Quick Lens Changes When Shooting Outdoors

“Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.”—Henri Frederic Amiel

 

As Jason Anderson advised in his post, “How to Keep Your Sensor Clean,” Avoid changing lenses in the field. Dust enters from any uncontrolled area and the place where you have the least control is in the field. But the reality is that sometime you just gotta change lenses.

MindShift Gear’s Lens Switch Case ($42.50) is a modular lens/accessory pouch that can be carried on the belt of MindShift Gear’s rotation 180 degree Train backpack ($119.99.) This lightweight and versatile belt pouch accommodates most wide angle to telephoto lenses including 17-40mm, 14-24mm, tilt shift, 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses. In addition to lenses you can store a lens (no hood) and one pro speedlight, or maybe two pro speedlights or a 4×6 filter kit and accessories. All of the zippered closures can be opened and closed with one hand

An external zippered pocket holds filters, cable release, or a cleaning cloth. The removable padded divider lets you protect two items placed side-by-side. A custom-fitted rain cover stows in bottom pouch. The case measures 7 x 4.5 x 3-inched when retracted or 10 x 4.5 x 3-inches when extended,

Lens Switch Case weighs six ounces and is made from 30D Ripstop PU, 210 D nylon, 140 D silver toned nylon and YKK zippers and like all MindShift Gear products, the Lens Switch Case is able to stand up to the elements.

IR.bookMy book, The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out-of-print but copies are available from Amazon for around $19.95 as I write this. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects has a chapter on IR photography and is available from Amazon with new copies less than two bucks—it doesn’t get much better than that.

Author: Joe Farace

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