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    New user dilemma - Camera position in case?

    Hi guys,

    My question is very basic, but i am concerned i will damage my lens or camera. I have a Lowpro bag with the fliptop raincover with a divider that i keep my 550D in with two lenses.

    On the camera i have the 55-250mm. My question is when i put it in the bag, should i put it lens down or camera in first? When i need my camera i find i'm pulling it out of the bag by the lens (so camera in first) - apols for the lame question but i'm uncertain.

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    EOS 550D

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    Simple advice that I have stuck to is to pick up the camera / lens combination by the heavier of the two.

    If you have a 50mm F/1.8 attached to the camera, pick it up by the body.

    If you have something like a 70-200 F/2.8 attached to the camera, pick it up by the lens close to where it joins to the camera body ( rough balance point )

    Arrange your bag to suit the most likely scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas View Post
    My question is when i put it in the bag, should i put it lens down or camera in first?
    I always put lens in first. This is in my backpacks though, which are far less convenient to put in body first. My gear has seen a lot of miles, not all of them friendly and careful, and have come out the other side spot on.

    The lens mount is amazingly strong. I wouldn't hang a 400/2.8 off a D7000, but a 55-250 on a 550D will be fine no matter how you handle it.
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    Using Nikon & PS CS5.

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    Thanks guys, very much appreciate the sound advice.

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    Love your Avatar Gas. That was me on the weekend when my pc packed it in.

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