Beta Shell DSLR lens case review
With digital SLRs dropping in price almost daily, and new ‘mirrorless’ interchangeable lens cameras taking the place of traditional compacts for the enthusiastic amateur photographer, more and more of us are abandoning our compact cameras for one that’s more complex and higher quality.
A lot of affordable SLRs and interchangeable lens cameras are also designed to be very small and extremely portable. Which is great, except that they then raise the question – what do you put the lenses in to keep them safe?
A normal camera bag can be either too big and bulky for something like a Panasonic GF3, or else it doesn’t have room for everything else you normally take with you – like a laptop or work papers.
At the same time, while you can put a mirrorless camera and accessories into a normal shoulder bag, you don’t get the same level of protection that a dedicated camera bag offers.
Enter the new range of Beta Shell cases, which are designed to provide a hard carrying container for camera lenses.
Big enough to protect that valuable lens, but easy enough to bundle in a bag with some clothes, for example, they’re ideal for the modern photography enthusiast who wants a bit of versatility in what they carry around.
What’s more, they’re waterproof, shock resistant and you can cut the foam inside the canister to fit your lenses. The manufacturer even goes as far as to claim that they’re bomb proof. Fortunately that’s not something we’ve had cause to test just yet. Some of the larger ones could also be modified to fit a small camera.
A great investment, especially if you’re fairly new to the world of interchangeable lens photography and don’t want to find out the hard way how important it is to protect your glass.
Almost a must-have for any photographer who values their kit, but wants a more versatile storage option than a bulky camera bag.
Buy it now at Tesco direct.
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