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    Can someone help me ? if i were to keep a DSLR in a cupboard with a thirsty hippo moisture absorber, is it ok ? will anyfungus or anything grow on the camera?

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    hi
    i am also doing tat now as i got no space for dry cabi now... so far ok..
    last time my D50 was kept in bag /w silica gel for more than 2 years...
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    I dun think the risk is zero.

    Besides. if you forgot to check the hydration of the gels and end up exposing to moisture for that period of neligence ...

    I got a lens that could not fit into my dry cabi some time back
    Tried silica but after some contemplation got another dry cabi instead.

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    get a 30L dry cabinet for around S$100+-.


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    Can check this out.

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    I just bought from them not long ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    I dun think the risk is zero.

    Besides. if you forgot to check the hydration of the gels and end up exposing to moisture for that period of neligence ...

    I got a lens that could not fit into my dry cabi some time back
    Tried silica but after some contemplation got another dry cabi instead.

    Ryan

    for me the hungry hippo arrangement is just a stop gap measure
    will try to free up some space in my room for a dry cabinet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluSpoon View Post
    Can someone help me ? if i were to keep a DSLR in a cupboard with a thirsty hippo moisture absorber, is it ok ? will anyfungus or anything grow on the camera?
    Hi Bluspoon,

    Hmmm, I guess a dry cabinet will be better in the long term, or even a dry box with silica gel. I don't have a good experience with Hippos. They are used up in around a few weeks or a month or so depending on the capacity of cupboard.

    I believe you saved more on a dry cabinet then constantly changing the Hippos.

    One more alternative is to get a large tupperware re-sealable box and put silica gel into it. Better than putting in cupboards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BluSpoon View Post
    Can someone help me ? if i were to keep a DSLR in a cupboard with a thirsty hippo moisture absorber, is it ok ? will anyfungus or anything grow on the camera?
    having the thirsty hippo is definitely better than not having it.
    whether anything will grow on it will depend how u use it and if u clean it prior to storage, it is very hard to be sure on this.
    even if u use a dry-cabinet, it just reduces the chances of fungus infestation, not totally preventing it.
    weigh the pros and cons yourself, do the sums, the solution to keep your camera should be clear.
    just save some $ and buy a dry-cabinet or a decent dry-box.
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    You can actually leave it anywhere, as long you use it every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonaugust View Post
    You can actually leave it anywhere, as long you use it every day.
    or every weekend :P as long as its exposed to the sun no fungus should grow... in singapore that is... i didn't have any issues when i was in states and left it in the camera bag with a pack of slica gel. humidility was like 30-50% there most of the time...
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    Buy a drybox at least, but a dry cabinet is better as it maintains the level of humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonaugust View Post
    You can actually leave it anywhere, as long you use it every day.
    I think a great many of us would not want to take chances on that

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