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omar

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Lens pouches - worth buying?
« on: June 09, 2013, 09:59:04 PM »
I've seen these on eBay
Fairly cheap
A set of 6 for under £10
Can't remember the exact price
Should I get? Or not needed??

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Lens pouches - worth buying?
« on: June 09, 2013, 09:59:04 PM »

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 10:49:06 PM »
I bought some neophrere pouches from ebay for those times i need some extra protection. Ok quality. Not as good as local retail but good enough for the purpose.

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 12:15:54 AM »
I've seen these on eBay
Fairly cheap
A set of 6 for under £10
Can't remember the exact price
Should I get? Or not needed??

Thanks


Omar
When I bought EOS-M, the online store had (what seemed like) a nice offer for a few pouches ... since it was just a few dollars and they looked nice on their website, I bought them ... but when I opened the package, they had a horrible smell like some cheap shoes ... I tried spraying them with perfume but no luck, so I got rid of them. Generally I do not use lens pouches anymore as all my camera bags have adequate protection.
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 01:17:08 AM »
I think you should leave your lens in a clear plastic box.
Sun light may reduce your chance of getting the lens fungal

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 03:08:27 AM »
I also thought i needed such in case of holiday but i just  wrapped my lenses in socks n stuff and put them in the luggage :D worked as a charm. So no lens pouches for me. Whenever i go outside i limited myself to 2 lenses i can put in my bag.

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 03:15:25 AM »
I also thought i needed such in case of holiday but i just  wrapped my lenses in socks n stuff and put them in the luggage :D worked as a charm.
+1 ... I do the same to reduce unnecessary weight.
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 04:06:04 AM »
All of my lenses have come with pouches...all the pouches are sitting in a box in a closet.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 12:36:44 AM »
That

Generally I do not use lens pouches anymore as all my camera bags have adequate protection.

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All of my lenses have come with pouches...all the pouches are sitting in a box in a closet.

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 09:49:46 AM »
The Canon pouches offer almost no protection - they don't even get unpacked.  I have and use several Lowepro Lens Cases. 
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 02:34:31 AM »
The Canon pouches offer almost no protection - they don't even get unpacked.  I have and use several Lowepro Lens Cases.
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2013, 11:06:29 PM »
I've seen these on eBay
Fairly cheap
A set of 6 for under £10
Can't remember the exact price
Should I get? Or not needed??

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No, I've never even used one. I have them sitting around. They are a waste. I wish they gave the 70-300L a nice usable 70-200 2.8-like softcase and not a useless pouch.

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2013, 12:13:06 AM »
Lens pouches are all but useless, get some lowepro lens cases instead. I only use them for storage, most of my gear stays in my Kata bag without a pouch or case. It's only when I want to take a lens out that I wont be using that day do I then put it in a case. I live in a very humid place but have never noticed any adverse effects even with my 50 1.8. Lenses are not as delicate as you might believe, just be sensible about it.
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 12:40:43 AM »
Nope. Use your money for something more useful.
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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 04:57:02 AM »
When I travel, I wrap my lenses in chamois cloth and put them zip-loc bags  if they will fit.  If not, I will put them in double or triple  plastic bags.

It is lighter in weight than taking hard cases (which I use to store them in at home).

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Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 04:57:02 AM »