21st October 2003, 09:58 AM
Hmm..a bit of a boliao question but just wondering...when u guys put ur hand inside the dry cabinet to take out your stuff, can ur hand sense the "dryness" of the air? I can feel that there is a difference.
21st October 2003, 12:36 PM
21st October 2003, 12:40 PM
That will depend if you have hungry hippo in your cabinet or not. (Corny)
Originally Posted by Garion
If your room's super humid or you have wet hands, you'll probably feel the difference (needs the use of sensitive hands too!) But IMHO, the feeling may be due to the difference in temperature instead.
21st March 2004, 06:24 PM
That's What I've Done
Just got the Digi-Cabi latest model LE-90 LD from the IT Show. It's a black coloured one with strengthened casing. It looked more rugged than the normal models. The store owner from Digihub told me this model has just been released.
This is how I calibrated the settings to be at 40%:
1. When you received the box, don't immediately put your camera stuff in it. Switch it on, turned the know to the rightmost setting, i.e. at the C position. You may also like to put in another hygrometre for more comparison, just in case the default one doesn't work. I purchased it from a QuickFix shop at IMM. It's made in Germany and cost about $30. If you cannot trust this German brand, trust me, cos you're reading this posting!
2. Wait for about 0.5 to 1 day for the RH reading to read 35-40%. Then set the setting to 1-2 o'clock position, with 1 o'clock position being the best. Wait for another 0.5 to 1 day for the RH value to stabilise.
3. Once the RH value stabilise, put in your gear! Don't be alarmed if the reading goes up, this is because humidity will enter when you open the door! Wait for the reading to stabilise. If you're unsatisfied with the reading, do some fine adjustment and observed again. After that, let it be. Don't tune up and down the knob.
Originally Posted by coke21
21st March 2004, 10:05 PM
21st March 2004, 10:52 PM
21st March 2004, 11:50 PM
A little OT.........Can I use other moisture absorbent other than Silica Gels ??....something like "Thirsty Hippos" ??...in my Cabinet ??
22nd March 2004, 12:09 AM
One thing is I'm not sure how much moisture will it reduce the atmosphere to. It's recommended to store camera equipment at 45-55%RH (according to my dry cab manual). Too low and it may dry up the lubricants in your camera.
Originally Posted by microsmic
For silica gel I think it has been formulated to reduce moisture to 45-55%RH so it's safe to use it.