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Thin Lens pouch/bag?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by MrKal_El, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Does anyone know where to get thin white lens lint pouches or "bags" like the ones included with some Panasonic Lens like the 20mm:

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    I find it is the perfect covering that takes almost no space in a camera bag, yet keeps the lens from getting scratched...

    Any help would be great guys...
     
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  2. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2012
  3. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    I like that one... But still looks pretty stiff & bulky for my needs...
     
  4. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2011
  5. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    Buy heavy boot socks. If you want to get fancy turn them inside out, cut them off above the heel, sew across the end and turn right side out.

    Your pouches will cost about $1 each.
     
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  6. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I use bubble-wrap " envelopes". Can be had in different sizes and very cheap.
     
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  7. I just looked in the "odds and ends" box every camera shop has, until I had what I needed...
    But you are right, the Panasonic bag with the 20/1.7 is neat. You can fit the 14/2.5 in there as well!
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great idea, wouldn't be hard to add a drawstring if you wanted. :thumbup:
     
  9. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2012
    Still waiting for mine to arrive from China, but it's the smallest one I have found so far - smaller than the small size Matin neoprene pouches you can buy on ebay/amazon for about $2, anyway (which are great and I use for my legacy lenses).

    But I have not yet found anything quite as small as the little Panasonic pouch that came with my 20mm. (I wanted another one as my 14mm lens was from a kit and hence no pouch/bag).

    As well as the excellent suggestions above of bubble wrap envelopes and thick socks, an 'ipod sock' would probably work well too and cost as little as £1.50/ $1 (I use one as a camera pouch for my little Ixus point and shoot):

    Amazon.com: ipod sock

    6 x Socks Case Cover For iPod Nano Video: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    31TGFJB8p1L._SL500_AA300_.
     
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  10. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    Thanks. The ones I bought have elastic tops, so they close up pretty well on their own.

    Actually, they have exposed elastics on the inside-- like little rubber bands -- that tend to catch on things. Next time I buy I'll look for boot socks that don't have this "feature."
     
  11. p@ul

    p@ul Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2011
    I needed lens pouches for my panasonic 14mm and my olympus 17mm. Most of the ones I saw were too big or way too bulky. I found just what I was looking for on ebay: c1 soft lens pouch. Short money too.
     
  12. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    Pretty thin?
     
  13. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2012
    Mine finally arrived today - it's actually fairly similar in size to the Panasonic one which came with my 20mm lens:

    14mm lens and both pouches side by side:
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    14mm lens in Panasonic pouch, neoprene pouch empty:
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    Other way round 14mm lens in neoprene pouch, Panasonic pouch empty:
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    14mm lens in neoprene pouch:
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    in Panasonic pouch:
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    14mm lens inside neoprene pouch inside Panasonic pouch:
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    14mm lens inside Panasonic pouch inside neoprene pouch:
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    The neoprene one is a bit thicker because the flap to close it adds an extra layer, but really the difference in the amount of space they take up in your camera bag will be neglible.

    Hope that helps! :smile:
     
  14. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    I made a couple. Motorcycle helmets come with a soft lint-free synthetic bag that can be cut up to make a pouch for small items.
     
  15. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Hey man...thanks for all the feedback...but the "bag" I mentioned was the white lint bag...not the actually Lens bag...

    Even though, I think I might get one or two of the neoprene ones anyway...
     
  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    @ applemint: I think we need more photos.

    G
     
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  17. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    @ applemint, do you think that pouch would fit an Oly 12/45/14-42II?
     
  18. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I just use the soft pouches that some sunglasses come in. Like Microfibre cloths.
     
  19. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    I use climbing stuff sacks.
     
  20. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    Well Duh! to me!... I didn't think of that at all...and those are exactly what I need + with the drawstring...

    Ned to the rescue again! :2thumbs: