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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2014, 08:41:00 PM »
I prefer the LowePro individual lens cases...

Me, too (obviously!).   However, I'm not too keen on their resized cases (the ones named by size, e.g. 8x6, 9x13).  There's nothing equivalent to the old 1W (I have two), which is perfect for a variety of lenses with their hoods (24-70, 24-105, 17-55, 16-35, TS-E 24, 35L, 85L, 135L, etc.).  The 2S is ideal for the 100L Macro, also no current equivalent.  Likewise, there's nothing like the old 1N (which I also have) that was purpose-made for the two TCs, even came with a padded disc to go between them. 

The 8x6 is ok (holds the EF 12 + 25 tubes or the EF-M 18-55), the 9x13 is perfect for my RRS BH-55 LR ballhead, but no lenses I own fit with their hoods.  I got the 11x14 for the 70-300L, it's really bulky (it's the size for all those 1W lenses+hoods I listed above, but they rattle around in it); it holds the 70-300L ok, but not if the tripod collar is on it (the less bulky Lens Exchange 100 AW holds the 70-300L with its collar).
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2014, 08:41:00 PM »

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 09:01:42 PM »
It might be immodest, but I'm a bit proud that I have more camera bags than my wife has purses.  ;)

Sorry for being off topic but you reminded me of an old Bill Cosby bit about the wife - my wife can't beat me at nothing! ;D

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 09:50:41 PM »
I use my large Canon lens cases (400mm f/5.6L and 180mm f/3.5L) as shoulder or belt bags. They have good belt loops and excellent long-axis zipper with velcro "lid". If I am out hiking with two lenses, one of which is one of these large lenses, I take the appropriate large lens case and store the small lens in it when not in use. The Canon suede bags are not all that useful, they are mildly protective within other cases (eg, inside a hiking backpack or inside a coat pocket).

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 10:51:36 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 11:18:58 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.

Jim

rofl Jim.  You might have to start a new thread of inventive photos using lens cases ;D
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 11:25:11 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.

Jim

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2014, 12:31:42 AM »
(will be 14 soon, deciding between the 16-35/4L IS and TS-E 17/4L)

Buy both, why decide?

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2014, 01:44:40 AM »
I basically do what everyone else does.  I do leave the lenses in the safe in the pouches partially unzipped to allow air to circulate.

I prefer ThinkTank Airport rolling/backpack bags myself and lens coats (don't always put all of the sections on the lens surfaces however) for extra protection which I find helpful, especially when gear is out of the padded bag.

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2014, 02:04:59 AM »
OK, this is a little off topic but anyway....

When you store your lenses, do you recommend to store them airtight with some kind of silica gel or is better to store them without silica gel in a little bit opened case (to ensure the air circulation). Or that doesn't matter at all.

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2014, 05:16:41 AM »
I basically do what everyone else does.  I do leave the lenses in the safe in the pouches partially unzipped to allow air to circulate.

I zip 'm up fully, they're not air tight anyway and zipping them up keeps the dust out.
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2014, 06:07:32 AM »
As far as the Canon lens pouches go, they sit in the box they came in.
I no longer have any sigma lenses but I do buy the lowepro (or something similar) padded lens cases that are very like the Sigma ones. I have one to fit each of my lenses and use them whenever I'm backpacking/hiking/daytripping and I'm not bringing a dedicated camera bag with padding, which is becoming increasingly common.
I have a non-camera messenger bag to carry 2-3 lenses for more urban shooting, and in that situation I just use foam inserts as padding because the cases are too bulky.

Basically, I use the padded lens cases so I can fire them in a backpack that will have other non-camera stuff in it and not worry about having my lenses damaged. It just a slightly more disorganised camera bag!
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2014, 06:37:05 AM »
I have 13 lenses (will be 14 soon, deciding between the 16-35/4L IS and TS-E 17/4L), and two TCs.

Off topic but the last lens I bought was the TS-E 17/4L and the next lens will will be the 16-35/4L IS (good for me, for different purposes).  Will sell the 16-35/2.8II as I don't use 2.8 except at 35 but I have the Sigma 35 Art for that now. 

ps my lens cases sit in boxes too.
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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2014, 01:08:48 PM »
Thank you all for the replies. I have 2 camera bags with lens dividers so that is what i was referring to. First time owning lenses that come with a case or bag and didnt know what to do with them! Looks like i will leave them at home.

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Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2014, 01:08:48 PM »