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    Default Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Must flash be kept in a drycabinet/drybox?

    Just curious, mould and fungus will appear on it?

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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revad3 View Post
    Must flash be kept in a drycabinet/drybox?

    Just curious, mould and fungus will appear on it?
    While there is a optical element, there is no requirement to place the flash inside a dry box. But if you have spare room, it's ok to do so.

    Just remember to remove the batteries if you are keeping the flash for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    While there is a optical element, there is no requirement to place the flash inside a dry box. But if you have spare room, it's ok to do so.

    Just remember to remove the batteries if you are keeping the flash for long.
    yeah, like what zac08 have said, there's not a need unless there is a optical element.

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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Thanks for the reply? What about batteries?

    Most impt is only the lens n body, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revad3 View Post
    Thanks for the reply? What about batteries?

    Most impt is only the lens n body, right?
    No need...

    The lenses and camera body is the main thing to note....
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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revad3 View Post
    Thanks for the reply? What about batteries?

    Most impt is only the lens n body, right?
    Yeap, and regarding batteries, zac08 did also state quite clearly...

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
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    Just remember to remove the batteries if you are keeping the flash for long.
    As a general rule of thumb, remove batteries from anything you are putting into your dry cabinet, including the camera.

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    Agree with the above.
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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    I doubt the fungus is able to grow at all with those high intense flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammie View Post
    I doubt the fungus is able to grow at all with those high intense flash.
    even if it does i dont think the effect will be as prominent as with a camera or lens

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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    I do keep my flash and batteries inside the dry cabinet, not so much about the optical element in the flash, but is to keep all the contact point from oxidized.

    anyway, I can't put all my flash units inside the cabinet, since it already full house, so I need to check and clean the contact points of all my Metz hammer heads before I use them.
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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Remove batteries to prevent leaking or a dry environment bad for batteries generally?

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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Quote Originally Posted by mutant View Post
    Remove batteries to prevent leaking or a dry environment bad for batteries generally?
    More for the leaking possibility
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    Default Re: Flash in drycabinet/drybox?

    Thanks, for the reply.

    Just want to make sure i take care of my equipments all in the right way.

    Cheers

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