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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted February 25, 2019 01:59 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We now have a few Len's, most without any kind of cover, box or caps.
Can i ask you all how you protect your Len's and where can i get lens boxes/caps or pouches please?

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Leon Norris
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012


 - posted February 25, 2019 03:00 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tom, I use a plastic zip lock bag! They work just right! To store and protect them! They come in different sizes! I keep a nice assortment of super 8 Lens! That I like to try out!

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Clyde Miles
Expert Film Handler

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From: Bromsgrove, UK
Registered: Nov 2013


 - posted February 25, 2019 04:59 PM      Profile for Clyde Miles   Email Clyde Miles   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
always kept mine in the dark for donkeys years, no problem. best

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted February 25, 2019 06:27 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tom...I also keep my lenses primarily in plastic storage bags depending on the size. I find that tops from spices and prescription bottles often make good lens caps and I use small plastic boxes for very small lenses.

Lens Box
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Plastic Bags, Containers, and DIY Caps
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Lee Mannering
Film God

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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted February 26, 2019 06:32 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Most of my lenses are in velvet draw string pouches but ran out of these years ago.

More recently I'm using Neoprene ones which come in various sizes starting from around 99 Pence each. You will find them in the usual auction house and elsewhere. Do the job very well indeed.

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted February 26, 2019 07:29 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you all for your replies. [Wink]

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