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Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

Anyone else tried one of these? I recently bought one and it has proven to be a very handy 'gadget'.

It comprises a short tube on a neck strap with a lens mount at each end. The idea is that you can have a lens fitted to one of the mounts and then, to change lenses in the field, simply take the current lens off the camera, clip it into the empty mount on the 'Movo' and transfer the other lens to the camera - very quick and easy, with no juggling required!

There are different versions for Canon and Nikon lens mounts, as well as Micro 4/3.
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Re: Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

I think I'd be quite nervous using that

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Re: Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

Hi Ian. The two mounts seem quite secure, with proper locking tabs, so the lens should be as secure as when mounted on the camera.

I wouldn't want to try a large tele lens though, as it would probably be vulnerable (and uncomfortable) swinging about at my side. I have the strap across my shoulder, held quite tight against my body. There's a photo of it in use on my 'butterfly diary'

One could always wrap a draw-string pouch around the lens but that would slow things down a bit.
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Re: Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

It would depend a bit on the size of the lenses but if you swap a lot, I can see some logic.
The only thing "wrong" with that is the unused mount of the strap is going to be open to the air, facing up. I would imagine you'd eventually end up with dust and stuff in the top transferring onto the rear element and mount of the lens you attach when it flips over ?

Ingenious but a solution to a problem I don't have with small lenses in a small bag over my shoulder
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Re: Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

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The only thing "wrong" with that is the unused mount of the strap is going to be open to the air, facing up. I would imagine you'd eventually end up with dust and stuff in the top transferring onto the rear element and mount of the lens you attach when it flips over ?
You would use it with the camera's body cap. Looks like a useful bit of kit.

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Ingenious but a solution to a problem I don't have with small lenses in a small bag over my shoulder
I suppose the proof of the pudding will come if I'm still using it in 6 months time.
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Re: Movo Rapid Multi-Lens Changer

Adding a body cap is something else to juggle with.

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I suppose the proof of the pudding will come if I'm still using it in 6 months time.
You pays your money... I hope it works out for you

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I'm still looking for a Western bad guy style bandolier for all my lenses but this is all I can find
https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/beer-ammo-bandolier/
On the same website, the tie-die can holder looks quite fetching
https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/uk/tie-dye-beer-belt/
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On the same website, the tie-die can holder looks quite fetching
https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/uk/tie-dye-beer-belt/
Thatís a cracker but I donít have the flat tummy these days!
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