How can I be so slow??? :(
I wonder who's slower, you or me ;-) Well, we need to practice :-) I'd not use technique no 2, seems lens might be easily scratched.No 1 looks great but only for smaller and lighter lenses.No 3 looks pretty straightforward.
I think take your time, a broken lens is not worth it! ;) I had a telephoto roll down a hill into a lake in Finland because I was trying to be too quick. Luckily it was all insured!