Lensracks Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by aks6674, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. aks6674

    aks6674 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2014
  2. qppoiz

    qppoiz Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    I can see great use for this in a studio setting, but for storage purposes I prefer having my stuff in a bag so it's ready to go.

    The pricing is very competitive, though.
  3. Paul80

    Paul80 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 6, 2014
    But people have been doing this for years, just by screwing rear lens caps to a shelf, a quick twist and they are either on or off.

  4. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I guess saving a few seconds on a lens change for studio use is worth something, but otherwise this seems like a solution to a problem that I don't have.
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  5. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    It would save me money as I could fire my assistant. I'd just need the focus puller then.

    Edit: On second thoughts, if they did one attached to a rucksack harness, my assistant could wear in on his back and could follow me round. Did you see how much time that guy wasted walking backwards and forwards to his table?

    Disclaimer: I don't have an assistant or focus puller. I already fired them both.
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  6. I've always seen studios with a table near by where the lenses are simply placed front down... .along with all the other equipment. Its not like studios are environmentally dirty..... like the outdoors. I do have to admit, I've only seen two photographer's studios and another in college.

    I would imagine that having to "mount" the lens to a rack is actually more time and effort.
  7. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    My wife cannot keep counting my lenses so easily when my lenses are just a random pile of glass, metal and plastic stuffed on the shelf...
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  8. aremesal

    aremesal Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 21, 2013
    Zamora, Spain
    1) Buy some caps from eBay
    2) Glue them to a shelf, metallic support or your assistant back

    If you want modularity change the glue by adhesive velcro.
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'd rather get a padded Pelican case for better protection and safety.
  10. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    I also prefer a bag so that everything is quick for on the go. The idea itself is nice if you have a studio but I couldn't see myself putting something up like that in my room or study. It also makes it easier for thieves to steal all your gear if you display it like that in the case of a break-in.
  11. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I must say, polypropylene as the lens holder material is a bit iffy. At least with the current proportion of the units. I definitely wouldn't want to mount a 70-200/2.8 on a wall-mounted rack with all that weight cantilevered on just the cap.
  12. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Is there any cap material that makes this a good idea for that size lens? If I were going to store lenses that large, I'd have them vertically mounted, not horizontal. Or use the tripod mountings instead.

    Incidentally, I like the Kickstarter idea very much but I'm shooting m4/3 and Sony Alpha. They have neither. So I guess I'll homebrew something with rear caps and whatever I can attach them to from Home Depot.
  13. aks6674

    aks6674 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2014
    For me it solves a wife problem. My bags (yes, plural... sigh) are constantly getting moved out of the way, but if I keep stuff out of the bags it's too messy for her. Hoping this will keep stuff organized enough for her, handy enough for me.
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