Keeping my lens on my camera at all times?

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  1. SPL Tech1

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    I am wondering if keeping my lens on my camera at all times including when it’s in my camera bag could cause problems or damage? I have a small camera bag in which the camera barley fits. I was not sure if keeping it on well it’s in storage could damage it. I have a Canon 40D with the stock lens if that matters at all.

     
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    oops wrong section. sorry :(
     
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    Photographers have been doing this since SLR cameras came out decades ago without issues. It won't harm the camera.

    ... and yeah, this question is more of a beginner's question and better placed in that area. :)
     
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    provided that you don't do anything silly in packing or storage keeping the lens on the camera is the best place to keep a lens! Like the battery (which should be charged in the camera) and the memory card - contents saved to computer and the card formatted and ready to shoot -- that leaves you ready for a shot whenever!
    Last thing you want to have to do is put the camera together when you see a shot
     
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    I always have one lens on my camera, always (not always the same though). And I do this for decades and gave my cameras in their bags rough times: bumping on rocks, sliding down snow slopes and all that. Never any problem.

    I also had cameras with lenses in bags which were slightly too small and put pressure on it, no problem either. I would just avoid too much bending around the lens mount from asymmetric pressure. But you would not get that in a normal camera bag anyway.
     
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    Not going to be a problem....Just don't loose the rear lens cap though, I can't tell you howmany cameras or lenses I have, but I can tell you I do not have anywhere near enough rear lens caps, I'm going to have to buy atleast two for every lens mount I own. :(
     
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    Whenever I change a lens I just take the rear lens cap from the lens I'm about to put on and put it on the lens I just removed - thus I never lose a rear lens cap and I always have one more than I'll need.

    Well it works for nikon lenses, I would imagine it would for Canon, Sony etc
     
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    I have more lenses than I do bodies and accesseries, and still yet I do not have enough lens caps to go around. So naturally your methoed gets shot in the foot when the lens I am about to put on to my body does not have one to switch to :(

    I buy used equipment and I sware, it seems like only a dozen people in the world who keep their rear cap with a lens, I have one Minolta body two Minolta lenses and no caps for them period, I have to keep a lens on my bellows and also use my teleconverter as a rear cap on some of my Canon lenses.

    Buying caps for my lenses is going to cost a fortune cuz all the previous owners loosed them,:(
     
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    but you saved a fortune in second hand did you not?
     
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    ...

    A fortune I later spent on more bodies....with more lenses.
     
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    oooooh!
     

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