I know which lens...How about a case for it?

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  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have decided to purchase the [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Nikon Telephoto AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF (the f/2.8 will have to wait) along with the TC17 E II teleconverter. I was wondering if you would get a padded lens case as well? Or just settle with the soft case provided.[/FONT][/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The review on the Lowepro is not good, but it is only one persons opinion. I got one for my 12-24mm, but it won't handle the hood, so I have to put it in the body of my bag. My bag is full.[/FONT][/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I do plan to be hiking while carrying the lens. All suggestions welcomed.[/FONT][/FONT]
     
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    the case probably sucks. If it's anything like the 70-200mm canon L case, which is soft as a baby's bottom...you're gonna want something padded.
     
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    My 80-200 f/2.8 came with a kick ass lens case big black leather toob lookin thing with soft red padding inside....but I never use it. The lens is usualy always attached to my camera body.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When I bought my 70-200 2.8VR I got a very good padded case for it that I would trust in just about any condition. Before you buy a case for your lens I would find out what kind of case actually comes with it I think you might be surprised at the quality you will get with a $1000+ lens.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I did a google search and the case that comes with the 300 F/4 is the cl-m2 and it is the same case that comes with the 70-200 2.8VR and it is a very sturdy reliable case in my opinion. If you want to look for yourself I would suggest doing a google search for cl-m2.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks

    JIP. I had just done this, as well as looking at B&H. They sell it for $50 bucks so I'm guessing it's good enough to start off with at least.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What about getting a bigger bag...or else thinning down your current bag by prioritizing your gear and taking out what you don't need?

    I have 5 or 6 camera bags now...none of them will hold all my gear but if I know what type of excursion I will be on, I pack appropriately. Or at least I try to.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A man after my own heart... more stuff, bigger bag... too much stuff for one bag, then two bags.

    Rinse, repeat.
     
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    Yes sir, No sir, three bags Full sir.:lol:

    That's on my list as well.

    I can just imagine that what's left behind will come in handy when I get there.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well I can tell you the case that comes with the lens is waaay too big to fit into any camera bag. So you will be needing to buy a new overall bag to hold your gear or live with having to carry this lens around in it's own case all the time.
     
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    Ya...that's probably my enxt investment is a huge bag...but they're expensive, and I'm in college...lol.

    Problem is...you can never get a bag big enough...but you want one small enough to fit in your SUV...ahaha
     

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