Lens storage. How do you keep yours?

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Lens storage. How do you keep yours?

Rickj23 wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

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Wow, this is something.  Do you actually use these lenses ... or just look at them from time to time.  I have 13 Nikkor lenses, some worth 2000-3000 USD, but I just store them in the Billingham canvas bags. And some of my lenses circumnavigated the globe several times.

I just use the Billingham superflex partitions to separate the lenses, or camera bodies. The camera gear is usually quite tuff, there is no need to be paranoid about it.

Get an old army surplus canvas bag, pad it with the bubble wrap and that is it.  If you want to improve on that, there are plenty of camera dedicated padded bags, with partitions held down by Velcro. The outfits like Manfrotto make the bags that sell for less than 50 USD and they are just as good as bags made by Tamrac, or Domke that cost 200  USD.

Thanks, I have several Pelican cases to store the lenses in, and no - they don't get out nearly as often as I had planned - mostly due to long days in the office, including weekend work. Maybe after the summer I'll get out a lot more.

Bag wise, I have been collecting these as well, it seems, never finding the perfect bag. the third pic shows some of my more favorite bags.

The Pelican cases allow me to have a 'permanent' location for each lens, so it is very easy to find them, or realize that one is missing, ie. placed in one of the camera bags.

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