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03-04-2022, 06:30 AM - 1 Like   #16
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Protolabs wants $200 for the big one. Ouch.

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QuoteOriginally posted by patharan Quote
Protolabs wants $200 for the big one. Ouch.
Yikes!!!! Ok corrugated plastic and Bobby pins for me then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by patharan Quote
Protolabs wants $200 for the big one. Ouch.
I'll stay with the foam for my box/drawers:

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QuoteOriginally posted by kypfer Quote
The lens-cap solution is far more flexible Ö you can adjust the spacing to fit in the lenses you particularly own, so, potentially, getting more in, rather than having to leave large areas of empty space around each mount "just in case"
You could get the file for the rack and modify it to the dimensions of your lenses. That's something that could even be accomplished with a free, online CAD tool like Tinkercad. Probably a 15-minute task.

I'd print this out myself, except that I have a $200 Monoprice 3D printer with a maximum print size of maybe 5" or 6" on a side so it would have to be printed in sections and glued together. If you have a printer big enough to handle it this would cost maybe $1 or $2 in filament and a few cents in electricity.

I've printed a number of photography-related things, including double-ended rear lens caps, holders for two D-LI90 batteries (color coded, one red for the spent batteries), hotshoe covers, aperture plates for my Lomography Daguerreotype lens, telescope-to-K-mount adapter. It's very handy.

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for larger lenses - wine rack

The lens for the 645 system are really close to diameter of wine bottle, so I used some zipties to combine multiple units together. Works nicely, I put labels on the lens cap to help identify


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QuoteOriginally posted by ThorSanchez Quote
I'd print this out myself, except that I have a $200 Monoprice 3D printer with a maximum print size of maybe 5" or 6" on a side so it would have to be printed in sections and glued together. If you have a printer big enough to handle it this would cost maybe $1 or $2 in filament and a few cents in electricity. .
Are you sure on that cost? I donít have a 3d printer but my looking at then led me to think the printing was a bit more expensive than that.

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The lens for the 645 system are really close to diameter of wine bottle, so I used some zipties to combine multiple units together. Works nicely, I put labels on the lens cap to help identify
Cool idea.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Are you sure on that cost? I donít have a 3d printer but my looking at then led me to think the printing was a bit more expensive than that.[COLOR="Silver"]
I bought my 3D printer about three years ago, at the same time I bought about four rolls of Amazon Basics PLA filament that cost a total of about $60. I've probably used 3/4ths of those rolls after printing many dozens of things of various sizes. So any one thing couldn't cost more than a dollar or two.

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I use a chest of drawers, and padded trays inside with velcro dividers. Easy, cheap solution, highly configurable.
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the commercial 3d printing outfits calculate cost primarily by build bed footprint. a 10"square uses lots of real estate so they can't batch many if any add'l parts. At home it's probably a fraction of $1 material and an overnight print so YMMV.
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I use a chest of drawers, and padded trays inside with velcro dividers. Easy, cheap solution, highly configurable.
Pictures? Thatís cool sounding also.
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Pictures? Thatís cool sounding also.
Good Idea. I'll take some and post.
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The lens for the 645 system are really close to diameter of wine bottle, so I used some zipties to combine multiple units together. Works nicely, I put labels on the lens cap to help identify
I think I had that kid's tool set that is cut off on the right side. Any chance you can post a picture?
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I am presently 3d printing the thingiverse 9 lens rack. FWIW, It takes about 24 hours to print the rack at 15% infill.
I concur that buying bulk quantity rear lens caps off of ebay and screwing them down to a board offers an easier approach.
However I would be worried that the caps could easily break if used this way.
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