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    Default Air Tight Container as "Dry Box" to store mi dc???

    As above?? can i do dat?? if so, izzit i just pour the silica gel into the container den place the dc directly above the silica gel??? Please advise....Thankzz!!

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    I suggest u use Ziploc bag... u can squeeze out the air...

    Quote Originally Posted by doink24
    As above?? can i do dat?? if so, izzit i just pour the silica gel into the container den place the dc directly above the silica gel??? Please advise....Thankzz!!

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    ensure that the silica gel does not come into contact with the camera
    cuz the silica gel might "explore" into tiny chunks when it absorb too much moisture which can get into those tiny groove on your camera body.

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    Hi, also thinking of using the same method...

    So how much silica gel do I put in? Just a handful, or pour more in?
    Is this method suitable for storing my DC long-term?

    TIA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie
    Hi, also thinking of using the same method...

    So how much silica gel do I put in? Just a handful, or pour more in?
    Is this method suitable for storing my DC long-term?

    TIA!!
    I do not know about how it would perform in the long run but with regards to the silica, you can actually take a used pair of socks to house the silica. Its probably more convenient as opposed to just pouring them into the container.

    Try using a clean or washed pair though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doink24
    As above?? can i do dat?? if so, izzit i just pour the silica gel into the container den place the dc directly above the silica gel??? Please advise....Thankzz!!
    Can use any of those white plastic containers.
    Buy those which have a rubber lining on the lid to ensure that its air-tight.
    Just put a Thirsty Hippo ($1 from many Closing Down sale shops)
    inside.
    No need to mess around w silica gel and heating them up etc.

    I've one such setup which I put my older manual camera,lenses & filters.
    Digital hygrometer show average of 30% to 35% humidity over last few months.
    Also Thirsty Hippo show no water at all !

    Cheap & good !

    dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoninazero
    ensure that the silica gel does not come into contact with the camera
    cuz the silica gel might "explore" into tiny chunks when it absorb too much moisture which can get into those tiny groove on your camera body.
    Yes this is quite important... remember TCW was saying that to remove the small fragments of silica gel in camera bodies actually cost $100++++

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