Yes is recommend to get one dry cabi as on the way you may buy more item for you cam
a 6olit or 80lit i think is good enough 60lit AHC about $188 80lit AHC about $200 plus and 60lit DHC about $200 plus and 80lis DHC about $320.:bsmilie:
For now, a dry box is sufficient; but a dry cabinet is more of a long-term investment. Unless you will never buy another piece of gear (and "never" is a long time), a drycabi is a good investment. Better keep that fungus off than cry when it hits.
i suggest at least a dry box first to keep ur body and lens since they are still small in size if your next purchase is still a long time away. But if you are the buy buy buy type than a dry cabi should be next on ur shopping list.
For myself, I am still using my $25buck dry box with a hyrometer and silicon gel for the time being since I dun have much stuff.
Fungus doesn't bother if it's just 'basic body' or high grade lenses. The question is what you can afford and what you are willing to put in as efforts (changing silica gel vs. adjusting a knob or dial with 5W power consumption). Keep in mind that your equipment can grow in future but also that you can use the dry cabinet for other things that need controlled storage (e.g. documents). A cabinet also offers some 'structured storage', easier to keep all gear tidy in one place.
If you don't see yourself expanding your equipment any time soon, a dry box may be a better bet. <S$20, available at most camera shops in Sim Lim Square and Funan. If you want to save even more in this recession, you can use a Tupperware box and silica gel.
Is a dry box really that bad? I have used a dry box before, and found it satisfactory. When paired with a small bucket of "Thirsty Hippo", the hydrometer reads 30%. That's a little overdoing it, apparently, but it seems to protect my gear alright. My dad has been using the Tupperware solution before I was born. No issues there either. I truly believe it a simple matter of managing the humidity.