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Jul 06, 2010 16:29 |  #16

This might sound stupid but I took one of my Canon rear caps and took a hammer to it , pounded as hard as I could and it just would not break , not even a crack !

So , I store them with the front lens cap facing up and hoods on, always have for the last 30 years and so far so good :cool:


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Jul 06, 2010 16:48 as a reply to  @ ZedR2's post |  #17

You arent storing it fight unless its hermetically sealed inside a climate controlled, low humidity vinyl air suspension chamber.

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Or better yet, the non collapsing version:

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Jul 06, 2010 17:36 |  #18

I have a gear caddy to carry my bag. I just call out what I want, he mounts it on the appropriate body and hands it to me as I pass back the one I just used. I don't have to think about which end is up. Good thing too cause I ain't gotta clue.


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Jul 06, 2010 18:47 |  #19
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Yusef wrote in post #10487579 (external link)
How do you store your lenses? Front element up or down?

I store them down so dust doesn't settle into the front element. Can anyone see anything wrong with this approach? I'd like to hear some of your ideas.

I just read a post on this board that effectively said dust on the front element doesn't matter, but dust on the rear element does affect photos. Dust on the front is so out of focus compared to the rest of the scene that it's practically invisible. I don't care if my lenses are up or down, but maybe you should switch and store the front element down.

The cap prevents dust from getting in anyway.


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Jul 06, 2010 19:34 |  #20

Tony_Stark wrote in post #10487739 (external link)
I suspend mine in mid air. I have some laser thing that does this well. Cant tell you where I got it but it does a damn good job. It also came with a bonus force field which prevents dust from entering.

Best answer ever !!
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Jul 06, 2010 19:38 |  #21

Whichever position is easiest to access at the time :D


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Jul 06, 2010 19:47 |  #22

Marloon wrote in post #10487759 (external link)
I store all of my lenses in Vaseline. This way, all of the mechanisms stay well lubed.

Does that mean your zoom lenses are stored extended?




  
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Jul 06, 2010 19:47 |  #23

The next stop for dust on the rear element is the mirror and the sensor, wafted there by the mirror every time you take a shot.


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Jul 06, 2010 19:50 |  #24

Marloon wrote in post #10487759 (external link)
I store all of my lenses in Vaseline. This way, all of the mechanisms stay well lubed.

Tony_Stark wrote in post #10487739 (external link)
I suspend mine in mid air. I have some laser thing that does this well. Cant tell you where I got it but it does a damn good job. It also came with a bonus force field which prevents dust from entering.

hahahahahahaha...you two guys are way too funny.
I now have a dark patch progressively going the length of my jeans and a big puddle forming on the floor beneath my chair.

Mine just sit on the living room floor in whatever configuration I could be bothered leaving them.


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Jul 06, 2010 19:55 |  #25

How ever they fit in my bag.

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Jul 06, 2010 21:31 as a reply to  @ ZedR2's post |  #26

I sit them sideways to allow light in. The front cap will be off. I'm a filter user so dust isn't a problem.


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