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    Default How do you carry big lenses?

    I was wondering how do you guys carry your long/heavy lenses when you are out shooting? I find the either neck strap or the camera mount about to give way if there is a heavy lenses attached. If we carry it in our hands, soon you will feel the strain. If put in bag, too inconvenience since you are out shooting.

    So how do you all carry your lenses.


    Right now, I just carry it in my hands. sometime attached to tripod and sling over the shoulder. (though worry that the Quick release will give way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch
    I was wondering how do you guys carry your long/heavy lenses when you are out shooting? I find the either neck strap or the camera mount about to give way if there is a heavy lenses attached. If we carry it in our hands, soon you will feel the strain. If put in bag, too inconvenience since you are out shooting.

    So how do you all carry your lenses.


    Right now, I just carry it in my hands. sometime attached to tripod and sling over the shoulder. (though worry that the Quick release will give way)
    Yeah, i have seen alot of people with the lens attached to an extended monopod and slung over the shoulder. I think thats a rather good way of carrying big lenses

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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    when i'm using my long lens, it'll either be a one lens one body shoot for me, or i borrow another body for a shorter lens (ie 2 lens 2 bodies)...my neck strap and mount is strong enough to handle the weight
    eat. drink. shoot

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    If is 300mm f2.8L Is then is another story...... juz joking....no offend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber
    If is 300mm f2.8L Is then is another story...... juz joking....no offend
    LOL. If the neck strap dont break den I think your neck will break soon.

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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    neh..won't...i was shooting one whole day with my 300mm the other day..
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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    would like to tag on this post.
    what kind of carry case do you all use when moving from location to location? (in the car, bus?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs
    would like to tag on this post.
    what kind of carry case do you all use when moving from location to location? (in the car, bus?)
    depends on lens you use? smaller lens then use backpack, bigger lens then use dedicated lens bag or lens case
    eat. drink. shoot

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    dedicated lens bag.

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    I get the wife carry them.

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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    dedicated lens bag.
    maybe i should be more specific.
    300 2.8
    anyone have experience with the kinesis long case or the lowepro long lens case (600aw?) (or the domke )?

    with hood ON preferably
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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    if you want the hood on(not reversed) the you have to get the ones that can fit the 600mm. Never had a chance to try the kinesis, but I didnt like the long lens case from Domke or Lowepro. Ended up with a soft case shoulder bag that can at least fit the lens + body together, hood reversed. Something that is easier to carry around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    if you want the hood on(not reversed) the you have to get the ones that can fit the 600mm. Never had a chance to try the kinesis, but I didnt like the long lens case from Domke or Lowepro. Ended up with a soft case shoulder bag that can at least fit the lens + body together, hood reversed. Something that is easier to carry around.
    what brand would that be?
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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    i put my 300 2.8 hood reversed onto the top compartment of my Lowepro Rover AW II
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    Nikon

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    like how i was taught to hold a rifle in the army....

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    reverse sling

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    Default Re: How do you carry big lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    I get the wife carry them.

    This is the best method so far but I dont dare to try for I will be sorry for the consequences... eg missing or damaged Lense. Wife will either throw it away or just leave it where I left it.


    She will never never carry my gears for me. Not even my lens cap.

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