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    Hi all,
    Was wondering how you guys keep your DSLR camera after use in the dry-cabinet.
    Leave the lens on the camera body? Or remove it everytime after use?

    Cos i notice that without removing the lens, the whole weight of the camera would sit on the lens. Wouldn't this spoil the catches between the lens and the camera body after prolong period?

    (Nikon D90)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Hi all,
    Was wondering how you guys keep your DSLR camera after use in the dry-cabinet.
    Leave the lens on the camera body? Or remove it everytime after use?

    Cos i notice that without removing the lens, the whole weight of the camera would sit on the lens. Wouldn't this spoil the catches between the lens and the camera body after prolong period?
    Please note that your camera is not tofu. People actually bring their cameras and do extreme sports and hiking with them. So why worry?

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    before you put in. give a cleaning up with a cloth.
    lens and body tog . . . cheers . . .

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    If you are worried, just remove the lens and store it. Simple.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Please note that your camera is not tofu. People actually bring their cameras and do extreme sports and hiking with them. So why worry?
    There are some lens where the camera cannot support the weight of the lens. Maybe TS belongs to one of choosen one where the force is strong with him.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/...48aee7236d.jpg
    Jokes aside, there isn't needed to take out the lens from the body when placing into dry cabinet. But if you are not comfortable with it, you can always take it out and place the camera with lens seperate.

    I will be if my camera cannot support my lens and my lens suddenly drop out of my camera when shooting halfway on tripod mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post
    i dun keep in dry cabi..(dun have one...) have dry box..but dun use that either...put it in my Domke.thats all.
    Leave it there for long enough and you will have a nice example of lens fungus. It's dark, humid anyway and the air stands still, perfect for decent fungus growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Hi all,
    Was wondering how you guys keep your DSLR camera after use in the dry-cabinet.
    Leave the lens on the camera body? Or remove it everytime after use?

    Cos i notice that without removing the lens, the whole weight of the camera would sit on the lens. Wouldn't this spoil the catches between the lens and the camera body after prolong period?
    No need to remove lens. The camera mount is made of metal. By frequently removing the lens, you increase the likelyhood of dust appearing on your sensor, which is a bigger problem.

    Put in the drycabi to stay safe and ensure no fungus. Sorry to say this, but what Hinata76 is doing actually promotes fungus growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Cos i notice that without removing the lens, the whole weight of the camera would sit on the lens. Wouldn't this spoil the catches between the lens and the camera body after prolong period?
    Do you put your cam 'lens down / body up' into the cabinet so that it sits on the front element? Even if you did this there's nothing to worry. You can also put it in horizontally, weight resting on camera body and lens. As mentioned: your camera is made to stand much more than this.
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    I'm curious to see how the whole weight of the camera is sitting on the lens when placed inside the dry cabinet...
    Probably only lens facing down can cause this situation, but that would involve removing all the trays inside... Hmmmmmmmm....
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I'm curious to see how the whole weight of the camera is sitting on the lens when placed inside the dry cabinet...
    Probably only lens facing down can cause this situation, but that would involve removing all the trays inside... Hmmmmmmmm....
    Some people do remove all the trays to store their bazooka lenses in the dry cab u know...

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    I am sure the weight of the body and mounted lens will be fine as long there is sufficient cozy space in the dry cabinet.

    Speaking of the durability of camera and lens....recently I heard from a friend of mine who dropped his 5D MKII with 16-35 F2.8L on to a carpeted floor. Having the front lens element (with filter) hitting the ground 1st with the add-on weight of the camera body from the top, and follow by a second bounce before falling flat on the ground....the filter is shattered. My friend was really worried and sent the the camera and lens to CSC for a check. The technician agreed that it is a bad fall from the shattered filter but luckily both camera and lens are sound and safe....

    So I think you should not worry so much of the weight placed in the dry cabinet...
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    For me I remove lens from camera to save space. It's fine if you want to leave them intact. No hard and fast rules
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    After used and before you store inside the Cabinet. Do a clean up using micro fibre cloth (Recommended). Separate the lens and body and place it different tray. Remember to remove the strap . Advice from the CS senior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecheekiang View Post
    Remember to remove the strap .
    this is necessary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecheekiang View Post
    After used and before you store inside the Cabinet. Do a clean up using micro fibre cloth (Recommended). Separate the lens and body and place it different tray. Remember to remove the strap . Advice from the CS senior.
    Ok. Care to explain why these steps are to be done?

    If you keep the camera for 6 months between each shoot I agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    this is necessary?
    Not just the strap thingy...

    Are all the steps he mentioned necessary???

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    Keep in the dry cabinet, while not in use.

    Do not put in extreme conditions as leaving it in a car under Singapore's hot Sun for so long, or put in the Aircon room forever.

    Very important: Dont forget to take it out once in a while (at least once every two months) from the dry cabinet. If it stays too long in the dry cabinet, the fungus will also grow. Afterall, youve bought your camera to take out and shoot around. If you want to keep forever in a dry box, get Wine Bottles instead. :P

    Lastly, have fun. And i agree with someone said, your camera is not Tofu.
    They are designed to withstand reasonable amount use and abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecheekiang View Post
    I know about the thread.

    I am asking you. What are YOUR reasons to do what you do when store stuff in the dry cabs?

    Don't blindly follow. If not, you might need to store your camera equipment in pure vacuum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waiaung View Post
    If it stays too long in the dry cabinet, the fungus will also grow.
    Actually, I have seen things kept in dry box untouched for more than a decade, and it stays in perfect condition.

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