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Old 20th February 2011, 12:14   #6496
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I am looking for a good size Backpack for 2-3 lenses, one body with large lens, and one spare body. Tripod pocket, 15" laptop pocket, water proof/cover, budget around 7000 Rs

I have only found Vanguard Up-rise 48 Zoom in my budget as of now.

Please suggest something that meets my criteria
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It's the perfect description of Lowpro Pro Runner 350AW.

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I am looking for a good size Backpack for 2-3 lenses, one body with large lens, and one spare body. Tripod pocket, 15" laptop pocket, water proof/cover, budget around 7000 Rs

I have only found Vanguard Up-rise 48 Zoom in my budget as of now.

Please suggest something that meets my criteria
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Old 20th February 2011, 17:30   #6498
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They were UV(N) and my findings were based on the pics here Fake Hoya Filters

Rgds,

PS - One more thing to look out for is the label with the name and address of the importer and month of import with price and other details. The fakes do not have them.
Ok guys, got 3 77mm Hoya HMCs from Interfoto via an Interfoto recognised dealer (Mahavir Photo) in Pune. Finally! They were sold at sticker price @ Rs 1800/filter. Didn't want to haggle after waiting several days for them via multiple dealers.

Sharing what Ironfreak and I have been discussing via PM (Thanks for the help dude!).

These filters have the sole distributor's i.e. Inter Fotos, name/address etc and date of import stuck on it.
  • One of the 1st methods of identifying the genuines from the fakes is to check the tiny silver 'seals' on the sides of the box. The fakes that I saw had oval seals and originals have rectangular with rounded edges.
  • The bar code is stuck on, not printed on the back label. The sticker has the name of the filter mentioned above the bar codes.
  • The filters have a faint green shade on them that signifies a multi coated filter.
HMC production has shifted to Philippines and they are assembled in HK. No wonder they cost less now. Only the high end HD, Super HMC are made in Japan. The 77mm HDs UVs cost 6900 each in India. Yikes!! Hate to think what the CPLs cost.

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Thanks for the info, R2D2. Those minute details should help.
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I am looking for a good size Backpack for 2-3 lenses, one body with large lens, and one spare body. Tripod pocket, 15" laptop pocket, water proof/cover, budget around 7000 Rs

I have only found Vanguard Up-rise 48 Zoom in my budget as of now.

Please suggest something that meets my criteria
You will get a Kata 3N1 33 with this budget. I think you need to buy the kata tripod holder attachment separately though.
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I have a quick question to ask all the seasoned DSLR users, as I am anticipating facing this problem while on an upcoming trip. Here is the scenario:

I have a Nikon D90 with 3 Nikon lenses: one 50mm/f1.8, one 18-105mm/f3.5-5.6 and one 70-300mm/f4-5.6. I will be travelling to a city with plans to visit a zoo, see the city, amusement parks etc. I am expecting that my needs would change based on the situation i.e. photographing a bird to taking a picture of my wife and kid. The question is two fold:
  1. Which lenses are enough? I think the 18-105 and the 70-300. I have an HS10 which gives me phenomenal reach, but I do not want to carry too many cameras around.
  2. How do you change lenses quickly on the go? Is there any guideline based on which I can practice my moves?

I carry all my gear in a Lowepro Altus 170. (Picture attached)

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
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I have a quick question to ask all the seasoned DSLR users, as I am anticipating facing this problem while on an upcoming trip. Here is the scenario:

I have a Nikon D90 with 3 Nikon lenses: one 50mm/f1.8, one 18-105mm/f3.5-5.6 and one 70-300mm/f4-5.6. I will be travelling to a city with plans to visit a zoo, see the city, amusement parks etc. I am expecting that my needs would change based on the situation i.e. photographing a bird to taking a picture of my wife and kid. The question is two fold:
  1. Which lenses are enough? I think the 18-105 and the 70-300. I have an HS10 which gives me phenomenal reach, but I do not want to carry too many cameras around.
  2. How do you change lenses quickly on the go? Is there any guideline based on which I can practice my moves?

I carry all my gear in a Lowepro Altus 170. (Picture attached)

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
not well seasoned, but here's what i would do:
- carry the D90 mounted with the 18-105mm and the 70-300mm in the bag
- if you must, carry the 50mm (if you're feeling creative)

i usually have my 55-250mm mounted and carry the 18-55mm and 50mm in the camera bag. i also carry a Sony Cybershot W220 just in case a kodak moment presents itself. this also gives me the ability to record videos.

if you're carrying multiple lenses and need to switch:
- make sure you're not in a dusty environment (if you are, find an alternative spot - get inside a car with windows rolled up/or a building)
- keep the lens that you want to mount ready (with the rear lens cap removed)
- detach the mounted lens and keep it in the camera bag (or let someone hold it for you)
- attach the new lens
- replace the rear lens cap for the lens that you removed

wallah! there you have it, you've changed your lens
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How do you change lenses quickly on the go? Is there any guideline based on which I can practice my moves?
Apart from avoiding dusty and windy places to change lenses, the following video may help, there are many of them out there, I prefer to change as shown in:



