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    "Nother DIY : A closed cell foam yoga pad or sleeping mat can be cut up into convenient pieces and sleeved in sandwich bags to contain crumbs. /these make quick and cheap-ish temporary padded dividers till real dividers are available. Works for shipping items around.

    A few years ago I bought several Army surplus pads at a low price point and have used them this way. This type of foam may also be found online or at sewing supply stores.

    The Crown Royal bags are often found wrapped around a bottle of premium brand ardent spirits . . .or at about $1.00 a piece on e-Bay.
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    wraps are fine if you lenses are protected by the ICU in your pack. If you want individual cases search for Japan Lambda Case or Ruggard. A small divided ICU or Camera insert can hold a few lenses too if you are working without ICUs in you main pack with separate cases for everything. F64 makes a nice 4x5 bag for film holders.
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Screw-in lens caps provide better protection than snap-in caps. Safety trumps convenience for expensive lenses.

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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Screw-in lens caps provide better protection than snap-in caps. Safety trumps convenience for expensive lenses.
    Sure, I agree with that.

    My 4x5 kit is packed to grab-and-go in a LowePro "Magnum 35" shoulder bag.. The lenses, on lens boards, are stored with a snap-on cap over a sky-lite filter along with an OEM rear cap . . . inside a zip-loc bag. That is placed into a semi-rigid padded PhotoBackpacker lens box. I have confidence in this multi-layered approach.

    I will consider getting screw-in caps.
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Thank you all!!

    I settled on a couple of Domke wraps. Pretty good cost wise and seem to be well made. I should get them on Wednesday.

    My camera and 2 lenses arrived today! Its a little beauty. And ever so slightly scary hahah It came all the way from japan. I still dont have my film slides and they were ordered before the camera and from the USA??!! No idea what gives
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    I've used those Domke wraps, and previously the Calumet wraps, forever. Great for packing. Be sure to keep caps on the front and back of the lenses.

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    I actually need to get a set of front and back.

    I looked on ebay but not sure on the size I need.

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    Sometimes found objects fit, this a studio lens.

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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Quote Originally Posted by Christianganko View Post
    I actually need to get a set of front and back.

    I looked on ebay but not sure on the size I need.

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    Buy an inexpensive dial caliber with a millimeter scale. Measure the outside of the front and rear lens barrels and order from B&H. Kaiser is a good brand of slip on caps.
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Thank you all!

    @Keith

    I ordered one today. Next day delivery. So i should be good to measure and then hunt down caps!

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