Switching lenses through the day
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StephanieTo
Registered: Jul 07, 2012
Total Posts: 51
Country: Canada

Curious as to what all of you are doing in terms of how you switch through lenses throughout the day, obvious it's easy if you have an assistant but when you don't...

Do you leave both your rear cap and your lens cap off? Are you using lens filters so you can leave the cap off?

I've noticed watching some of the CreativeLive instructors they leave both caps off or more often at least the lens cap. I think both Sal and J* have both off (yes I am aware of the general opinion on J*'s photography but I am just curious about everyone's day-of workflow/shooting flow right now)



Scott Mosher
Registered: Oct 23, 2006
Total Posts: 2244
Country: United States

I just keep the lens caps off while the lenses are in my shoulder bag. Makes swapping lenses quick. Once i'm done for the day and i put lenses in my rolling bag I'll put the rear lens caps on.



Ziffl3
Registered: May 25, 2009
Total Posts: 3817
Country: United States

Scott Mosher wrote:
I just keep the lens caps off while the lenses are in my shoulder bag. Makes swapping lenses quick. Once i'm done for the day and i put lenses in my rolling bag I'll put the rear lens caps on.


^^^ This ....



heikoM
Registered: Jun 09, 2012
Total Posts: 685
Country: Germany

Who is J? Jonas Peterson?
What do people here think about his photography?



ZachOly
Registered: Feb 15, 2011
Total Posts: 239
Country: Canada

I leave them on because I have OCD about that kind of stuff



joelconner
Registered: Jan 23, 2009
Total Posts: 3534
Country: United States

heikoM wrote:
Who is J? Jonas Peterson?


Jasmine Starr


I tend to leave caps off during the day...sometimes the wifey comes in behind me and puts them back on. For me, speed is the issue, and I don't want to be fumbling with caps. Besides, the most often I touch them the more often I lose them. We only have a few lenses with filters on, btw.



RJKphoto
Registered: Oct 28, 2010
Total Posts: 1457
Country: United States

I always leave rear caps and hoods on, and I swap out of a Boda bag. Never been hindered by it, and I don't have to worry about crud in the lens mount/contacts. Front caps go back on at end of day when everything gets packed into a Pelican case.



Robin Usagani
Registered: Oct 26, 2010
Total Posts: 2808
Country: United States

I have rear cap on. The front cap is almost never on.



martinezphoto
Registered: Aug 17, 2009
Total Posts: 867
Country: United States

Front and rear caps come off ONLY when the lens is in use. Otherwise they are on 24/7. I carry 7-8 lenses and two bodies on a belt system (Think Tank + LowePro) and change lenses frequently - never dropped a lens or had any other mishap. Don't be in a rush when changing lenses, plan ahead, get help if needed.



heikoM
Registered: Jun 09, 2012
Total Posts: 685
Country: Germany

Oh...

Jasmine Starr - I...see....


I always have rear caps, never front caps, but either filters or hoods. Donīt change often.

heiko



D. Diggler
Registered: Dec 27, 2011
Total Posts: 4773
Country: United States

Fronts either have a filter or a hood. Rear lens caps off.



LivLif
Registered: Jan 31, 2010
Total Posts: 1823
Country: United States

When shooting: front and rear caps are off and hoods on
When traveling/storing: both on



awad
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 391
Country: United States

if the lenses are in my lens changer then the caps are off and the hoods are on.



Inku Yo
Registered: Nov 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4337
Country: United States

Both front and rear caps off for me.



Tony Hoffer
Registered: Mar 14, 2008
Total Posts: 8594
Country: United States

People use those things?

Mine are all in a box somewhere.



ckhagen
Registered: Mar 05, 2007
Total Posts: 2107
Country: United States

I keep rear caps on, front off. My gear is regularly exposed to sand and it never all comes off, no matter what I do to clean it. So I try to keep sand out of the body (and off the sensor) by keeping rear caps on the lenses.



julieawhitlock
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
Total Posts: 229
Country: Canada

Depends on the lens. Ones I use a lot, rear cap with that facing up, no front. Things like macro that only come out once or twice I recap front and back. Try to fully recap things before I go home. Mostly to know I have them all. Hoods on lenses with big fronts like a 70-200. No filters.



ShacharLee
Registered: Jan 28, 2010
Total Posts: 628
Country: Israel

Even on my batteries I keep the caps on (yes those orange things) so yes I keep both rear and front on all the time when not on the camera, no filters though.



ct8282
Registered: Nov 25, 2011
Total Posts: 2198
Country: United Kingdom

I always have both lens caps on. Only done 1 wedding but didn't find it a problem quickly changing and having to remove the caps.



jasonhupe
Registered: May 02, 2008
Total Posts: 455
Country: United States

never use either, even after weddings, lens get cleaned and put back into my pelican case.



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