Nikon 500mm G. Lens Lens Cover and Backpack Transport issue?

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Nikon 500mm G. Lens Lens Cover and Backpack Transport issue?

I got a nice used Nikon 500mm F4 G series lens a couple of years ago. Immediately bought an aquateck front filter for it. They work great, however, I have noticed that when I stand the lens down and carry in the Nikon soft bag/backpack made for the lens that over time the edges press down and do make contact with the very outside ring of the lens and leaves a slight mark. These were able to be cleaned up but I am worried it might to permanent damage over time.

So for transporting the lens during my travels I bought a new slip on cover style bag that I believe originally comes with lens. It has a circular pad in the bottom with some 4 Velcro strips holding the pad in place. My question for all is will those Velcro strips come in contact with the lens? I believe that these might do more damages to the coating of the lens if the small strips come into contact. Do I remove this pad or what? Any suggestions for transporting this large lens in a Nikon Backpack without damaging the front element. I noticed that the Nikon Backpack style soft also had small foam block in the inside/bottom of the bag.

I couldn't find any instructions or tips on Nikon site or elsewhere regarding the slip on cover or the bag. Curious to know how others have used this combo.

Any tips would be most appreciated.

thanks

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