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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    When shooting; lens wraps.
    For transport; Allen fishing reel case.
    For long term storage; stainless steel tool chest.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    When shooting; lens wraps.
    For transport; Allen fishing reel case.
    For long term storage; stainless steel tool chest.
    For expedition work; a platinum-coated, bullet-proof, armored truck -- with extra guards on all sides!

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    +1 for foam-padded lens wraps like those from Novoflex that are available in various sizes and colors from Adorama or B&H.
    ... JMOwens (Mt. Pleasant, Wisc. USA)

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMO View Post
    +1 for foam-padded lens wraps like those from Novoflex that are available in various sizes and colors from Adorama or B&H.
    Foam holds moisture. Moisture promotes fungus growth.
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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    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.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    The reel cases are all around awesome for camera stuff. They are great for dslr lenses, TLRs, etc..

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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.
    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 Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Foam holds moisture. Moisture promotes fungus growth.
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    This true, but there is a solution... closed cell foam does not retain humidity inside.

    The other way with regular foam would be an extra dose of silica gel...

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    It makes me wonder how many of you shutterbugs sleep with your lenses! I'll look up "Optimania" in my DSM-5, first chance I get.

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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    Here’s another one: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Willow-...hing+reel+case

    It’s particularily good if your name is “Allen.”
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