Do you really need a dry cabinet?


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Snoweagle

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:bigeyes: Wah, over a year? So have you got a dry cabinet already? Better be safe than sorry. Come to think of it. It's wiser to invest in a dry cabinet which cost a couple of hundreds of dollars rather than let your few thousand dollars gears risk infected with fungus. No more worries since I got mine. :bsmilie:
Yeah i've got it a few mths ago already. Then i just got my 17-40 so after that i bought one. :)
 

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For those who use their gears everyday, is it better to just dump the whole camera bag into the dry cabinet when at home? :bsmilie:
 

Artosoft

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For those who use their gears everyday, is it better to just dump the whole camera bag into the dry cabinet when at home? :bsmilie:
It will take longer to remove the humidity caused by camera bag. While it is possible, I prefer to use extra space to keep my precious DVD/VCD, negative film, rather than camera bag.

Regards,
Arto.
 

raincool2005

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Hi guys,

Just starting to get more serious into photography and am wondering, is it really necessary for a dry cabinet? Can I keep my SLR and lens just in a normal cabinet? Would it really be so harmful for the camera and lens?

Cheers.
100% yes ! yr camera can never survive in singapore weather.
 

armadillo

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Unless you stay at Melbourne :)
My friend who stay there told me the humidity around 40 to 50%.
 

chrishon

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I'm thinking to get a dry box,well since getting a cabinet is quite a hassle for a foreigner like me,considering that someday I'll go back to my home country
Anyone know where to get one?and for how much?
Thanks
 

night86mare

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I'm thinking to get a dry box,well since getting a cabinet is quite a hassle for a foreigner like me,considering that someday I'll go back to my home country
Anyone know where to get one?and for how much?
Thanks
Carrefour.

$24.90 yesterday.

If you hang around long enough you might meet a person trying to buy a dry cabinet (they always give out free dry box with dry cabi) and you can try to discuss with him to knock off some $.

Alternatively you can buy here in Clubsnap Marketplace, always got people selling because they also buy dry cabi! :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

If you buy from Carrefour make sure that the silica pack inside is blue instead of pink hor. Mine was totally pink, but I don't use it anyways, just microwaved it for fun in any case.
 

drakon09

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You guys are scaring me into getting a dry box. =(

But I'm thinking; if I take out my gear everyday to use, dry box or not, it's exposed to moisture more than it is in the dry box, haha.

But ok la, just pay small $ to get peace of mind. At least even if got fungus it's not my fault! :thumbsup:
It ain't the camera, it's those damn lenses...

Once fungus grows underneath the glass coatings... bye bye lens...
 

night86mare

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It ain't the camera, it's those damn lenses...

Once fungus grows underneath the glass coatings... bye bye lens...
Hehe, yar, but I only got kit lens so far. But ok la, I got already, don't nag me! :sweat:

Should keep it at 40-50, right?
 

noobie

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For those who use dry box, how much silica gel should you use? I am concern about too much much silica gel will suck up the lubricant in the cam also thus causing the cam to spoilt faster too.
 

night86mare

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For those who use dry box, how much silica gel should you use? I am concern about too much much silica gel will suck up the lubricant in the cam also thus causing the cam to spoilt faster too.
So get a dry box with a hygrometer so you can check out the humidity levels!
 

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Got a 70L digi-cab comes with lens cleaner and a additional dry box.

so far happy with the purchase:cool:

otto
 

yanyewkay

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remember to buy a 2nd hygrometer if you suspect that the built in hygrometer isn't accurate.

i don't really bother with the accuracy anyway so I've not bought one.
 

chrishon

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Carrefour.

$24.90 yesterday.

If you hang around long enough you might meet a person trying to buy a dry cabinet (they always give out free dry box with dry cabi) and you can try to discuss with him to knock off some $.

Alternatively you can buy here in Clubsnap Marketplace, always got people selling because they also buy dry cabi! :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

If you buy from Carrefour make sure that the silica pack inside is blue instead of pink hor. Mine was totally pink, but I don't use it anyways, just microwaved it for fun in any case.
Thanks for the advice :D
 

totoro17

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Got a 70L digi-cab comes with lens cleaner and a additional dry box.

so far happy with the purchase:cool:

otto
where did u buy it? what brand is the lens cleaner? how much did u buy it?
 

mickie

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Hi guys, what is your knob's position (green light facing where?) for the RH's level of around 50% for your DB-036 (30L)?
Mine just have one green light led without any red led eh?
 

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