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Yodaal
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Dec 10, 2016 12:27 |  #1

Hello

I need a lens storage solution for my Fuji x gear.

Needs to be flexible and easily accessible. Not worried about mobility. But I don't just want a backpack in the corner of my lounge.

Needs to house

Fuji xpro 2
16mm
18mm
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56mm
Batteries/mem cards

I was thinking of a flight case or a divider bag (e.g. Vanguard divider bag) but interested to know what other people use

Any ideas/suggestions welcome
Thanks
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Dec 10, 2016 16:02 |  #2

I use various pelican cases with dividers.


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Dec 31, 2016 07:37 |  #3

At home storage, Pelican is going to be the de facto response and for good reason. Top quality, protection and easy to move around. Others have used a customized drawer in a dresser or other cabinetry. It provides good protection, easy access and does not advertise the gear to strangers or casual acquaintances who may visit.

I've been storing mine in a very large backpack style bag and a very large shoulder style camera bag. I'm now moving my critical gear to smaller bags by Crumpler, the 7 MDH for a body and lenses, and a 6 MDH for second body and flashes. It's a matter of personal discipline to accomplish more with less. A never ending project.


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Dec 31, 2016 08:14 |  #4

I store all my gear in a closet. Lots of room to layout the gear and easy access. Makes picking up what you need for a shoot very easy.




  
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Dec 31, 2016 11:51 |  #5

Lens and body storage: A wooden chest of drawers I got at Salvation Army lined with cushioned mesh tool drawer liner.

If a person is ever going to have mold issues, it's most likely going to be with equipment shut up in a bag or case.




  
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Jan 01, 2017 13:03 |  #6

Be careful of what material the tool liner is made of or use lint free cloth, as I've read of some that deteriorated and stuck to the lenses, causing real damage. Read up on the material before buying. But yes, great approach.


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Jan 01, 2017 13:58 |  #7

The Pelican Air 1485 with the TrekPak divider system is an excellent option for you. The Trekpak dividers come with a cutting tool that allows you to set up the case specifically to meet your requirements. The case is light and offers maximum protection. Here is the way I set up my Fuji gear with this system:


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Jan 01, 2017 14:03 |  #8

Another vote for Pelican here.


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Jan 01, 2017 18:18 |  #9

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #18229850 (external link)
Be careful of what material the tool liner is made of or use lint free cloth, as I've read of some that deteriorated and stuck to the lenses, causing real damage. Read up on the material before buying. But yes, great approach.

That's why I specified tool liner. The kind made for auto mechanics tool boxes is impervious to oil and grease and won't deteriorate. The stuff made for dinner dishes...not so much.




  
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Jan 01, 2017 19:57 |  #10

What I can fit in is stored in a large safe. Most of the others are in Pelican cases or the factory case in the case of large glass like my Canon telephotos.


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Jan 01, 2017 20:14 |  #11

RDKirk wrote in post #18230130 (external link)
That's why I specified tool liner. The kind made for auto mechanics tool boxes is impervious to oil and grease and won't deteriorate. The stuff made for dinner dishes...not so much.

You might be right regarding your material, and I don't know anything about liner for tools, but pretty well all plastic and rubber material contains plasticizer. Plasticizer is thick liquid that improves the flexibility and toughness of material, but in time will come out. That is why auto windows build up a haze after some time - it's plasticizer coming out of all the plastic in the car interior.

Your liner most likely also contains plasticizer. Potentially it could migrate out over time (months or years). This might or might not be a significant issue for your gear depending on time, temperature, type of plasticizer, etc.

Usually it is best to select materials that were designed for their end use.


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Jan 01, 2017 20:35 |  #12

Archibald wrote in post #18230229 (external link)
You might be right regarding your material, and I don't know anything about liner for tools, but pretty well all plastic and rubber material contains plasticizer. Plasticizer is thick liquid that improves the flexibility and toughness of material, but in time will come out. That is why auto windows build up a haze after some time - it's plasticizer coming out of all the plastic in the car interior.

Your liner most likely also contains plasticizer. Potentially it could migrate out over time (months or years). This might or might not be a significant issue for your gear depending on time, temperature, type of plasticizer, etc.

Usually it is best to select materials that were designed for their end use.

The plastics in an automobile interior are subject to extreme heat, which certainly has something to do with it.

Also includes the foams commonly used in camera cases, and I've had some cases long enough to have experienced that (like my old aluminum Halliburton I so proudly bought back in the 70s). That took about 20 years.

I've also had some SLRs long enough to experience the deterioration of that little foam mirror shock absorber strip in the mirror box. That also took about 20 years.

So that danger exists all around, but I personally doubt I'll be hampered by trouble with the tool liner during the time I'm likely to be using it.




  
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Jan 06, 2017 09:57 |  #13

I have a legal file drawer that has been completed with pelican pluck foam. Works for me and takes up no additional space.




  
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Jan 06, 2017 17:16 |  #14

cosmen wrote in post #18229932 (external link)
The Pelican Air 1485 with the TrekPak divider system is an excellent option for you. The Trekpak dividers come with a cutting tool that allows you to set up the case specifically to meet your requirements. The case is light and offers maximum protection. Here is the way I set up my Fuji gear with this system:


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That right there is genius. Does that case have wheels?




  
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Jan 18, 2017 07:07 |  #15

cosmen wrote in post #18229932 (external link)
The Pelican Air 1485 with the TrekPak divider system is an excellent option for you. The Trekpak dividers come with a cutting tool that allows you to set up the case specifically to meet your requirements. The case is light and offers maximum protection. Here is the way I set up my Fuji gear with this system:


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Amazing setup! I might just pick up one of these cases.




  
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