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    storing Hasselblad lens - upright or horizontal?

    I have my lens resting on shelves in my office, dry and sunny. Most concerned about fungus not that it is risky in the environment I have them in but is it better to let them rest horizontally with the lens cap off so light will be on them during the daytime? I have usually have the lens upright, resting on the rear lens cap and with the front lens cap on so dust doesn't settle on them.

    My main concern is that having the front lens cap on makes fungus more likely and I don't know if storing the lens horizontally does anything to the shutter.

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    Try using it.

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    I keep mine capped and stored front-end down in a canvas camera bag. This makes the lenses easier to grab and use in the field, and keeps the working mechanical parts of the lenses facing up so they won't be damaged should I drop the bag. The camera bag is kept on an open shelf in my "office," which is in a pretty typical American house. It's heated and dry in the winter and dry in the summer. There's no mold on the walls, so I don't worry about the lenses. If you're worried about humidity, keep your lenses in a sealed tub with some reusable silica gel packets. Bake the packets every so often to "recharge" them.

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    Even more important for a long time storing as upright or horizontal seems to me to unlock the shutter. As Mamiya recommend uncocked storing of lenses, this might be an issue for Hasselblad too (but I guess it by knowing Mamiya's recommendation and don't know it in detail for Hasselblad). On Mamiya lenses uncocking is simple, it looks like on Hasselblad system it's more complicated and you need a special key for camera and / or lenses. But if you store long time you might have a look on this question and get more informations about.

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    Hasselblad's recomendation is that the shutter remain cocked.

    For me, storing lenses capped in a camera bag has never been a problem.

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    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
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    How Should The 99% Store Their Equipment ?

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    Invariably, someone has to jump in with their Leica and I wanted to know how it felt. In all honesty, I don't own a Leica. All of the lenses that I use on a regular basis are in my closet with no air vent stored laying down in a bambo/fabric shoe caddy that hangs from the clothes rack. Those that are specialty lenses get stored laying down in an engineers case on an inside wall away from any vents. I treat my equipment as I treat my guitars and that is to keep them away from high humidity and wild swings in temperature. Not always possible when shooting in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
    Hey, that might be worth considering.... Right now, I keep an M6 body with a 50mm in the glovebox of my beater Civic (year round). Given that it rains here a lot, maybe I should consider something more in the camera's interest. The remainder of my Leica stuff (another M6 body with 35, 50 and 90mm lenses) sits in a cardboard box on the floor of a closet in the basement, suffering no end of abuse, exposed to heat and cold, fluctuations in humidity, all the while collecting copious quantities of dust and dirt, until I see fit to take them out and use them...every couple of months or so when I have the time and inclination to go out shooting... My Hasselblads, in turn, are stored in a backpack in whatever condition I happen to leave them in after I return home after a trek through the woods or wherever I happen to have been shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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