Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: Dry box

  1. #1
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default Dry box

    Hey guys I just got a DSLR camera and was wondering where is the best place to get a dry box? I am looking for a small one just to fit a camera. Preferably prices lower than $50

  2. #2
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147 View Post
    Hey guys I just got a DSLR camera and was wondering where is the best place to get a dry box? I am looking for a small one just to fit a camera. Preferably prices lower than $50
    Oh no.. please.. go for a dry cabi...
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

  3. #3
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Dry box

    Anyway Hope this Thread will be able to help you out...

    Hope you are aware that you have to microwave the silica gel once every few days if not wrong.. after a while also have to get new silica gel.. long term maintenance will cost you even more... why not save up for a dry cabinet..

    Digihub Singapore

    You can e mail them for detail and pricing.. if not wrong they do free delivery for 50l and above.. with 5 year warranty...
    Last edited by jas1984; 20th September 2011 at 06:03 PM.
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

  4. #4
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984
    Anyway Hope this Thread will be able to help you out...

    Hope you are aware that you have to microwave the silica gel once every few days if not wrong.. after a while also have to get new silica gel.. long term maintenance will cost you even more... why not save up for a dry cabinet..

    Digihub Singapore

    You can e mail them for detail and pricing.. if not wrong they do free delivery for 50l and above.. with 5 year warranty...
    Awesome man! Thanks so much for your help

  5. #5
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147 View Post
    Awesome man! Thanks so much for your help
    As the question you are asking have been ask in this forum for a lot of time.. so normally ppl will not reply.. or the kind of reply.. you know.. you may not like so...
    Next time try searching the forum first.. before you post it..as most of the time you can get the ans if you search carefully...

    Take care my friend...
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

  6. #6
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984

    As the question you are asking have been ask in this forum for a lot of time.. so normally ppl will not reply.. or the kind of reply.. you know.. you may not like so...
    Next time try searching the forum first.. before you post it..as most of the time you can get the ans if you search carefully...

    Take care my friend...
    Thank you! You are awesome! all the best!

  7. #7

    Default Re: Dry box

    Just get a lock n lock box before commit to the cabinet.( As they cme in many sizes)
    As sometime down the road, u think u something more then upgrade.
    The LnL box can be use for other things.

    I just wack the LnL box as wanna try out photography before commit.

  8. #8
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lord54
    Just get a lock n lock box before commit to the cabinet.( As they cme in many sizes)
    As sometime down the road, u think u something more then upgrade.
    The LnL box can be use for other things.

    I just wack the LnL box as wanna try out photography before commit.
    I heard that you have to control the humidity level, not too high not too low. If not the gear will spoil. How do you do that with a LnL box?

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Singapore (West)
    Posts
    690

    Default Re: Dry box

    For that, I reckon you'll need to buy a hygrometer..
    Just get a dry cabinet to save you from all the worrying and trouble of replacing silica gel..
    Canon 550D | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6IS | EF 50mm f/1.8II |
    My Humble Flickr

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    171

    Default Re: Dry box

    It is recommended that the humidity level be kept between 45%-55%

  11. #11
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Diluted
    For that, I reckon you'll need to buy a hygrometer..
    Just get a dry cabinet to save you from all the worrying and trouble of replacing silica gel..
    Even with a hygrometer how do you control the humidity level?

  12. #12
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,931
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: Dry box

    check out the TOP of Newbie Section and there is a LLOOoooonnggg thread with loads of good information and advise on dry boxes/cabinets
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

  13. #13
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147 View Post
    Even with a hygrometer how do you control the humidity level?
    no you don't control the humidity level with hygrometer, you only monitor humidity level.

    anyway, a smaller size dry cabinet only cost around 10% of your newly bought camera, if you go the route of set up of dry box/hygrometer/silica gel will not save you much, let along the trouble of buying/replacing or reheating the silica gel. once your camera lenses get fungus, it will cost more than a dry cabinet to clean it, than you buy a dry cabinet after that is already a little too late isn't it?
    Last edited by catchlights; 21st September 2011 at 08:26 AM.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  14. #14
    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rainy Singapore
    Posts
    9,523

    Default Re: Dry box

    Go for a dry cabinet

    If it's 1 camera and up to 3 or 4 lenses + filters etc, I think the smallest one (30L or thereabouts) is sufficient.

    There's always the temptation to get a bigger one though, since doubling the size does not double the price
    Exploring! :)

  15. #15
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Thanks so much guys, this weekend I will check out places that sell dry cabinets. I heard that mustafa sells dry cabinets too? Is that a good place to buy one?

  16. #16
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147
    Thanks so much guys, this weekend I will check out places that sell dry cabinets. I heard that mustafa sells dry cabinets too? Is that a good place to buy one?
    Price is around the same everywhere.. If you want to see physical thing you can go orient photo or Alan photo in sim lim square .. If not just order from the website.. I recommend digi cabi ...
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

  17. #17
    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rainy Singapore
    Posts
    9,523

    Default Re: Dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147 View Post
    Thanks so much guys, this weekend I will check out places that sell dry cabinets. I heard that mustafa sells dry cabinets too? Is that a good place to buy one?
    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984 View Post
    Price is around the same everywhere.. If you want to see physical thing you can go orient photo or Alan photo in sim lim square .. If not just order from the website.. I recommend digi cabi ...
    Ya I think prices are about the same everywhere.
    Maybe a good idea to take a look at one, just to visualize your gear in there See whether too crowded or not.
    Carrefour is another place to consider. I got the 60L digi cabi there. >$150, they do free delivery. Plus I claimed 5% discount and 5% rebate with POSB credit card.
    Exploring! :)

  18. #18
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    Ya I think prices are about the same everywhere.
    Maybe a good idea to take a look at one, just to visualize your gear in there See whether too crowded or not.
    Carrefour is another place to consider. I got the 60L digi cabi there. >$150, they do free delivery. Plus I claimed 5% discount and 5% rebate with POSB credit card.
    That a good deal .. Some more with rebate ...
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

  19. #19
    Member Hanmin147's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Went to carrefour today and check. Was ready to buy a 30L digi cabi then the sales man tell me all cabi no stock cause they changing supplier. Grrrr

  20. #20
    Member jas1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Singapore / Little Red Dot
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmin147 View Post
    Went to carrefour today and check. Was ready to buy a 30L digi cabi then the sales man tell me all cabi no stock cause they changing supplier. Grrrr
    Digihub Singapore

    You can e mail them for detail and pricing.. if not wrong they do free delivery for 50l and above.. with 5 year warranty...

    Can Order from the website if not go to Orient Photo or TK Foto...

    Same price one...

    Price List from TK Foto...

    Try calling Orient Photo to check prices..

    E-mail: sales@orientfoto.com.sg

    Tel: +65-63391035

    Fax: +65-63391034

    Or TK foto

    6338 5905 / 6338 7466

    To me personally this two are the very reputable shop around.. hope it help..
    Last edited by jas1984; 26th September 2011 at 02:33 PM.
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
    My FlickR l Google+

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •