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#1 schwett

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:06

anyone have any interesting/clever ways to store their gear? i recently undertook a small project to organize my gear with a new self-imposed restriction that in the future i would not purchase anything that i couldn't fit in this drawer or the one below it.

as you can see, as currently arranged, there is only room for one additional lens... but there's a few i might part with and one could of course always rearrange a few items.

relatively recently parted-with items include a 12-24, 10-24, 18-200, d7000 and d700. the d300 is more or less nonfunctional or i would sell it too. not sure what the net value would be after repairing it. likely nothing.


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the drawer below contains batteries, chargers, cables, and about a million ipods, iphones, and etc.

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#2 Shac

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:40

That's just what I need - looks great

#3 aerobat

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:14

Where will you put all your new Fuji lenses?
I prefer a less restrictive storage ;-)

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#4 schwett

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:30

I need some restrictions :)
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#5 Airee

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:45

with m43, better have smaller drawers. I have assigned a small shoulder bag to that function.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:08

When I came to this thread I thought it was about the nightmare that haunts me: how to store my glass treasure safely from fungus.

I live near the beach so it's really a a big problem. I got a small closet and put an electrical appliance inside that keep the atmosphere there free of fungus. The temperature is always around 32 C and the humidity around 45%. I think they're safe now.

Regarding space, as I think is the goal of your thread, your solution is good for those who don't have enough room. I prefer to see more of the lenses so I'm designing a new closet with glass doors to let them in display. They are so beautiful.

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#7 stenrasmussen

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:50

Looks great! On a side note - I wonder how many drawers the Bear would need :lolu:
For m43 a pill box should suffice :devil:

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#8 Airee

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:05

or a jewel box

#9 DougB

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:13

Damn nice collection of glass!!You could always add a drawer (or two) :devil:
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#10 Marco Lanciani

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:19

Hi schwett, just curios... do you keep and store also the boxes of all that gear.

It'd be another 3 drawers, at least. :D

I started a thread on this topic a while ago where it looks like most of us keep every box.
For the moment, I do decided to keep them.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:34

what is the recommended T°/RH range against fungus ?
Any known "fungus carriers" ? (plants, animals, bipedes...)

#12 nfoto

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:39

Looks great! On a side note - I wonder how many drawers the Bear would need :lolu:


He uses the more manly solution - just dump the gear into the booth of your car .

(the classic view)

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Some are here, some are there, and some are not meant to be hauled into the field,

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There is always a place even for the oldest of the old. Nikon backwards compatibility is second to none (the lens is from 1951),


If everything else fails, cram the surplus into a suitable cupboard (or two)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:03

The 2009 safari way
Shot by Jakov :)

#14 56 DIN

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:07

:) some nice "collectors" places

to secure about fungus infection/growing, lenses better see some light , means unused lenses should be set without caps and open aperture into sunlight for a decent time per year
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#15 nfoto

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 15:07

I.e. they should be used for their designated purpose ....
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#16 Airee

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:05

! got the message. All Canon FD on board the OM-D please !

#17 schwett

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:18

i do also keep the boxes, but in a large box in a remote storage room. i'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to furniture and cabinets and the like, and although we have a car it rarely gets used, perhaps once a month, so it's trunk is not a reasonable place to store gear!

fungus is not much of an issue in this climate but the lenses certainly see sunlight quite often. otherwise they'd find their way onto ebay like some of their fallen brethren. ;)
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#18 rosko

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 18:33

My first feeling is that your equipment it's very tidy!

My second thought : I hope there is a device to stop and retain your drawer to prevent any disaster...

#19 olivier

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 19:30

well if the car rarely gets used (bravo for that), you may consider recycling its trunk, it is a great opportunity to store many things...

My approach to gear storage is even more radical than yours: I do not allow myself to possess more photographic material (bodies + lenses) than what my tiny backpack can hold. It is the Microtrekker from Lowepro. You can't imagine how much time I have spent optimizing its filling in order to justify the purchase of a new lens !
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#20 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:25

I showed schwett's pic to my wife. She had to laugh, and I'm safe for at least the next three boxes with new photo gear to be delivered to our house. It also reminded me I have to buy a - second extra - shoe cabinet for my wife. Btw, I store my lenses in a simple Ikea cardboard box.




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