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Which way does the camera face when it is inserted into the camera bag? And does it matter? I bought a camera bag only to find that I didn't like the fit. I bought another camera bag and the new one still just isn't right yet. I have room left in the bag, but the space left is awkward..

I have a D80, a kit lens, and a Macro lens. I am looking to get one more lens after I master these, maybe a 55-200 lens; and possibly a speedlight..

Do you insert it lens straight down? With pressure against the lens? Sideways? Taking up a ton of space? Or maybe lens face up? And awkward to grab?.

Does anyone have a quick picture of their camera bag setup that they have?..

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This site has lots of pictures on camera bags and how they are used.http://www.cambags.com/You can even search by your camera model..

I have not seen anything conclusive on how to position a camera in a bag to minimize stress on the camera, lens or mount. Many zoom or wide angle lenses weigh more than the camera body so holding it by the lens should not be a problem.BruceMcKhttp://www.pbase.com/brucemck..

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I use a Think Tank speed demon, my camera faces straight down as the bag is designed that way. Sorry no picture as I do not have a backup camera to take the picture of my camera inside the bag..

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Tasik Biru - 'Blue Lake'..

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I would say it makes sense to have the camera lens down with some support for the body. That way:a) gravity takes dust away from the sensorb) the cam comes naturally to hand when you pick it up.

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

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I do have a picture of my bag. Well, at least as it was at one time. I've got way more stuff than I can carry at once, so I pack this with what I think I'll need for the day/week/shoot, etc..

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Hmm...Looking at that I realize how out of date it is. I still have the same bag, but the D70 and the 50mm f1.8 are about the only other things I still have. Guess I need a new picture. Anyways, the Lowepro Mini Trekker II is what I have. It is roomy and configurable with velcro padded panels..

I currently have this packed with a D300, 70-200VR, 15-55f2.8 DX, 28-105mm, 50mm f1.8 and a Tamron 90mm Macro. Plus a speedlight and lots of accessories.Chefziggyhttp://www.pbase.com/chefziggy/lecream.

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Chris Elliott wrote:.

I would say it makes sense to have the camera lens down with somesupport for the body. That way:a) gravity takes dust away from the sensor.

Dust particles are attracted to the sensor and held there by trace static electricity. Gravity, being the weaker force (particularly at that scale), looses..

B) the cam comes naturally to hand when you pick it up.

That will depend on the bag. But yes, ideally the camera should be easy to grab and remove without the bag putting any additional stress on the lens mount when doing so..

Chefziggyhttp://www.pbase.com/chefziggy/lecream.

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ChefZiggy wrote:.

Chris Elliott wrote:.

I would say it makes sense to have the camera lens down with somesupport for the body. That way:a) gravity takes dust away from the sensor.

Dust particles are attracted to the sensor and held there by tracestatic electricity. Gravity, being the weaker force (particularly atthat scale), looses..

According to Thom Hogan dust clings to the filter array in front of the sensor not because of static charge but more because of the laws of gravity and surface tension. If you store face down surface tension wiill grab a few particles but gravity will take the rest away from rather than towards the sensor..

"If possible the best storage position for the D80 is lens mount down" - P. 544 of his D80 Guide under the heading "Toppling a myth".

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

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