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    Posted: 03 Jun 2013 at 3:59am
Position of the camera in a bag. I see bags that have the camera with lens on pointed down. Pointing up an some with the camera sitting at he bottom of the bag, well like mind. So is there a one best way, that a camera should be resting in a bag?

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I have all my lenses in individual pockets in the camera bags and the bodies also in individual pockets without lenses attached to prevent undue strain on the lens mount of the bodies. The lenses are stored in the vertical position in the pockets with all caps attached, except for long telephoto lenses and they are stored with the lens collars facing down to provide extra support.

I personally would not store or carry a camera and lens with a heavy lens above the body with downward weight bouncing on the lens flange, as this could easily damage the body and or lens and misalignment of the sensor to lens flange. This could be a costly repair, when a few seconds taken to mount the lens when needed could prevent such damage.

Camera bags are not made with molded support to carry lenses correctly, as the padding is movable. A fully customized camera bag with molded support would be more costly and would be made to a particular lens focal length and camera body. Not impossible, but more costly, and yes I was going to make one for myself like this and use a hot wire to mold the support for the correct shape, I just havent done it yet.

The bags with pull out sections like those in the pelican case, after a while extra bits come away and then provide less support, so those foam bits may not be the best options for camera bags in general and therefore its a compromise.

Others may feel that I am over careful, but I've always looked after my tools as this is how I was brought up, to care for the equipment is better than to replace due to mishandling or neglect.

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total Agrea Craig im also that way , that's way if you get it out it will always work.
and if you are less careful it will not always do the job,and we still not have a $$ tree in the back yard lollll.(wood be nice loll)


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The foam padding in my current bag seems a bit hard. I have been thinking of re-lining the bottom, sides and ends with memory foam. I will be following Craig's lead on keeping the camera body and lens apart.
Thanks Craig.

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I completely agree with you Craig i have a few camera bags and the padding dividers are not the best as they can easily move around once you have a lot of gear in them, thats why I'm using pelicans system of cases to look after my gear as its nicely padded and nothing is going to move around while being transported plus i know if it rains or falls into a river on a shoot the gear inside will be completely dry.

I'm using the 1510 case for my camera bodies, 2 lenses and 3 flashes and once i get the elinchrom system i will buy another case to sort that in i don't like the current case from them.

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