Learn more about Lens and Filter Cases
Almost every photographer and videographer will be carrying multiple lenses and filters in their camera bags. It doesn't matter if you are carrying smaller lenses and filters for your smartphones or just some regular DSLR/Mirrorless Camera Lenses and Filters - as protecting this gear is equally important. This is when the lens and filter cases come into the picture - and make things better - for a creator.
While one can drop in their lenses and filters into a camera bag, they might not be protected well as they'll still come in contact with other gear that's already in the bag. When the lens's front element gets scratched - or when a filter is scratched, it can create some weird effects - which can indeed ruin the entire shot. Hence, protecting the gear is essential. And for lenses and filters, a lens case and a filter case will get the job done.
It's alright if you are still wondering about making the purchase or not. To make it easier for you, please allow us to walk you through the importance of such cases in a camera bag - while also answering some of the questions you might have. Let's learn a little more about the lens and filter cases!
Importance of a Lens Case - and why photographers should own one?
Camera bags are pretty commonly used these days. While the camera bags today come with decent padding, there might still be a situation where that padding won't protect the lens sitting inside it. Also, when you don't want to carry the entire camera bag and only want to carry a couple of lenses inside a normal bag, you won't get any padded foam inserts for that.
This is exactly when a lens case can come in handy. For photographers, this can happen more often than not - especially with some outdoor casual shoots. When you want to carry a couple of lenses inside a regular backpack, these camera lens bags can come in handy.
Lens cases can also help to protect the lenses from getting scratches through the dust particles while sitting inside the backpack. Other than these use cases, there are some waterproof lens cases - so even if one drops the backpack into a pool of water, the lenses can still be safe.
Some of the hard-shell cases are made to take up the wear and tear of daily life - and protect the lens elements at all cost. Their material is rigid and rough on the outside - that can take the beating and protect the lens on the inside. While these cases are protective, they are still light, and even the price isn't that high - especially when we consider the cost of the lens we are willing to protect.
As the cost of any lens is way higher than the cost of the lens case, it is always recommended to have a lens case that can protect your lenses. It is much easier and cheaper to protect the lens rather than buying another lens once it is destroyed.
The importance of filter cases in a camera bag
Once a creator starts investing in lenses, it becomes very likely that one will also invest in filters. If you are looking for a filter case, you might already know about the importance of a filter. Also, there is a great chance that you also know how delicate some filters can be - and why they even need all the extra care. So, why wait? Get one of the filter pouches from our store and protect the filters.
If you are still unsure about the purchase decision, let us help you explain the importance of these filter cases. First, let's begin with the scratches on these filters. While a good glass filter can resist some of the scratches, it will not be scratchproof. And as the dust particles can easily get into the camera bag, there's a good chance that these accessories can be scratched even while sitting inside a filter pocket.
While you can still attach a filter to the lens - even after it is scratched, it gets tougher to do so when the filter is completely damaged. When we bump our bag into a wall by mistake, we might damage the filter - alongside other gear inside the bag. To avoid this from happening, it is highly recommended to invest in a durable filter case that would prevent the filter glass and threads from being damaged.
Obviously, when a filter gets wrecked through these situations, we won't be able to use them. But these are not the only situations that can damage a filter. Too much water - or even moisture isn't great for glass elements. Sometimes, the front coating on these filters can wear off through too much water or moisture - especially salty and chlorinated ones. This is why a lightweight filter case is recommended inside a camera bag.
Also, when you have such smaller filter cases, you can easily carry them inside your pockets - without worrying much about damaging them. And you can even throw them in your daily backpacks - without having to worry much about keeping them in padded pockets for protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's always better to have questions about the gear rather than making wrong choices while making the purchase decision. It can be confusing to select a lens case or a filter case - when we have so many options. But don't worry. We are here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the lens and filter cases.
I need a lens case to carry my Moment Lenses. Do you make any lens cases for that?
Absolutely. We make lens cases that would protect and carry your Moment Lenses.
