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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2017, 06:26:08 PM »
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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2017, 06:26:08 PM »

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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 10:49:17 PM »
It's not appliccable to Canon lenses, but some large Hasselblad lenses must NOT be put down with the front element facing downwards because it can damage the lens because of its huge glass.

Personally, I think that's bad design and I'm glad it doesn't apply to most DSLR lenses.




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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2018, 05:28:29 AM »
Hi guys! I need your comment on this. I have some lenses that I need to store but have to clean em first. I have read this guide and I want your feedback if it is accurate
https://www.adorama.com/alc/bags-cases-pouches-picking-a-means-for-carrying-and-storing-your-gear. Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 01:51:31 AM by shane.haumpton »

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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2018, 06:02:47 AM »
If you have a Canon 50mm F1.4 USM lens, manually rotate the focus on the lens so it retracts fully, after you turn your camera off.
This lens has a particularly sensitive focus motor which is easily damaged if hit on the front element.
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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2018, 07:39:12 AM »
Hi guys! I need your comment on this. I have some lenses that I need to store but have to clean em first. I have read this guide and I want your feedback if it is accurate
https://www.adorama.com/alc/bags-cases-pouches-picking-a-means-for-carrying-and-storing-your-gear. Thanks!
The link doesn't work for me.  Takes me to a Adorama Learning Center menu page.  I spent a few minutes trying to locate the referenced article, but gave up.
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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2018, 03:47:02 AM »
Based on my observations over many camera stores, it seems to me that most lens (especially telephoto) are stored horizontally.

So I store all my lens in a horizontal fashion in a dry cabinet with caps on.

If there is a good sun, I would take out the lens and remove the caps to "sunbathe" the glass elements (be careful not to focus the rear to material that are flammable) .

My setting for the humidity is 40~50%

When transportation, the lens are usually in a vertical fashion. (I am using TT Digital Holster 40v2 or a shoulder bag)

when I change lens during shooting, I would drop the lens into the TT Large Lens Drop In (with Hood and no front cap), take another lens, remove the rear cap, mount the new lens and take the rear cap to cover the dropped lens before storing away the dropped lens to other pouches.

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Re: Proper way to store lens
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2018, 03:47:02 AM »