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Posted: 8/17/2018 5:30:34 PM EDT
I treated my arteest wife to a new Nikon DSL & a decent zoom lens.
We have a nice bag for the camera & the other lenses we have but would like to find a dedicated bag for this lens.
If it could be strapped to a motorcycle that would be a plus.
The hive knows all so I will take your advice.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 5:57:42 PM EDT
I don't know about bags...I just got a couple of pelican cases for my 300mm F2.8 and 200 F2G VR2.
I have the 200-500 as well. It will fit with the 300 F2.8 in the larger case I got.

I like hard cases in case they get bumped. I am currently looking for insurance for my lenses too.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 6:12:29 PM EDT
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I have this Lowepro case for mine. With the lens hood put on backwards it fits great, even though I have an oversized arca plate attached to the lens collar/foot. Almost perfectly sized for it, but the 200-500mm f/5.6 is almost the same size as the 300mm f/2.8 and all.

Mind you, I only use the soft case when I'm carrying the lens around on it's own. Otherwise it's either in a hard case or my Lowepro backpack that fits my D850, 70-200mm f/2.8, and 200-500mm perfectly with a little extra room for goodies.

Amazon Product
  • Fits telephoto lenses, similar to 300mm f/2.8
  • Purpose-built, one-piece foam padding construction protects a specific lens size and shape from top to bottom and side to side; sturdy, yet lightweight
  • Built-in SlipLock attachment tab secures the Lens Case to a Lowepro SlipLock compatible bag or pack
$39.89
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 6:16:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cistercian:
I don't know about bags...I just got a couple of pelican cases for my 300mm F2.8 and 200 F2G VR2.
I have the 200-500 as well. It will fit with the 300 F2.8 in the larger case I got.

I like hard cases in case they get bumped. I am currently looking for insurance for my lenses too.
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State Farm. You can put camera gear on your regular renters or homeowners insurance with caveats. That said, if you've ever, and I mean ever, sold a print or anything similar, they'll consider you a 'professional.' Personally I like the inland marine/personal articles policy for professional stuff better anyhow. It's around $1 per $1k in coverage, $0 deductible, repair/replace, but you need to supply receipts, serial numbers, etc, and only get 3 claims before the policy is killed.

So basically keep it for the big stuff like dropping your 300mm f/2.8 or something, not your 50mm f/1.8 that cost $150.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 6:36:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NorthPolar:
State Farm. You can put camera gear on your regular renters or homeowners insurance with caveats. That said, if you've ever, and I mean ever, sold a print or anything similar, they'll consider you a 'professional.' Personally I like the inland marine/personal articles policy for professional stuff better anyhow. It's around $1 per $1k in coverage, $0 deductible, repair/replace, but you need to supply receipts, serial numbers, etc, and only get 3 claims before the policy is killed.

So basically keep it for the big stuff like dropping your 300mm f/2.8 or something, not your 50mm f/1.8 that cost $150.
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Originally Posted By cistercian:
I don't know about bags...I just got a couple of pelican cases for my 300mm F2.8 and 200 F2G VR2.
I have the 200-500 as well. It will fit with the 300 F2.8 in the larger case I got.

I like hard cases in case they get bumped. I am currently looking for insurance for my lenses too.
State Farm. You can put camera gear on your regular renters or homeowners insurance with caveats. That said, if you've ever, and I mean ever, sold a print or anything similar, they'll consider you a 'professional.' Personally I like the inland marine/personal articles policy for professional stuff better anyhow. It's around $1 per $1k in coverage, $0 deductible, repair/replace, but you need to supply receipts, serial numbers, etc, and only get 3 claims before the policy is killed.

So basically keep it for the big stuff like dropping your 300mm f/2.8 or something, not your 50mm f/1.8 that cost $150.
Thanks Man! I knew someone would know about insurance. My 300 F2.8 was cheap (old non vr fast AFS built 1996 to 2001) but the 200 F2G VR2 was certainly not.
If I nuked a D500 on the 200mm that would be a claim for sure. I have never sold anything so I will check out the inland marine guys.
Because I might!
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 9:27:24 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies, I'll have her start looking.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 7:34:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NorthPolar:
I have this Lowepro case for mine. With the lens hood put on backwards it fits great, even though I have an oversized arca plate attached to the lens collar/foot. Almost perfectly sized for it, but the 200-500mm f/5.6 is almost the same size as the 300mm f/2.8 and all.

Mind you, I only use the soft case when I'm carrying the lens around on it's own. Otherwise it's either in a hard case or my Lowepro backpack that fits my D850, 70-200mm f/2.8, and 200-500mm perfectly with a little extra room for goodies.

www.amazon.com/dp/B004KJE8H8
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I use this same lens case. Mine has the replacement Kirk collar and foot with built-in Arca capability attached.

The case works great on its own (the strap leaves a little to be desired from a padding standpoint) and also attaches to packs, etc easily. It protected this lens for me on a trip to Japan attached to a backpack as carry-on and worked great without a problem. You can actually wear it on your belt, but it is quite bulky for that. I also end up using the case as a drop bag for other lenses as I am swapping around during outings.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 9:00:10 AM EDT
what is she shooting with the lens?
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 2:55:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
what is she shooting with the lens?
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Mostly wildlife around the house.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 4:49:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Plank_Spanker:
Mostly wildlife around the house.
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Originally Posted By Plank_Spanker:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
what is she shooting with the lens?
Mostly wildlife around the house.
That’s what a 270 or 30-06 is for.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 6:18:11 PM EDT
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That’s what a 270 or 30-06 is for.
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Those are some pretty fast ones, there. Might need to stop 'em down.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 6:34:37 PM EDT
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don't stop em down too far or set the iso to high
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 7:59:40 PM EDT
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That’s what a 270 or 30-06 is for.
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Originally Posted By Plank_Spanker:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
what is she shooting with the lens?
Mostly wildlife around the house.
That’s what a 270 or 30-06 is for.


She likes her Sig, coon was injured by a car or perhaps rabid & she put it down with 1 shot to the noggin.
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