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Moving lenses - OEM box or Pelican case?

 
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Jun 18, 2014 19:15 |  #1

I have a collection of Canon lenses. I also have the original red & white boxes and a Pelican case.

Should the lenses go back into their boxes or stay in the pelican case for moving across the USA?


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Jun 18, 2014 19:25 |  #2

Either would be fine. Obviously the pelican is more robust. But if you pack in oem boxes, pack those boxes in a single larger box with some padding inside. Just an idea.


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Jun 18, 2014 19:52 |  #3

Heya,

Want them to be more convenient?

Or want them to survive a car crash?

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Jun 18, 2014 20:12 |  #4

Canon ships the lenses from Japan to the US in those white boxes. It's probably OK. :)


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Jun 19, 2014 06:58 |  #5

I'm a pelican fan all the way. So many advantages.


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Jun 19, 2014 15:22 |  #6

I'd say you'd be just fine in their original boxes...although it really just depends on how well you drive. :)


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Jun 19, 2014 15:26 |  #7

I would just throw them in the pelican case and call it a day. Of course every time you open/close the canon boxes the weaker/chance of rip/break foam/etc...


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Jun 19, 2014 16:05 |  #8

I would put them back in their boxes and then those boxes in a large box with foam or padding of some type and not worry. I keep all my boxes as well :)


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Jun 19, 2014 16:48 |  #9

You have the boxes?

Held onto them for how long?

Any other use for them?

Gonna pack them empty?

See my point? :)


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Jun 19, 2014 17:26 |  #10

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You know, it's funny you said that, because that's exactly what I did, and it does seem strange now that you put it that way, but at the time, I put my lenses in camera bags and took them in the car, packed the boxes in a big box, and moved. It seemed so normal at the time.

So just a couple of weeks ago when I sold my 17-40, I unpacked its box which I'd kept for 6 years since new, with all the bits that came with the lens new, and handed it to the buyer when he came.

So the "other use" was just to have it for those buyers who see its inclusion in a sale as something of value. I see empty boxes sell for $25 regularly.


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Jun 19, 2014 19:24 |  #11

So I ended up taking all the lenses & the body out of the Pelican / Domke cases and packing them back into their OEM boxes. Those boxes went into another shipping box. During the process I made a complete inventory with SN recorded.

Took a long time. Maybe it wasn't necessary but it is done.


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Jun 21, 2014 12:48 |  #12

I would simply pack them into the boxes. I have all my boxes from all my gear too. I thought im the only retard keeping those :P


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Jun 21, 2014 13:34 as a reply to  @ davidfarina's post |  #13

Why did you buy a pelican case?

My best guess is you bought your case to carry and protect your lenses.
Leave the lens in the pelican case and box up the empty OEM lens boxes.
I can understand for resale reasons the empty boxes are nice to have around.
If your lenses get damage and they are not in the Pelican case then you only have yourself to blame.

The only thing you will be out is the room it takes up by moving empty boxes,
and if that is a problem to then fold the empty lens boxes up.

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Jun 21, 2014 13:52 |  #14

davidfarina wrote in post #16985563 (external link)
I thought im the only retard keeping those :P

Whenever I tried to sell a lens in the past, buyers seemed to think that I was an idiot for getting rid of the boxes. "Dude, do you know how expensive and limited NYC closet space is?!" was not deemed a reasonable explanation, either. It was probably for the better, though - I now state that I don't have the original box even if I do - tends to weed out the persnickety and prevent future headaches. ;)


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