should 70-200 lens be attached to dslr body when ...


tiago

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hi,

should a long lens like a 70-200mm be kept attached to the dslr body when keeping in the dry cabinet or should it be detached?

what about when transporting it. i actually don't want to fiddle with the camera on location. i prefer to set it up at home and just take out the camera when it's time to shoot. but read somewhere that with such a heaving lens, it is best to hold the thing by the lens and not the body. i am using the backpack with a side quick open feature. so i have to grab the camera by the body. is it safe or i am just worrying too much? is there a better way?
 

spree86

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hi,

should a long lens like a 70-200mm be kept attached to the dslr body when keeping in the dry cabinet or should it be detached?

what about when transporting it. i actually don't want to fiddle with the camera on location. i prefer to set it up at home and just take out the camera when it's time to shoot. but read somewhere that with such a heaving lens, it is best to hold the thing by the lens and not the body. i am using the backpack with a side quick open feature. so i have to grab the camera by the body. is it safe or i am just worrying too much? is there a better way?
If your dry cabinet is big enough then why not? Just store it attached. For balance, the strap might be attached to the tripod collar.
 

kei1309

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you're worrying too much. unless you're using a lower-end body, then carrying the set-up by the body is just asking for it.

i do carry around my camera with a 70-200 by the body and not holding on to the lens and so far...nothing's broken off.
 

trd2970

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i just prefer to detach and keep separate in my dry cabinet...not enough space to keep it attached.
 

brapodam

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For short periods of time (like when taking it out of your bag), it is fine.
 

Daoyin

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Nothing to worry about but keep your balance.
 

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hi,

should a long lens like a 70-200mm be kept attached to the dslr body when keeping in the dry cabinet or should it be detached?

what about when transporting it. i actually don't want to fiddle with the camera on location. i prefer to set it up at home and just take out the camera when it's time to shoot. but read somewhere that with such a heaving lens, it is best to hold the thing by the lens and not the body. i am using the backpack with a side quick open feature. so i have to grab the camera by the body. is it safe or i am just worrying too much? is there a better way?
you are worry too much, I'm sure you can find many photographers doing this..

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/Lowepro-Photo-Trekker-II-AW-Camera-Backpack-Review.aspx
 

Radiant

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My small 3M plastic hooks where I paste on my kitchen wall has a rating of 5kg........I am pretty sure our DSLR is not tofu and they have metal mount some more. Engineering plastics is a lot tougher than my kitchen 3M hooks..........Don't worry, the Canon/Nikon guys are not as dumb as they look.....
 

akerue

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i wouldnt worry so much abt the 70-200, unless is one of those huge telephotos primes, than its something to worry if u on a entry level body....
 

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So far, attaching the 70-200 to my entry level DSLR body has not given me any worries or problems since it faces downwards all the time when stored in a camera bag... And I do bring it out a lot. Yes, when in shooting mode never hold the body without holding the lens - something is probably going to give in the long run if you do it often. I still see people doing it this way... that F-mount is going to suffer!
 

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