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    use the socks as lens pouch? maybe 1-2 layer to protect.

    cuz i find camera bags ugly so i just wanna save cost, wrap the lens with socks and chuck it in my bag.
    any problems with that?

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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    shouldnt be... as long as you keep it well padded it should be alright...

    my camera survived travelling around australia with a towel as padding haha

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    I find no problems with that - so long as they are clean :P
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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    yes you can.

    the socks can also double as a flash diffuser is emergency situations when the value of the picture overrules the value of your pride. but yea it works. =p
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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    why not, so long it protect ur gear....I often use my towel to cover it as well..

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    I used your method before. but i used 3 socks.

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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    SAF socks ! quite thick!
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    Haha, not to mention you are giving your lens your very own "signature identification" treatment! nobody can steal your lenses ever!

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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    I guess you can, but please do remember to use a different pair from those that you use for your feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    yes you can.

    the socks can also double as a flash diffuser is emergency situations when the value of the picture overrules the value of your pride. but yea it works. =p
    I was just thought about this when I saw the title of the thread... ha ha

    Only one thing may makes me don't want use shock - some socks could have the tiny cotton / fiber that will stick to any surface. Like some towel

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    I used to use towel to wrap around my lens/cam while bringing around, then I noticed significant increase in dust specks inside the lens and sensor.
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    i use a lint free tissue and towel... so far no prob yet.
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    as long as they are clean!!!!!!!!

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    As long as they are clean and you don't have hong kong feet~
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    Absolutely OK for me... cuz i'm using SAF socks for them haha...

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    Default Re: Is it okay to use socks

    i sooooo did not think of the idea of SOCKS before. i have been too bent on getting lens cases to keep them...

    thank you so much for opening up this option for me, because i am going to use socks when i wanna travel light..!
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    an interesting idea I may say. but won't it cause lint or dust problem because the weaving of socks are usually not as close-knit so fine dust can still get through?

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    i know of pple who do this. So i guess it's alright!

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterpeep View Post
    an interesting idea I may say. but won't it cause lint or dust problem because the weaving of socks are usually not as close-knit so fine dust can still get through?
    i guess TS main idea is to use the sock as a shock absorber, not so much as a protection against dust/lint
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