Is a dry cabinet necessary for prosumer camera like S5IS?
u guys know lens will grow fungus when left outside in singapore right?
1) so why ask this question?
2) does ur p&s comes with a lens?
pls explain the logic of asking such question.
now, where to find that feeding a baby photo when i need one.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
for me the answer is yes... u dont want to ruin ur investments. the camera may get fungus..
yeah, try to put ur investments in dry cabinet, its not so ex ( around 100++)
if ur camera has fungus, the service for cleaning the fungus is around 400..
It is s a small price to pay compared to money you have paid for your equipment.
Fungus will definitely grow on your lens, flash covers, etc., unless you are using your equipment everyday. Otherwise in the humidity of Singapore, within a few months you will see something growing, especially so for those equipment that you do not use frequently.
BTW, dry cabinet seems to last for very long. I have mine for over 10 years, still working.
-Where can I get a decent dry cabinet beside Harvey Normads( unless u think their price is okay)?
-What are reliable brands and price range?
I only have one DSLR camera + one digital camera, i do not need a big one( i suppose).
Time being before I get a dry cabinet, Given that my room enter sunlight( but not strong ray), which is better option(s)?
1) Camera inside camera bag, put inside a wooden wardrobe?
2) Camera out of camera bag , and place it inside my wooden wardrobe?
2) Camera out of bag and Put inside a translucant plastic container with lit closed.
3) Camera in camera bag, just put on table or something, since mild sunlight-(as I define it as ray coming in, but my skin will not feel the warmness).
Last edited by jojovan; 30th September 2010 at 05:33 PM.
You can get your dry cabinet @ many places, CP/TK/AP/J316/SLRR..
Brands are Akirui,Digi-Cabi.. etc.
Support our Mass Sellers in the forum............ their prices are good and I think includes delivery
Search Here among the various Mass Sellers for a suitable Dry Box
Last edited by ed9119; 30th September 2010 at 05:35 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
They grow best in warm, dark and moist conditions.
So now ask yourself, is your wooden wardrobe warm dark and moist(humidity lvl)?
Unless your room on aircon 24/7 with thirsty hippos stacked inside the wardrobe, if not just get 1 dry cab.
Or if u are 1 rich guy, let the lens grow fungus lor nvm, juz bring down for servicing
Dry cabinets, they run on electricity @ 5W, there won't be any drastic change in your electricity bills. The cabinets come in either Analog or Digital. Digital gives a more accurate reading unlike the analog which gives a +/-6%. You can also control the humidity level in dry cabinets unlike dry boxes.
After seeing the posts, I got myself a 70L Analog one.
I have been reading, IIRC, the HR% shall set to around 40-45%. After knowing that there is a +-6% in accuracy,
1) What HR% is more ideal for my case? ( It's placed inside non-air con room).
2) Since I have lots of space left after puting my camera, is it really okay that I put in other stuffs eg cables/USB cables, lens cleaning kits, DSLR batteries and even my 8G memory card. (Instructions did not state all those, pls enlighten me).
Considering putting so many things inside, we do take things out/in, will it eventually make the HR% level always in a very "unstable/not appropriate" range?
Last edited by jojovan; 4th October 2010 at 01:17 AM.