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shane_c
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Feb 06, 2018 15:56 |  #1

Looking for some ideas on how to better organize or store my gear at home. Currently my body and lenses are in a camera bag on the floor the tripod is standing in the corner and various cables, flashes and other miscellaneous items scattered around the house. It would be nice to have everything a bit more organized. :-)


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Feb 06, 2018 16:26 |  #2

Yeah, it's a difficult one:
there is another thread (somewhere) discussing this very same issue - can't seem to find it right now...
Plenty of advice based on:
- environmental considerations (humidity levels)
- duration that gear will be stored
- lenses - requiring venting to avoid fungal issues
... etc
Personally, I am thinking along a metal storage unit that is similar to what is used in a mechanic's garage:- maybe in all-white but must have deep drawers
http://pictures.ese.co​.uk/images/Product/lar​ge/1683.jpg (external link)

Just done a quick 'Search' - here's the search result - feel free to go through those Posts
http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=18​548241


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Feb 06, 2018 16:56 |  #3

shane_c wrote in post #18557962 (external link)
Looking for some ideas on how to better organize or store my gear at home. Currently my body and lenses are in a camera bag on the floor the tripod is standing in the corner and various cables, flashes and other miscellaneous items scattered around the house. It would be nice to have everything a bit more organized. :-)

If everything pretty much fits in a bag right now, maybe look into a "wardrobe" closet from someone like Closetmaid. I used a Closetmaid double door storage closet for a while before switching to industrial shelves, mainly to make room for studio equipment. Right now we're renting a house that's a wee bit smaller than our last place, so I'm using a single industrial shelf coupled with a cabinet and an Ikea drawer unit.


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Feb 06, 2018 18:29 |  #4

All my gear is in one organized closet in the office.

Oh, wait! That's the sound of cables twisting about in their mating ritual. And that adapter I really need has hidden itself. And how in the world can strobes become instantly invisible.

Organized? What fool called that mess organized?


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Feb 06, 2018 21:15 |  #5

I have an entire closet with shelves devoted to camera stuff. I manage to find what I need... eventually.


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Feb 07, 2018 04:52 |  #6

I put built in shelves in my studio. I purposely didn't put them anywhere covered so clients can see them and therefore I have to keep them neat lol. All the cameras and lenses go in a large Pelican case with those little silica packets that come with electronics.




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Feb 07, 2018 12:24 |  #7

The majority of my gear (2 bodies, 9 lenses - of which two are mounted on the bodies, 2 Speedies, adapters, batteries, diffuser, filters etc fit in my Lowepro Urban Reporter 350 at the bottom of my 'drobe, along with my tripod. I have a few unused lenses, a broken speedy and bits and bobs in a drawer in the next wardrobe (one goes right to floor and is for clothes, the other is drawers and shelves). The bag weighs a ton. I need to remove some stuff lol. I have a smaller bag for when I don't need much so I just pop a body, extra lens and spare batteries.


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Feb 07, 2018 12:32 |  #8

Ikea like drawer or cabinet with glass doors, shelves.
http://www.ikea.com/ms​/en_CA/locator/halifax​.html (external link)


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Feb 07, 2018 14:42 |  #9

kf095 wrote in post #18558606 (external link)
Ikea like drawer or cabinet with glass doors, shelves.
http://www.ikea.com/ms​/en_CA/locator/halifax​.html (external link)

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Thanks for Posting this link, just had a look, nice idea.
What about storing gear in these drawers for say a mx of 6months at a time? OR is using a metal storage solution better?
(My thinking is to keep all items readily available inside drawers exposed. i.e no gear inside any bags or cases)


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Lenses: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Flashguns: 580ex II x 4, MT24 macro flash
Accessories: Pkt Wiz TT5 x 4, AC3, MiniTT1, Sekonic L-758DR
Studio Lights: <... pending ...>

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