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    just make sure when traveling into/out from cold to hot places or vice versa ... let the camera stay in the bag for some period of time to acclimatise it before taking it out immediately ...
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    aiyo.. really.. when travelling.. jus enjoy the trip.. and shoot more..
    dun really hv to worry about all these stuffs.. like wat Rashkae said.. DSLRs are not made of paper.. if they spoil so easily.. i think I'd b in trouble already..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinachi View Post
    Would bringing a dry cabinet around be good?
    Just bring a dry box and also bring lots of thirsty hippos
    Silica gel wont do as it is very difficult to find microwave everywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponkan13 View Post
    Just bring a dry box and also bring lots of thirsty hippos
    Silica gel wont do as it is very difficult to find microwave everywhere
    don't bother. Unless you want to be the one where everybody is shaking their head and saying "he's nuts".

    You'll still be fussing over your camera and checking the moisture level of your drybox while everyone else is out having fun shooting pics.

    Also, if you're worried about fungus, I have one word for you: Sunshine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponkan13 View Post
    Just bring a dry box and also bring lots of thirsty hippos
    Silica gel wont do as it is very difficult to find microwave everywhere
    A DSLR is not supposed to cause you stress and gray hair while traveling. If you're that kiasu / paranoid / silly, please just leave your DSLR at home so you can enjoy your trip.
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    it is okay u bring a mounted 55-200mm lense DSLR out in a crumbler bag... if u wan play safe. wrap ur DSLR with some soft towel or something.

    and dun worry, the body can sustain the stress of 55-200mm lense. my 18-55mm lense is now on service, so i had my 55-200mm lense attached all times. nothing happen.

    one thing, i hate using 55-200mm lense, i prefer the 18-55mm. it is easier to focus and clearer pictures..

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieloves- View Post
    I would reccomend you get a hadley small or hadley pro from billingham.
    Or the Fogg Flute.
    It is a mini sling bag just nice for your set up.
    You could also bring a big ziploc bag filled with silica gel and leave your camera and lens inside if you're worried to replace your dry box.

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    The silica gel will absorb moisture right away and be rendered useless because the bag is not airtight. What purpose, then, would there be in having the silica gel there? Fungus doesn't form that fast.

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    thirsty hippo spills.

    there's a lot of questionable "advice" in this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by ponkan13 View Post
    Just bring a dry box and also bring lots of thirsty hippos
    Silica gel wont do as it is very difficult to find microwave everywhere
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    Just bring a big ziploc bag with lots of silica gel.

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    And fungus doesn't grow that quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Moisture during flight? Airplane cabins have very very DRY air. Sounds more like he had condensation after landing. It should clear pretty quickly though.

    Guys please, a DSLR is not made of sugar, it's not going to fall apart if you sneeze on it. Just use it! They're designed and tested in far rougher conditions than Genting highlands.

    Common sense applies... Since lenses are made of glass, much like a person's specs, they'll gather condensation if you go from cold to warm and moist too quickly (before the lens can adjust temperature to match). And once the temperatures have equalized,the condensation is gone.

    Worry less, shoot more, your camera is designed for taking pictures, not being coddled and pampered.
    Tat's wat i tot. As i think canon built camera for years would have tot abt this matter. Maybe my buddy trying to talk me out from having dslr (can't think of a reason y) but I'm glad I got 1 anyway. Thanks guys for the input.
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    Okay, I've travelled only a couple of times with my DSLR (Nikon D40x with kit lens 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens) and here's the thing

    - Bring it to you on the plane not check it in as luggage (unless you want it tossed around with the other luggages)
    - If in really cold conditions (say like 0 degrees or something) only take out the camera when you're ready to shoot, other than that try to keep it warm eg. cover it under the coat/jacket
    - I used a Crumpler backpack before with this detachable camera compartment. So now whenever I bring my camera anywhere all I need to do is just take out the compartment and put it in whatever bag I use. It doesn't matter which bag you use, as long as there's padding somewhere.
    - Always sling the camera around your neck and cover one hand over the front of the lens. If you sling it around the shoulders by the side it's still not safe. Once my cousin had hers knocked down some stony stairs in a temple in China because of that.

    Yeah and other than that you really don't have to worry. Fungus usually grows over a period of time. And the only time my camera couldn't take photos was because I was on top of the Alps (this touristy stop) and it was windy and -10degrees. That's pretty much about it. Don't have to worry too much.

    (does this help?)

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    yep, cameras really arent that fragile, years back, i kept my dslr in my cargo bag between my clothes, sure there's some condensation (due to the cold cargo compartment and moisture already in your bag/items), but it clears up and ready to shoot. i stopped doing that when I gained some common sense and started to bring it in my carry on bag. but then, cameras are really hardy peices of equipment. i travel by air a couple times a month at least, and used the camera in varying conditions, and i've only had my old 400d fail once when i accidentally dropped it off a table, and the shutter mirror locked its position, only realized after my friend's wedding that i could just nudge it a bit, and all was well! i'm sure my new camera is as good as the "entry level" 400d.

    enjoy your camera!
    Last edited by thorn2ee; 25th April 2009 at 09:44 AM.

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