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Do you keep your flash in the dry cabinate? or just in the soft case.
Advisable or not to keep it in dry cabinate?

I know humidity is 40-50 %, but how about temperature? any specific range for temp.?
 

ZerocoolAstra

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it's a CABINET.

Are you worried about fungus growth in your flash? If yes, then by all means put it in the dry cabinet.

It's not a fridge, so you can't control the temperature.
 

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Thanks...so now just keep inside CABINET :)embrass:)...since I got extra space inside.
My temp reading was between 28-33 °C...is it normal.
 

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I keep mine inside my dry cabinet.
 

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Need Not worry abt fungus infection on u flash..wad u shd worry is batt leakage aft prolonged underusage. To put or not to put is ok.

Kept my Sb900 in the dry cabinet end up no space for my 2 sbr200 units.. latter put in soft box.. :)
 

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If ur dry cabi got space just put the flash in, well I did..
It helps to consolidate all ur gears together :)

So far, never hear anyone complain their flash spoilt due to put in dry cabi..
 

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Thanks...so now just keep inside CABINET :)embrass:)...since I got extra space inside.
My temp reading was between 28-33 °C...is it normal.
Mind you that's the usual temperature range of Singapore. Beside this: there is a manual for each flash (hope you kept it) and there is a chapter about storage and environmental conditions.
 

deepanshus

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If ur dry cabi got space just put the flash in, well I did..
It helps to consolidate all ur gears together :)

So far, never hear anyone complain their flash spoilt due to put in dry cabi..
on the contrary, from one of the thread i read in CS and also elsewhere, keeping flash in the dry cabbi was not recommended. not sure about the damage but i guess might have to do something with the flash element.

One thing for sure is NEVER :nono: store a flash with batteries plugged in.
 

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on the contrary, from one of the thread i read in CS and also elsewhere, keeping flash in the dry cabbi was not recommended. not sure about the damage but i guess might have to do something with the flash element.
Can you find the link / source again please? I'm curious about what the people have discussed. Personally, I don't see any potential issue with storing a flash inside dry cabinet. What matters are the storage conditions (especially humidity, but also cleanliness). If one can achieve this with dry cabinet then it's fine. Others only need a drawer because of moderate climate, be it.
 

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Temperature wise ok...i got it...but now I think I am still trying very hard to stabilise my RH.
First day I set RH, RH went down to 36 the next 1.5 days...so i turn the dial more towards the green...RH went up (due to door open). Again the next day RH drops down to 39..so I turn dial again more toward the green side...Next day again RH reads 42...next day again RH drops to 39 again...so I turn dial again to green...next day RH 45...next day again RH 40. Why my RH like stock market like that.???:confused:
 

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don't keep turning and opening the cabi because each time you open the RH% rises.

turn the knob very little each time.. it's up to your estimation.. and let the RH% 'stabilize' for like 1 day, then adjust accordingly again that should do the trick.
 

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I keep my small flash units in dry cabinet, and I don't remove batteries (cause I don't use Alkaline batteries and I shoot often)

one good thing about putting them in dry cabinet is much organized, and also keep the contact point clean and not oxidize.

but I can't keep all my other flash like Metz hammer heads and studio flash, it simply too bulky.. ;p
 

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