I have a dry cabinet at home and a lock and lock container in the office.
Both are ok, just that there are days my camera have to be in the office, hence the lock and lock. i think mine is 14L with wheels with tons of silica.
waaaah, where did you find a 14L lock n lock?
Good idea. When i get my dry cabi, i'll put my lock n lock in the office, or even my car, so it doesn't go to waste.
But seriously, all this humidity thing has gotten me rather paranoid. I even get nervous if my camera is sitting idly out of its dry box, as if it's going to spoil if it leave it in the open for even an hour.
does this paranoid thinking happen to anyone else?
Take the shot!
having discussed a lot on dry box or cabinet. who can recommend where to buy dry cabinet and hygrometer? how much is the cost for both? thanks a lot.
just get a small dry cabinet, size is just like a microwave oven, you can put on top of the table, or under the table, use it as a bedside table, use it as phone table, put anyway in the living room, bed room, space is not really and issue for a small size dry cabinet.
if you get later, don't forget you will spend more in the end and still need to dispose the "dry box and whatever things".
Don't cry when fungus grows on your equipment. I recommend a dry cabinet for peace of mind.
Well, I have used a 20L 'tupperware' type of digi box, with a in-built hygrometer. In air the HR is ~65-75. After each opening of the box, I'll pour a table spoon of silica gel into it, and RH will drop to 45-55 in a few hours and stabilises there. After many many spoon fuls of silicagel, I'll heat the gel on a unwanted pan/metal tin container, and re-use silica gel.
Cost of 20L 'tupperware' type box -~$20
Silica gel ~$4
This is useful if one is hardworking to do it, and space is really limited and/or if one wants to store a few pieces of glass at work or in school or something.
Else for serious photographers, a dedicated large digicabi dry cabinet is usually recommended.
cheers to fungal free glass!
Jon from RDP