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    Default Is changing lens when you are shooting hard?

    Im thinking of buying a 55-200vr to match my 18-55.The problem is,would it be a hard task changing lens when you are shooting halfway.Like when you do street or landscape and you are in the public and there's no proper table for you to change lens is it difficult?For say dropping your lens scratch glass or so on.If possible please tell me the procedure you take changing lens.I know you have to face your camera down to change lens and putting the rear cover of the lens as fast as you can

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    All you need is MORE practise...

    Each person has a different way of changing lens and it's all up to your comfort level... I changed mine on the fly depending on situation and normally I leave a slot in my bag empty for the lens to slide into after capping the front element (you can choose not to do so and remove a step)

    What I do is remove the rear cap of the lens which I wish to use. Place it aside.
    Unmount lens which I have on the camera and slide it into the bag's empty slot.
    Replace the rear cap (before or after also can)
    Mount the new lens onto the camera. Check parameters and continue shooting...
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    I do not think it's really difficult... i have tried it many times before, and since my lens is even bigger then yours, it's harder.. however i feel it's ok if you can easily access you bag.
    I hardly change them unless there is a need!
    I am using the 18-200, and the very old 300mm f//4... AF-S i think??
    I think bring the 300mm is a chore, it's rather heavy though!
    But i have this bag (billingham i think? i think it's model something 55), which is rather big...
    So i can put it in but why bother when you have a good range like the 18-200?

    Marie

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    harder with a backpack, easier with a shoulder bag.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Yup, agree absolutely,
    the billingham is a shoulder bag.
    BUT the downside is the bag itself weighs a ton.

    Marie
    Last edited by marieloves-; 21st April 2009 at 06:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieloves- View Post
    Yup, agree absolutely,
    the billingham is a shoulder bag.
    BUT the downside is the bag itself weighs a ton.

    Marie
    gimme!!

    i dun mind the weight...
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Hehe, this one is also my papa's one!
    It's been used for 3 years already.
    Btw, is there a billingham and leica thing going on?
    My dad says most leica users buy billingham.. Any connections?

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    Walao i use zinc 50 dollars sling bag as my camera bag leh

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieloves- View Post
    Hehe, this one is also my papa's one!
    It's been used for 3 years already.
    Btw, is there a billingham and leica thing going on?
    My dad says most leica users buy billingham.. Any connections?
    i won't mind.

    both are luxury brands in their own right?

    both are for people with deep pockets. i am using a shoulder bag from Delsey, looks well used with fibres fraying...

    but really, a camera bag should be well thought out to facilitate changing lenses on the go. a slight compromise in weight distribution vs speed.

    i never owned a Billingham, but from wad i gather its a premium bag that lasts for ages.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    I seem to think it's something more prestigious...
    however i must give it credit that the 70% leather body really does last a long time.
    And the strap is really good.

    Marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    .Like when you do street or landscape and you are in the public and there's no proper table for you to change lens is it difficult?
    Irritating but not difficult. With abit more shooting and practice, and abit of care not to fall them.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    I know you have to face your camera down to change lens and putting the rear cover of the lens as fast as you can
    Not necessary. When i need to change on the go ... i just change ..

    But my waist belt system helps abit on changing and switching abit quicker.

    Ryan

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    very useful vids Catchlights!!

    but points to note:
    . my hands may be smaller
    . my lense may be bigger
    . my lense got petal hood attached
    . i am clumsy (with regards to the 2nd vid)?

    need to improvise abit.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Wow sORe-EyEz you're the ultimate hero to newbies here!
    Those are some effort taken to share it with us.
    That's what i love about the CS spirit!

    Marie

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    I find it generally okay when changing lens halfway.... the only fear is sweat dropping into the camera/lens interior while changing under the hot sun

    maybe it's because i'm using a slingbag.

    I just open the rear lens cap of lens A while it's in the bag, remove the attached lens (B) from the body and place it into my slingbag and immediately mount the lens (A)
    Playing with M43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieloves- View Post
    Wow sORe-EyEz you're the ultimate hero to newbies here!
    Those are some effort taken to share it with us.
    That's what i love about the CS spirit!

    Marie


    i rarely post here...
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Haha you should more!
    I think the newbies will appreiciate your help greatly,
    but we already have very good "gurus'' here already!
    Never hurts to have one more!

    Marie

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    shoulder bag hold * number of lenses with 1 attached to body. with or without a nack strap, there is always an empty cavity for the lense on the body to be placed, swap the rear lense cover & pop the change of lense.

    no platform or extra hands needed. hopefully there's enough space to temporarily keep the lense with a large petal hood.

    Last edited by sORe-EyEz; 21st April 2009 at 07:29 PM.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieloves- View Post
    Haha you should more!
    I think the newbies will appreiciate your help greatly,
    but we already have very good "gurus'' here already!
    Never hurts to have one more!

    Marie
    woah, u know how to sweet talk woh?!

    my pics can be really yucks, i think just call me senior member... my hat not high enough to be guru...
    Last edited by sORe-EyEz; 21st April 2009 at 07:29 PM.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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