Yep, always cater for future expansion.
Canon 650D|Panasonic LX3 / LX5
50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 12-24mm f/4 | 28-75mm f/2.8
Bought a 40L, then 80L, then 100L! And now thinking of another 100L!
the only time it will grow fungi is when your humidity is set too high. Usually cameras, Vcam and lenses can set about 40-50 RH. Any lower u risk your moving parts lubrication as well as brittleness...but that only happens if u put very long.
Slides, negs it can go lower, 30-40 RH still ok. The rest I put it as 50 RH.
My 2nd cabi did a change of the motor before...apparently the company was about the close down on that day I went to change....he say no one bring back for repair and SG market so many dry-cabi manufacturer so no biz end up wind down.
I also use those rechargable silica gel that once u pluck into the power adaptor, it gets heated up and dries them. No need oven. But I use those for my clothes and not the more expensive gadgets.
If u turn on the air-con and set to low humidity, I guess your stuffs should be relatively in good hands. Like my study I on it every day, so even when my cam is outside for 1 month, its still mould free but not dust free lah. If u have a humidity meter, u can fix one near your door. Once u on the air-con, u can then see the meter more accurately. Mine is usually about 30RH. So its more than enough for your cam also.
join this discussion =) i used to think of getting a dry cabinet, but now i think a dry box may do a good enough job for me, since it is much cheaper and easy to move.
By the way, usually the silicon gel will turn blue once it had absorbed the moisture in air right? so what is the amount i need to put for a dry box? can i put as many as silicon gel i can?
ha..yeah, not silicon gel, ha.
By the way..if i put too many silica gel, will it get so dry to damage lense and camera?
so how about getting a moisture meter and put in the dry box together? for me, film camera body and few lense, a dry box may serve the purpose.. i feel that the dry cabinet is quite big..and spending $100 more.. yet the dry box..less than $30 will do.