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    Hi, I am a beginner in photography. I wish to check if camera body be put into dry cabinet together with lens. Thanks in advance.

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    rayson81, the camera body MUST be kept inside the dry cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayson81 View Post
    Hi, I am a beginner in photography. I wish to check if camera body be put into dry cabinet together with lens. Thanks in advance.
    Yes, esp when the camera is not in used.
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    Typical items that goes into the dry cabinet are camera, lenses, and film.

    Remember to remove the batteries if you don't intend to use the camera for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    rayson81, the camera body MUST be kept inside the dry cabinet.
    That would be the lens, not the body. Although I've seen fungus grow on SLR mirrors before. Pesky buggers.

    To be 100% safe, take your camera out preferbly one a week and take some pictures. Dark places (your drybox!) do grow fungus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    Although I've seen fungus grow on SLR mirrors before. Pesky buggers.

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    Yes, that was exactly what I was worried about. Thanks for clarifying Bro.

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    There are some part in the camera where you don't want the fungus to be... the mirror, focusing screen, outer part of the pentaprism, etc. Thus, it's a good idea to put your camera together with your lenses in a dry cabinet.

    It's good also if your camera has the rubber-like finish coating... humidity make it sticky...

    Put your filters also in the dry cabinet... fungus likes them too

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    Quote Originally Posted by voldisinarta View Post
    There are some part in the camera where you don't want the fungus to be... the mirror, focusing screen, outer part of the pentaprism, etc. Thus, it's a good idea to put your camera together with your lenses in a dry cabinet.

    It's good also if your camera has the rubber-like finish coating... humidity make it sticky...

    Put your filters also in the dry cabinet... fungus likes them too
    Think the humidity level in the dry cab cannot be too low as it will cause the rubber coating on the body and lens to crack.. so please keep it contant and not too low..

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    Default Re: Can Camera Body put into Dry Cabinet?

    just curious... if i bring my camera out everyday, do i still need to keep them in the dry cabinets everynite when i'm back?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harper View Post
    just curious... if i bring my camera out everyday, do i still need to keep them in the dry cabinets everynite when i'm back?...
    Yes... I put it in everynight... and only take out when I need to use it.
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    Default Re: Can Camera Body put into Dry Cabinet?

    Just want to add: Remember to clean/dry your camera and lens from sweat before storing in the dry cab
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    Quote Originally Posted by harper View Post
    just curious... if i bring my camera out everyday, do i still need to keep them in the dry cabinets everynite when i'm back?...
    actually if everyday then better don't.. either go buy a dry box and put it in or else no need.. coz when put in dry cab it will lower the hum level in the dry cab and this may affect the rest of the lens in the dry cab..

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    Quote Originally Posted by slypower50 View Post
    actually if everyday then better don't.. either go buy a dry box and put it in or else no need.. coz when put in dry cab it will lower the hum level in the dry cab and this may affect the rest of the lens in the dry cab..
    It does not drop that fast and drastically... I set mine to 45% and even if I leave the door wide open for 2 mins, it only reaches to 50% or so...
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    Shld we seperate the lens from the cam body when storing in e dry cabinet or install the lens on the cam body and store as a whole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmaeda View Post
    Shld we seperate the lens from the cam body when storing in e dry cabinet or install the lens on the cam body and store as a whole?
    Keep it mounted... That'll reduce the chances of dust entering. Unless you travel around with the lens unmounted.
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    Default Re: Can Camera Body put into Dry Cabinet?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Keep it mounted... That'll reduce the chances of dust entering. Unless you travel around with the lens unmounted.
    Good advice.

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