Can this work as a dry box ?
Can this work as a dry box ?
The camera is not mine ... just a picture borrow from some website...
How much did you invest in your photographic equipment ? How much do those thirsty hippo cost ?
A normal 30 litre dry cabinet cost about $130 approx. you can get cheaper ones. I think in the long run, it is cheaper to invest in a dry cabinet, rather than being penny wise pound foolish.
E-M5 | O12-50 | O45/1.8 | P14/2.5 | O40-150 R | O17/1.8
Metz 32CT7 | Flux Capacitor
I think can get those thirsty hippo for $2 at Daiso
however it still easier to get a dry cabinet and dont have to go thru so much trouble. can get a used one for less than $100
watch out the hippo making the air too dry. too humid not good for lenses, prism... too dry not good for the rubber, plastic parts. electronic auto dry cabinet is still better.
If you use thirsty hippo, it can be difficult to control the humidity level. Save yourself the trouble and in the long run a dry cabinet is more cost effective
I started off exactly with that. No problems there. Just gotta remember to check every quarter to be sure that the thirsty hippo still works.
Yeah..think long run..unless ur photography hobby last under 2 months...
same here, i started with dry box also, but not the hippo one's, i used silica gel,
but accessibility and i keep changing gels in time when my shooting outings got very often...
dry cabinet is advisable but drybox is not bad, but hippo in a box for me is risky where u can't monitor the humidity...
Same I started off with this also, no problem also, but got myself a dry cabinet after 1mth haha,
Now it's just open and close
There are probably 1001 methods on how you can make a DIY drybox but I think getting a proper dry cabinet is the only way to go for long run.
I used this setup for my Canon 450D with a couple of extra lenses, from 2008 to 2011. No problems.
Just make sure that the humidity is kept at around 50%.
More info: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/nikon...y-setting.html
I bought a dry box been using for almost 1 year now.
I did not bother changing those gels. In fact the color now is as pink as lipstick!
However, i gathered all the silica from the boxes of those appliances that we purchased. I even gathered all from my friends. Then spread out the pouches of silicas under the dry box foam. So far the humid is holding.
Last edited by nikoneer; 9th July 2012 at 04:45 PM.
Well dun flip when fungus starts making the lens into their homes..
Got myself a dry cabinet the moment I got my cam.
Got a AIPO 48EX. Nvr regret it.
U wouldn't want to take a risk with your expensive equipment being spoilt.
My cousin also did the same as you did and seems ok and he had been doing that for about coming to 2 years already, I think more concern is it will dries up your rubber.
you money to spend on your camera gear and no money to maintaine it.Yet,you want to save money to get cheap things for your camera to prevent from getting furgurs.Then you've to prepare to send for service and its not cheap.
Hi all, if the issue of drybox is overdrying of rubber parts, can I then say its ok to have a drybox setup if your camera system have hardly any rubber parts? E.g Sony NEX?