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03-03-2012, 11:46 PM   #16
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I sleep with mine.

Well, actually most of it sits on the bookshelf at the foot of my bed. I use my bed to sort my bag though and things sometimes decide they don't want to wake up.

03-04-2012, 03:09 AM   #17
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Ikea glass front cabinet in my den. The footprint is about 15x15" and stands at about 6 1/2". It has 9 shelves, I went back and bought several more. It holds somewheres in the neighborhood of 30 SLRs and 40 lenses or so.
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I have taken over the drawers and shelves in a spare bedroom. This is Ok except for when the inlaws come to stay, like this past weekend, and everything had to be shifted out.



Most of the lenses (the smaller ones) fit in a sealed plastic container which was meant to be for temporary storage of cakes. It has a press on lid possibly not perfectly airtight

I keep a couple of small (2g? or 5g?) Silica Gel sachets in there with a humidity indicator strip. This keeps it around 30%RH for a maybe month or so.
I also keep a sachet in the camera bag I'm currently using and swap it out regularly.

I do try to use all of the lenses every couple of months to get them outdoors and to justify to the wife that I need to keep all of them.

If a bag gets wet i dry it out and keep it open and aired thoroughly don't stick it in a drawer.


I like the idea of the glass IKEA cabinet, we have one of those but i'ts full of useless trinkets and bits of ceramic cr@p none of which have any function unlike my lenses.
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Everything on display in a glass cabinet in the livingroom except for the digital stuff that's on standby in a drawer/bag.
This is most unfortunate because it makes me drule over the old gear and then I have to take it out and fondle with it, resulting in another film exposed or so...

03-04-2012, 06:01 AM   #20
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In a large Lowepro Computrekker... but most is kept on shelves at SRS Microsystems, though I'm hacking at that coal face.
03-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #21
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Sometime in the next few months (hopefully) I'll have a tough moment. We hope to get a not-too-large housecar for extended travels in North America. I probably won't have space for more than 100 lenses and 10 cameras (oh, the pain!). They will probably need to fit under a dinette seat. I will likely need to build custom storage, and accommodate low-elevation high-humidity travel (oh, the sweat!). I'll worry about all that when it happens. But I'm already compiling a list...
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I think you'll need a trailer, Rico.
03-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #23
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Film bodies and MF lenses are stored in two vintage Domke F-2's on a shelf in my closet. Each lens sleeve and pocket has a small Silica packet or two in the bottom. They never turn pink. The K10D and FA's/DA's are in a LowePro Sling Bag.

Our house humidity is regulated summer and winter at 35%.

I have a LowePro 30-something that I carry active film stuff in. I switch things around and use each lens often enough that fungus has not been a concern, I hope I'm right.

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Everything usually gets store in one of three bags. I got my back pack bag which contains my K5D, NEX5N, and most of my lenses. I got pair of shoulder day bags that I keep some of my less used lenses and my 2 film bodies in. I do have a few silica gel packs in the bags as well. Not much tho.

It's very dry where I live, with relative humidity usually somewhere in the 45% during this time of year. To give you an idea, my cigar humidifier has two shot glasses full of solution and an actual humidifier element and it will go from 80% to 60% in 3 days if I don't refill. Its also a very tightly built and cost around $200...

in the summer it gets a bit better, but not by much. Maybe 65% max if its not raining....
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my gear is stored in two pelican cases 1524 and 1514 both with dividers and silica gel packs. I also run a dehumidifier when the humidity is up.

I can throw one or both cases in my car and I use a bag when I get to location. My gear stays well protected.
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The SMC 1000/8 has taken up residence in the living room like a 500lb gorilla but at least stays in it's case and doesn't mooch food at parties (AHEM, like some of the pets around here!.) Which reminds me, I should give it a check-up and some fresh air soon.
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Most of my lenses are in a clear plastic food storage container with a gasketed snap lid to seal out moisture. The brand is "Snapware Airtight" purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond, but similar containers can be found anywhere that sells kitchen gadgets. I keep a large 16 ounce Remington silica pack inside to absorb moisture. I found it in the gun section of a sporting goods store. The pack has an indicator that changes from blue to pink when full of water. It takes over a year to fill up and then baking in an oven for a few hours makes it like new.

I generally keep my camera and 2 lenses in a camera bag that I can just grab when leaving the house. When humidity goes up in July and August, though, I take them out of the bag between trips and store like the rest of my lenses.
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Once upon a time a Crumpler 5MDH was big enough to house all my camera's and lenses. Then a 7MDH was. Now it's a bit out of control, although I don't own anywhere near as much as other's here do, I've still got camera's stashed around the house and office, and lenses and accessories in drawers and various bags. I'm really looking forward to the house reno and getting some dedicated space for photo gear. The only good thing about the current situation is that a thief would have a lot of trouble stealing all my camera gear.
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very dry here, 20-45%RH, so i just keep everything in a large padded divider case to keep dust out. i keep it near the ground in case of earthquake.
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It is hard to beat those various size freezer bags for vapor tightness, availability, price, size, weight, recycle ability and see-through qualities. An active silica packet inside and it is worry free even under water. Particularly great for travel anywhere in the world.

Silica gel with indicator:
Indicating Silica Gel Packets - Silica Gel Packets - SilicaGelPackets.com

They can be reactivated by heating when indicator reaches saturation. A hair dryer or oven can be used.
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