how do u put your camera in camera bag


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bauong

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how do u put your camera in your camera bag?

do u put it lying flat so that the batt compartment is facing the ground or

put the camera upwards where the lcd screen is facing downwards?
 

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I place mine with the screen facing up, but am really not sure if that's the right way. Maybe some of the pro's here can give their opinion's, would really like to know the proper way too.
 

TheChef

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For sure the lens will be facing downwards and the LCD facing up. I can't find any bag that allows you to do otherwise.
 

ThoNguyen

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it really depends on the bag size and how big ur lens is. i personally put my sideway like you say, lying flat...cuz i dont feel really safe when face the lens down when the weight of the body is on the lens. i think the safest way is to detach your lens and put your body separately in different compartment..provided ur bag is big enough
 

NormanTan

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Yupp.. i oso don feel safe having my close to 1.5kg body on a 1kg lens-.- kind of unsafe to me.. Die Die will put it lying down with the battery compartment facing the ground.. its the safest to me.. nth pressing on the top and nth pressing on the bottom [=:D
 

chanjyj

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Yupp.. i oso don feel safe having my close to 1.5kg body on a 1kg lens-.- kind of unsafe to me.. Die Die will put it lying down with the battery compartment facing the ground.. its the safest to me.. nth pressing on the top and nth pressing on the bottom [=:D
if you carry one camera one lens maybe that is possible.

But if you carry more than 1 camera body die liao. Don't talk about 3-4 lens and backup flash. :dunno:

Unless you using those mega-size trolley bags (I actually thought of getting one... I am really getting lazy ;p)
 

mnmohamed

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I use a Lowepro Off Trail 1 for my D90 with 18-105 Kit lens. It's a hip tote bag that requires to put the camera, lens facing down and LCD facing up. Sometimes I put the bag over my shoulder so can hold it using the left hand.

It's true the bag is a bit small for the camera with lens but it's still manageable and easy for me to carry while doing my fatherly duties. :)
 

zac08

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Anyway you prefer.... as long as it can fit inside...
 

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Something I learned from ancient SLR (film!) days - if your lens is anything longer than 2 or 3 inches, which is typical of all of today's zooms, do NOT lay it attached to the body with battery down, because if your bag is forced to be placed down with "rude" force or a weight accidentally is applied downwards whilst it is on a hard surface, you're putting unacceptable stress on the lens mount point due to the leverage on the longish lens. Worst case scenario, is, on the old bodies (as I found out!), the mirror box is sprung from the body ... which isn't a happy day for you! With today's monocoque bodies, this is less likely to happen, but misalignment is an everpresent fear, as the physics is the same!

With long lenses, there is no option really than to do it the "Lowepro" way - cradle the body left and right, and face the lens downwards BUT WITH WELL PADDED SUPPORT- this way, your zoom won't be extending on its own (if it tends to creep), and there won't be any undue stress on the lens mount area, even if the bag's to be bumped around a bit. You've got to appreciate that "travelling" from town to town, and "carrying" whilst on a shooting day are two completely different propositions - whilst shooting, I tend to re-arrange my 2-body bag once at my destination by fitting only essentials so that the two bodies slip in, with lens AND HOOD (if I need the hood on the particular lenses used) attached. Makes for less fiddling and safety against the odd bump when putting things away whilst grabbing a bite or a drink.

I advise you to (a) think through your movements, transport, etc., and (b) rehearse taking out AND PUTTING BACK everything for on-site confidence. At time of shooting, I would tend to avoid bags altogether, switching to a vest for the extra lens or two and filters.
Hope that helps!
 

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geraldkhoo

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I carry my camera body and lens one of two ways...

1. Lens attached to the camera and lens down with LCD up. I do this so that if there is any dust in the body, I don't want it to drop on the CCD/CMOS sensor. This way also helps when the body is attached to a heavy lens. I almost never place my camera the other way, i.e. LCD down and lens up.

2. I remove the lens and body and pack them separately. The body would then be standing upwards with the portion where you attach a tripod down. I find that with more gear, detaching the lens and body allows me to pack more into the bag.
 

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I carry my camera body and lens one of two ways...

1. Lens attached to the camera and lens down with LCD up. I do this so that if there is any dust in the body, I don't want it to drop on the CCD/CMOS sensor. This way also helps when the body is attached to a heavy lens. I almost never place my camera the other way, i.e. LCD down and lens up.

2. I remove the lens and body and pack them separately. The body would then be standing upwards with the portion where you attach a tripod down. I find that with more gear, detaching the lens and body allows me to pack more into the bag.
Same here.
 

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any position is fine, as long the it fit nicely into the camera bag..
I'm using a Micro Trekker, I place the my main camera with lens and MB attached laying down side way, so the right hand side is at the top, in this way I able to close up the bag. it's convenient to store and take out the camera using one hand too.
 

Octarine

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Apart from the cushioning and protection, as long as you grab the camera by its grip when taking out everything is fine. It's not only safer than pulling out by the lens, you are also quickly ready for shooting. Most camera bags will support this way by the form of the compartments. They are adjustable to your camera and the additional gear. A Sigma 10-20 needs a bit more space than a Canon 50/f1.8.
 

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I've customised my Rezo to lay the camera in its 'normal' position - the way you would place it on a table.

My backpack's the mini trekker aw and this one holds the camera with the lens pointing downwards. Of course when the bag is placed on the ground, the camera is again in its normal position. I makes sure there is a divider just below the lens in my backpack as well - just to hold the weight pushing downwards.
 

Shen siung

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1. Lens attached to the camera and lens down with LCD up. I do this so that if there is any dust in the body, I don't want it to drop on the CCD/CMOS sensor. This way also helps when the body is attached to a heavy lens. I almost never place my camera the other way, i.e. LCD down and lens up.
A lot people actually using this method. Also, most bag design only allow usuer to put camera in this way.

Unless you get a big bag. For example, if you got a 450D with only kit lens, to put it with the tripod mount facing bottom, you need a bag like Crumpler 6MDH, with most of the inner compartment removed.
 

aryanto

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If it is for long distance travel and I dont really take photo I put my pancake lense on the body and keep them. Other heavy lense are packed separately.
If need to take photo at least I the pancake lense. If you zoom lense has a zoom lock, lock it when storing. I am kiasi. :p
 

Lolrence

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I always put my camera by the sides... so that the lens points forward, not downwards or upwards.... In the event that the bag drops, the lens won't get hit, nor will the LCD portion.

You'll also be able to take out the camera relatively fast, since the grip is facing the top.
 

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I use a Pelican 1500 to store and lug my equipment around. This crush proofed, water proofed and dust proofed allows me to store my modest equipment consisting of a D300 body, 18-200 VR, 85mm 1.8, 60mm 2.8 lenses; MB-D10,lens hoods,a spare CF card and finally a spare battery.

With pick and pluck foam internally, I can customise into compartments where the aforementioned equipment are kept.

Bought it for USD $200 including shipping, it may deemed to be excessive but is a drop in the ocean when you take into account the cost of the equipment it is protecting.
 

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