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Canon Lens Pouches
« on: May 13, 2014, 02:41:48 PM »
After buying many Canon lenses, I can say that the supertelephoto luggage/suitcase/cases are nice, the padded pouches of the 70-200 and 180 are quite nice, but the pouches are all but worthless as anything other than a dust cover and even then they are open enough to let dust into the pouch.

Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?
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« on: May 13, 2014, 02:41:48 PM »

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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 02:57:47 PM »
After buying many Canon lenses, I can say that the supertelephoto luggage/suitcase/cases are nice, the padded pouches of the 70-200 and 180 are quite nice, but the pouches are all but worthless as anything other than a dust cover and even then they are open enough to let dust into the pouch.

Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?

Just one more thing to keep track of in case of resale.
Someday Canon will either discontinue or change them, like the crappy lens caps.
Until then look at Sigma's excellent lens cases and sigh.
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 03:06:46 PM »
They sit in their original plastic bags, tucked into the styrofoam cutouts in the original lens boxes. 

I use LowePro Lens Cases for transport when needed.  Regarding those, I have to say I found their 'old' sizes much more useful than their new ones – in particular, the 1W is between the new 9x13 and 11x14 in size, and the 1W ideal for many of my lenses with their hoods (the 9x13 can't fit the hoods, the 11x14 is too big).  For example, the 1W is a very good fit for any of the following with their hoods: 24-105L, 24-70/2.8L II, 17-55, 10-22, 35L, 85L, 135L, 16-35/2.8L II and TS-E 24L II (the latter two need the hood detached and over the back of the lens inside the case, but they work).  Also, the old 1N was purpose-made to hold both the 1.4x and 2x TCs, even came with a little round pad to go between them. 
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 03:31:29 PM »
After buying many Canon lenses, I can say that the supertelephoto luggage/suitcase/cases are nice, the padded pouches of the 70-200 and 180 are quite nice, but the pouches are all but worthless as anything other than a dust cover and even then they are open enough to let dust into the pouch.

Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?


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BUT for Me, as many times when I go to  do one day shooting, I put 6 of Canon Lens Pouches around my belt, Difference Sizes , to keep my 1 Water Bottle, 3 Beer Cans, and 2 Coke Cans+ the Snack----Ha, Ha, Ha = That for my working snack.
Yes, The Canon FAN, When they see me with that 6 Lens Pouches at my Belly, They  start to ask , What kind of 6 Lenses are I use to day----Because Canon give Free Lens Pouch for " L " Lens ( ??)---I just take the can of Beer from the pouch and give to him, and say that " this lens that make I drunk and get the MASTERPIECE of my Photos"---Ha, Ha, Ha.
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 03:36:33 PM »
Until then look at Sigma's excellent lens cases and sigh.

The cases that came with my Sigma 35mm and 180mm were awesome.  Well constructed.  Beats anything the OEM lenses I have.

The drawstring bags?  I use them when I store a lens in my photography bookcase units.  That's all. 

I am thinking of using one to carry dog treats when I walk my dog.  Might be able to stuff some poop bags in it at the same time.  ;D
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 05:12:14 PM »
I am thinking of using one to carry dog treats when I walk my dog.  Might be able to stuff some poop bags in it at the same time.  ;D

Send a photo of that to Canon- maybe they will rethink their bag design as a result.  ::)
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 05:36:58 PM »
I find they are great for carrying extenders but not much use for anything else!
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 09:10:54 PM »
Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?

Converted each and every one of them into $20 bills.  Seems plenty of people on eBay will pay $20+ for your OEM lens pouches!
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 09:25:01 PM »
Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?

Converted each and every one of them into $20 bills.  Seems plenty of people on eBay will pay $20+ for your OEM lens pouches!

 ::)

Like people will pay for the CPS straps...
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 10:11:48 PM »
if you have step up rings they make a good container for those to keep them all together and stop them spreading out all over the place and getting lost
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 10:53:34 PM »
if you have step up rings they make a good container for those to keep them all together and stop them spreading out all over the place and getting lost

Ho many step up rings do you have??   :o   I put 3-4 in a B+W E1 filter pouch (I also use those for my filters up to 82mm diameter, despite the description stating up to 77mm).   
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 11:01:47 PM »
if you have step up rings they make a good container for those to keep them all together and stop them spreading out all over the place and getting lost

Ho many step up rings do you have??   :o   I put 3-4 in a B+W E1 filter pouch (I also use those for my filters up to 82mm diameter, despite the description stating up to 77mm).

i bought a pack of ebay ages ago that has tons of all sorts of sizes from just about any size to any other size  :-[

from that pack i keep the ones i use more often

i keep my filters in one of these nice padded tiffen pouches
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tiffen-Cordura-Large-4-Filter-Storage-Pouch-for-Sizes-62mm-82mm-USA-Dealer-/231178984178?pt=US_Camera_Cases_Bags&hash=item35d3575af2&_uhb=1


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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2014, 11:06:26 PM »
How is the lowepro filter pouch? Anyone use that?
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Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2014, 11:10:04 PM »
Damn Neuro,

Where do you find all this stuff!

I have a pouch like that that came with my Wonderpana, well actually they give you two, one for the Wonderpana and one for the CPL. What I really want is one thicker one to take them both, because the whole thing mounts on the lens cap bayonet of the 17 TS-E it is easier to just leave it all together and put it on and off complete, but the pouches are too narrow to store them together. Any ideas?
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2014, 11:22:30 PM »
i keep my filters in one of these nice padded tiffen pouches

That would work well.  For me, I like them in individual cases, so I can pick and choose which and how many.  I usually take 2-3, sometimes 4-5.

How is the lowepro filter pouch? Anyone use that?

I have one, picked it up at a camera store liquidation for $12.  It's good for Lee-type filters (4x4" and 4x6").

I have a pouch like that that came with my Wonderpana, well actually they give you two, one for the Wonderpana and one for the CPL. What I really want is one thicker one to take them both, because the whole thing mounts on the lens cap bayonet of the 17 TS-E it is easier to just leave it all together and put it on and off complete, but the pouches are too narrow to store them together. Any ideas?

Those are the 145mm rings, right?  Maybe a Lowepro S&F Utility Bag 100 AW, might be too big, though?  It holds my 1D X body (only or with 40/2.8) perfectly.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2014, 11:22:30 PM »