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Which lens is which?


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I keep all my lens in black bags. Some are original bags supplied with the lens, some are replacements bought separately.

Unfortunately, they all look very similar. If a want a specific lens, I have to open up several bags before I find the one I want.

 

To solve this, I've tagged them all with tie-on labels as shown.

 

Life is good once more.

 

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I am going to need labels with barcodes, and one of those store machines that read barcodes, not even your label system would be enough for me, too many identical bags and cases. :lol:



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I am going to need labels with barcodes, and one of those store machines that read barcodes, not even your label system would be enough for me, too many identical bags and cases. :lol:

 

Barcode reader on your phone?

 

Whilst enjoying another hobby, I made a rule.

If I hadn't used a particular item for a year, it needed to be sold.

Too bad I didn't stick to my own rule.



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I am going to need labels with barcodes, and one of those store machines that read barcodes, not even your label system would be enough for me, too many identical bags and cases. :lol:

How about colour coding the labels? Assign a colour to a range of focal lengths and then you only have to read the info to find the particular lens in a range. 



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How about colour coding the labels? Assign a colour to a range of focal lengths and then you only have to read the info to find the particular lens in a range. 

 

Originally, I was going to put coloured beads on the bag strings and follow the international colour code.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find beads in all the of colours required.

Coloured labels is certainly a good thought.



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How about colour coding the labels? Assign a colour to a range of focal lengths and then you only have to read the info to find the particular lens in a range.

So similar bagsizes will mostly share the same colour

What about a different geometric form of the label to differentiate between prime and zoom lenses (i.e. fi a triangle for primes and a rectangular for zoom lenses)

Obviously any classification approach will depend on the items to categorize (here: type, focal length and possibly the max aperture of the lenses one have).

I have my lenses standing in a shelf without bags.

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I have a feeling that Lupe would be more helped than most by a classification system as she has so many primes with similar form factor… almost all the manual focus lenses with 52 mm filter threads, whether prime or zoom can use the same lens pouches.

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So similar bagsizes will mostly share the same colour

What about a different geometric form of the label to differentiate between prime and zoom lenses (i.e. fi a triangle for primes and a rectangular for zoom lenses)

Obviously any classification approach will depend on the items to categorize (here: type, focal length and possibly the max aperture of the lenses one have).

I have my lenses standing in a shelf without bags.

 

Shaped labels - another good idea.

 

 

I have a feeling that Lupe would be more helped than most by a classification system as she has so many primes with similar form factor… almost all the manual focus lenses with 52 mm filter threads, whether prime or zoom can use the same lens pouches.

 

Agreed. 

The primes mostly occupy the smaller bags.

 

Just one other lens I want is the Nikon 16mm fisheye. I can't make myself pay £250 at the moment - but give it time!



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Barcode reader on your phone?

 

Whilst enjoying another hobby, I made a rule.

If I hadn't used a particular item for a year, it needed to be sold.

Too bad I didn't stick to my own rule.

My cellphone is trash 3G don't read barcodes, seems a one use "Narco drug seller phone" is a real brick, no money for cellphone all in lens and cameras. :D


I have a feeling that Lupe would be more helped than most by a classification system as she has so many primes with similar form factor… almost all the manual focus lenses with 52 mm filter threads, whether prime or zoom can use the same lens pouches.

Yes, 52mm lens are like a plague :P



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So similar bagsizes will mostly share the same colour

What about a different geometric form of the label to differentiate between prime and zoom lenses (i.e. fi a triangle for primes and a rectangular for zoom lenses)

Obviously any classification approach will depend on the items to categorize (here: type, focal length and possibly the max aperture of the lenses one have).

I have my lenses standing in a shelf without bags.

Almost 80% of mine are fixed lens :rolleyes:

 

Every month minimum, I bought one lens.

 

Check my photo gear :

 

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List soon be actualized.

 

I am waiting for one Nikon Micro 60mm AF-D f/2.8 that I bought last week.



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I don’t keep my lenses in bags. I have the ones I want in my camera bag separated by dividers. I have always had a rule about not having bags inside bags! 
 

That said, I usually only have three lenses. You can only put them on your camera one at a time!



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I usually toss the bag that comes with the lens back into the box it came out of. Maybe I could repurpose them for something.... hmm.

 

--Ron