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    Question Bringing Camera Oversea Need Dry Box?

    Hi, i have question on bringing a camera oversea.

    Is there a need to bring a dry box to keep the camera and lenses?

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    How long would you be gone for? And to which country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    How long would you be gone for? And to which country?
    Hmm Australia around 5 days?

    Or should i ask how long can a camera left outside a dry box/cabinet?

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    Some parts of Aus can be very dry (very low humidity). The cameras can sit around in the open, no problems at all. It's the high humidity that allows fungus to grow.

    Also, if you are using the camera daily, the risk of growing fungus is greatly reduced.

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    Australia? Dun need...

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    seems like there's lot of things to learn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golgotha View Post
    Australia? Dun need...
    its not "australia? dun need...", its "5 days? dun need...".

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    Hihi..

    What about Shanghai?? bout 3~6 mths?
    usage bout 1 shooting per week?

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    OIC~

    so how many days can a camera left outside a dry box/cabinet

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    Quote Originally Posted by szepeng View Post
    Hihi..

    What about Shanghai?? bout 3~6 mths?
    usage bout 1 shooting per week?
    Depending on the time of the year. e.g. winter would be the dryest.
    But overall, dryer than Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ichig2 View Post
    OIC~

    so how many days can a camera left outside a dry box/cabinet
    I was studying in Melbourne for 4 years and didn't need any dry cabinets for my cameras then! Think about it, my crackers could be left exposed overnight and they would still be crunchy/crispy the following afternoon!

    In Singapore, I would not go near than 2 days out of a dry cabinet.
    But with this said, fungus do not appear overnight, it'll take a prolonged exposure to moisture and temperature for the spores to germinate. As long as the conditions are right, fungus would appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ichig2 View Post
    Hmm Australia around 5 days?

    Or should i ask how long can a camera left outside a dry box/cabinet?
    Very frankly, few people I've met with in Australia know what a dry cabinet is. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skopio View Post
    its not "australia? dun need...", its "5 days? dun need...".
    Well I'm in Melb now and i dun see a need for a dry cabinet, I hardly see them on sale here too.

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    Thanks a lot for the advice. Guess have to do homework on the weather on a particular country before planning what things to bring along

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ichig2 View Post
    Hi, i have question on bringing a camera oversea.

    Is there a need to bring a dry box to keep the camera and lenses?
    u really don need
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    Australia is relatively dry. Its the tropics that you really need a dry cab due to the presence of fungal spores.
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    what about japan, hongkong and philipines? i will be going for about 1 month
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    I was studying in Melbourne for 4 years and didn't need any dry cabinets for my cameras then! Think about it, my crackers could be left exposed overnight and they would still be crunchy/crispy the following afternoon!
    Yeah, even my jeans was smelling good after 1 month usage without washing!!! hahaah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    what about japan, hongkong and philipines? i will be going for about 1 month
    What are u there for anyway? Should not be any problem in Japan. For the rest, maybe you can check the avg relative humidity.
    Last edited by Madmax; 18th July 2007 at 09:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Bringing Camera Oversea Need Dry Box?

    i was in japan last week, during typhoon season, no dry box, only a crumpler bag.. just wipe dry the cam after shooting.. =)

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