When we first made Moment Lenses, we knew that it was equally important to protect them - just like we do with our bigger lenses. As these lenses were built to last you for a long time, not having a lens case for them didn't sound like a good choice to us. That's the reason we made quite a few lens cases for the Moment Lenses.
If you want to carry two lenses, you can go with the Dual Mobile Lens Pouch. However, if you want to carry four lenses, you should go with the Weatherproof Mobile Lens Carrying Case. We also have Mini Mobile Lens Roll - if that's something that fits your style.
Do you have a replacement lens pouch for the Moment Lenses?
Yes, we do carry a replacement lens pouch for Moment Lenses.
When we ship our lenses, we always ship them with a small microfiber lens pouch - that can help in protecting the lenses from scratches. However, we know that when we take these lenses on an adventure, there's a chance that we might lose these lens pouches. That's the reason we have a replacement lens pouch available in our store.
As it is a replacement lens pouch for all the lenses we carry, it won't have the same number and name of the lens - like it's there on the original pouch that comes with the Stock SKU of the lenses.
Is it possible to fit a telephoto lens in a camera lens case?
Yes. You can definitely fit a telephoto lens in a camera lens case.
It doesn't matter if we are talking about mobile lenses or mirrorless lenses - as the lens cases are available in several different shapes and sizes - that can easily fit in a telephoto lens. There's also a one-size lens case, i.e., the Inflatable Lens Case by Wandrd - that can fit in up to a 70-200mm lens or even fit in multiple lenses by using a padded divider.
Can I keep the lens hood on while putting the lens in a case?
With some lens cases, you can - but we don't really recommend doing that.
So, while some of the lens cases that are bigger in size would allow you to fit in a lens with a lens hood, we won't recommend you to use that option. When you put your lens inside a lens case with the hood on, you will end up creating a tighter fit inside the lens case. This will indeed make it slightly tougher for you to remove the lens from the case - and hence, it can't be a recommended action.
Is it possible to keep the lens caps on while putting a lens inside the case?
You can definitely keep the lens caps on while putting a lens inside the case. The basic function of the lens cap is to protect the front element of the lens - and if a lens case is hindering this basic functionality, it does no good. This is why the majority - if not all - lens cases - will support having lens caps on while putting a lens inside a lens case.
Are these camera lens bags any good?
Yes, they are. Camera Lenses are an expensive piece of equipment - and can sometimes even take years to add another lens to the bag. This is why protecting them is necessary - and these camera lens bags would allow us to do that. Having a lens case can help you save some money on future repairs or replacements of the lenses.
Do you have any filter cases available in your store?
Yes, we do carry filter cases in our store. One of the best filter cases that you can find in our store will be the Nomatic Peter McKinnon Filter Case, which can fit in filters of thread size up to 82mm. It has zippers to close it off - and that helps this case to be water-resistant as well.
How many filters can I fit in the filter case?
The answer to this will totally depend on the case you buy. Filter cases can come in all different shapes and sizes. However, most typical filter cases will allow you to carry at least 2-3 filters - while the bigger ones can even allow you to carry 5-6 filters. One big filter case will usually be enough for most creators - and they aren't too pricey anyway. So, you can definitely go with a bigger case - to be future-proof as you will add more filters to the collection as you grow.
Are all the cases available in your store waterproof?
If the question is about all cases, then the answer will be - No.
While all the cases are not waterproof, there are a few cases in our store that are water-resistant. For smaller lenses, you can look at the Weatherproof Mobile Lens Carrying Case - which is lighter in weight and can still protect the lenses from water. For bigger lenses, we have an Inflatable Lens Case that comes with water-resistant zipper closure to keep your lenses dry. And for filters, we have the Peter McKinnon Filter Case - which again comes with water-resistant zippers.
Selecting a good lens and filter case is important as it basically protects our gear. And we believe that with all this information available right on our website, you will finally be able to make a better purchase decision. However, for some reason, if you are still unable to decide what to buy, then you can get in contact with one of our Gear Guides. They will always be happy to help you out and even provide you personal recommendations based on your preferences and interests.