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a should have. protects your lens especially from developing mold and fungus
TS, I think you need to consider:
1. are you gonna expand on your current dslr gear?
2. if you really really REALLY value your dslr gear?
If yes to any of the above, then buy the dry cabinet, otherwise it might not be really worth it to spend so much (e.g. percentage of the cost of the filter + dry cabinet in terms of the total value of the 550D + cheap kit lens) just to protect the 550D + cheap kit lens. That's what I feel la. But then again, it means you'll be willing to grow some mushrooms on your gear after some time lol.
Dry cab cannot save lah. Just get a 30L 1st. Better than regret in future when yr gears break down along the years and buying new piece of equipment cost much much more than the cabinet itset.
I didn't read all the replies before me. But my advice for u is to buy a dry cabinet. For UV filters, u don't have to buy for cheap lenses. For any lenses above $500 then u consider having a filter that is at least pro1 digital grade. Fyi I don't have a filter for one of my $1000 lens.
Last edited by sin77; 2nd December 2012 at 08:50 AM.
interesting...look like i need to add buying a dry cabinet into my camera spending list,
on a side note, i don't know what to say when my friend tell me EM-5 is weather proof so don't need a dry box/cabinet.
Woah! That's really fast!Originally Posted by Rashkae
Which brand would you all recommend for digital cabinets?
I would sincerely like to get one but the are just so many brands in the market.
Looking at probably at most a 40L only cabinet. With limited budget.
Was initially deciding between a Chinese brand and Digi-Cabi, until I dropped by Digi-Cabi's factory in Tagore Lane and the boss (a very nice balding middle-aged man) brought me around and showed me how they assemble their goods.. Was immediately convinced of their quality and workmanship, somemore local brand...
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