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    8x20 8x10 John Jarosz's Avatar
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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    May look excessive but I have different lenses for 8x10 and 8x20. That's what pickup trucks are for.
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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    You aren't! My lenses live in their respective camera cases/packs along with desiccant packs as well; they've been fine for 30+ years. I do like my homemade cardboard boxes just to keep things from rattling around too much, but otherwise, I'll pass on the "bullet-proof armored truck."

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Pitman View Post
    Here’s another one: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Willow-...hing+reel+case

    It’s particularily good if your name is “Allen.”
    Yeah, but they spelled it wrong!

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    I've always left my lenses in the camera case/backpack along with the camera they'll be used with. A desiccant pack for each lens and one for the camera.
    Until I read this thread, I had no idea I was doing anything wrong.
    That's too convenient, Ari!

    Actually, two of mine are in my camera bag (Klein wheeled cordura tool case) with my camera and the rest are in a bookshelf that has doors. All are in lens wraps ready to go.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    +2 or 3 or whatever for the fishing real cases. I got mine from Cabela's. When I'm working out of the car the whole case (cases???)goes with me, otherwise I just pick a couple of the most likely. I'm not above taking the same photo with a couple of different lenses of the same approximate Focal Length.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    which cabela cases did you get?

    my lens boards are 4x4

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Most all of my lenses for the studio are housed in the custom Walnut lens cabinet that I built. Others are in my custom J&J super sack lens wraps that we made. They are in the backpacks for the four systems that I use.
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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Mine are on Technika boards , which are approx 4 x 4. I got this one:

    32-3254 CABELAS REEL CASE 2013, CABELAS REEL CASE 13 @ $29.99 each

    Whether they're still $29.99 or not is a good question.

    Edit: I don't see it on their web site anymore - but I think it's the small reel case that they list for the same price.The dividers in mine are exactly right for the Technika boards.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    US Postal Service card board boxes come in a 6"x6"x6" size. When I get one in the mail they are recycled as lens condos since my 'dorff boards are 6"x6" square. Some get dressed up in Crown Royal bags, others just sit in my roll top desk and others, when going on a shoot, I put in zip locks for protection against trail dust & weather. I've long wanted to build a fitted box for long term storage but never got around to it. Now I don't have any shop tools but maybe some day I will again and that project will be a priority.
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