top up $78 get a dry cabinet for long term investment.
manual top up sillica gels + heat up sillica gels @ regular intervals VS plug to electric socket , adjust setting and forget.
See which is better for u.
im using a dry box + a mini dehumidifier [bought at home fix @ 2 for 32++] at the moment ...
the mini dehumidifier works like silica gel .. so when e indicator turn pink .. plug onto e main socket then charge it [i believe it heat it up to turn blue] .. then use again ...
but will b getting a dry cabinet sometime later .. when my dry box need 'en bloc' ..
I'm just a photographer looking for my world~
drybox is good enough temporarily until you can upgrade to a dry-cab. mine is already getting full, seriously thinking of buying a 30L during the SAM event next weekend maybe i'll see TS there contemplating the same once he sees the dry-cab offerings?
Just read about this SAM event, might be there too! thanks guys for all the help!
I find the biggest drawback of dry box is the inability to set the desired humidity level when silical gel is used.
Dry cabinet is the more ideal long term solution and suggest you buy the biggest you can afford/accomodate. With electricity rating of 5W, it will cost you less than $1 a month.
Hope it helps.
Just go ahead and get a 80L if you can spare the cash. I cramped my 30L for years until I decided to upgrade recently. Now, my watches, 3 compacts, 5 lenses, 2 bodies, 2 flashes are all sitting prettily in my new DC. Makes sense if you have the space and the all the equipment lying around. I think I paid about $250 for it. Great investment.