Leave Lens on the Camera?

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  1. LoKaM

    LoKaM TPF Noob!

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    Hey, I was wondering..

    Let's say I only have one lens, and really no use of changing it for the moment, do I just leave it on the camera all the time, even in transport? or is it safer to remove it and store it if I put my camera in a bag?
     
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    Wilson1990 TPF Noob!

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    I would imagine it would be safer to keep it on the lens to keep dirt/dust from getting inside the body
     
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    There have been too many times where I've missed a shot because I had to put a lens on. So now I always leave some sort of lens on.
     
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    if your packing it when you travel i would say put the body cap on and take the lens off... its smaller that way and maybe less chance, but otherwise leave it on, you'll miss a shot and also you'll get more dust on the sensor every time you take it off\put it on.
     
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    Yeah but I'm just talking like when i'm not using it and it's in it's bag or just moving out to my friend's house
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i have several lenses, and one is always on the camera.
     
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    leave it on, your going to hurt the camera more by taking it on and off so much with the dust in the air.
     
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    For what you're talking about...just leave it on.
    The only time I take a lens off, is if another lens needs to be used.
     
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    Leave it on, ive damaged my one good wide angle due to taking it off and on because of dust.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My camera's body cap is in the original box thst it came in.

    Translate: I always have a lens on.
     
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    At this time, I'm in between glasses, so I only own the kit lens which I always leave on..
     
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    Well thanks alot, that answers my question.
     

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