ART How to ship a polarizer? Ideas?

Wobistdu

I have to ship a 77mm polarizer to someone, and I don't have the provided plastic case they come in. Can anyone think of a good macgyver way to ship this bitch?

I'm thinking possibly 2 sturdy cardboard cutouts on each side taped all around inside more padding?
 
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Wobistdu

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Like this. This is how I always receive comics. Slightly larger cardboard so it doesn't have much room to move, and that should protect the glass.
 

Cicada

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Sep 30, 2008
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i can't believe you spent time MSPaint'ing something rather than just doing it.
 

eighteen_psi

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May 31, 2003
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Put it on a lens, put a lens cap on, and ship that (edit: In a huge pelican case). Ask him to return the lens when done.
 

charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
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I've sold a lens and left a CPL on it


homie was an honest dude and shipped it back to me

was just taped up in two sturdy bits of cardboard, then sandwiched in a couple small pieces of bubblewrap then in a post bag

came back in one piece :dunno:
 
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Wobistdu

I've sold a lens and left a CPL on it


homie was an honest dude and shipped it back to me

was just taped up in two sturdy bits of cardboard, then sandwiched in a couple small pieces of bubblewrap then in a post bag

came back in one piece :dunno:

yeah i guess that's about the best u can do
 

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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Do you have a camera store local to you? Chances are they've got tons of plastic cases those things come in just laying around... We've got like 100 of them littering our store.
 
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Wobistdu

Do you have a camera store local to you? Chances are they've got tons of plastic cases those things come in just laying around... We've got like 100 of them littering our store.

oh shit yes i do. good idea thx
 

jigelow

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Dec 16, 2010
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Just throw it in a slightly used condom and tap up the excess. Throw a stamp on there and drop it in the nearest mailbox.
 

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