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09-22-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Displaying your collection

I have been reading the "Introduce your film SLR" thread over the past few days and it's been nice drooling over the perfectly posed and light-tented classic equipment that you all have. One thing that seems to be missing from that thread, as well as from this forum in general (yes, I've searched), is an abundance of photos that show how you have your collections displayed. Do you keep them locked away in Pelican cases, locked in a safe, stuffed between pairs of socks or other unmentionables in a drawer, or have them proudly on display in a gorgeous leaded glass display case?

I'm personally interested in the latter so I don't need to see any boring old pics of your Pelican cases or underwear drawers. So let's see 'em (the leaded-glass display cases, that is)!

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I'm envious of all those shop display stands! That's quite a collection of them.
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Well - you asked for it...
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! That's literally four times the collection that I have but like I said, I've only been collecting for about six weeks.

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That looks like it's in a store. Who arranges brand names next to each piece of their gear. But, hey, why not.
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Well - you asked for it...
Nice display.

I really like the red flat display qubes.
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Well - you asked for it...
Very nice display and I agree that the brand displays add to it!



The one problem I have found since putting my display up is the mirror back is a problem. When people come to visit, the first thing they do is take a photo with my display and the mirror messes up their flash camera phones since it is a bit of an attraction . . .
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Very nice display and I agree that the brand displays add to it!



The one problem I have found since putting my display up is the mirror back is a problem. When people come to visit, the first thing they do is take a photo with my display and the mirror messes up their flash camera phones since it is a bit of an attraction . . .
I LOVE this display case. Beautiful. I would only need something about half that size (for now).

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I LOVE this display case. Beautiful. I would only need something about half that size (for now).
I rotate stuff from the back.

But just like garages, the bigger they are the more stuff you pack in it!
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Yeah, I get it. I bought a gun safe a number of years ago thinking that it was as big as I would ever need. Now I'm trying to get my kids to come and get their deer rifles and such out of it and take them to their own houses so I can have more room for my new acquisitions.
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Staples metal cabinets with adjustable shelves. (They come in various sizes, with lockable doors.)

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My wife does not consider a camera a home decorative accessory.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
...But just like garages, the bigger they are the more stuff you pack in it!
On the other hand I kept filling up my shelf until everyone (including my wife) said: "It is nice, but it is too crowded."

Finally we ended up having 3 showcases of different sizes, one containing the contemporary DSLR stuff, one smaller with point and shoot (from 1938 till digital) and the large one shown above, containing SLRs from 1976-1998.

Regarding the display stands: I'm still missing one for Vivitar (lens, not flash), Samyang and Osawa. Ebay hasn't turned up any of these in 3 years.

BTW, LesDMess' cabinet looks really great - classic wood and glass!

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Well - you asked for it...
BTW, what are the dimentions of this cabinet?
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BTW, what are the dimentions of this cabinet?
The one shown in the picture is 60cm wide and 200cm high. The depth is a little less than 20cm - which is not possible otherwise in the location were I have set it up, but it is not advantageous with respect to my addiction for display stands ;-)
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