Some things are the same for all photographers, no matter what level they're at. Difficult models, dust spots on sensors and legal permissions are just a few of them. Changing lenses fits in this category, too. We buy DSLRs and mirrorless cameras particularly because they give us a lot more to work with in terms of optics. If you're like me, and every other photographer out there, you probably hate changing lenses. There are some pretty solid reasons if you think about it, with the possibility of dropping one being the most feared. Sometimes it feels like you need more than two hands to get the job done, especially if you're a beginner. Taking the new lens out the camera bag, taking off the lens cap, removing the old lens and putting the cap on, putting it in the bag and finally mounting the new lens is a process that’s annoying just to read about, let alone practice every time you go shooting.
Luckily, there is a way to make things easier. It’s called The Lens Flipper, and it will speed up the process and make it surprisingly less annoying. The Lens Flipper is a small, extension-tube-like device that allows you make the swap effortlessly. It has two ends and its best used on a strap. The way to use it is to remove the old lens, attach it to the top of the Lens Flipper, then remove the second lens from the bottom, mount it on the camera, and let the first lens flip to the down position. Simple, clever and very effective.
You might think of it as a double-sided, locking lens cap that comes mounted on a strap. It’s small enough to easily fit in any camera bag and it features durable, metal construction. It’s currently available for Canon, Nikon, Sony A and Sony E mounts, but the company is looking to expand the lens mount options.
Everything you need to know about The Lens Flipper, including a how to use it video, is available at www.lensflipper.com.