29th December 2004, 04:05 PM
dry cabinet enquiries
I have a few enquiries about dry cabinet (those electronic one)
1) shld i take out my battery from flash unit and camera?
2) shld i put the battery into the dry box? (to prevent battery contact from oxidation?) or put battery outside the dry cabinet?
3) is it ok to put the dry cabinet under my PC? (static?)
4) shld i take off the lens from the body when i put them into the cabinet?
5) shld i take off the memory card when i put the camera in the cabinet?
29th December 2004, 04:19 PM
29th December 2004, 04:23 PM
Can share with us why is there a 'Y' for question 5? Any 'side effect' if we leave it in the cam?
Originally Posted by Astin
29th December 2004, 04:38 PM
29th December 2004, 04:41 PM
as far as i am concerned, question 1 is most pertinent. the answer can only be yes.
29th December 2004, 04:54 PM
Abt memory card, I usually take it out to aviod any possibility of electrostatic overcharge damage. (very small chance only)
Abt battery leak, if it leaks, I would rather it leaks in the dry cabinet than leaks inside the camera.
29th December 2004, 05:10 PM
I would prefer storing the lens attached myself. Removing and attaching unnecessarily would just invite more dust and foreign particles into the CCD chamber.
29th December 2004, 06:02 PM
i have a dry cabinet.... but i tend not to keep my main camera insde... but alwiz in my camera bag.... as for lenses wise... will dump all inside...Batteries will be take out.. to prevent leak....
29th December 2004, 06:04 PM
as for CF card, i will leave it in my camera.... coz i dun like to take the in/out of the camera.... the spare CF will be inside the cabinet... as well as some of my unused film.....but some of my B&W film and 120s i place them in my fridge...
29th December 2004, 06:31 PM
Batteries must be taken out of the flash even if you don't put it in the dry cabi
Film is kept in the fridge
no reason to remove the lens from the camera
My camera is kept in my bag and when I am out thebag is with me, 24/7
29th December 2004, 10:47 PM
29th December 2004, 11:17 PM
More season nicer wat?
but now the material is starting to tear.
29th December 2004, 11:36 PM
29th December 2004, 11:47 PM
can the dry cabinet store Old dollar notes?
Will it cause the notes to be too dry?
How about CR-R/CD-RW? Will it cause any data loss if place it inside dry cabinet over a period of time?
31st December 2004, 09:11 AM
31st December 2004, 09:51 AM
Originally Posted by catchlights
my dad did it with a 60w, guess what, i have no SLR inherited from him.
31st December 2004, 10:01 AM
someone told me that he uses a type of tube(like fluorescent tube) powered by low electricity in his cupboard. he claimed that it is cost effective.
31st December 2004, 04:05 PM
1st January 2005, 12:08 PM
1st January 2005, 01:58 PM
most kinds of fabrics retain much moisture. if pouches are made of fabric, it is best to leave them outside the dry cab.
Originally Posted by calisc