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    If I use my digital camera quite frequently like 2 or 3 times a week does that reduce the risk of fungus ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socrates
    If I use my digital camera quite frequently like 2 or 3 times a week does that reduce the risk of fungus ?
    Usually it does as sunlight's UV rays can reduce the risk of fungus growth. But more importantly, keep it in a drybox or an airtight bag with a packet of silica gel.
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    if ur using digital compact, u'll mostly upgrade before any signs of fungus

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    roti_prata's right.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Usually it does as sunlight's UV rays can reduce the risk of fungus growth. But more importantly, keep it in a drybox or an airtight bag with a packet of silica gel.
    yikes, dslrs haf to be keep in drybox or airtight bag? though in camera bag good enuf. how much is a cheapish drybox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedgehammer
    yikes, dslrs haf to be keep in drybox or airtight bag? though in camera bag good enuf. how much is a cheapish drybox?
    For DSLRs yes becos of the CMOS sensor. I don't keep my film SLR and lens in a drybox but in my camera bag as i use them frequently.

    Usually a cheap drybox can cost as low as S$30. But for DSLRs and SLRs with average equipment, a standard drybox should average around S$80.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    doh i never know about this hahaha... so i guess is essential for keeping fungus and moisture out eh... ok im off to get one tomorrow since im passing by city hall... cp and ap good sources (meaning reasonable prices) for these?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedgehammer
    doh i never know about this hahaha... so i guess is essential for keeping fungus and moisture out eh... ok im off to get one tomorrow since im passing by city hall... cp and ap good sources (meaning reasonable prices) for these?

    thanks!
    Keeping your equipment especially your lens free from fungus is a must. CP seels things a little overpriced. You can try K13 marketing at peninsular plaza level 2 cos i know the people there. The Ampro ones are gd and reasonably priced.
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    A dry cabinet would be more appropriate if equipment pack is more, esp for DSLRs users/lenses alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachmus
    A dry cabinet would be more appropriate if equipment pack is more, esp for DSLRs users/lenses alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachmus
    A dry cabinet would be more appropriate if equipment pack is more, esp for DSLRs users/lenses alot.
    Yes dry cabinet is a must...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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