dry cabinet for 2 dslr + 4 lens?


Oct 24, 2008
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Anyone can recommend an appropriate size cabinet for the above line-up?
What's the difference between cabinet and box? and also the different cabinet systems?

Thanks for any enlightenment.
 

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cabinet is electronic, plug into power supply and dial in the humidity and it will do its work like a refridgerator
box is manual, must buy silica gel and fill it in and change it regularly.

for your setup, 30L cabinet is just enough but might be squeezy if you decide to get more equiptment. would advice you to go with 50L for futureproofing :D
 

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Anyone can recommend an appropriate size cabinet for the above line-up?
What's the difference between cabinet and box? and also the different cabinet systems?

Thanks for any enlightenment.
Depending on the size of your lens, just a 30L would be enough, that of course mean you don't have a 300mm or 500mm prime going in there. Difference between a cabinet and a box? cabinet runs on electricity and is more convenient, dry box uses silica gel or other drying agents of your choice.

For more info on dry cabinets look here:

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481380
 

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thanks spree86 & deathrequiem, it shed alot of light on dry cabinets for me, especially the link from spree86:)
 

cleonbus

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30L will do.Bodies go into the top and lenses go to the bottom.But if you're planning to BBB more then a 60L or 80L might help...
 

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thanks cleonbus too. Guess I'll now narrow into the 30-40L range.

One more thing I need to clarify which I've heard about but havan got a definite answer. Are flashes allowed inside dry cabinets?
 

Yoh

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thanks cleonbus too. Guess I'll now narrow into the 30-40L range.

One more thing I need to clarify which I've heard about but havan got a definite answer. Are flashes allowed inside dry cabinets?
There's no issue placing flash in it.
 

Atarandas

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personally I find 30L being too cramp for 2 DSLR bodies. I assuming you have at least one semi pro size like DSLR and one smaller. If you have battery grip mounted, then confirm will be very tight.

I am using 80L now with 2 DSLR bodies and one compact. Its sufficiently space. When taking lens and camera out, no need to worry about knocking into other items and re arranging them time to time.
 

narofx

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30L will do.Bodies go into the top and lenses go to the bottom.But if you're planning to BBB more then a 60L or 80L might help...
may i check with you the rationale for putting the lenses at the bottom?
 

eleveninth

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up to you to arrange, think because the sponge for placing the lens is by default on the bottom. hehe
 

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if your lenses are not large, the smallest size (35? or 30 litre) should suffice.

i have one dslr body, one slr body, sigma 10-20, pentax 18-55, pentax 35, pentax 50, tamron 70-300, pentax 10-17 and one film pns and i can fit it all in with a little bit of space left. :)
 

Blur Shadow

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Even the smallest sized dry cabinet can fit quite a bit.

Here are the contents of my 36L dry cabinet:

- Nikon D300s dSLR
- Nikon D70 dSLR
- Fuji S5 Pro dSLR
- Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
- Nikon AF 300mm f/4 ED-IF
- Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
- Nikon SB-900 Speedlight

It is a tight squeeze, but it fits. Of course, if you have the cash and space, you can always get a larger one.
 

An drew

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Get one as big as you can. 80L? As long as you have the space. You can start to collect all kind of lenses.
 

soeypixels

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get at least 80 - 100
with at least 4 layers .. must plan for long term. 70-200 or 300-500 :bsmilie:

just upgrade from 30l digicabi to E108D Akarui Digi from CP
$345 and i am pleased with it
 

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30 litre should be just nice for 2 bodies & 4 lens. Im using a 30 litre that holds a 500D, 5D2, 18-55,24-70,10-22 and 50f1.8 + some filters. Abit pack if you are not the kind who is gentle as you may knock other items when taking in or out.

buy a bigger capacity and suffer the bbb virus. haaa;)

Merry xmas
 

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thanks everyone, mentally I think I know which litre cabinet Im targeting now . will prob get a bigger than 30L one; always good to have alittle more space=D

and what does bbb means?? pardon me but the jargons seems to keep coming new.

merry xmas!
 

spree86

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thanks everyone, mentally I think I know which litre cabinet Im targeting now . will prob get a bigger than 30L one; always good to have alittle more space=D

and what does bbb means?? pardon me but the jargons seems to keep coming new.

merry xmas!
Haha bbb = buy buy buy, virus is esp potent when u get yr pay or bonus, take precautions.:bsmilie:
 

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