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Canon is shipping their latest super telephoto lenses in a new soft shell case instead of the standard hard trunk we’ve been used to for as long as I can remember. We missed this bit of information during the announcements of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III. We’re actually quite happy to see this.
Nikon uses soft cases with some of their super telephoto lenses like the 200-400mm f/4 and the 300mm f/2.8. They may be doing it with more big lenses, but I haven’t purchased any since the days of owning Lens Rentals Canada.
Whenever I’ve received a new super telephoto lens, I would almost immediately stick the trunk in the dungeon and put my new lens into a Lightware long lens bag. As I found nothing convenient about the lens trunk. Whenever I’d travel with a super telephoto lens, It would go into my backpack.
These new Canon soft cases look to be great and our friends at The-Digital-Picture have done a review of them. Check it out here.
image credit // The-Digital-Picture