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Hike Light for Photography with the Bluecell Medium Lens Pouch

Sometimes you want to go on a photography hike without carrying a backpack or a ton of gear, but you also want to bring along an extra lens like a macro lens or medium range telephoto.

Bluecell Medium Drawstring Lens Pouch is just what I needed for that quick, lightweight hike.  I can carry an extra lens in the Bluecell pouch, throw an extra SD card and battery in my pocket, and I’m ready to go.

Bluecell Medium Lens Pouch

  • The medium sized Bluecell lens pouch is 8 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches.  There is also a large version of the lens pouch that is 9.5 x 4 x 4 inches.
  • The pouch is made of neoprene which provides some padding and protection from moisture.
  • The pouch has a belt loop and a clip for attaching the pouch.  The clip is made of plastic so I have some concern that the clip will eventually wear out.  But, so far, so good.  If you use the clip, you have to get used to the lens bouncing around when you walk.
  • The Bluecell Medium Lens Pouch sells for $7.99 on with Prime shipping.

The medium pouch can carry pretty much carry any micro four thirds lens and many DSLR lenses.

Here is a list of lenses that I’ve tried with the Bluecell medium sized pouch.

  • Canon 100mm f2.8 macro with a lens hood – tight but still fits in the pouch
  • Panasonic 100-300 f/4.0 – 5.6 Micro Four Thirds Lens with a lens hood – fits easily into the medium pouch
  • Canon 70-300 DO f4.5 – f5.6 – didn’t fit in the medium sized pouch
  • Canon 1.4x and Canon 2.0 teleconverters –  fit easily into the pouch.  The teleconverters come with a pouch but without a clip
  • The Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens – fit into the pouch without a lens hood.
  • Nikon 70-300 f4.5 – f5.6 – just fit in the pouch.  In fact, this is about the largest lens that will fit in the Bluecell medium pouch with the top still able to close

I plan on purchasing the large Bluecell Lens Pouch.  I’ll post another blog once I’ve tried it out and list the lenses that will fit in the large pouch.

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