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  • what bag for twin lens kit?

    howdy all, i've got a e520 twin lens kit..the lens that will be on most of the time is the big (ish) 70-300. I think a lowepro toploader zoom2 will fit it, but pretty sure the little kit lens won't squash in as well
    Firstly I am pretty nervous about changing lens "in the field" because of getting dust on the sensor, but I figure I should carry it in case I get landscape photo opportunities crop up
    have any of you got a similar set up and know of good compact as possible type bag ?
    Alex

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    Re: what bag for twin lens kit?

    I don't use a proper camera bag, I've got a lovely rucksack and have some 'inserts' to stop the lenses rattling around.

    Originally posted by alexs View Post
    Firstly I am pretty nervous about changing lens "in the field" because of getting dust on the sensor,
    Don't worry about it, honestly, the anti-dust gizmo really works.

    Just make sure you turn the camera off before changing lenses, when you turn it on again the SSWF is activated and any dust is shaken off - you know it's happening because the little blue light flickers.

    It's probably a good idea to point the camera body in a generally downwards direction too. I suppose if it's windy you should try to make sure the wind is to your back, rather than towards the open camera, so no big lumps of muck get into it.
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      Re: what bag for twin lens kit?

      I use a Lowepro Slingshot 200. It may be an overkill for you but I like it. There is more than enough space for your kit and more, but you don't need to fill it up, and when it is slung around the back you can forget about it. There is also room for some sandwiches.

      It might be worth you taking a look at the video demo on the Lowepro website.

      The only small snag is that the bag is a bit 'soft' and sometimes the zips stick a bit if the bag collapses.

      I also have a Slingshot 100 as a legacy from a previous camera. This will not take the 70-300 on the camera, but is great when travelling light with the smaller lenses.
      Dave

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        Re: what bag for twin lens kit?

        Thanks Ellie, Dave,
        I guess I'll get over swapping lenses in the field the more I do it...
        I quite like the idea of the backpack type bag. Will have a look at those and see what suits. Empty space isn't go to weigh much..
        al

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