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02-01-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Anyone see a problem with this????

In the upper compartment of my Pentax Sling Bag, I have three lens.

1-70-300 Tamron, 1 - FA 35 and 1 - A-50




The three of these lens fit very snuggly and do not move , or roll, around. There are no separators between these lens.

I've felt that as long as there was no movement there shouldn't be a problem with this arrangement.

Your thoughts and comments?

02-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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I always prefer a little padding between my lenses even if it's only a bit of canvas as in a Domke bag. However, I've never really tried going without padding so I can't say for certain whether you'll get rub marks on your lenses or not.
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I saw your post on DPreview and see no real problem other than the lenses getting scratched. All my gear is prestine and I avoid conditions like that. I have an AW-200 and find it a little tight when I have the grip on my K100D, so I moved to the Tamrac Velocity pack and leave two telephoto lenses home the Tamron 70-300 and the Sigma 28-200. I mostly use my 18-250 or my FA 50 1.7 and even sometimes the 18-55, but not as much as the 18-250.
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I'd agree with Joel. Get yourself a few of those soft felt lens pouches. Ebay has dozens fairly cheap. and keep at least 2 of the 3 in the pouch when not in use. You have rub maks over time for sure.

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OK Guys, thanks, That all makes sense.

I've got some real thick lens cloths that I can fold over and make into dividers. That should work to put a buffer between the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
The three of these lens fit very snuggly and do not move , or roll, around. There are no separators between these lens.

I've felt that as long as there was no movement there shouldn't be a problem with this arrangement.

Your thoughts and comments?
If I could piggie-back on this thread with a related question...

I do that but keep each lens in a zip-lock baggie to reduce the likelihood of scratches/skuffs, with the humidity absorption packets the lens comes with in the box. Anyone know if keeping them within an air-tight bag is good or bad to avoid things like fungus growth?
02-01-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
If I could piggie-back on this thread with a related question...

I do that but keep each lens in a zip-lock baggie to reduce the likelihood of scratches/skuffs, with the humidity absorption packets the lens comes with in the box. Anyone know if keeping them within an air-tight bag is good or bad to avoid things like fungus growth?
I think that as long as you keep the dessicant with the lens, there shouldn't be any problem.
02-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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I sometimes use those short athletic socks as a pouch for my lense when I dont't have my bag. They're cheap, keep the leses from touching each other and seem to work pretty well.

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yeh man stuff em in a sock. few bucks and ya can cover up your whole kit.
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As long as those back caps are bayonet and not just friction, it should be OK. I'm also a repurposed-sock fan, but you might not have room for that.
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Like others here I'd recommend protecting them somehow. I recently snagged 3 leatherette lens bags for $15 off Ebay. They do a great job protecting lenses if on the shelf or in my Domke bag. That is pretty cheap insurance to keep them clean and protected. I am not associated to this seller in any way but they looked Like This!

Just a suggestion.
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Wal-Mart

I went to Wally World, in their gun department and bought a pistol case. Cost $8. Three levels of foam. You cut the phone however you want. That's it. The case itself isn't hard core plastic, but with all the foam, your stuff should be well protected.
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Oh yeah, this rig is very light. Easy to carry around with. I wish I would have bought the other two they had that day, because now every time I go back, they're out. But for my K10D, I'm going to head to Dicks and get a similar size aluminum case.

For what it's worth. I carry all of my smaller gear in a Black & Decker tool box I also got at Wal-Mart for $15. I keep all of my reflectors, snoots, grids, poverty wizards, light meters, cords, etc.

I'm the first to hate everything Wal-Mart stands for, but since they're not going anywhere, I buy infrequently, and buy cheap.
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Fruit loops?
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