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    Hi all, after considering and waiting a few month, finally I bought Nikon D7000 yesterday. Can't wait to start to shoot. Reading menu now. Hope can learn more from seniors.

    Besides kits, I bought a tripod and a camera bag, which costs another $500.

    Really photography is a huge huge money trap. Can't stop to throw money in.

    So the next is dry box, maybe? Then next...next... Anyway, will enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    Hi all, after considering and waiting a few month, finally I bought Nikon D7000 yesterday. Can't wait to start to shoot. Reading menu now. Hope can learn more from seniors.

    Besides kits, I bought a tripod and a camera bag, which costs another $500.

    Really photography is a huge huge money trap. Can't stop to throw money in.

    So the next is dry box, maybe? Then next...next... Anyway, will enjoy.
    Welcome to CS
    And do consider a dry cabinet instead of a drybox

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    Welcome and enjoy your stay! Hope you had bought a sturdy tripod.
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    Hi all, after considering and waiting a few month, finally I bought Nikon D7000 yesterday. Can't wait to start to shoot. Reading menu now. Hope can learn more from seniors.

    Besides kits, I bought a tripod and a camera bag, which costs another $500.

    Really photography is a huge huge money trap. Can't stop to throw money in.

    So the next is dry box, maybe? Then next...next... Anyway, will enjoy.
    congrats on your purchase!
    $500 for tripod and bag is fairly pricey, though probably at the lower percentile. hehehehe
    I guess you got something above entry-level?

    I would recommend dry cabinet instead of dry box. less hassle. Pretty much set and forget about it.
    Exploring! :)

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    just to add:
    photography is as expensive as you make it to be.
    It can cost from $100+ (cheap PnS) to many tens of K.
    Need to control your BBB urges, coz a lot of advice here is very poisonous!
    Exploring! :)

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    So true. And something that many of us learn only after many years of BBB

    There are many reasons to buy new gear -- some are frivolous (hey, it's your money), some more 'serious', but please NEVER fall into the trap of thinking that new (better?) gear will make you a better photographer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    just to add:
    photography is as expensive as you make it to be.
    It can cost from $100+ (cheap PnS) to many tens of K.
    Need to control your BBB urges, coz a lot of advice here is very poisonous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    congrats on your purchase!
    $500 for tripod and bag is fairly pricey, though probably at the lower percentile. hehehehe
    I guess you got something above entry-level?

    I would recommend dry cabinet instead of dry box. less hassle. Pretty much set and forget about it.
    No budget for high price hehe
    Bought from SLR Revolution

    Tripod: Manfrotto 732CY
    Ball Head: Vanguard SBH-50
    bag: Vanguard Up-rise 43

    Sorry I confused dry cabinet and dry box. Not sure what the difference they are. The guy at there recommended one about $150. Any suggestion?

    photography is as expensive as you make it to be.
    It can cost from $100+ (cheap PnS) to many tens of K.
    Need to control your BBB urges, coz a lot of advice here is very poisonous!
    I know...still a long list to buy. Slowly one by one, depends what money I left Maybe depends what skill I have. I don't think I will buy a perfect lens for next few months. My skill is not there yet. Hope with all seniors here help, I can improve my skills faster and faster. Then throw away money faster.
    Last edited by ehping; 16th November 2010 at 05:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    Hi all, after considering and waiting a few month, finally I bought Nikon D7000 yesterday. Can't wait to start to shoot. Reading menu now. Hope can learn more from seniors.

    Besides kits, I bought a tripod and a camera bag, which costs another $500.

    Really photography is a huge huge money trap. Can't stop to throw money in.

    So the next is dry box, maybe? Then next...next... Anyway, will enjoy.
    Hi welcome.
    This is just the beginning....HAHAHA..
    Buy only when you feel your equipment is limiting you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post

    Sorry I confused dry cabinet and dry box. Not sure what the difference they are. The guy at there recommended one about $150. Any suggestion?
    Judging by the price, it has to a dry cabinet. Hmm if you don't give us the size, brand and model, I dun think we can comment on it.

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    Welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Judging by the price, it has to a dry cabinet. Hmm if you don't give us the size, brand and model, I dun think we can comment on it.
    It is Akarui digi 40L Digital

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    It is Akarui digi 40L Digital
    That's a reasonable price, you can get this or other brands as well. Given Singapore humidity, its better to have one.

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    Sorry I confused dry cabinet and dry box. Not sure what the difference they are. The guy at there recommended one about $150. Any suggestion?



    Dry Cabinet: Can lock and need electricity to operate. It controls the humidity inside.

    Dry box: No electricity required. Some can lock and some cannot. Uses silica gel to absorb moisture inside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    Sorry I confused dry cabinet and dry box. Not sure what the difference they are. The guy at there recommended one about $150. Any suggestion?



    Dry Cabinet: Can lock and need electricity to operate. It controls the humidity inside.

    Dry box: No electricity required. Some can lock and some cannot. Uses silica gel to absorb moisture inside the box.
    TS, akarui 40L is a dry cabinet.


    I think I've seen some dry boxes with cable connection for continuous drying though...
    For me:

    Dry cabinet: BIG
    Dry box: SMALL


    kekekeke
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    Sorry I confused dry cabinet and dry box. Not sure what the difference they are. The guy at there recommended one about $150. Any suggestion?



    Dry Cabinet: Can lock and need electricity to operate. It controls the humidity inside.

    Dry box: No electricity required. Some can lock and some cannot. Uses silica gel to absorb moisture inside the box.
    Thank you. Obvious dry cabinet is a better buy.

    That's a reasonable price, you can get this or other brands as well. Given Singapore humidity, its better to have one.
    Will buy... Year end bonus hasn't got, already started to spend liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    TS, akarui 40L is a dry cabinet.


    I think I've seen some dry boxes with cable connection for continuous drying though...
    For me:

    Dry cabinet: BIG
    Dry box: SMALL


    kekekeke
    Hey, saw your photo at dd123's homepage. You are a great model. kekekekeke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    Thank you. Obvious dry cabinet is a better buy.


    Will buy... Year end bonus hasn't got, already started to spend liao.
    'better' depends on requirements. If someone has only 1 x DSLR + 1 lens, and uses it regularly, the dry cabinet could be considered a 'waste' of space.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehping View Post
    Hey, saw your photo at dd123's homepage. You are a great model. kekekekeke.
    luckily his lens(es) didn't crack after photographing me
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    'better' depends on requirements. If someone has only 1 x DSLR + 1 lens, and uses it regularly, the dry cabinet could be considered a 'waste' of space.
    Thank you for the advise. Then I save it for a few month maybe. Of course, besides 1 body + 1 lens, i got a tripod. haha. can't put into dry cabinet. kekekekeke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    luckily his lens(es) didn't crack after photographing me
    You such a great model, should encouge to take more. Will pm him to do so. Then after that, you can start to charge. Advise "$50 per outing to shoot xdd, not xmm." kekekekek.

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