Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 46

Thread: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

  1. #1

    Default How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    do u use strap to hold your camera with 70-200mm around your neck? seems not feasible...

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Clementi
    Posts
    10,596

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Yes I do, whenever I'm shooting tele ranges. Why does it not seem feasible? Have you seen sports photographers, with one 70-200 on one body, one 400mm on another body, and one 500mm on a third body?

  3. #3

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Yes I do, whenever I'm shooting tele ranges. Why does it not seem feasible? Have you seen sports photographers, with one 70-200 on one body, one 400mm on another body, and one 500mm on a third body?


    what i mean by feasible mean the weight of the lens + body can really strain your neck , doesn't it?

    bcoz tot of getting it, but wondering how should i carry it to outside...its not like 18-200 kinda portable..
    it can't even fit in my small camera bag... (am i supposed carry a big bag?)
    Last edited by williamchew85; 18th February 2009 at 01:45 PM.

  4. #4

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Firstly, I don't think you wanna strap a camera with that lens around your nexk. If you were to do so, it would be better to whole the lens, with the strap securing around your neck. If not, you can always strap it round your shoulder right? I think that will make it easier and less straining on yourself as well. =D

  5. #5

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    a hand grip perhaps?

  6. #6

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    how about a simple question... the moment u step out of your hse.. where is your 70-200mm lens?

  7. #7

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    the 70-200 is nothing compared to the bigger lenses!
    even if i had the 300 2.8 i would still put the strap over my neck
    although i hardly use it that much now, i just wrap it around my hand, and hold on tight.

  8. #8

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    i get my kitten to carry it around for me.

  9. #9
    Deregistered riotvan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    at your bedroom window
    Posts
    1,489

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    i get my goat to bring it around for me

    he can carry around with his lips
    Last edited by riotvan; 19th February 2009 at 12:38 AM.

  10. #10
    Senior Member luna_sea83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    1,294

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    i keep my long lens in my bag...

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Clementi
    Posts
    10,596

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Quote Originally Posted by williamchew85 View Post
    how about a simple question... the moment u step out of your hse.. where is your 70-200mm lens?
    Depends on whether I need to bring it along for my shoot.

  12. #12

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i get my kitten to carry it around for me.
    poor kitten

  13. #13

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Depends on whether I need to bring it along for my shoot.
    assume u need it for your shot?

  14. #14
    Member boombox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,225

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    You get used to it eventually - it's advantageous to be rather big built if you want to carry a lot of loads around, because ultimately, if you are bigger, you can carry more without causing too much problems to your body.

    A 70-200 shouldn't be too much of a problem to sling around whole day (if you add a body and vg, it should be 3kg), though slinging on the neck isn't too comfortable, so I sling mine around my shoulder.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    the blue planet
    Posts
    610

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    which 70-200 lens u mean? the f4L versions are not that bulky, i think.
    i carry mine attached to the cam in my Tamrac velocity sling bag. just shift the bag to front, pull out and shoot..very easy

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Clementi
    Posts
    10,596

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Quote Originally Posted by williamchew85 View Post
    assume u need it for your shot?
    In my bag. Upon reaching location for shoot, on my camera as and when it needs to be on my camera.

  17. #17

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Usually in my bag. Then when i reached the site, i unload the equipment, load the lens and strap it either to my neck or handheld all the way. Unless there is a need for a smaller "pistol" i will have the 70 - 200 on all the way.
    Canon: 5DMKIII & 40D|17-40L|70-200f4ISL|100Macro|Sigma30|580EXII| Olympus: EP3|25mm f1.4

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    buy a bigger bag!

  19. #19
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    Overseas it can be around my neck for more than half a day.
    ( of course in between making shots .. )

    Ryan

  20. #20

    Default Re: How do you bring your big lens like 70-200mm around outing?

    That's the reason they invented R-Strap

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •