fold-over bag-style pouch that came with the HD DA55-300.
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Two features I would regard as indispensable in a purchased-new lens pouch or case: 1) provision for an attachable/detachtable shoulder strap; 2) a hook-and-loop (Velcro) operated vertical strap on the back for attaching either to a belt or a camera bag that has straps for accommodating such an attachment. The best design has double HAL straps: an upper long one that folds down and attaches to the body of the case and a lower short strap that folds up and attaches atop the end of the long one to double-secure the system. Both Lowepro and Ruggard make pouches of this type, both with zippers that seal well, but other brands have similar design.

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