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    Barrel Lenses Storage

    My lenses in shutters are stored in a nice Tenba case with little padded dividers between. On the other hand, my barrel lenses stand on their lens hoods with their lens boards on top like a collection of small end tables clustered together. This must be a somewhat universal convention, the finish on both ends of all my barrel lenses was worn when I purchased them.

    How do you store your barrel lenses? Are you aware of a good way to store barrel lenses?

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    I immerse mine in pure, distilled water in a fish tank. But I guess if you want to protect the finish, use a piece of felt underneath.

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    Distilled water is still to corrosive. Try using glycerin, or better yet, pure canada balsam.

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    I immerse mine in mineral oil for better performance and to cut down on generated heat. Oh wait that's my motherboard..

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    I like the flannel bags from bottles of Crown Royal for storing my LF lenses. Now I have to figure out what to do with all those bottles of whiskey.

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    I'll take them off of your hands!

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    Re: Barrel Lenses Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Gomena View Post
    I like the flannel bags from bottles of Crown Royal for storing my LF lenses. Now I have to figure out what to do with all those bottles of whiskey.
    Have a party and invite us all over.... BG
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