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    Default Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Hi,
    I would like to get a K20D as my first DSLR system because of the price that I can get here in States.
    The weather is very dry here, so there is no need to put the camera inside the dry box.

    However, the weather is singapore is so much humid.
    Do I need to put the camera in the dry box when I am not using it?

    What are the other care should I take into consideration?

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Here in Singapore the humidity is often 80% and above. If you don't use your cam and lenses for several weeks, you might see something funny inside them. Better put them in a dry place like a dry box (either DIY one or those electronic ones) or a room w/ aircon on all the time

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    i do... but i dun think its necessary... most ppl dun keep their compacts in dry box and they still work... DSLR should not be any different... then again u never noe, since expensive so i put inside lor its also a good place for storage anyway...

    other care... i just clean/wipe the camera after every use, clean the strap especially, cos wait got smell the sensor nothing major just leave it alone...
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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Well, I've seen quite some fungused lenses. Even my sunglasses got fungus when left not in use for about half a year:






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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Well, I've seen quite some fungused lenses. Even my sunglasses got fungus when left not in use for about half a year:





    I thought those are customized designed sungalsses.

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Thanks,
    How much is 20D selling in singapore?

    I am thinking of getting the K20D with 18-250mm lens, both are waterproof right?
    For both it is selling for about USD $1100 plus, from amazon, is it worth getting it here?

    I will be going to stay in Singapore from next month onwards, so is it better to get it here or in singapore?

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Quote Originally Posted by eone8 View Post
    Thanks,
    How much is 20D selling in singapore?

    I am thinking of getting the K20D with 18-250mm lens, both are waterproof right?
    For both it is selling for about USD $1100 plus, from amazon, is it worth getting it here?

    I will be going to stay in Singapore from next month onwards, so is it better to get it here or in singapore?
    K20D is weather sealed, but not waterproof. DA18250 isn't weather sealed, but it's a very good lens for its price. Both items sold for quite a bit higher than those from Amazon, some folks here even bought them from the States. I think it's better you buy from the US, and you can get International warranty (which is covered here in SG) from the US

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    K20D is weather sealed, but not waterproof. DA18250 isn't weather sealed, but it's a very good lens for its price. Both items sold for quite a bit higher than those from Amazon, some folks here even bought them from the States. I think it's better you buy from the US, and you can get International warranty (which is covered here in SG) from the US
    how can you tell if the lens is wheather proof or not?

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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    There isn't any waterproof SLR at the moment. SLRs are too complicated and would be very expensive if made waterproof. You can get waterproof casing but then they are also very expensive.

    Same for the lens. You can only tell if a lens is weather resistant (light rain) by reading the specs.
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    Default Re: Do you put your K20D inside the dry box?

    Quote Originally Posted by eone8 View Post
    how can you tell if the lens is wheather proof or not?
    Probably the best way to test it out is to go through something like these:




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