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Storing DSLR camera
Hi all,.

I just bought my first DSLR - a Nikon D40 - and I'm very happy with it..

I bought a Lowepro Rezo 140 AW case for the camera, the kit lens and my second lens, and I'm just trying to work out how to pack it without destroying the camera!.

It seems to boil down to one question... is it safe to store the DSLR (with mounted lens) lens-down, with the body at the top? i.e. from the side it looks like a letter "T"..

Thanks for any help!Steve..

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SteveHild wrote:.

It seems to boil down to one question... is it safe to store the DSLR(with mounted lens) lens-down, with the body at the top? i.e. fromthe side it looks like a letter "T"..

If the bag has just enough space for lens to hang and also has some support for body to rest. In nutshell, camera or lens should have restricted movement.Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #1

Ajay0612 wrote:.

SteveHild wrote:.

It seems to boil down to one question... is it safe to store the DSLR(with mounted lens) lens-down, with the body at the top? i.e. fromthe side it looks like a letter "T"..

If the bag has just enough space for lens to hang and also has somesupport for body to rest. In nutshell, camera or lens should haverestricted movement..

The way the bag's configured, I have the 2nd lens on one side, then the camera with it's lens-pointing down, so it's not properly supported on both sides and I think it's resting on the end of the lens. Is this a bad idea? I am paranoid about my kit ..

Comment #2

SteveHild wrote:.

Ajay0612 wrote:.

SteveHild wrote:.

It seems to boil down to one question... is it safe to store the DSLR(with mounted lens) lens-down, with the body at the top? i.e. fromthe side it looks like a letter "T"..

If the bag has just enough space for lens to hang and also has somesupport for body to rest. In nutshell, camera or lens should haverestricted movement..

The way the bag's configured, I have the 2nd lens on one side, thenthe camera with it's lens-pointing down, so it's not properlysupported on both sides and I think it's resting on the end of thelens. Is this a bad idea? I am paranoid about my kit .

Then the camera should lie on it's back with lens pointing upward. Use a small towel to fill up the space on the sides. The goal is not to allow too much shake. And also provide cushion the load of II lens (which can be put on one side of body)BTW, doesn't your bag has some flaps for partitioning?.

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #3

Ajay0612 wrote:.

SteveHild wrote:.

Ajay0612 wrote:.

SteveHild wrote:.

It seems to boil down to one question... is it safe to store the DSLR(with mounted lens) lens-down, with the body at the top? i.e. fromthe side it looks like a letter "T"..

If the bag has just enough space for lens to hang and also has somesupport for body to rest. In nutshell, camera or lens should haverestricted movement..

The way the bag's configured, I have the 2nd lens on one side, thenthe camera with it's lens-pointing down, so it's not properlysupported on both sides and I think it's resting on the end of thelens. Is this a bad idea? I am paranoid about my kit .

Then the camera should lie on it's back with lens pointing upward. Usea small towel to fill up the space on the sides. The goal is not toallow too much shake. And also provide cushion the load of II lens(which can be put on one side of body).

Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a whirl! Definitely don't want to trash my camera!.

BTW, doesn't your bag has some flaps for partitioning?.

It came with two, and when I had the camera in a "T" orientation I was using one to separate the lens from the body+first lens. There isn't really space then for anything else (it's a small bag...!).

Thanks,Steve..

Comment #4

If you load the bag as designed the camera goes in lens first (T). There is a micro fiber cloth sewn in at the opening to protect the LCD screen from the camera strap and for cleaning the LCD. The inner width of the bag is not much wider that the camera body. If you use the 2 dividers you can keep the mounted lens from banging against the other lens and you can tuck a micro fiber towel in on the other side of the mounted lens if you feel the camera needs balanced support. Part of the idea is you don't want to have to fumble getting the camera out of the bag pulling everything else out first to get at it and it's oriented for quick action when stored properly (T)..

...Dennis..

Comment #5

5D DjD wrote:.

If you load the bag as designed the camera goes in lens first (T).There is a micro fiber cloth sewn in at the opening to protect theLCD screen from the camera strap and for cleaning the LCD. The innerwidth of the bag is not much wider that the camera body. If you usethe 2 dividers you can keep the mounted lens from banging againstthe other lens and you can tuck a micro fiber towel in on the otherside of the mounted lens if you feel the camera needs balancedsupport. Part of the idea is you don't want to have to fumblegetting the camera out of the bag pulling everything else out firstto get at it and it's oriented for quick action when stored properly(T)..

Hi Dennis,.

That's what I thought... the thing is that with this case, if I have the second lens on the left, with the divider, then the camera lens-down, there's no real space on the right, so the lens ends up supporting the weight of the camera body. I'm new to SLRs, so I'm not sure if the cameras are designed to tolerate these kinds of forces....

Thanks!Steve..

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