Need a good bag/case for a lens

wmstummewmstumme Major grinsPosts: 465Registered Users Major grins

Recently was shooting a game, involved a game involving a 4 hour lightning delay, rain, change of fields... Long story, but somehow in the chaos, I lost the soft case/bag that came with my Sigma 300, f2.8. I've been looking on line (no decent camera stores nearby anymore) but can't seem to find a decent case for the lens--and doesn't appear that Sigma offers that for sale by itself. The lens is about 10" long and about 6" in diameter--seems like everything I find is for a 70-200 f2.8 at the largest.

Does anyone have any ideas of something that would work?

Thanks

WIll______

Regards

Will
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  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,285Registered Users Major grins

    The lens changer by ThinkTank is a superb case. They make them in several sizes.

    Steve

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,130Super Moderators moderator

    Would a neoprene wrap work? Maybe something like https://optechusa.com/soft-wrap.html?

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,062Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 17, 2017

    I show the Sigma 300mm, f/2.8 EX DG HSM as approx. 4.7" x 8.4".

    The Lowepro 13x32cm Lens Case (MFR# LP36307) has interior dimensions of approx 5.1" x 5.1" x 12.6".

    Adorama:
    https://www.adorama.com/lplc1332.html

    B&H:
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752417-REG/Lowepro_LP36307_PAM_Lens_Case_13_x.html

    If you want a genuine used Sigma case, you might be in luck:
    Sigma LS-737H Soft Padded Lens Case With Zip Top 11.5" x 6" x 6"

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • wmstummewmstumme Major grins Posts: 465Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks everyone for the quick responses.

    Steve -- from what I can see the Think Tanks just won't be big enough.

    Denise -- I don't think those will work for transporting lens--which is what I need it for. But those wraps are pretty cool and I may pick up some of those for other lenses to help them protect them even more while the lens are in my bag.

    Ziggy--I measured it with the lens caps on (including the soft front one) and the hood stored turned backwards from how it is when shooting. I also have a quick release plate on the monopod/tripod mount. That plate along with the clamp screw on the hood stick out a bit. So, overall, with everything, it seems about 9' 1/2 x 6'.

    I just found another bag that might work--https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/981541-REG/ruggard_vsy_145b_onyx_45_camera_camcorder_shoulder.html

    Maybe be pulling out, re-arranging the dividers it would do--also seems to be about the cheapest option...

    Regards

    Will
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  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,285Registered Users Major grins

    @wmstumme said:
    Steve -- from what I can see the Think Tanks just won't be big enough.

    There are two cases on their website for 70-200 lenses. The Lens Changer 75 Pop Down V2.0 for just lens, and the Digital Holster 30 V2.0 for lens with body.

    I've been using the Lens Changer for years without any issue. You do have to turn the hood backwards, but that's it.

    Steve

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  • wmstummewmstumme Major grins Posts: 465Registered Users Major grins

    Steve: I'm looking for something to fit a **300mm **-- it seems like all the manufacturers stop at the 70-200 size.

    Regards

    Will
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,062Super Moderators moderator

    @wmstumme said:
    Ziggy--I measured it with the lens caps on (including the soft front one) and the hood stored turned backwards from how it is when shooting. I also have a quick release plate on the monopod/tripod mount. That plate along with the clamp screw on the hood stick out a bit. So, overall, with everything, it seems about 9' 1/2 x 6'.

    I just found another bag that might work--https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/981541-REG/ruggard_vsy_145b_onyx_45_camera_camcorder_shoulder.html

    Maybe be pulling out, re-arranging the dividers it would do--also seems to be about the cheapest option...

    Yes, from what you just said that bag looks suitable. I suggest adding some additional bottom padding if possible.

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,285Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2017

    @wmstumme said:
    Steve: I'm looking for something to fit a **300mm **-- it seems like all the manufacturers stop at the 70-200 size.

    Sorry, I saw 70-200 in your original post and stopped reading. For my Bigma, I use the Lowepro LP36307. It's 13 inches long. Should be plenty big enough for 300mm

    Steve

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