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    Hi all,

    I am wondering should I invest in a Dry Cabinet or get a Dry Box. Considering the cost of $80++ for a small dry box to $100++ for a 20L dry cabinet, I am not sure what's better.

    I only have a 40D + 1 x kit lens now and I do not foresee i am expanding my lens collection very quickly. I am thinking of a next purchase to be EF-S 17-55mm f2.8...

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    Dry Cabinet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptycan View Post
    Hi all,

    I am wondering should I invest in a Dry Cabinet or get a Dry Box. Considering the cost of $80++ for a small dry box to $100++ for a 20L dry cabinet, I am not sure what's better.

    I only have a 40D + 1 x kit lens now and I do not foresee i am expanding my lens collection very quickly. I am thinking of a next purchase to be EF-S 17-55mm f2.8...
    Buy a Dry Cabinet... That will help u save alot of trouble for monitoring the % Humity.

    I start off with a 110L Dry Cabinet that time I have only have 2 lens.
    getting a bigger Dry Cabinet will help you for a long long way down the road.

    And I dont need to worries too much on the temp, Humity and space...

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    Default Re: Dry Cabinet vs Dry Box

    This question has been discussed to death. Can you please do a search and read all the existing threads? I'm sure you'll find lots of opinions and advices that can help you making your decision.

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    This is slightly different, the TS will end up with a small dry box and a bottle of silica gel. Because soon will discover that drybox is much much cheaper to buy than a electric cabinet.

    Who said this? For the 50 trillionth time, read up the other threads first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    This question has been discussed to death. Can you please do a search and read all the existing threads? I'm sure you'll find lots of opinions and advices that can help you making your decision.

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    get a dry cabinet.

    it will be nice display to look at your hard-earned gear.. not to mention, show off to those girls you invite over to your place! =D

    and you can shoot them. i mean take photos of them =)

    oh yeah, it's no hassle too. Just plug it in your power socket there you go
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    Quote Originally Posted by emptycan View Post
    Hi all,

    I am wondering should I invest in a Dry Cabinet or get a Dry Box. Considering the cost of $80++ for a small dry box to $100++ for a 20L dry cabinet, I am not sure what's better.

    I only have a 40D + 1 x kit lens now and I do not foresee i am expanding my lens collection very quickly. I am thinking of a next purchase to be EF-S 17-55mm f2.8...
    If you get a dry box, you also have to factor in the need to buy and replace the drying agent and the consistent monitoring of the RH levels.

    Dry cabinet is more convenient...

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    The Answer..............

    #1 - Dry cabinet
    #2 - if you feel otherwise, see #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptycan View Post
    Hi all,

    I am wondering should I invest in a Dry Cabinet or get a Dry Box. Considering the cost of $80++ for a small dry box to $100++ for a 20L dry cabinet, I am not sure what's better.

    I only have a 40D + 1 x kit lens now and I do not foresee i am expanding my lens collection very quickly. I am thinking of a next purchase to be EF-S 17-55mm f2.8...
    i am going to be super blunt...

    you got MONEY to buy 40D, no money to buy dry cabinet... then sell ur 40D away lah.. before it rots with fungus!


    DRY CABINET ALL THE WAY!

    PERIOD!

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    Dry cabinet very expensive meh?

    you so free to cook silica? are you going to buy a toaster just for this?

    what if you forget or too busy to cook silica?

    wait later suay suay kena fungus, you spend more money send camera and lens for clearing, and still LL need to go and buy a dry cabinet.

    in the end don't KPKB for wasting money.
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    Dry cabinet and nothing else, unless u're so free and with so much money and time to top up silica gel into your dry box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentxq49 View Post
    u need a new account just to spoon feed people?
    eat. drink. shoot

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    well, thanks all for the replies be it constructive or otherwise. I was merely soliciting recommendations.

    in any case, i guess i gotten the answer already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptycan View Post
    well, thanks all for the replies be it constructive or otherwise. I was merely soliciting recommendations.

    in any case, i guess i gotten the answer already.
    that the way...i oso wan to get 1..soon...

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    Any suggested brand and price for dry cabinet?

    for long term investment but with a limited budget of around $100.

    thanks in advance =)

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    Any suggested brand and price for dry cabinet?

    for long term investment but with a limited budget of around $100.

    thanks in advance =)
    Cheapest is 30L at $108 if you order from bargaincity.com.sg.Got free delivery too!

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    Thanks PrimePhotog!
    got any personal feedback on the recommended buy from bargaincity.com.sg?
    any other dry cabinets for price comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qlalz View Post
    Thanks PrimePhotog!
    got any personal feedback on the recommended buy from bargaincity.com.sg?
    any other dry cabinets for price comparison?
    Instead of waiting for spoonfeeding you can so a simple search in the forum. Plenty of threads talking about brands, models and also prices. It's faster than waiting for answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Instead of waiting for spoonfeeding you can so a simple search in the forum. Plenty of threads talking about brands, models and also prices. It's faster than waiting for answers.
    You can spoon feed if you want to. You can also choose not to spoon feed if you want to. You really do have a choice.


    Back to the main topic...
    Get a Dry Cabinet to protect your toys. It is more efficient.
    With a Dry box, you will need constant monitoring it, like a humidity inspector.
    To keep Mr Fungus from staying illegally on your toys, get the more efficient Dry Cabinet.

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