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    Need ideas for storing my ever growing lens collection



    I'm starting to amass quite a collection of L lenses and need some way to store them beside my camera bags. Can anyone recommend something to store 6-10 lenses (preferably shock/water/fire proof)? I saw some Pelican cases a while ago but they're no longer available.

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    My house will work good
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    See above for my thoughts []

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    Quote Originally Posted by iso79
    aw some Pelican cases a while ago but they're no longer available.

    Check this:


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&A=RetrieveSku&IC=PE1620DB&Q=


    The 1510 is also in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemmb


    My house will work good


    Mine would work as well. Make sure you have all those lenses insured.



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    Quote Originally Posted by iso79


    I saw some Pelican cases a while ago but they're no longer available.



    Look harder they are out there and it doesn't get much better. I LOVE my Pelican 1550.

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    Thanks! The 1510 with padded inserts is exactly what I'm looking for!

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    I have friends who keep their lenses in a gun safe. I Just keep themin their Canon lens pouches/cases and put them in the closet. I figure what I need and bring just that.

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    I don't think a Pelican case is fireproof is it?


    It sounds like you are looking for a safe for water and fire protection. Of course, they aren't typically very portable.

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    Re: Need ideas for storing my ever growing lens collection



    Quote Originally Posted by iso79


    I'm starting to amass quite a collection of L lenses and need some way to store them beside my camera bags. Can anyone recommend something to store 6-10 lenses (preferably shock/water/fire proof)? I saw some Pelican cases a while ago but they're no longer available.
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    I've had used Pelican cases for rifles in the past and highly recommend them but they are far from fireproof (nothing really is).


    Quote Originally Posted by Sinh Nhut Nguyen



    I have friends who keep their lenses in a gun safe.


    That's what I do but even inside a "fireproof" gun safe temperatures can get hot enough to damage the springs, stocks and especially scopeson firearms. Those temperatures would defiantly also kill the toughest lens. That being said I keep my safe on an exterior wall away from the kitchen (the most likely origin of a fire). If you have a good (not volunteer)fire department in your area hopefully they could put it out before temps got to that point. INSURANCE is the only sure protection.
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