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    Default Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

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    nah, jus leave it in your dry cabinet. unless you have an airtight camera bag that wont require frequent opening n closing. dun worry my friend. the camera would rather stay out of the bag during travelling
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    oh i do have small amounts silica gels in very small ziploc bags poke with tiny holes in my luggage hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
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    Useful?? Since the bag is not air tight, go figure out

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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    Assuming that while travelling your camera is always taken out of the bag, exposed to the sun etc, I don't think fungus has much of a chance to grow ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Useful?? Since the bag is not air tight, go figure out
    Hard to say...
    Its not air tight, but its enclosed, limits air flow, and traps a small pocket of air in itself.
    Take for example the movement from air con room to outdoors. The lens fogs up.
    Aircon room > outdoor > air con room (does not seem to fog up)... or maybe I've not been noticing enough

    Same thing with the thirsty hippo in the cabinet preventing fungus/mould on clothing.

    Been thinking recently if its worth doing lately..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Hard to say...
    Take for example the movement from air con room to outdoors. The lens fogs up.
    Aircon room > outdoor > air con room (does not seem to fog up)... or maybe I've not been noticing enough
    What make you think dehumidifier can solve the temperature change problem?

    Come on...

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    I don't. In fact, you should AIR and SUN your bag. ;-p
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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    no i do not, it is not necessary
    because if you use your camera often, fungus will not grow

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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
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    what is the rational of doing that? dehumidify the camera (when its inside) when u travel?
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    Nope, I don't think there is a need.

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    If you just happen to have some silica gel and you just need to put in your bag then just do it, if purposely go to buy, no need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    What make you think dehumidifier can solve the temperature change problem?

    Come on...
    No not temperature change of course. But absorption of moisture within that air pocket inside the bag.

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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    I believe its just a matter of time when people start asking "how to piggyback my dry cabinet while travelling?".....

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    Cameras are to be used, not stored unless you are a collector. Collectors don't bring around their cameras all the time in their bags unless they are training themselves by weight-lifting. When cameras are being often "exercised", fungus dun grow. If you are bringing your cameras overseas for trips, as long as you are using them daily, they dun grow fungus. Well at least that works for me for years and I've never had a lens with fungus as long as I use them. But if you store a lens in a dry cabinet not used for years, fungus wont grow but your lens might still get FOGGED. That's due to chemicals/glue in between the lens elements causing a chemical reaction within because the lens has not been moved("exercised") for too long a time. So, bottomline is sell those stuff you dont use and let those who appreciate them get a chance to use them OR lend your unused lenses to buddies for them to "exercise" them for you every now and then. See? Lenses are not meant for museums but meant for real shooting photographers!

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    Few points to know. Agent dryers (silica gel, calcium chips) needs time to dry an area, so simply zip and open won't do any help. If you have done your experiment, a 20L box will full load of moist item takes 2 day at least. Soggy item will take more unless your chamber has fan blowing.

    Thirsty hippo packs are good for luggage where you are to keep your dirty cloth for a longer period. 1 pack in the worn clothing will keep them from smelling.

    If you are going for an extreme long trip back packing, spray the interior of the backpack and shoes with a fine layer of Lysol (now Dettol). Keeps the fungus at bay for a while.

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    Default Re: Do you put a dehumidifier in your camera travel bag?

    For holiday/short trip, I don't think there's a need.

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    Well.. I do keep a small packet of silica gel that's in my bag.
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    u use the camera bag when travelling, not for storing the camera over long period... so i don't see the need....
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    Well...i throw in a hakuba antifungicide packet into my bag and leave it there...
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