Caffeine Priority: LensRacks rails make organizing your photography gear easier than ever


posted Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 5:59 AM EST


Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority...

As was the case with LensPacks, which I told you about recently, LensRacks is another product whose beauty lies in its simplicity. If you're like me, you may struggle to keep your lenses and accessories organized. Rather than have to worry about keeping all of your gear in specific cases, you can utilize the LensRacks kit of your choice to clean up your storage area and have fast access to your glass, flashes and more.

The modular system is expandable and can be purchased in kits with one, two or three rails which come with four, eight and twelve lens holders respectively. The rails are made using anodized aluminum and have a recessed central area which allows them to be screwed down if desired. I personally liked being able to move my dual kit around as I saw fit, such as on a counter when I was regularly changing gear or inside of a drawer when I wasn't using my gear. The kits also come with various polypropylene products including one to three flash holders (which will accept any hot shoe accessory), an SD card holder (which holds five SD cards) and a camera adapter.

While the rails themselves feel very sturdy, I was a little nervous moving the the LensRacks with my lenses attached. Granted, I had heavy lenses affixed to the lens holders. On the topic of lenses, the LensRacks are rated to hold optics up to a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. If you screwed the LensRacks down, however, I'm confident you could attach heavier lenses than that without fear of it tipping over.

Image credit: LensRacks

As you can see in the video below, LensRacks kits are not just good for storing and organizing your gear at home, but they can also be really useful when you are on location and will need to be regularly changing lenses, such as in a portrait studio or at a mostly stationary event. As was the case with the LensPacks products, not having to deal with a rear lens cap saves you a lot of time, which can be especially important to working photographers.

The LensRacks kits are available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. A single rail kit costs $49, a dual rail $74 and a triple rail kit is $99. You can purchase the kits and additional products here. I really enjoyed using this product and it is an excellent solution for photographers looking to organize their equipment while also speeding up the process of switching lenses.

As you can see, I was able to fit a lot of gear onto the LensRacks Dual kit and I could've fit even more!

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Caffeine Priority is a series of short photo-tidbits to ease you into your day, and give us a chance to share a bit more of what life’s like here at IR. We're more like a group of friends testing and talking about cameras and lenses than the buttoned-down, big-corporation world that some of our photo-friends at other companies work in; hopefully these little snippets will share some of that. So... grab another coffee and join in the conversation with us down below!