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    Oraganizing lenses (box?)

    I think I remember seeing Zone VI sell this thing a long time ago. Or maybe it was someone I assisted had one. I'm looking for a long box that can hold a few enlarger lenses on their lensboards (Beseler type). I guess its pretty simple box with slots in it but I could have swore someone used to sell these things.

    Anyone remember? Or am I having one of those fake memories?

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    It's not too hard to nail together a box with slots cut in it with a table saw to slip lens boards into. I imagine you can hang this on the wall pretty easy too for good access. Thats such a good idea I'm going to try this out. Thanks!
    Gary Beasley

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    You mean like this...

    A lens "Garage", complete with a drop-down door.

    More DIY nuggets at: http://www.classicbwphoto.com/Darkroom.html

    Reinhold

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    i had something made like the lens "garage" years ago. no door on mine but the concept is the same. small world
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    So there is not a company who makes this kind of thing? This seems like a no brainer, darn...
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    "I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~

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    Hmmm...
    Now you've got me to thinking:
    There are lots of folks that don't have the tools, or want things ready made.

    I could add a Lens Garage to my product line.
    Easy enough for Beseler boards, but how long should it be?For how many lenses?
    Should I make two sizes...
    A 3-lens, 35mm to medium format size.
    And a 4 or 5 lens 35mm to 4x5 format size?
    or...?

    Feedback is always welcome.

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    Reinhold,

    Go for it, I'll take a 4-5 "Lens Garage", Beseler lens boards.
    It will house my 50mm 2.8 Apo N, 50mm 2.8 G Mural, 80mm F/4 Apo-N, 150mm 5.6 Rodagon = Sold!

    Leave a little extra room in case I swap a 50 for my 90 F/4 Apo.

    Mine will hang vertically on the wall...
    "I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~

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    Thanks for the suggestion about horizontal -vs- vertical wall hanging.

    I'm doing some layouts right now.
    I'm thinking of slots at 1/2" centers.
    To the next 1/2", how much space would each lens need?
    Some lenses project behind the lensboard, (rear caps included).
    Each of my medium format lenses occupy 2-1/2" wide bays.
    My 4x5 lenses occupy 3" bays each.
    The Lens Garage in the photo (post #3) is 15" inside.

    I'm back to the drawing board...

    Reinhold

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    i would need it for 3 lensesone35mmtwo120 and one 4x5.
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
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    In my experience, no lenses need protection from fungus more than enlarger lenses, since they are usually in a dark place and there are liquids around. So some provision for humidity reduction might well be incorporated, which could be as simple as a bag or two of silica gel.

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