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  1. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn covvey View Post
    hi guys,

    a noob here.. i don't own a dry cab.. but one of my mate say that i can leave my DLSR in the bag just chuck a pack of thirsty hippo.. it helps he say.. he's been doing it for few years now..

    or u can put Ur cam n lens in a Tupperware airtight n throw in the thirsty hippo..

    so what do u guys think?

    need some help here...

    where can i get a cheap n reliable dry cab..

    thanks

    cheers
    Shawn Covvey
    I believe a cheap dry box $2x is cheaper than (Tupperware + Hydrometer + Silica Gel)
    Most camera shop have them.

    But consider to get a Dry Cabinet, I'm frustrated on using dry box because alway need to monitoring the humidity level, silica gel color and changing the silica gel.

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    How about using Thirsty Hippo (or is it hungry hippo?) instead of silica gel?

  3. #43

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    definitely bcos u buy 2 cabinets salesman make more money ma. simple reason. this hobby really L hobby, liao lui. that's why u and I NoMoney, and the salesman make Money...

    *worldwide recession* time for prices of lenses and camera bodies to drop by half, just like stock markets.....

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    is it ok to put the camera strap into the dry cabinet or do i need to remove it. i was informed by my friend due to the dirt and sweat on the strap it's not advisable to put it together with the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurry80 View Post
    if you store in 2 cabinets the salesmen will earn twice as much
    agree!

  6. #46

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    These are not precision equipment that neeed very precise humility/temperature control.

    I placed everything include 8mm tapes and video camera all in one cabinet. Never had any problem.

    I do not think it is necessary to keep camera and lens separately. It is a personal choice and likely someone want to be neat or run out of space in the first cabinet.
    Good photography is not so much about what you use as the way that you use it.

  7. #47

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    is it really important meh to have this cabinet?

    i just bought my dslr 2 months ago.. i just put my camera at my table...

    actually, my bro ask me to buy this cabinet... how much arr??

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    Quote Originally Posted by indomie View Post
    is it really important meh to have this cabinet?

    i just bought my dslr 2 months ago.. i just put my camera at my table...

    actually, my bro ask me to buy this cabinet... how much arr??
    mine is the digi-cabi AD-070 and cost arnd 200 at John.
    cheers!

  9. #49

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    It would only be important to separate if your equipment were to be stored at 2 different humidity levels.
    My dry cabinet manual recommends 40-55% humidity for camera/lens. With that sort of range, I can't imagine a need to separate.
    ex-Nikon owner - now only iPhone :/

  10. #50

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    Due to budgetary constraint; i'm storing my body, lens, filter and batteries all in 1 unit...
    Playing with M43.

  11. #51

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    Wonder if one were to travel for a month or above....what are you ways of storing to prevent fungus attacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynextday View Post
    Wonder if one were to travel for a month or above....what are you ways of storing to prevent fungus attacks?
    buy thirsty hippo. comes in the box and also in sachets which small enuf to
    fit inside yr camera bag.
    hope it helps!
    cheers..

  13. #53

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachi View Post
    I'm keeping my Linhnof Technikardan, Hasselblad 503 and my trusted M6 TTL, all in 1 cabinet. Cathay salesmen are all but salesman. If you buy more from them, they will say "good", but you have to think about it. IMHO, they are just slightly better than those in Sim Lim Square, minus the unreasonable remarks
    salesmen are salesmen, wherever u go. the difference is the environment. if too competitive, they also will have to chut pattern.

    maybe the more established shops have stricter rules on how low their salesmen can go.

    back to topic, if the RH for camera storage is higher (or different) than lenses, then it might make sense to have two dry cabi. also makes things easier. but i only have one 16 yr old AM-PRO. still going strong

  14. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by xintothezonex View Post
    buy thirsty hippo. comes in the box and also in sachets which small enuf to
    fit inside yr camera bag.
    hope it helps!
    cheers..
    For travel purposes, you can also order Zorb-It which is meant to last a very long time. It is a 2 way system (releasing or absorbing moisture). http://www.zorb-it.com

    Anyone who needs to buy one set can PM me, I ordered one set extra from US.
    Last edited by mrbinks76; 11th February 2009 at 05:24 PM.
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  15. #55

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    It's everything in.

  16. #56

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    i think we should all go CP, ask them, do you think we should keep things seperate and why? then come back and gather all findings...hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyquek View Post
    i think we should all go CP, ask them, do you think we should keep things seperate and why? then come back and gather all findings...hahaha
    internet should have the answer.. if not when we go CP, they would convince us about 2 Cabinet with a hole in our pockets

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    so end of the day . it is salemen's talk???


    cheers
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    Default Re: Dry Cabinet Storage Patten

    I guess money isnt usually the problem here, cos a lens or tripod would cost more then a dry cabinet.

    more likely is space constraint.

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    actually unless you have precious lenses that you know you wont use often but still wanna keep it, a dry cabi is redundant.

    even in singapore humidity, unless you use your camera less than 3 times a year, fungus will not grow.

    now my dry cabi is used to keep stuff i pick up from my travels (funny looking fossils, skulls, bones... etc..) with only 1 old lens in it. everything else is in camera bags. it's been like this for about 5 years and no fungus.
    sigh.

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