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    Default Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Current:

    D80 on batt grip
    SB600
    SB800
    Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8
    Sigma 30mm f1.4
    Nikkor 50mm

    Soon to add:

    70-200mm f2.8
    D300 with batt grip
    Maybe SB900.

    You think possible to squeeze all in?

    Or need to get a 50 litres cabinet?

    Thanx.
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Up to you.... are you adding anymore gears.... soon/later/never....

    I'm using a 60L unit, already thinking of getting a smaller 30L unit just to hold my Camera bodies

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Current:

    D80 on batt grip
    SB600
    SB800
    Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8
    Sigma 30mm f1.4
    Nikkor 50mm

    Soon to add:

    70-200mm f2.8
    D300 with batt grip
    Maybe SB900.

    You think possible to squeeze all in?

    Or need to get a 50 litres cabinet?


    Thanx.
    Don't waste money, min 70l if you don't want your gears to be stuff like a full pack.

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Up to you.... are you adding anymore gears.... soon/later/never....

    I'm using a 60L unit, already thinking of getting a smaller 30L unit just to hold my Camera bodies
    Hmm, good point. Thanx for straightening my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satan_18349 View Post
    Don't waste money, min 70l if you don't want your gears to be stuff like a full pack.
    No space at home. Thats the problem!
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Hmm...
    I think 50L is enough.

    1 x 40D without grip (compared to your D80 with grip)
    1 x hard disk
    1 x 580EXII (Similar to you SB900??)
    & Misc acessories
    Note: The above takes the top tray without foam and has spare space

    1 x 70 - 200 f4 IS (about same size as 70 - 200 f2.8)
    1 x 18 - 250
    1 x 17 - 40 (smiliar to your Nikkor 17 - 55 f2.8)
    1 x 100mm Macro
    1 x Sigma 30mm (Same as you)
    Note: The above takes on the middle tray (with the foam). Can most prob put one/ two more lens ba

    The Lowest tray is left empty.... but due to the height of the last tray, quite inconvenient to put things.


    All the above in my 50L Dry Cabi still got spare~
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    No space at home. Thats the problem!
    How about this....

    Get yourself a larger unit 1st (45-60L)..... then when you have more gears, get a smaller one (30L) and stqack the smaller unti on top of the bigger unit. I've been planning to do that for some times now.... but after selling off some of my old lense, now just have enough space.

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    i wonder, if its possible to stack 1 50L on top of another 50L..

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    Kinda agree with diver-hloc.... Get minimum a 50L. Since you are the "fierce" type, meaning chiong alot of gear one then no point getting a small dricabi which would be restrictive after some time.
    Canon: 5DMKIII & 40D|17-40L|70-200f4ISL|100Macro|Sigma30|580EXII| Olympus: EP3|25mm f1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunzi View Post
    i wonder, if its possible to stack 1 50L on top of another 50L..
    Fwah.... dangerous leh... cos the base edges would be inline with the other dricabi.... One light push~ then everything gone liaoz.....
    Canon: 5DMKIII & 40D|17-40L|70-200f4ISL|100Macro|Sigma30|580EXII| Olympus: EP3|25mm f1.4

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by shunzi View Post
    i wonder, if its possible to stack 1 50L on top of another 50L..
    yes. it is possible. push them to a corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    yes. it is possible. push them to a corner.
    didnt think of that..

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    All great ideas here people.

    Thanx much and I appreciate your advices and ideas!

    I am using the 30L currently. I think I will change to 50L, then chuck the 30L into the storeroom. When I got more space, I will bring out the 30L.
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    I asked this thread some time ago about how much I can keep in my 30litre dry cabinet.

    Now inside got:

    D300 with MB-D10 battery grip
    D80 with MB-D80 battery grip
    Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8 prime lens
    Nikkor 60mm f2.8 Micro lens
    SB600
    SB800
    16 AA batts in their boxes
    Cigarette box sized stack of CF and SD cards
    Battery charger with cable
    Extra filters

    I think still can squeeze in another flash or prime lens.
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Hi, A small cabinet, 20litres wirks better than bigger cabinet, 30litres. The meter reading
    for the smaller cabinet shows between 35-50 compared with the bigger which shows between 40-50 most of the time such that I prefer to buy two small cabinets than one big one. Both use the same meter.

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    I asked this thread some time ago about how much I can keep in my 30litre dry cabinet.

    Now inside got:

    D300 with MB-D10 battery grip
    D80 with MB-D80 battery grip
    Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8 prime lens
    Nikkor 60mm f2.8 Micro lens
    SB600
    SB800
    16 AA batts in their boxes
    Cigarette box sized stack of CF and SD cards
    Battery charger with cable
    Extra filters

    I think still can squeeze in another flash or prime lens.
    u kept batteries in the dry cabinet? wun spoilt or leak?

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by localhost View Post
    u kept batteries in the dry cabinet? wun spoilt or leak?
    High temperatures causes batteries to leak. Many manufacturer advise against storing batters in high humidity places. Long idle time cause them to discharge. So why would putting them in dry cabinet make them spoilt or leak?

    Refer to this thread:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411151

    More on google.
    Last edited by sjackal; 8th June 2009 at 10:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henry soh View Post
    Hi, A small cabinet, 20litres wirks better than bigger cabinet, 30litres. The meter reading
    for the smaller cabinet shows between 35-50 compared with the bigger which shows between 40-50 most of the time such that I prefer to buy two small cabinets than one big one. Both use the same meter.
    Your logic seems a bit off. Too low RH and the mechanical parts will dry up. Large cabinets can reach the recommended range but will take longer. (i.e. they still work as advertised or no one would buy them) Saying you want two smaller ones so that they take less time to reach RH or maintain RH makes more sense.

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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Your logic seems a bit off. Too low RH and the mechanical parts will dry up. Large cabinets can reach the recommended range but will take longer. (i.e. they still work as advertised or no one would buy them) Saying you want two smaller ones so that they take less time to reach RH or maintain RH makes more sense.
    I think thats what he meant, which sounds like good suggestion too.

    Is 35 too low? Mine is frequently in the 30 to 35 range.
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    Default Re: Digi-Cabi DB036 (30litres) enough for my gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Current:

    D80 on batt grip
    SB600
    SB800
    Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8
    Sigma 30mm f1.4
    Nikkor 50mm

    Soon to add:

    70-200mm f2.8
    D300 with batt grip
    Maybe SB900.

    You think possible to squeeze all in?

    Or need to get a 50 litres cabinet?

    Thanx.

    I don't think 30L will be enough, better go for 50L dry-box.

    For me:
    1. E-510
    2. 14-42mm lens
    3. 40-150mm lens
    4. 70-300mm lens
    5. OM 28mm lens
    6. OM 50mm lens
    7. FL-36
    8. 0.5x tele-converter
    9. Ext. flash soft-box diffuser

    With all these, my dry cabinet is quite packed already.

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