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Review: LensPacks lens holders for camera bags

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Review: LensPacks lens retainers for camera bags

Moveable lens retaining plates hold lenses securely in your camera bag


Keith has quite a collection of camera bags at different sizes, which fit the requirements for lenses and accessories for different jobs. One of the things that you need to sort out is rearranging all the different compartments, helped by all the velcro pads and tabs you get in a bag.

We were recently asked if we’d like to have a look at a solution for securing lenses in bags, that also made swapping lenses a bit easier.

LensPacks are now available in the UK from the Case Farm, a specialist case supplier for photo equipment.

The LensPack Keith tried out is the Canon EF mount – they are available for other mounts as well (Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, M43 and Pentax K) with more planned.

lenspacks EF mount

The LensPacks mount system

The device could be thought of as a lens mount cap that you can fix in your camera bag to attach lenses to.

lenspacks

Available in black and red.

The neat idea is to have velcro on the base, so as to allow you to attach it inside your camera bag.

lenspacks base

This attaches quite easily – and firmly, such as here in one of my smaller bags.

side mount

The LensPacks  is made of a hard dense plastic, but has a bit more give in it that the rigid material you normally get with lens caps. This gives a nice firm retention for the lens without the need for a locking device.

Here it is on the base of my quite heavy EF11-24mm f4L lens.

attached to 11-24mm

If you don’t have a convenient velcro pad in your bag where you want it, the mount is supplied with a square of self adhesive velcro material.

velcro sheet

Here’s a lens (Canon EF-S 10-18mm) attached to the side.

10-18mm

and the somewhat bigger EF-S15-85mm

fitted 15-85

Fitting the Velcro pad to the bottom of the bag makes it very easy to swap lenses with the bag on your shoulder – no fiddling about with transferring the base cap from one lens to the next.

extra velcro

Everything has a good solid feel

fitted in base

Thoughts on using the LensPacks system

As with many good ideas, it’s simple and just works.

The base fits very solidly and the sample now has a permanent position in my main bag there it’s most likely to fit my EF11-24mm F4L and TS-E17mm F4L – both heavy and expensive lenses.

other lens mounts

For added visibility in poor light, I think I’d prefer the red versions and I suspect I’d end up buying quite a lot more self adhesive velcro for some of my bags.

Each LensPacks sells at £15 in the UK from the Case Farm

In the US: Amazon.com

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