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    Default Drybox needed?

    I am a noob in photography. Recently bought a Nex 6, which I just keep in its case when not being used?
    I see several people using drybox for camera storage?

    Is it necessary to use a drybox? I have only one lens ie 16-50 powerzoom. So I never remove it. And constantly keep it attached to the camera.

    Also if you think drybox is necessary, can suggest any inexpensive options?

    Thank you

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    Please read the stickies and the several dozen threads on this already.
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    BTW, it's a newbie question, which is why we have a sticky about it in the newbies corner
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom90 View Post
    Also if you think drybox is necessary, can suggest any inexpensive options?

    Thank you
    Get it from any good photography store. A simple dry box should not be more than S$30. I have one which I may sell. If you are keen, we can discuss.
    KF Photography
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    Default Re: Drybox needed?

    Singapore Weather and air is always wet wet wet. Especially recently.
    Fungus grow easily in warm & wet air.
    Just get a cheap n simple dry box w Selica if you want your camera n lens to last.

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    from your comments in the original post, you seem to think a dry box (or dry cabinet) is to protect the camera from dust. it's not - by storing your camera in a dry cabinet, you reduce the chances of fungus growing in your camera/lens. so it doesn't matter if you store it in your case when not using, or if you don't switch lenses - fungus can grow in the case, fungus can grow with the lens attached.

    to buy and how much, i think you already got answers i got a dry cabinet - an electronically controlled one, i find it easier - got it from Challenger, if i remember right
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    Highly recommended to get a small dry cabinet. It doesn't consume a lot of electricity a month anyway.

    If you are looking for an inexpensive option in the short run, What I did when I first started off in photography is I bought a lock and lock and silica gel from NTUC. Ordered 2 cheap ebay hydrometers(one digital one analog) to put it in the lock and lock. That is just slightly cheaper than a dry box, but functions almost the same.

    I have since upgraded to an Aipo Dry cabinet.
    Last edited by somesunday; 3rd December 2013 at 02:35 AM.

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