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Equipment Lens storage

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by sonicgroove, 1 Sep 2014.

  1. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I have an ever growing collection of lenses which need somewhere permanent to live. I currently have 18, of various focal lengths, but I'm struggling to find a case to accommodate them all. It would be nice to keep them all in the same place and suitably protected. Any ideas?
     
  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    How about a bookcase with glass doors to keep the dust out?
    That's how my local camera shop keep the display models.
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    How about in a cupboard not in the kitchen/bathroom and with a few of those anti moisture packs you get in clothing.

    That's how I store my lenses, in a shelf of a book case with glass door in the study. Any anti moisture packs I get all thrown in there.
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Just thinking out loud here (I don't have that many lenses and so don't need to worry about how to store them all) but what about getting a flight case or two (or three :p)? You can get them with dividers or even tear out foam (I think they're called gridded foam) to customise them to your needs. Might be a bit pricey depending on the sizes of your lenses but they'd certainly stay safe.
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Good idea - Especially since Maplin often do them in multi-packs.
     
  6. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Flight case style storage on a budget. As I don't carry my lenses in a flight case I choose them and put them into my bags I use this to store them under the bed.

    Its pick and pluck foam in a Wilkinson's underfloor storage box. I have a lid that I don't tend to do up. There is also some dry bags in there.

    I have found that the foam keeps getting knocked apart though.
     
  7. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I like that Lance, It looks very customisable. The flight cases combined with the adaptable foam may also be a good solution too. I'd like them to be portable, after all.

    The cupboard/bookshelf idea is fine for home storage, but leaves me high and dry when out and about. I'm surprised no one makes an affordable adaptable case already to be honest. Half the problem is the vast difference in sizes that I have, from 12" long to 2", some with built in cowls, some with tripod brackets on.

    Who would have though Photography would be so taxing!
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    The idea is you don't bring all of your gear. :)

    I open my bookshelf, put the 1 to 2 lenses I want to take into my bag and off I go. Everything is on display so it's easy to pick and choose, no opening and closing cases. :thumb:
     
  9. leonetu

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    Airtight plastic food cases, silica gel and hygrometer makes for an inexpensive dry box. I use the biggest lock & lock I found, a bunch of silica gel packs and a cheap hygro. Been using it for 5 years without problems.

    Foam cut-outs will work very well here, too. Lance's idea is excellent! ...and will be copied - thanks :D
     

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