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    Hi all,

    I am new to here. I just bought a 500D. I got a tripod. And I want to buy a dry box or cabinet. Can I have any advice from you guys?

    Thanks. This is really best photography forum in Singapore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboflame View Post
    Hi all,

    I am new to here. I just bought a 500D. I got a tripod. And I want to buy a dry box or cabinet. Can I have any advice from you guys?

    Thanks. This is really best photography forum in Singapore.

    What kind of advice? Regarding dry cabinets? Dry cabinets are less trouble and more convenient in the long run compared to dry box.

    For more info on dry cabinets:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481380

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboflame View Post
    Hi all,

    I am new to here. I just bought a 500D. I got a tripod. And I want to buy a dry box or cabinet. Can I have any advice from you guys?

    Thanks. This is really best photography forum in Singapore.

    buy a dry box: monitoring of humidity once every few days/weeks, changing of gel etc
    buy a dry cabinet: monitor for first day, leave your equiptment inside and check the screen once every 2 weeks

    dry cabi is not that ex either. digi cabi db36 only cost $11x
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    Welcome to CS. ^^

    You are encourage to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

    Good start here:

    Camera basics
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography

    Composition
    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ps-illustrated

    Landscape Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...pe-photography
    Hyperfocus

    Street Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...t-photographer

    Basic Night Photography Tips
    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/c...esson.html#int

    More topics covered here:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Understanding Stops and Exposure

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    Buying Guides for Newbie

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    Singapore Camera equipment price guides:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

    Newbie guide to buying lenses:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm

    Newbie guide to buying DSLR:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm
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    Welcome to CS!
    Get a dry cabinet.. Less hassel and probably more savings in the long run..
    Enjoy ur stay
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    all bro/sis here will recommend getting a dry cabinet . . .

    in long run, less hassle, low cost, etc . . . and a nice furniture in your room for display of your loved toy too . . .

    Welcome to CS . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    What kind of advice? Regarding dry cabinets? Dry cabinets are less trouble and more convenient in the long run compared to dry box.

    For more info on dry cabinets:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481380
    Thanks a lot for your advice. The link is useful for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathrequiem View Post
    buy a dry box: monitoring of humidity once every few days/weeks, changing of gel etc
    buy a dry cabinet: monitor for first day, leave your equiptment inside and check the screen once every 2 weeks

    dry cabi is not that ex either. digi cabi db36 only cost $11x
    Yeah. I also thinking about whether to buy dry box or dry cabinet.

    Thanks for your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylover View Post
    Welcome to CS. ^^

    You are encourage to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

    Good start here:

    Camera basics
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography

    Composition
    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ps-illustrated

    Landscape Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...pe-photography
    Hyperfocus

    Street Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...t-photographer

    Basic Night Photography Tips
    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/c...esson.html#int

    More topics covered here:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Understanding Stops and Exposure

    =================================================
    Buying Guides for Newbie

    =================================================
    Singapore Camera equipment price guides:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

    Newbie guide to buying lenses:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm

    Newbie guide to buying DSLR:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm
    Wow... I wish I can join the outing. Because now I attending at Poly final year. So, if I got time, I really want to join. Because this is my first DSLR. The lens is 18-55mm IS lens. so, I need a lot of thing to learn about photography and really willing to learn. I will post my shots. I need your guys advice. Thanks a lot for warmly welcome me.

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    Welcome

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    welcome and enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diluted View Post
    Welcome to CS!
    Get a dry cabinet.. Less hassel and probably more savings in the long run..
    Enjoy ur stay
    Yeah. I agree on it. But now my budget is low. No penny left in atm..

    Thanks for your advice. Before I buy dry box or dry cabinet, how can I keep my camera and lens?




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    you can just keep it normally. fungus doesnt start growing until at least a few months of non usage. take it out regularly to use and you should be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathrequiem View Post
    you can just keep it normally. fungus doesnt start growing until at least a few months of non usage. take it out regularly to use and you should be fine
    Ok.. That's nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboflame View Post
    Hi all,

    I am new to here. I just bought a 500D. I got a tripod. And I want to buy a dry box or cabinet. Can I have any advice from you guys?

    Thanks. This is really best photography forum in Singapore.

    I just bought mine not long ago too! This is my 500D with selections of lens on top of my dry cabi.


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    [QUOTE=Fit44;6732710]I just bought mine not long ago too! This is my 500D with selections of lens on top of my dry cabi.



    Cool! Thanks for sharing with me.

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    Great! Welcome to CS!

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    Default Re: Newbie with 500D

    Quote Originally Posted by Roboflame View Post
    Wow... I wish I can join the outing. Because now I attending at Poly final year. So, if I got time, I really want to join. Because this is my first DSLR. The lens is 18-55mm IS lens. so, I need a lot of thing to learn about photography and really willing to learn. I will post my shots. I need your guys advice. Thanks a lot for warmly welcome me.
    We shoot mostly on saturday early mornings... start shooting at 6am and end around 7:30am.

    Even working people like us can find time. I am sure you can too. It is only up to you if you want to work hard at the hobby or not.

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    Default Re: Newbie with 500D

    Thanks all of your advices...

    Now, with my budget I will buy a dry box first and keep my camera and one lens first... after months later, I will buy a dry cabinet...

    Today, I saw one dry box at Fair Price Xtra at jurong point.. it is 25 SGD...

    Could you explain how its works and how to keep camera and lens in the box?
    And also, about the gel...

    Thanks A lot... Cheers..

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