Frodge wrote in post #16375997
I have a drawer dedicated to all my gear. I was in the habit of putting most of my lenses back in the boxes after use if they weren't lenses that were use a lot. I find this annoying in the sense that it becomes a real pain and disincentive to use them. I would like to lay them all out in my drawer so I can easily pick an choose as I want. My question is if its ok to lie a t-shirt on the bottom of the drawer, or if not, what is the best thing to put down? Also, can you throw a little cotton cloth over the top of all te lenses to avoid dust buildup or is there a better alternative? Or is it just a better idea to put them back in the original boxes as i ive been doing all along?
I think you are being a 'little' too overprotective of your lenses... ease up a bit... lol. I use two drawers in a filling cabinet to keep my overflow gear. I put a sponge on the bottom and sides of one of the draws. The draw with the sponge, I drop anything in there, lenses, bodies, flashes, etc. The other drawer, I put my lens bags, and I can put lenses in it in the Canon lens bags. I use foam similar to pelican foam. You can get some cheap foam by using bed mattress cover foam.
I now keep most of my gear in my Pelican case, however, I have about 5 different other camera bags and use each for different venues. When I return home, I sometimes stick them in the drawer, or file them back into my Pelican case.
If the lens is in the drawer, there very low chances of dust getting in there. No need to cover them. I used to be 'overprotective' as well, but I found that it hinders my photography, so I eased up a bit and became more relaxed.