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Apr 13, 2011 23:29 |  #1

I have spent way more money on my camera gear, including lenses than I expected to. I have insurance, but do not want to fall back on the insurance if it is not necessary. So I went out and purchased a couple of fire safes and have stored my software, lenses and other important camera gear in the safes. I feel pretty good about the way I have these protected.
I actually have other stuff, but it is stored in drawers and my closet, such as bags/backpacks and flash, etc...

I wonder how others are storing their stuff.


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Apr 13, 2011 23:33 |  #2

Haha wow you are really serious about this if your buying safes. I just have mine stored away in my camera bag. Although I currently only have one (the kit lens)...


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Apr 13, 2011 23:36 |  #3

I'm comfortable with my gear being stored in two large cabinets I built in my apartment. I do have insurance, but I think the gear is pretty safe. I do have some desiccant in the cabinet, and my more expensive medium format & movie gear lives in pelican cases I transport it with... I don't think I'd want to go through the hassle of accessing a safe to get my gear, but I live in a building that is tough to get into (codes/key cards etc)


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Apr 13, 2011 23:45 |  #4

I have just a 50D and a Nifty, no camera bag. I just place my camera wherever in my room. When I get more lenses I want to buy a nice messenger bag to hold everything.


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Apr 14, 2011 02:04 |  #5

Stored in a couple of camera bags that are kept on chairs (off the floor)


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Apr 14, 2011 03:05 |  #6

I have a canon t3i with the kit lens, 18-135mm and a nifty 50 with some other small accessories that are stored in my canon 200eg backpack. Thats all i have so far for now.


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Apr 14, 2011 03:10 |  #7

I stored all my camera, lens and gear with my guns and rifle in the safe =)


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Apr 14, 2011 03:12 |  #8

The last place I put them down.
Usually just dump them on the floor in the living room.
At the moment, the 1D MkII & 70-200/2.8 are on the coffee table.
The 40D & 300/2.8 are on the floor.
The 100-400 is under the coffee table.
The rest of the gear is in the camera bag on the floor in front of the TV.
All where it's been since Sunday night after I walked in from tyeh last shoot I did.

No kids to worry about, just the dog and she's not interested.


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Apr 14, 2011 03:39 |  #9

pbelarge wrote in post #12218504 (external link)
So I went out and purchased a couple of fire safes and have stored my software, lenses and other important camera gear in the safes. I feel pretty good about the way I have these protected.

You probably shouldn't. Fire safes are usually rated only to protect paper rather than digital media. Unfortunately, we know all about that down here.

Back up your photos off site. Insurance will cover the rest. I'm outright mystified by you keeping "software" in the safe; the account password should be enough if you purchased by download.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 04:14 |  #10

air tight in a pelican case with silica gel packs to insure moisture free environment.


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Apr 14, 2011 04:18 |  #11

philwillmedia wrote in post #12219113 (external link)
The last place I put them down.
Usually just dump them on the floor in the living room.
At the moment, the 1D MkII & 70-200/2.8 are on the coffee table.
The 40D & 300/2.8 are on the floor.
The 100-400 is under the coffee table.
The rest of the gear is in the camera bag on the floor in front of the TV.
All where it's been since Sunday night after I walked in from tyeh last shoot I did.

No kids to worry about, just the dog and she's not interested.

show off!

Oh...I use a pelican case..

back on track....SHOW OFF!;)


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Apr 14, 2011 04:40 as a reply to  @ ShotByTom's post |  #12

I put all my camera stuff in a electronic dry box (cabinet dehumidifier) to prevent the growth of mold since I live in a tropical country now.

I used to put my camera stuff in a large camera bag before; no need a fancy safety box because all are covered by insurance.


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Apr 14, 2011 04:41 as a reply to  @ ShotByTom's post |  #13

oh god, its everywhere! lenses on top of bookcase, in bookcase, some in boxes, some packed up ready for ebay in bubblewrap and cardboard, one halfway through the process. The wife has a 5D and nifty somewhere in the house. My main gear is is the messenger bag on the other desk and there's a kata waterproof enclosure drying on the back of my chair. There's a 350D and grip looking forlorn on the printing table and I'm expecting an IR converted 400D at some point today or tomorrow. Batteries for flash - I can count over 34 rechargeables from where I sit. Man I need to get organised.......


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Apr 14, 2011 05:06 |  #14

Camera bag on a small end table


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Apr 14, 2011 05:30 |  #15

I'm like philwillmedia - only worse. Can you tell I'm a widower who lives on his own? I have a living room chair that is my "photography station". OK, occasionally I do put stuff away, but it's nice to just grab what I need, when I need it.

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