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    Question Camera in the dry cabinet

    Hi, all

    Recently I just got myself a dry cabinet, i would like to know whether should I dismount the lens from the body or just place entire DSLR in the cabinet ??? Thks

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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    well it shouldn't really matter. Unless the mounting is perfectly airtight (unlikely), the dry cabinet should work either way.

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    i leave my lens on when i put in the dry cabinet.. since we'll have to put in very often, if u r a frequent user, unmounting and mounting ur lens will increase the chance of dust and dirt getting into the cam body onto the sensors...

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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    I leave the lens on the body when i put my camera in the dry cabinet too.
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    I dismount my lens when storing in the dry cabinet.
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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    I am too lazy to dismount and mount again, as I take them out regularly. As long as it is in the dry cabinet, it is fine.

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    Put inside with lens on for me.
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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    Leave it on...

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    up to you
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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    if you have space, why not?
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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    I always leave it on for my DSLR, but mr film SLR would be dismounted.
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    I leave the lens on in the dry cabinet, more for convinence.
    But I am curious, are there any reasons why one would take it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if you have space, why not?
    Yea! My sentiments exactly
    No need to mount and un-mount lens.
    Very convenient to leave it mounted too. when u want to use, just grab and go!

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    Default Re: Camera in the dry cabinet

    As you like. But if you mount and dismount lens too often, maybe can caused another problem like mounting loose???

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    Also leaving you equipment in the dry cabinet for too long is no good either. The lubricant in your motor in lens/body may be sucked dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    Also leaving you equipment in the dry cabinet for too long is no good either. The lubricant in your motor in lens/body may be sucked dry!
    No such problem if the RH is set properly in the cabinet lah...

    Note that most other countries have humidity <60%, we are the lucky ones that need dry cabinet to keep our cameras.

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