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    hi guys, i dun use my lens hood. is it ok to leave it inside the lens box? i was wondering if it wld grow mouldy like cameras will. sorry for asking such a dump qn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firerider View Post
    hi guys, i dun use my lens hood. is it ok to leave it inside the lens box? i was wondering if it wld grow mouldy like cameras will. sorry for asking such a dump qn.
    If you are so worried, you can always put the lens hood into the dry cab.

    BTW, I think lens hood is hella cool. Not only it blocks out unwanted sun, it also acts a protection for the lens.

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    lol ic. den the lens pouch? cuz i just bought the 24-105, and i dun wanna use the lens hood they supply. getting the ew-83J instead. heh heh...
    whats the chances of something turning mouldy in sg? very high. my leather shoes got mouldy quickly inside their boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firerider View Post
    hi guys, i dun use my lens hood. is it ok to leave it inside the lens box? i was wondering if it wld grow mouldy like cameras will. sorry for asking such a dump qn.
    It won't my dear.. my advise is to leave it on as it gives dual adv as what bro daredevil123 has stated above.. remove only when there's a need to use creative filters and such
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    ts said he is getting another hood for his 24-105...den wad he means is that the old hood he wants to keep it in the box.

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    Keep inside dry cabi. Possible to get mouldy on the inner side (velvet lining) if keep it in a damp place without air circulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If you are so worried, you can always put the lens hood into the dry cab.

    BTW, I think lens hood is hella cool. Not only it blocks out unwanted sun, it also acts a protection for the lens.
    But dun you feel after puttin on your lens hood, ur bag has not much space left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamebit View Post
    But dun you feel after puttin on your lens hood, ur bag has not much space left.
    Screw the hood inward wont take so much space..

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    come on, its just a lens hood made of plastic. no moving parts, no electronic parts, etc. i don't suppose it will get mouldy if u leave it outside. prob gather dust if u leave it in the open.
    if it really gets mouldy, just clean it off with some damp cloth or wash it

    ok, if don't want to waste space keeping it in a dry box or dry cab, then wrap it with plastic bag (or ziploc bag) with a small packet of silica gel and place it in ur lens box. there you have it. protected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashmere View Post
    Screw the hood inward wont take so much space..
    Hehe I learn something new today thanks

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    common sense is an amazing thing isnt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firerider View Post
    lol ic. den the lens pouch? cuz i just bought the 24-105, and i dun wanna use the lens hood they supply. getting the ew-83J instead. heh heh...
    whats the chances of something turning mouldy in sg? very high. my leather shoes got mouldy quickly inside their boxes.
    My lens pouch goes into my dry cab as a prop for the lens part when I lay my camera down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragnatic View Post
    come on, its just a lens hood made of plastic. no moving parts, no electronic parts, etc. i don't suppose it will get mouldy if u leave it outside. prob gather dust if u leave it in the open.
    if it really gets mouldy, just clean it off with some damp cloth or wash it

    ok, if don't want to waste space keeping it in a dry box or dry cab, then wrap it with plastic bag (or ziploc bag) with a small packet of silica gel and place it in ur lens box. there you have it. protected.
    Or wrap it in kitchen paper towel or toilet paper. These kind of paper can absorb moisture. Keeping the contents dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    Hehe I learn something new today thanks
    lol! No problem...

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    ..good tips

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