Use whichever method that you find easier, the idea here is to practice and be comfortable with the drill, a big money lens dropped is worse off then some dust which could perhaps be cleaned
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Apart from avoiding dusty and windy places to change lenses, the following video may help, there are many of them out there, I prefer to change as shown in:

Use whichever method that you find easier, the idea here is to practice and be comfortable with the drill, a big money lens dropped is worse off then some dust which could perhaps be cleaned
Agreed. Dust is cheaper to clean than replacing a lens. For example Nikon service centres charge about 2500 to 3k for a DSLR sensor clean. Better to be careful than regret it later.

Also, this technique would work only for light lenses and that too with practice. Not recommended with a heavy one.

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Also, this technique would work only for light lenses and that too with practice. Not recommended with a heavy one.
yep, don't try those steps with a bigger lens. better safe than sorry.
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I have a quick question to ask all the seasoned DSLR users, as I am anticipating facing this problem while on an upcoming trip. Here is the scenario:

I have a Nikon D90 with 3 Nikon lenses: one 50mm/f1.8, one 18-105mm/f3.5-5.6 and one 70-300mm/f4-5.6. I will be travelling to a city with plans to visit a zoo, see the city, amusement parks etc. I am expecting that my needs would change based on the situation i.e. photographing a bird to taking a picture of my wife and kid. The question is two fold:
  1. Which lenses are enough? I think the 18-105 and the 70-300. I have an HS10 which gives me phenomenal reach, but I do not want to carry too many cameras around.
  2. How do you change lenses quickly on the go? Is there any guideline based on which I can practice my moves?
I carry all my gear in a Lowepro Altus 170. (Picture attached)

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
While in the zoo, keep the 70-300 mm lens attached to the D90. That should help with most of your shots there. While in the city keep the 18-105 attached. Changing lenses should not take more than 30 seconds even when you do it very carefully. However please make sure you are in a dust free environment as the others have said.

Unlike shown in the video above, I would say, remove the attached lens and safely put it away before you attach a new lens.

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not well seasoned, ....
wallah! there you have it, you've changed your lens
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Apart from avoiding dusty and windy places to change lenses, the following video may help, there are many of them out there, I prefer to change as shown in: big money lens dropped is worse off then some dust which could perhaps be cleaned
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While in the zoo, keep the 70-300 mm lens attached to the D90. That should help with most of your shots there. While in the city keep the 18-105 attached. Changing lenses should not take more than 30 seconds even when you do it very carefully. However please make sure you are in a dust free environment as the others have said.

Unlike shown in the video above, I would say, remove the attached lens and safely put it away before you attach a new lens.
Thank you all. Some good advice here. Will keep you all posted. The trip is in about 3 weeks time and I will practice in aamchi Mumbai first.
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Apart from avoiding dusty and windy places to change lenses, the following video may help, there are many of them out there, I prefer to change as shown in:

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Use whichever method that you find easier, the idea here is to practice and be comfortable with the drill, a big money lens dropped is worse off then some dust which could perhaps be cleaned
Yeah, right, while changing the lenses he's a) exposing the lens rear element to dust for a substantial amount of time and b) getting dust in the camera by holding it sensor side up so that dust can settle inside. Please stop relying on videos every tom dick and harry posts online. Also, I'd love to see you try any of that with a 7D/5D II body and swap between a 70-200 f4L and 24-70 f2.8L (which is usually my kit of choice).

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Yeah, right, while changing the lenses he's a) exposing the lens rear element to dust for a substantial amount of time and b) getting dust in the camera by holding it sensor side up so that dust can settle inside. Please stop relying on videos every tom dick and harry posts online. Also, I'd love to see you try any of that with a 7D/5D II body and swap between a 70-200 f4L and 24-70 f2.8L (which is usually my kit of choice).
Depends on the strength of the Tom Dick & Harry, it works well for me; well, I do not own lenses which weigh more than a kilogram and as such techniques need to vary as situations demand, if it helps me, might help some others and as well might not be suitable for some applications, agreed very much

Would love to know how do you change the lenses 70-200 f4L and 24-70 f2.8L on your camera, please share.
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Wouldn't it be lot easier & better to have two bodies?...

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YPlease stop relying on videos every tom dick and harry posts online. Also, I'd love to see you try any of that with a 7D/5D II body and swap between a 70-200 f4L and 24-70 f2.8L (which is usually my kit of choice).
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Would love to know how do you change the lenses 70-200 f4L and 24-70 f2.8L on your camera, please share.
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