Do i need drycabinet?


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HHenrYY

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Hi all !

i'll be getting a prime lens for my D90 18-105mm kit .

was wondering
do i need to get dry cabinet .

was quote a little over $100 for the smallest one.

do you guys think i sld get it ?
which brand sld i buy ?
is 5W of electricity going to add a lot to my electricity bill ?
 

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Have you tried reading the thread directly below yours? Most of the answers can be found there, otherwise you can also use the search function to dig out the other hundreds and thousands of similar threads.
 

Octarine

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is 5W of electricity going to add a lot to my electricity bill ?
Take your last utility bill and a pocket calculator. Is it really that hard to do a little bit of maths?
 

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the cost of fungus clearing of one dslr plus one lens will definably more then the dry cabinet, and it can happen in matter of couple of weeks time if the condition is right for fungus to grow.

do you wish to decide buy a dry cabinet after that? spending double?
 

ahbian

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The main reason to get a dry cabinet is to minimize the risk of fungus.
I'm sure you'll agree that that reason is worth it.
 

HHenrYY

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okay, budden i'll have to start saving for it after getting my prime . =[

hope the fungus is not growing so fast. =/
HAHA.

for now, i keep my d90 and 18-105mm in the bag and put lots of silicon gel (get frrom shoe box that kind...)

hope its okay till i get this. =/
 

zac08

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In the right conditions, it will just bloom and then... all we can say is GOOD luck :)
 

yannick87

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Think you shud get the box first.
Lens can always later on then buy.
However, if you can't take any photos if your camera has fungus.
Just my advise.
 

Edwin Francis

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for now, i keep my d90 and 18-105mm in the bag and put lots of silicon gel (get frrom shoe box that kind...)

hope its okay till i get this. =/
That will just give you a false sense of security. Most camera bags are far from airtight (unless you have a Pelican case or similar). And the SILICA gel you're talking about is already saturated i.e. will not absorb any more moisture.
If you need an interim solution, use an AIRTIGHT container (tupperware?) and some silica gel (can get from photo shops -- the type that is blue when dry and changes to light pink when saturated). Note that the silica gel can itself be a source of dust (esp if it fragments when heated too fast), so don't just pour it all over your equipment.
 

dark72

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Get it and not worry about your equipment.
 

Lomographer

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i have never gotten one...

despite previously my room had not been converted yet

i had never gotten fungus in any of my equip, new or old

then again, it depends if you're worried or not

if you are, this will settle all your worries
 

dewei85

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Hi all !

i'll be getting a prime lens for my D90 18-105mm kit .

was wondering
do i need to get dry cabinet .

was quote a little over $100 for the smallest one.

do you guys think i sld get it ?
which brand sld i buy ?
is 5W of electricity going to add a lot to my electricity bill ?
Get it and stop all the worries.

An please do a search before asking.

Do yourself a favour and search "Dry cabinet". I believe there is enough material for you to read and ponder.
 

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Get it to stop all ur worries
Consider it to be a necessary accessory for DSLR
Especially in humid country like Singapore
 

lichtleiter

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Hi all !

i'll be getting a prime lens for my D90 18-105mm kit .

was wondering
do i need to get dry cabinet .

was quote a little over $100 for the smallest one.

do you guys think i sld get it ?
which brand sld i buy ?
is 5W of electricity going to add a lot to my electricity bill ?
Bro, Singapore electricity cost around 0.22cents/KW

If you try to compute that for a month running 24 hours a day:
5x.22x24x31/1000 =0.82 cents per month

That's all you need to set aside to have a fungus free lens.
Go and get one now!
 

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kklee

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If you forsee your equipment to be used fairly frequently, get a dry cabinet, else, a dry box/case works well for storage mostly.
 

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