thanks. will try it...
Should we put the dry cabinet in an aircon or non aircon room?
Cool, thanks Drtamon and Treetrunk for the clarification.
some noob qn to ask you guys.i juz bought 1 analogue dry cabinet. should i turn the knob clockwise or anticlockwise to obtain 40% to 45%?
my RH ytd night went down to 31% which gave me a shocked. the knob i set to 12-1 o'clock
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And this is the 1st time i took out the battery for change. All the while i've been using the battery that comes together with the dry cabinet. And after 2 years my humidity absorbing device is spoil BUT it comes with a 5 years warrenty so i guess not a problem....
Anyone have this problem of getting your humidity reading device spoiled when you are abt to change battery for the 1st time? Can it be change using the warrenty covered?
Btw i'm a Digi cab user...
Do you guys put your filters in the dry cabinet as well?
If yes, you put the filter in its case then in the cabinet, or just the filter alone?
Welcome All...since the question was not answered, I thought I'm itching to reply.
Analog is not necessarily better or digital is better. Digital has its benefits and it is mainly the convenience of setting it and then forget about it. For analog, it is the trial and error setting. You set it once, watch the dial and then set it again and watch the dial again. However, once you have set the dial, that's about all you ever need to do ever again.
For digital, like all electronics devices, there's a possibility of the circuitry failing. For analog, there's no circuitry to fail.
Other than the above reason, whether it is analog or digital, the drying mechanism can and will fail at some point in time.
The other myth I've noticed is the obsession to set it at 45% RH. While going lower to 30s will not affect the modern DSLR in anyway. In Perth, the natural RH is around 35-40% in summer and it has never damage the camera. There's no noticeable cracking of seals or grease drying up. As I have mentioned in other threads, the new DSLR made after 1999/2000 are using synthetic grease which can withstand operating temperatures of between -40C to 50C with daily average RH from 35% to 85%.
Myth busted guys...
So what is the conclusion? Digi Cabi or Aipo, assuming we are comparing the digital range (digicabi DHC vs Aipo)? or it doesn't matter, just get the cheaper one? Looking to get one this weekend...
There is simple comparison between analog controller and digital controller of Dry Cabinet
Nowadays low humidity do not harden rubber seals or dry up grease anymore. Modern day cameras uses PU rubber and ceramic grease which addresses the hardening and drying problems so often cited by photographers.
The only main difference a digital is better than an analog controller is the convenience of setting it once and forget about it whereas for analog you have to set and see the RH and maybe readjust it again to get the desired level.
The third point mentioned in the table is not wholly accurate. If the digital controller is not calibrated properly, even if you set at whatever value (45%RH), that value will also not be achievable. This "accuracy" will also drift when the electronic circuit breaks down whereas an analog setting is mechanical and it is "fixed" so long as you don't adjust it again.
Other than that, there is no difference from an engineering stand point.
Hi, im looking for a dry cabinet too.
After reading all the post, am i right to say that
1) If u want to save money, just get an Aipo or Digicabi AD (Analog dehumidify system) series and learn how to set it correctly and check regularly (How often?).
2) If u dont mind paying $100 extra, get an Aipo or Digicabi DHC (DIGITAL dehumidify system) series and let the machine do what it does best.
AND get an additional hygrometer into the cabinet for assurance incase the cabinet is wrong or faulty?
Am I right?
Im thinking about the Aipo 30L DHC which costs $180
Canon EOS 550D. 18-55mm. 50mm f/1.8 II.