chapter 19

Lenses

19.1 LENS CASES

The best lens container is a unit in which lenses “float” on sponge rubber or a similar shock-absorbent substance. When using “nonfloating” felt-lined cases (fitted with holes or compartments to accommodate the lens barrels) tissue paper must be stuffed around the lens barrel, especially if the case is to be shipped. If a lens case is not available, place an unmounted lens in a black raw-stock bag and wrap enough paper around it to absorb shock.

Even when the lens is stored in a case, the front and rear lens elements must have caps for protection against dust and fingerprint smudges.

19.2 TURRET LENSES

Lenses mounted on a camera turret (except the one in use, of course) remain capped at all times. If windy or ...

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