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    Default What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Hi!

    if u bring ur equipment out for 1 week in a tropical area, what do you do to prevent fungus growth? put some silica gel in the bag? means gotta bring alot rite? sorry, any idea?
    never had to bring out for so long before... thanks!

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    Default Re: WHat to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Don't worry too much. Fungus is not going to grow on your lens in 1 week, even in a tropical area.

    Just enjoy your trip & happy shooting.

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    Default Re: WHat to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    hhmm.. alrite! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kietgnoel
    Don't worry too much. Fungus is not going to grow on your lens in 1 week, even in a tropical area.

    Just enjoy your trip & happy shooting.
    Hmmm.... You never know....

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    eh....if u are really v concerned.... but the lens in a ziplock wif silica inside....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    eh....if u are really v concerned.... but the lens in a ziplock wif silica inside....

    prevents damage from accidental spillage as well...

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    Default Re: WHat to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    eh....if u are really v concerned.... but the lens in a ziplock wif silica inside....
    but not effiicient...imagine the number of times u open the ziplock to access the lens. and silica absorbs moisture very fast. unless u replace the silica after everytime u open when ur travelling?? cannot be rite..

    unless u bring silica gel refill everywhere u go...

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    In the hotel room, turn on aircon all the time. It will bring down humidity to below 50%RH, which is good for Camera stuff.

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    regarding the silica rite, if u bring it there and put in ziploc bags, then when the security open up ur bags, aren't they going to give u a hella trouble and checking it again and again to see if that is some dangerous pills?
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2
    regarding the silica rite, if u bring it there and put in ziploc bags, then when the security open up ur bags, aren't they going to give u a hella trouble and checking it again and again to see if that is some dangerous pills?
    They are not stupid .

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    Quote Originally Posted by niki
    Hi!

    if u bring ur equipment out for 1 week in a tropical area, what do you do to prevent fungus growth? put some silica gel in the bag? means gotta bring alot rite? sorry, any idea?
    never had to bring out for so long before... thanks!

    go out and shoot more under the bright sunny day.

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Bring dry box along?

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    Never concern me though when I am traveling with some extra lens. Guess the hotel aircon did a good job at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye
    go out and shoot more under the bright sunny day.
    for that to work, cannot use UV filter...

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Don't need to worry lah... as long as you keep the lens in constant usage, no fungus will grow.

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK
    for that to work, cannot use UV filter...

    Modern lenses already screen out a large portion of UV ray liao. It's only the really old glass lenses that might have a problem with UV rays.

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    They are not stupid .

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    u sure they are clever? even if they are not stupid, "some" do give u a hella trouble even if they know its not dangerous stuff..
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    Quote Originally Posted by justarius
    Modern lenses already screen out a large portion of UV ray liao. It's only the really old glass lenses that might have a problem with UV rays.
    no...UV kills fungus...JK

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    Default Re: What to do to prevent Fungus growth if travelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2
    u sure they are clever? even if they are not stupid, "some" do give u a hella trouble even if they know its not dangerous stuff..
    In that case, I hope you are clever .

    Regards,
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