Keeping equipments "dry" while overseas


jackaltan

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I was just thinking... when we're at home we placed our cams and lens in the dry cab or dry box.. but when we go overseas, wat are the ways to keep our equipments dry? does putting silica gel (or whatever it's called) into the camera bag work? any ideas? or it's ok to just leave it be for a few days?
 

yrh0413

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I was just thinking... when we're at home we placed our cams and lens in the dry cab or dry box.. but when we go overseas, wat are the ways to keep our equipments dry? does putting silica gel (or whatever it's called) into the camera bag work? any ideas? or it's ok to just leave it be for a few days?
unless your bag is air-tight, putting silica gels in your bag won't pull down the moisture level in your bag.

For me I won't be bothered keeping my stuff dry when I am overseas as most of the time my camera will be in my hands. Even when back in hotel I'll just put my stuff on the table.

Take care of your equipments, but don't over-pamper them. Tools are meant to be used. :)
 

yc2005

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You should be shooting everyday on your trip, so that should be no problem. Even for a few weeks, so long you are using the camera I dont think there would be fungus growth, etc.
Just enjoy your trip and shoot more!
 

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unless your bag is air-tight, putting silica gels in your bag won't pull down the moisture level in your bag.

For me I won't be bothered keeping my stuff dry when I am overseas as most of the time my camera will be in my hands. Even when back in hotel I'll just put my stuff on the table.

Take care of your equipments, but don't over-pamper them. Tools are meant to be used. :)
Agreed totally. Another thing is that your hotel room will have the aircon on 24/7, so your equipment will stay dry even if you leave it there the whole day. :bsmilie:
 

night86mare

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I was just thinking... when we're at home we placed our cams and lens in the dry cab or dry box.. but when we go overseas, wat are the ways to keep our equipments dry? does putting silica gel (or whatever it's called) into the camera bag work? any ideas? or it's ok to just leave it be for a few days?
no need to worry.

let's examine the reason why you put your camera into dry cabinet. you do so to prevent it from getting fungus.

when you are overseas, unless you are going there for work/study (in which case, you will have to examine the humidity of the country you are going to), you will be travelling.

when travelling, i think you will be bringing out your camera and taking pictures, yes? with movement, with use, it is less likely that the camera/lens will contract fungus.
 

jackaltan

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true true.. i forgot abt the air-con in the room.. lOl! thanks for the reply guys! ;)
 

Octarine

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Define "overseas" and check the average climate conditions at your destination. Ever wondered why people living in moderate climate zones don't know much about dry cabinets?
 

neech7

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Was in Singapore for a month. Left my gear in a non a/c room for a month and never kena any fungus. If it survives Singapore climate for a month outside a dry cabinet, I believe it will be okay anywhere.
 

GRbenji

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Fungi feed on dead organisum as they are decomposer. Wonder what they feed on growing on a piece of glass?
 

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Frequent use plus Air-con hotel room are more then enough to keep the fungus away.:thumbsup:
Don't be too paranoid about fungus, relax, enjoy your travelling and keep shooting;)
 

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