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    Do you keep your flash in the dry cabinate? or just in the soft case.
    Advisable or not to keep it in dry cabinate?

    I know humidity is 40-50 %, but how about temperature? any specific range for temp.?
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    it's a CABINET.

    Are you worried about fungus growth in your flash? If yes, then by all means put it in the dry cabinet.

    It's not a fridge, so you can't control the temperature.
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    Thanks...so now just keep inside CABINET ()...since I got extra space inside.
    My temp reading was between 28-33 C...is it normal.
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    I keep mine inside my dry cabinet.

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    Need Not worry abt fungus infection on u flash..wad u shd worry is batt leakage aft prolonged underusage. To put or not to put is ok.

    Kept my Sb900 in the dry cabinet end up no space for my 2 sbr200 units.. latter put in soft box..
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    If ur dry cabi got space just put the flash in, well I did..
    It helps to consolidate all ur gears together

    So far, never hear anyone complain their flash spoilt due to put in dry cabi..
    Last edited by horizon_grazer; 2nd September 2009 at 11:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Matter View Post
    Thanks...so now just keep inside CABINET ()...since I got extra space inside.
    My temp reading was between 28-33 C...is it normal.
    Mind you that's the usual temperature range of Singapore. Beside this: there is a manual for each flash (hope you kept it) and there is a chapter about storage and environmental conditions.
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    flash must put inside dry cabi?
    i juz leave it around my table
    flash will grow fungus one meh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by horizon_grazer View Post
    If ur dry cabi got space just put the flash in, well I did..
    It helps to consolidate all ur gears together

    So far, never hear anyone complain their flash spoilt due to put in dry cabi..
    on the contrary, from one of the thread i read in CS and also elsewhere, keeping flash in the dry cabbi was not recommended. not sure about the damage but i guess might have to do something with the flash element.

    One thing for sure is NEVER store a flash with batteries plugged in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepanshus View Post
    on the contrary, from one of the thread i read in CS and also elsewhere, keeping flash in the dry cabbi was not recommended. not sure about the damage but i guess might have to do something with the flash element.
    Can you find the link / source again please? I'm curious about what the people have discussed. Personally, I don't see any potential issue with storing a flash inside dry cabinet. What matters are the storage conditions (especially humidity, but also cleanliness). If one can achieve this with dry cabinet then it's fine. Others only need a drawer because of moderate climate, be it.
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    i found this link which i had read earlier

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366580
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    temperature doesn't matter unless it is too hot. or too cold (unlikely in singapore)

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    Temperature wise ok...i got it...but now I think I am still trying very hard to stabilise my RH.
    First day I set RH, RH went down to 36 the next 1.5 days...so i turn the dial more towards the green...RH went up (due to door open). Again the next day RH drops down to 39..so I turn dial again more toward the green side...Next day again RH reads 42...next day again RH drops to 39 again...so I turn dial again to green...next day RH 45...next day again RH 40. Why my RH like stock market like that.???
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    don't keep turning and opening the cabi because each time you open the RH% rises.

    turn the knob very little each time.. it's up to your estimation.. and let the RH% 'stabilize' for like 1 day, then adjust accordingly again that should do the trick.

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    I keep my small flash units in dry cabinet, and I don't remove batteries (cause I don't use Alkaline batteries and I shoot often)

    one good thing about putting them in dry cabinet is much organized, and also keep the contact point clean and not oxidize.

    but I can't keep all my other flash like Metz hammer heads and studio flash, it simply too bulky..
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