Need a soft case to protect my 400/2.8

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by rick waller, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Nikon has one, but it screams Nikon in big yellow letters, which is the known
    to be translated into "steal me" in the Bronx.

    I have been looking at the Tenba, the Kinesis and the Lighteware generic carry
    bags. Anyone have any experience with with such bags?

    How do you carry your cannons; not in the Nikon hard case that comes with the
    lens, I assume?
     
  2. How about a bag with big red letters "Canon".
     
  3. www.lowepro.com

    Regards, Juan Parmenides
     
  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    If you like that Nikon bag, you can always get that and then cover up the big Nikon logo. My 200-400mm AF-S zoom comes with a nylon bag which also has a big yellow Nikon logo up front. I use black electrical tape to cover that up, and the tape is easily removable.

    The long-lens bag I really like is the Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW:
    http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Backpacks/allWeather/Lens_Trekker_600_AW.aspx

    It is designed for a 600mm/f4. Therefore, it has plenty of room for my 500 with a large body attached. It is a backpack. I use it for hiking with a long lens. It is going to be big (too tall) for a 400mm/f2.8, but Lowepro only makes it in one size.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/279322-REG/Lowepro_1986010_Lens_Trekker_600_AW.html
     
  5. Thinktank makes adjustable lens carriers in two or three sizes. Check them out at http://www.thinktankphoto.com. Thinktank is very innovative, and have high quality.
     
  6. Hi.
    C-Icon makes some very well designed digital camera cases
    that are marketed and sold at Walmart. Although designed
    for digital cameras and compact 35mm's, they can be
    adpated to carry Lenses as well, cause they use a full-
    enclosure Zipper around the top end. You just slide in
    your camera, lens, or whatever, and zip it up, and your
    good to go. The one's I'm talking about use imitation
    black leather on the outside, and have plenty of good
    rubber padding inside, with some extra pockets thrown
    in. These bags are very attractively priced, quite a bit
    cheaper than a 'pro' bag sold at a retail camera shop.
    They come in several different sizes, you would just
    need to find the one that best fits the lens. I'm
    pretty impressed with these C-Icon compact camera
    cases, and the ones in Black Leatherette seem very
    well contructed and high-quality, all the way through.
    They give your stuff a lot of protection, and they
    probably hold up pretty well.
     

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