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Laszlo
5-Apr-2008, 22:51
I carry my equipment (Tachi 4x5, 4 lenses, Pentax spotmeter, Toyo loupe, filter pouche) in a 16 qt Target clear plastic box in a Kelty Redwing backpack.

I would like to line the box with foam, such that half the box (where the folded camera goes) would have a thin layer of insulation, and half would have a block of foam or styrofoam into which I'd carve room for the lenses.

Can you suggest a source for close-cell foam (1/2 in and ~2 inch)? Is styrofoam a good idea (I'm concerned it might crumble or break)? Any other experience, tip or suggestion?

Many thanks.

David Karp
5-Apr-2008, 22:57
Don't use styrofoam. It will break and crumble and get into everything.

I purchased some closed cell foam from Foam Mart in Burbank. Ask them for the stuff that they cell to the movie industry to line movie camera cases.

http://site.iwebcenters.com/afoammart_2/foammarthome.html

Ron Marshall
5-Apr-2008, 22:57
See this thread:

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=34611

John Schneider
6-Apr-2008, 00:16
Check out the fabric overstock store Tempe Sales; they often have sheets of foam as well.

Vaughn
6-Apr-2008, 00:58
I have used the closed cell foam in the form of sleeping pads for backpacking.

Vaughn

Jim Fitzgerald
6-Apr-2008, 07:27
Go to Wal Mart and get one of the blue sleeping pads in the camping section. It is about 1/2" thick and you get a big piece for about $ 8.00.

Jim