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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbcc View Post
    Just wondering how many of us would bring a dry box to put the camera and lens in when traveling for a week or more? I normally stay in hotel where there is air con so I think it keeps the humidity down.
    For me I don't, cos most of the time I go during their winter season which is damn dry, haha no worry about fungus, just scared cam won't work or half way thru die..
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    TS. May not be a bad idea to bring the small dry box. Just get a big enough backpack to house/carry around the drybox.
    Serves many purposes:
    1) Prevent fungus growth when cam not in use
    2) Protect the camera/lens from damage
    3) Peace of mind... Most important to TS

    Note that the fungal spores are all around us.
    One single intake of air by your lung collects more spores than when you open/close the box umpteen times in a day.
    Need to stop breathing or wear N95 mask
    Last edited by shierwin; 13th January 2013 at 02:17 PM.

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    Alamak really?

    My camera gear has been out of dry box for the past 5 years never develop a single fungus. Though I usemy camera almost everyday.

    Travel with drybox is just beyond me. Take a bag put camera in and enjoy your holiday.

    If the camera is so expensive, why buy it in the first place. Camera stuffs are used to create memories so u can look back one day and not for you to worry about it. nowadays phone's camera are so good, just use it for holiday pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agetan View Post
    Alamak really?

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    Airborne bugs are everywhere...
    Bacteria like TB germs etc
    Viruses like flu virus etc
    So are the fungal spores

    All you need is to walk into a small room. Someone with flu sneezes a couple of times and there you're... you caught it

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    please use some common sense lar...

    when you travel, you are going to use your camera everyday. how are you going to store your camera in dry box?

    imagine you go to a place with very nice scenery

    when your wife ask, "come, let take a photo here",

    you say "wait, let me take out my camera from dry box first...."

    the camera is out from the box

    wife: "can already?"

    you: "wait, condensation, must wait for the fogging to go away....."

    another 10mins later

    wife: "how? now can?"

    you: "still no yet...."

    wife: " hai yah, don't need you lar, I use iphone"


    wife took the photos and went off go shopping, and you still holding the camera with the drybox standing there.
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    Well, usually we'd wanna travel light and it also means you try to avoid such bulky items. If you are really worried, maybe bring along some silica gel? I've never brought any on travel but never had a problem with fungi as well. But some things are just purely psychological so if you are worried, the silica gel could put your mind at ease more than keeping the condition well.

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    Default Re: Bringing a dry box when travelling

    Really and seriously. NO NEED.

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    I have never travelled with any dry boxes before. But on several occasions, when I expect harsh conditions, I have brought along an electronic silica gel pack with a ziploc bag. You can charge up the silica during the day and throw your gear into the bag at night. This has saved my camera and lens at least once when I was out shooting in the rain and I could see my lens fogging up. But after the dry treatment my equipment recovered.

    Last edited by An drew; 26th January 2013 at 12:07 PM.

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    Hi An drew

    Where can you get this device? TS may be keen to buy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Hi An drew

    Where can you get this device? TS may be keen to buy one!
    I had bought mine from home-fix years back.

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    Normally people don't travel for such long periods of time that they need this.

    Some one made this to sell. How useful is anybody's guess.

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    BRNO de-humidifying caps for lens and body
    Last edited by kineticworks; 31st January 2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    I was simply amazed at this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbcc View Post
    Just wondering how many of us would bring a dry box to put the camera and lens in when traveling for a week or more? I normally stay in hotel where there is air con so I think it keeps the humidity down.
    Seriously ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kineticworks View Post
    BRNO de-humidifying caps for lens and body

    So I could just take 1 small packet of silica gel and stuff it inside the lens cap, why must purchase your "BRNO de-humidifying caps for lens and body"?
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    Not sure if these new things are actually good or bad things... or even needed..?
    If things were all good and fine for so long before these even came out..why now.. Could it be some people have notice that people nowadays are getting more worried over their gears and paranoid thus giving them idea to create these to make money.

    oh anyway. i saw MS color selling them. Price. I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    So I could just take 1 small packet of silica gel and stuff it inside the lens cap, why must purchase your "BRNO de-humidifying caps for lens and body"?
    Saw this on another forum and thought the same thing. But the mesh is supposed to prevent accidental spillage of silica gel beads into the rear of your lens, or so that's the design principle
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    Not sure if these new things are actually good or bad things... or even needed..?
    If things were all good and fine for so long before these even came out..why now.. Could it be some people have notice that people nowadays are getting more worried over their gears and paranoid thus giving them idea to create these to make money.

    oh anyway. i saw MS color selling them. Price. I'm not sure.
    Often it is a case of how far a person wants to walk down a road. I take your point there are people who are quick to spot a gap in the market and conjure up a solution.

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    My opinion is that BRNO method is bad.

    Reason: Overkill

    Concentrating a silica gel drying pack on to the rear of 1 lens may result in extreme over-drying that damages your lens.

    (I think) though the gel is inside a paper packet, minute gel dust not visible to naked eye, still gets through and onto your lens innards.


    That is why proper electrical dry cabinets have adjustable Relative Humidity controls. So that you adjust it within the suitable RH zone.
    Morever, the lenses are placed inside the cabinet so the drying effect is more evenly spread.

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    Just note that modern grease do not dry out as easily like the grease from the old days. And most synthetic rubber do not dry out either in 30%. I lived in california for a while where the average RH is 30. No problems with rubbers, greases or fungis. Only once in a while i need to oil the leather couches.

    Miss those days. No need for dry cabs and cars are cheap and sunshine abundant.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 2nd February 2013 at 06:31 PM.

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