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04-15-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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How do you store your photo equipment at home?

I am asking because I do not really have any organized way of storing my photo equipment. Camera is in case, lenses in cases or boxes and everything else in multiple drawers. Nothing is just laying around but it is not all in one place. I was thinking of getting a big case/bag which would hold all my gear (which consists of camera, three lenses, flash, batteries, chargers and some misc. accessories) but would like to hear your suggestions.

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All my gear except for my tripod is in a Domke F2 bag ready to go. I am seriously thinking of purchasing a monopod to carry at all times. Currently I have a K10, Pentax 16-45, 50-200, 35, Tamron 28-75 and 90 macro, flash, filters, cleaning stuff and some other odds and ends in the bag.
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I keep my kit (1 body, 5 lenses, cards, charger) in a camera bag. It's usually with me. Everything else is on a shelf in the darkroom.
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I usually have a few small prime lenses kept in one of my bags, but most of my equipment is out on my bookshelves.

I also keep several desiccant packets at the bottom of my camera bags just to suck away any moisture from my lenses.

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I keep my stuff either in my camera back pack or on my desk.
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Used to keep it in camera bag, with dessicant packs, but after watching a friends Canon 135mm f4 L glass get fungus within 2 months, I've started packing it in a airtight Pelican case.

He swiftly bought a dry cabinet.

If you live in a high humidity area, its a good idea to store it somewhere airtight with some sort of humidity lowering happening. I live in the tropics, so its fungus city here.
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my 35mm (rarely used now), MF & LF gear are mostly in their repective bags/backpacks on shelves my darkroom. Some extra gear are loose on shelves which get switched in and out of the bags as required. Tripods and extra flashguns live here too. My DSLR lives in it's bag next to the computer.
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Thanks for replies. I did not think about humidity and tripod when I considered one big bag for all my equipment. I do not have desk or darkroom so I will have to come up with storage somewhere in the closet. I might need to get bigger bag to fit my tripod and some dessicant packs for those humid months.

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Don't store them with anything leather either, like leather cases and bags. Fungus/mould loves leather.

I've got a case for my binoculars you could graze cows on.

Of course, in a dry climate its probably not a concern.
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What little I do have goes in the Slingshot 300. K10D w/grip, DA 18-55, A 50, Sigma 70-300, Sigma 35-70, Sigma 1.4x TC, Kenko 2x TC, Vivitar 283, extension tubes, my 8 year old camcorder (big by todays standards), table-top tripod, plus all of the little parts and accessories like cards, cables, filters, blower, etc.. The only thing I don't stuff into the 300 are the 3 chargers for the batteries. If I know I only need the camera and a single lens, I have a small holster style bag I use
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When I started upgrading my kit I decided to get a case for them when not in use, aside from my backpacks. I have two Tamrac's, a big one and a small one. I recently bought an Opteka Aluminum Case which should be able to hold all of the lenses that I intend on purchasing in the forseable future.

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Hmm? The Opteka Aluminium Case looks good. I have looked at the attached picture by Buddha and I think it would fit my istDL and three lenses. I just do not know if there would be any space left for the accessories though. I have to go home and lay everything out to make sure it will fit. Amazon has them for $35 plus shipping. Not a bad deal.
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Yeah, that is where I got mine from, Amazon. I am keeping my accessories in my bags so I don't misplace them. I guess I need to make a spot in that case for my body at some point as well.
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Buddha: Is the foam (insert) already precut so all you have to do is to remove small pieces to make shape of a camera and/or lens or you need to use sharp knife to cut it yourself? I got kinda confused when I looked at the picture and then read the reviews on Amazon.
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Been looking for a case. Is this deep enough to fit the K10D with grip?
At that price, I'm tempted to get 2. Give me a place to store my older camera equip.

Just ordered them. Tired of not having enough room in my current case.
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