Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

  1. #1

    Default Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Just wondering if you guys store your gear together with the straps in the dry cabinet...
    Or do you guys remove the camera straps before storage? But wouldn't that be very inconvenient especially those using straps w/o quick release? Would it slow down the dehumidifying process, since the straps (relatively) contain a lot of moisture?

    I just lugged back an unwanted digi-cabi from my uncle's place and while setting up, this 'issue' came to mind.

    Hope to hear some views

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Western Singapore
    Posts
    91

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    For me, i jus put it with the strap, mine is not q/release but in my opinion it does'nt matter. Unless you came back from a shoot in the rain and dump it inside straight den think might slow down the dehumifying process well i could be wrong too.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Galdor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Planet Gaia
    Posts
    9,544

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    I will keep the cam with the strap attached in the dry cabinet too. Don't worry, there wouldn't be any adverse effect.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

  4. #4

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    ok, i put my cams in along with straps

    however, i just had a thought after reading this thread...

    seeing as the straps are the bits that 'absorb' the most amount of moisture, maybe it explains why it takes longer for humidity to go down than when just replacing lenses into dry cab. so perhaps take out the straps?

    but just a thought. i'll still put my cams in along with straps

    (nikon has quite fiddly straps)

  5. #5
    Member patch17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    728

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    i just put everything in the cabinet. straps, lens caps and all. no adverse effects. besides, if you do have leather straps or cases, i think the dry cabinet also prevents them from getting mouldy.
    Today is a gift; that's why it's called the present.
    The toys

  6. #6

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Same here i put everything in the dry cabinet, so far no problem

  7. #7

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    thanks everyone for sharing! the RH has stabilized already. gonna just dump everything in too!

  8. #8

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Oh yah, the temperature stays at 28deg C. That's normal right?

  9. #9

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    If I've been out in the sun shooting all day long, and my stars are soaked in sweat ... and if I got caught in the rain, and the straps got soaked, they get a simple fresh water rinse and tumble dry, then air dry and back to normal use.

    If they feel dry or dryish, then straight into dry cab it goes.

  10. #10
    Member JoeyAstro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    I put mine into the dry cabinet, so far(6 years) the strap is ok...

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by stonecow View Post
    Oh yah, the temperature stays at 28deg C. That's normal right?
    Normal. Mine hovers around there too.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    We all had same question in our minds a long time ago.
    I guess it will not destroy your strap.

    But....

    be careful about the strap catching on to expensive lenses or other camera bodies inside the dry box.

    when you pull out your camera body with the strap in a hurry or carelessly, the lenses or bodies may be pulled out accidentally and end up crashing on the floor.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    We all had same question in our minds a long time ago.
    I guess it will not destroy your strap.

    But....

    be careful about the strap catching on to expensive lenses or other camera bodies inside the dry box.

    when you pull out your camera body with the strap in a hurry or carelessly, the lenses or bodies may be pulled out accidentally and end up crashing on the floor.
    Yes i agree, but i always fold my strap neatly and place it behind the camera. This way when u take out the camera with the strap together, chance of catching on to other equipment will be reduced. In fact, my lenses and cameras are placed on different shelves.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ang Mo Kio
    Posts
    1,199

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    I fold my strap neatly and store in the cabinet. My camera was stored alone on the top shelve while 2 other lenses are on the 2nd.

    Had been storing it for about 1 year. So far, no problem at all.
    Let's get rolling :)

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Camera straps in Dry Cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    I fold my strap neatly and store in the cabinet. My camera was stored alone on the top shelve while 2 other lenses are on the 2nd.

    Had been storing it for about 1 year. So far, no problem at all.
    Haha same! My lenses are also stored on the 2nd shelf.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •