Traveling w/ Lens on body

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by thisisanton, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. thisisanton

    thisisanton Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    When traveling, is it okay to keep the lens on the body of the camera or remove the lens? For example having your camera on a carry-on in a plane?
  2. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    Last time I traveled I went to a beach... so I kept it on the whole time to avoid the hassle of putting it on where sand would be flying everywhere. Though I'm not sure about plane policies if they allow huge lenses on cameras?
  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Real Name:
    David Dornblaser
    It does not matter, it is entirely personal preference.
  4. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    That's the way I usually travel. My unpadded camera bag travels folded flat in my carry-on. Camera bodies and lenses (all capped) travel in cheap Walmart boot socks, also in the carry-on. They are a lot easier to pack when separated. Bodies with lenses are an awkward shape and take up more space than necessary. When I arrive at my destination I reassemble the kit, usually in a nice clean hotel room.

    Sometimes I'll carry one body/lens assembled in my shoulder bag.