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    Hi guys,

    Is it better to store lense in store lense in Horizontal or Vertical position?


    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoWei View Post
    Hi guys,

    Is it better to store lense in store lense in Horizontal or Vertical position?


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    Either way also can. I store mine in vertical position to max space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoWei View Post
    Hi guys,

    Is it better to store lense in store lense in Horizontal or Vertical position?


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    No offense but you sounded like storing your wines?! Frankly, for lenses, it doesn't matter so long you don't stack your lenses one on top of another. Hope this clarify your doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STSHM1 View Post
    No offense but you sounded like storing your wines?! Frankly, for lenses, it doesn't matter so long you don't stack your lenses one on top of another. Hope this clarify your doubt.

    Cheers.
    Store horizontal, have to make sure it doesn't roll off the table...

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    i store all my lenses on vertical position, except Nikon 200 F2 Afs VR. This lens is huge and heavy, I'm afraid that if i store it on vertical posistion, it might roll off and hit the other lenses.
    Therefore i store this lens on horizontal posistion

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    I would store large lens horizontally as not to have dust settling on the lens ( within the lens ) ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wucy24 View Post
    I would store large lens horizontally as not to have dust settling on the lens ( within the lens ) ..
    Hmm, if lens is covered with cap on both side, will dust still settle on top? Even if horizontal, dust could still settle on it, as there is static attraction between the glass and the dust particle if cap not on......

    Now that you post this, it seems to make sense. Still have to keep them from rolling around in an area big enough for all the lenses
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    Erm.. I store my old lenses horizontally.. den the stupid plastic stopper mat (those u found in cars) i laid on the cabinet wear off and got stuck onto my lenses... now the lenses are sticky.. argh..

    dat's one point to note if u have any things (stopper mat) on the layers.

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    I would not be too particular about keeping it vertically or horizontally as long as the cabinet space permits and stable enough

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    If you take a lot of landscape pics, I advise you to store it horizontally. I used to store my lenses vertically, but somehow I realised it affected my horizons whenever I wanted to take landscape pics.

    Similarly, portrait lenses must be stored vertically.


    Haha.

    But seriously folks:
    Here's a tip (that I learned from the hard way).

    If you got a dry cab, flip the metal shelves upside down, then there'll be an "inner lip" which will prevent your lenses from rolling or sliding off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    If you take a lot of landscape pics, I advise you to store it horizontally. I used to store my lenses vertically, but somehow I realised it affected my horizons whenever I wanted to take landscape pics.

    Similarly, portrait lenses must be stored vertically.


    Haha.

    But seriously folks:
    Here's a tip (that I learned from the hard way).

    If you got a dry cab, flip the metal shelves upside down, then there'll be an "inner lip" which will prevent your lenses from rolling or sliding off.
    How do you know its only because of the storage that affects the alignment of your lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blive View Post
    How do you know its only because of the storage that affects the alignment of your lens?
    I think he is joking about the horizontal and vertical placement thing

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    sorry to hijack a bit.
    Do you all take out your main lens from the camera body when storing in cabinet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    sorry to hijack a bit.
    Do you all take out your main lens from the camera body when storing in cabinet?
    I dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    sorry to hijack a bit.
    Do you all take out your main lens from the camera body when storing in cabinet?
    The less movement, the better. Constantly removing and re-mounting the lens for no good reason will increase the chance of wear and tear, and the chance of dust (or even mould) particles entering the camera body.
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