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How to Store a Camera Lens


Photographers who live in damp and humid regions have good cause for storing their camera equipment carefully. If cameras and camera lenses are stored in a way that traps moisture and allows the moisture to breed fungus, this fungus can damage camera lenses. Take several key steps to store your camera equipment to avoid lens fungus from developing on your camera lens. The effort will be well worth it when you avoid costly damage.

Things You’ll Need : Airtight storage container, Silica gel packets, Sealing plastic bag (1-gallon size)


  • Remove the camera and all lenses from your camera bag when you are not toting your equipment.
  • Place your camera and lenses into an airtight storage container. Place four or five silica gel packets into the airtight container with the camera equipment.