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Camera storage - Lens on / Lens off


New member
Hey all, Hope everyone is doing well?

So I have a question, which probably sounds a silly/obvious one but iv been reading mixed things, so I’m interested to see what the general consensus is

Currently I store my camera gear in a larger bag, however with the body & lenses separated, so each time I wish to use it I connect the lens I want and then remove it when I’m finished.

However I’m finding I’m using one lens mostly at the mo, so am thinking of leaving this lens connected all the time (this will still fit in the storage bag) & then only changing when need.

So essentially is there any benefit to storing with lens on or off, or is there no difference & it’s just down to what works based on personal preference?

Cheers All

Old Longhair

Crazy Ol' Foole
Staff member
I leave a lens on. I don't like the idea of the body of the camera being left open, because it's an opportunity for things to get inside that I'd rather keep out.


Active member
Hi. I keep the camera with the lens that I use the most. Then if I need it, I change it for another. What I do is disconnect the stabilizer, before turning off the camera and putting it away. On the other hand, you can store the camera and lenses separately, but with their corresponding covers. Avoid getting dust on the sensor.