Re: [OM] (OM) Lens case needed

Subject: Re: [OM] (OM) Lens case needed
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:09:44 -0500
What kind of backpack?  An ordinary hiker's backpack or a photographer's 
backpack?  I've carried my Canon 5D, 3 lenses (20-40, 28-80, 24-135), 2 
flash units (T-32 & Canon 540EZ), Sekonic meter, spare batteries, 
charger, flash bracket, manuals, etc, etc, inside this (very 
inexpensive) Canon backpack 
for nearly 7 years without any sort of mishap to any of the equipment. 
I know AG uses one of these and Moose may as well.  Perhaps others too 
here since we've extolled its virtues available at low cost.

The lens I can't fit inside it is an 80-200/2.8** which (when it's 
needed) rides inside a soft Low-Pro case like this one (but mine is 28cm 
rather than 26cm).  The case is long enough that it accommodates the 
lens with hood installed in ready to use position.  The case has 
external carry straps as well as a belt loop. 

My point it that I don't think a rigid case is really required.  Just 
some soft foam padding in the bag's partitions or soft case.  But it 
very much depends on your own activities.  I consider the backpack a 
transport case and not a shooting case.  As such it rarely does much 
movement other than house to car and back again.  I don't take it (or 
me) on rock climbing expeditions.

**Truth be known, however, the size of this lens and difficulty carrying 
it is one of the reasons I've bought the E-M5

Chuck Norcutt

On 2/23/2013 6:20 PM, Brian Swale wrote:
> I'm looking for suggestions for a hard-shell case for my digital
> Zuiko Digital 40 ~ 150 mm  f/3.5 ~ 4.5 lens.
> I often carry it in a back-pack, and then it has really no protection from 
> hits
> or crushing. 5 inches / 13 cm long, by 3 1/2 inches / 8.8 cm diameter over
> the widest point which is the reversed lens-hood.
> All ideas entertained - even entertaining ones :-)
> Brian Swale
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