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12-28-2009, 01:44 PM   #16
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Hrm. If I wanted to carry a 'big gun' like that 100-300 around, I think I would have a separate case for that: when I did some sports, I would do the same sort of thing for the 'big gun' as I would also do for the medium format stuff and weddings: I'd carry the big lens/second body/big camera/flashes/bracketry in a second bag: this bag would be emptied when I arrived, and I'd cache it away somewhere.

For something more mobile, I might look at a holster case big enough to accept that lens or lens+camera on my hip, (and whatever belt arrangement it took to support that.... That looks big.)


This could go alongside a more modest shoulder-bag.

To get all that including the big lens in the same bag, an old-style Lowepro Magnum or something to that effect could probably do the job. The big lens would ride inside across the top in the cradle (the top part of the partitions) and other lenses would be down inside.

Big, though. Those bags were basically made to carry two professional motor-driven bodies with substantial lenses. You'd have to be very big and strong to consider it comfy, but you could carry everything.

In general, I would consider keeping that 100-300 in a separate arrangement, unless you want to carry heavy and go with a real backpack.

I have one other suggestion, though, which is a big, shoulder bag like an overgrown laptop case. (That's kind of why I got it, actually: to carry my big and heavy old laptop along with some gear and personal items. It's boxy with all the padding in, slouchy when you take some out. Without a laptop in there, it can carry a *lot* of stuff, and it's sized so you can put any Domke made inserts in there you like. It's nice cause it's flexible. )

Here's the only place I know to get them: Big canvas camera bag WITH FREE INSERT! - eBay (item 290375900559 end time Dec-29-09 22:53:08 PST)


Drawbacks are: First and foremost, they're not exactly 'plug-and-play, (expect to need to add more velcro and put in different inserts and dividers, ) and also they're not highly waterproof: just heavy canvas for the most part, but a lot of it.

What you get with it is basically a really big padded 'tub' into which you can place whatever sort of dividers you like, (by removing the partition for the laptop, you get basically a full-sized camera bag that is very deep: if you remove this 'tub' the bag will still take Domke inserts and want to fall flat against your body if the contents permit. ) It's very flexible that way. I actually want to make myself a custom insert for it that'll be sort of a compromise, while still leaving room to tuck that extra lens or flash in there if I'd like.


Anyway, that's just another thing that's not too common. I don't care for sling bags or backpacks, much, either.

Thanks. The sigma 100-300 attached to the camera actually fits in my fastpack 200. A lot to think about.

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What is the best way to carry multiple small lenses like the DA21, FA*24 (not that small) FA35, FA43, FA77, and 135mm.

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Borrow a shopping cart from your supermarket.

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12-28-2009, 01:51 PM   #18
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For the DA limited I use the LowePro Lenspouch 1s. I glue two rear lens caps back to back and can mount 2 lenses together to make a larger "unit" which fit into there lens pouches nicely.
I've checked those out, and they will even work with the belt system. I just don't know how it will look when I hang a bunch of pouches around my belt for each of my lenses
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
Thanks. The sigma 100-300 attached to the camera actually fits in my fastpack 200. A lot to think about.
It might be a good idea to use that very thing for 'big lens' occasions, then, just get a comfy bag for other occasions, and maybe a holster for when you aren't carrying much besides that big lens. That big lens is way outside what else you might be wanting to carry. But I bet that when you do, that lens will be on the camera almost all of the time.

I have a pretty substantial old metal zoom lens which isn't quite as big, but probably weighs nearly as much. It *can* fit in the big canvas bag, but more often it rides in a separate little bag which my partner carries. That lens and one or two others isn't a big deal all on its own, but keeps my regular bag manageable if I get talked into hiking up some trail with my arthritis.


(Personally, I can be very stubborn about my ability to carry a pair of larger cameras around, but I have my limits. )

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Photo vest? Small prime lenses fit in the vest's pockets well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
it's a little expensive, but I thought about doing this:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/80426-rear-len...nses-da-*.html

(there's a good picture in post #11)

Oh man that's awesome!
(ordering 12 end caps off eBay to do this!)
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lens carry bags

in some situations can be use something like this

Newswear | Chestvest, pouches, rain ponchos
12-29-2009, 05:59 AM   #23
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Get a Smart car. You can use it as a lens pouch, lunch box and, sometimes, you can even ride in it (as long as your lenses aren't in it).

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One of the larger Crumpler shoulder bags. I can fit 4 lenses, 2 35mm bodies and a MF camera in there, and still have room for some film. I use a Crumpler Muffin Top 7500.
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KEH is selling Tamrac Express 5 (Model 3535) bags for $17.95 new. Holds my K20d with DA 35 Limited mounted and DA 70 Limited in its pouch just fine. Can even squeeze in the DA 21 Limited if I want to!
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Photo vest? Small prime lenses fit in the vest's pockets well.

You know what, I am definitely going to do this for those photography vacations where I would want to take all my lenses. It will not look out of place..thanks!
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in some situations can be use something like this

Newswear | Chestvest, pouches, rain ponchos

I've never seen that site before, cool....
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Get a Smart car. You can use it as a lens pouch, lunch box and, sometimes, you can even ride in it (as long as your lenses aren't in it).


I need more protection for my lenses, besides I don't want a car that is smarter than me
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Tamrac has this Photo Hip Pac that I use. It can hold 2 to 3 lenses depending on size. The 3 DA LTD's all would fit easily into it.

For me it helps keep several lenses at hand once the camera is out of the main bag. There is even a second outer pocket big enough for SD cards and a battery.
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Either photo or fly-fishing vest.
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