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HAMA Defender Lens Case

Another case happened upon my doorstep courtesy of the generous people at, this time though, it was a lens case. The HAMA Defender lens case, to be precise: medium sized to fit my 17-85mm EFS lens as you can see in the photo above.

The case itself is very well built. It’s strong. It’s a no thrills lens case with a durable attachment strap on the back that joins securely to your belt (or another case) with a thick velcro strip and solid popper buttons. It’s not going anywhere you don’t want it to.

However, as you can see in the image below, the case is a beast. In fact, it’s only just, slightly smaller than my Capdase case when placed on it’s side. The Defender seems wasted on a 17-85mm EFS lens, but a more expensive L-Lens, on the other hand would be a choice buy to couple with it.

The padding is thick and full and it’s clear that safety is the priority over the size, as it should be, and though my lens looks tiny next to the HAMA bad boy, it really wasn’t far off from being a good fit.

The cases come in smaller and larger sizes and are surprisingly cheap. If you have more than a couple of lenses that don’t all fit safely in the same bag, then it might be a good idea to consider safe-housing them in a something like this.

If you are looking to obtain a lens case, I’d suggest the HAMA Defender purely through my own personal experience with it, though there are a load of different Camera Lens Cases to choose from… or if you want here are some SLR Camera Cases.

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