Camera lenses need the very best protection you can get. These are sensitive precision tools, and they don’t like getting bumped around. The fact is that one careless move can mean having to replace them, so it’s a good investment to make sure you’ve got an excellent lens case for your precious lenses.
One look at the range of lens cases on the market tells quite a story about the amount of basic protection required. The top of the range lens cases are for the big telephoto and long/short range lenses, which are critical bits of equipment for any photographer.
Lens cases provide waterproofing, impact resistance and good organizational packing for your lenses. These instruments can be knocked around badly if they’re in a bag without covering, so the lens cases also provide each way protection against camera attachments damaging each other.
Types of digital camera lens cases
The lens cases now on the market include soft padded lens pouches and stitched cases.
Brands and types include:
- Bower- Padded lens pouches.
- Tamrac- Stitched cases which can be attached to other Tamrac camera accessories like backpacks.
- Lowepro- Stitched padded and heavy duty extra protection cases.
Buying digital lens cases online
The major issue for photographers is the level of protection required. Generally speaking, more is better, if the lens case isn’t protected by a padded container. If you’re carrying a range of equipment, the other big consideration is organization. It’s best not to jumble up your equipment together and definitely better not to take the risk of lens bumping into any hard objects. The lens cases cover both issues very effectively.
Lens cases aren’t expensive, but you’ll be surprised at the discounts, particularly if you’ve seen some of the retail prices. You can expect discounts of up to 20% online, so start shopping!