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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    if you are staying in singapore for few months only.. i guess dry box is the most cost effective way.. I sold my cabinet and buying dry box.. i can bring my dry box back to my hometown anytime
    back in your home town u dun need dry cabinet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    back in your home town u dun need dry cabinet?
    I think he means that its easier for him to bring the whole dry box over rather than a dry cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curry crab View Post
    hmmm mayb i shall wait awhile longer to up my budget and get a dry cabi
    My take is that, don't buy a camera if you are not buying a dry cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    TK Foto, a shop in Funan IT mall, one of the reputable shops known to the members here
    Is it still selling?? Dry box is how big?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fliplock View Post
    Is it still selling?? Dry box is how big?
    Yea still saw it the other day, big enough for a body and a few lenses, easier to gauge if you go have a feel for yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by fliplock View Post
    Is it still selling?? Dry box is how big?
    S$22 NET at TKphoto(so far the cheapest one without any need to haggle i know),

    can just barely fit my 50D with T 28-75 attached, 500D with 50f1.8 attached, 580EX, 4 BP-511A, 2 LP-5, 3 set of eneloop, 3 set of recyclo, 1 pawn wireless remote set, 18-55 and 55-250
    i buy i sell i use, repeat, such are the vicious endless cycle of GAS

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    S$22 NET at TKphoto(so far the cheapest one without any need to haggle i know),

    can just barely fit my 50D with T 28-75 attached, 500D with 50f1.8 attached, 580EX, 4 BP-511A, 2 LP-5, 3 set of eneloop, 3 set of recyclo, 1 pawn wireless remote set, 18-55 and 55-250
    Hi does the dry box works? using silica gel and does it come with a hydro meter? I don't think you need to maintain at 45% RH anything ranging from 45 to 60 % RH should be fungus free. BTW. I didn't know low RH can cause the rubber or oil to harden. If you don't apply heat and temp is maintained at room temp, got problem meh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Hi does the dry box works? using silica gel and does it come with a hydro meter? I don't think you need to maintain at 45% RH anything ranging from 45 to 60 % RH should be fungus free. BTW. I didn't know low RH can cause the rubber or oil to harden. If you don't apply heat and temp is maintained at room temp, got problem meh?
    it works(if it's not then what's the point of me buying and using it all this time not to mention recomend it to others duh ) i usually kept it aroudn 45%-55%, i change the silica gel every 2 weeks, first week 45-50%, second week 50-55% so yeah if u don't like the "hassle" or want a constant humidity readings(though i found that over rated) by all means get a drybox like the others recomend, sometimes it's not the money it's the other circumstances(i'm renting that's why it's easier for me to move and when i want to go back to my home country)

    in the end it's ur own preferences, get either one u think fits u, both are able to do the job with it's own pros and cons, choose the one that is more convinient for you.
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    Dear Willdoang, please don't get me wrong. I am sure any additional protection helps. I am thinking of doing what you did but will also look at the dry cabinet because it is maintenance free I suppose?

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    OT: Asked this in the other drybox/digicabi thread but the thread seems to be dead; does anyone know where to buy the 'wave' foam that is usually used to line the digicabi?
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    So what is the latest offer on dry cabinet. I gather Parisilk is selling at $105. Anyone with the latest please update.

    Thank you

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    TK Foto - Selling at $118. More convenient for me..
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    Default Re: reagrding dry box and silica gel

    OK, looks like TK is $118 which I confirmed this morning and Parisilk is $99 excluding tax. Not sure if TK $118 includes tax but Parisilk plus 7% GST will be $105.93. The difference isn't that much but since I will be driving by Holland Village tonight, I will pick up the Digi Cabi DB-036 dry cabinet from Parisilk.

    Hope they have stock as confrimed by the gentleman that answer my call this morning.

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    i just swung by TK just now. Out of stock for now. Stock is on the way and scheduled to reach at around 5.30pm later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawbeansta View Post
    OT: Asked this in the other drybox/digicabi thread but the thread seems to be dead; does anyone know where to buy the 'wave' foam that is usually used to line the digicabi?
    hmm, maybe you could contact digihub and enquire? i'm sure they should be able to help?
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    Default Re: reagrding dry box and silica gel

    Ok got my Digi Cabi from Parisilk yesterday at $99 excluding GST. They have stock there. Instruction manual not very clear and I do a trial and error. If setting is at green light, I get 30% RH. I think that is a bit too low so I set is slightly higher.

    If I am not wrong, the location you place the dry cabinet also will affect the setting required to achieve the desire RH. Of course if your room RH is already low, you may not need a higher setting but I am not sure about this.

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    hi guys, for those using the digi-analogue digi-cabi, are your dials set to the blue zone?

    Mine seem to hover between 55 - 59% RH... i've set it to almost 12 o'clock..
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