Lol. Paranoia to the max. If gravity was going to affect our cameras so much, then maybe we should go shooting in space instead. If you frequently use landscape or portrait orientation, then wouldn't gravity spoil your camera/lens cos of the frequency in which you use the camera in that orientation?
Please, don't worry so much and just enjoy photography.
So, better put it back in the original packaging, and leave them in the dry cabinet, and make sure the dry cabinet electrical source has battery back ups.
After use... I would unmount all my lenses from the body for storage.... As my DSLR's body are kept on the top shelf of the Dry Cabinet... and the lenses are kept on the middle. Without unmounting.... it would take up too much space.
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should also use double dry cabinet.
i.e place a 70L in a 200L so as to ensure the correct RH% and minimal dust.
or you can set up a cleanroom as well, for mounting/unmounting of lenses.
I superglued mine on. No nid to headache mount lah unmount lah!
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 28th April 2009 at 12:32 AM.
i leave my lens mounted unless im changing lenses. or else unmounting will introduce dust...
Why unmount for? Just keep them on and you can start shooting anytime.
i unmount all my lenses, and spend 23 hours wrapping them up tenderly in bombproof cotton wool everyday..
recently, i find that i have no time to shoot, i wonder why!!!!!!!!
Remove the lens kinda leceh but i still do it........
I always keep them on. Probably because I do not have any space contraints?
Would only unmount when there's not enough space in my small dry cabinet, else too lazy to bother.
Frequent changing might introduce more dust and wear & tear to the mount itself?
In fact all the while I was doing just like what you guy goes, until my friend told me, to umount the 70-200 and other heavy lenses like 200mm, 300mm or even the 24-70mm because it'll strain the body barrel.Those heavy lenses can't be supported by the body and that's why its recommended to hold the lenses and not the body.
And another thing is not good for the lens.
Looks like most of you guys did what I did and I think I'd follow the consensus. It's true, worry too much, won't enough photography.
Just like getting a sport car but drive like uncle, always blocking the road.