Desiccants in Camera bag.....


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aaron001

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Have anyone tried or know if putting these desiccants found in dryfood containers into the camera bag will actually work as preventive measure?
 

justarius

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It wouldn't work very well, if your camera bag isn't airtight (I think only some hardcases are tight, I don't think there's any soft bag which fits the bill). The dessicant would basically suck up all the moisture in the air around it, and since the bag isn't airtight, you will find that the dessicant gets spent pretty fast, too fast to be of much use.
 

sriram

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Absolutely no point, unless your bag is air tight.
 

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pour the dessicants into your camera body if you have a film body.
if not pour it thru the lens mount if you have a digital hehehe :lovegrin:
 

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ya... put some into the aluminium case i have, den sucked up pretty fast as well...

custom made bag... consist of plastic sleeve, pour dessicants bought from carrefour or any shop which sells, den seal off the edge with heat sealer, den take sharp thin object, like needles to poke alot of holes on the plastic sleeve. voila...
 

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zig said:
pour the dessicants into your camera body if you have a film body.
if not pour it thru the lens mount if you have a digital hehehe :lovegrin:
Do you do that to your camera? I believe silica gel can flake and powder. You must really enjoy little flecks of silica gel coating your film pressure plate or clogging up your shuttle. And unless your camera is a Nikonos, no way is it going to be airtight. So whats the point?
 

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