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- Lens wrap is the same sort of idea. Just tends to have Velcro on it and what you could do is just take your lens put all the pieces together. There we go, and then place it inside the wrap. This particular one is from Domke, but there's lots others, and you can see that there's Velcro on all sides. So you wrap that up, take it around. Think of it a little bit like a lens burrito, perhaps.
Then you have a nice padded lens there. Again, you're setting things down, maybe it rolls off a table or a ledge, hits the ground. Gonna help keep that safe a little bit. Now I'm only gonna juggle one, not three, but it's a good idea. Helps protect it all around and when it's in the equipment bag it's one more layer of protection when you're on the go and moving quick. One of the things I find is that when I'm out there shooting quickly, things move around. You're really hustling to get the shot and the chances of something going wrong is much higher, so a little bit of extra protection goes a long way.
And when I'm flying on an airplane, I tend to use things like this in the bag, or put all of the lenses in padded lens pouches. This is just a typical Amazon special. You just look for lens pouch and find what looks good. Nice padded pouches. Simple tie there. And it provides a little extra protection when you start packing your bag. Now you might think that you're lenses are always gonna stay with you. Sure, you're just gonna carry it onto the plane, but all of a sudden you get a commuter flight, or they force you to check your bag. Or there's no overhead room because people are putting their coats and all sorts of things up there that don't belong.
I've had to check my bag against my wishes, let's just put it that way, but with things like this wrapped around the lenses, it dramatically increases the safety as they travel. All right, for Video Gear Weekly, my name's Rich Harrington. Be sure to check it out each week where we take a look at tips and techniques to help you get the most from your video equipment and get creative shots.
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