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    Default Re: I AM A NEWBIE!!! Is dry cabinet a must for DSLR?

    Quote Originally Posted by blaz7 View Post
    I store my camera body, 5 lens, accessories, warranty cards and even my computer hard disks inside my dry cabinet.
    fungus free warranty cards

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    I see it as a sort of insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ynezlmy View Post
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    I just got a second hand DSLR. The previous owner did not use a dry cabinet but he did put a packet of silica gel inside. Must I get a dry cabinet or just go to Daiso to get a few more packets of silica gel?

    i have suffered fungus infected equipments... easily thousands worth of equipment wiped out over 10yrs or so in the store room without any care n concerns... so a electronic dry box is a must for me now... cheers...
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    I've started off with 1 dry cabinet, and now got 2. The other is to keep the old negatives, photographs, certificates, and important documents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akatsuki View Post
    it's not a compulsory... when i initially got my DSLR... i use those air tight plastic container and put silica gel sachet in them...

    but i convert to dry cabinet late last yr, and looking to get a 2nd one / bigger replacement by mid year
    It is not compulsory, just to rest your mind in peace. My friends has been using her dslr for 4 month, with only kit lens (means not take down the lens often), also she shoots almost once per week...

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    Default Re: I AM A NEWBIE!!! Is dry cabinet a must for DSLR?

    Heh heh.....I do not have this problem/requirement. Located where I am the heat is 40C+ for 9 months of the year and humidity is less than 5%

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    hmm... what if you have aircon running at every night? does it still work?

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    Default Re: I AM A NEWBIE!!! Is dry cabinet a must for DSLR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Epilepsy View Post
    hmm... what if you have aircon running at every night? does it still work?
    yes it does, as an air conditioned room already has a low humidity

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    hi, can check if the cabinet cost alot on electricity bill/consumption??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souphamster View Post
    hi, can check if the cabinet cost alot on electricity bill/consumption??
    nope, about 5 watts ... definitely cheaper then replacing silica gels in the long run, or repairing/replacing ur equipment if they get damaged ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    yes it does, as an air conditioned room already has a low humidity
    Provided the aircon is on 24/7?

    If switched off every morning, that could lead to condensation on the equipment?

    Don't need to think so much. Get a dri-cab. Like someone said, for a peace of mind.
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    I have been using Dry box for a year, only trouble is to maintain the drying agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedtoes View Post
    Dry cabinet is not only for photograpphy equipments... u can store important document, cds, dvds, tapes and even tea leaves inside.. For ppl who value their equipments and stuffs i think it is a must.. Too bad we are in a hot tropical and extreme humid country and not some cold dry countries and dun underestimate fungus.. u can clean it off but the damage to the lens coating is unrepairable.
    the lens coating must taste pretty good. =D

    that aside,
    im wondering what brand to go for... so far it seems akarui is the preferred one... is it?
    1 Camera Body and a couple lenses.

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    Default Re: I AM A NEWBIE!!! Is dry cabinet a must for DSLR?

    I m a newbie, too. I just bought my cam less than a week.

    After reading all these comments, sounds like buying a dry cabi is a must... I will get one soon for a peace of mind.

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    hi, just gt my dry cabinet. Like to ask bros hw should I tune my dry cabinet cos I understand while the range for photographic equipment is 45%-55%, my room is reali pretty hot n stuffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanfong View Post
    I have been using Dry box for a year, only trouble is to maintain the drying agent.
    do you need to change the drying agent?

    I am thinking of getting the electronic cabinet but I am always wondering if there is any part of it which needs to be repalced regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    do you need to change the drying agent?

    I am thinking of getting the electronic cabinet but I am always wondering if there is any part of it which needs to be repalced regularly.
    For a dry box, you'll need to replace the drying agent (i.e. silica gel)
    For a dry cabinet, no need to replace anything regularly. Just plug it in, set it for desired humidity level and forget it.

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    Even with the dry agent, u also need to take out camera n len once a while to prevent the rubber part of the camera n len to dry up...

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    hey, anyone can advice on how much a dry cabinet cost? or better still cough out a link for online price.

    thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodenlense View Post
    hey, anyone can advice on how much a dry cabinet cost? or better still cough out a link for online price.

    thanks in advance!
    I bought mine for $150
    u can purchase Carrefour @ Suntec or OP @ marina Sq

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