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Old Feb 27, 2006, 6:52 AM   #1
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is there any rule of thumbin putting your dSLR in the camera bag?

face up? face down? flat? sideways?

will any way hurt the camera or the attached lens?

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 1:45 PM   #2
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is there any rule of thumbin putting your dSLR in the camera bag?

face up? face down? flat? sideways?

will any way hurt the camera or the attached lens?

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I use a Lowepro 75 AW toploader for my 20D, it goes in lens down, but I have been putting SLR cameras in all kinds of bags over the years, I dont think it matters much as long as the bag is well padded, I have heard that some people say point it down so that the dreaded dust :evil:falls away from the sensor.

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Old Mar 1, 2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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Always keep lens vertical. That also includes spare lens. It stops the lubricant moving out onto the diaphragm blades
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Old Mar 2, 2006, 12:57 PM   #4
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Always keep lens vertical. That also includes spare lens. It stops the lubricant moving out onto the diaphragm blades

Would you care to quote where you heard that one :?, it's not that I disbelieve more I just like to take note of these things.

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position of the camera depends on the design of the bag

some bags are 'holster' type, camera goes in lens down, bag cradles body

some bags are simply compartmented, camera goes in horizontal on body base

some bags are designed with horizontally oriented cradles

if in doubt, i would put camera on folded cloth horizontally base down (lense horizontal)



in re: sensor dust: i have read that a small piece of (scotch) double sided tape on the inside of the body CAP (not inside the body itself)would catch and trap any (internal) airborn dust motes - can't hurt!!?!!
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 12:01 AM   #6
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actually, if you think about it, any position of your camera in aquality bag that will hold you camera securely (no banging or shifting) should be acceptable...of course, i wouldn't want to put a dslr in a bag witha long telephoto lens on it standing in a vertical (the lens that is) position unless the weigh of the setup was supported by the body and not the lens (too much stress on the mount)...

take a look at camera backpacks, you can position your camera at the top of the bag w/ lens facing down or at the bottom of the backpack with body at the bottom and lens facing up (vertically)...like i said, as long as it's secure and doesn't have any 'wiggle' room, does it really matter?


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The body might well be quite a bit lighter than the lens, in which case (pun not intended, but I'll take the cheap ones anyway) supporting the weight on the camera body would put more stress on the lens mount than having the camera in the bag "lens-first" with the lens supporting the body's weight. (That's also why big telephoto lenses have their own tripod mount.)
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Tom, i hear ya on that...consider a Canon 20D (listed as weighing 24 ozs) with a Canon 300mm 'L' lens on it (the lens specs out at 6 lbs)...is it all relative whereas if you keep the camera and lens connected together in a secure and padded case, with little to no wiggle room it would be safe...or is it wisest to just uncouple them and use some common sense?...smaller lenses are still a different question...
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