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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2260 on: February 08, 2012, 01:00:51 PM »
Dito po sa Benguet, P40 lang ang hygrometers. :)
Ang digital equivalent naman P300.
Mukha naman accurate kase ang RH dito is 80-85% average.
No regrets, because during that time it is exactly what I wanted!

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2261 on: February 09, 2012, 01:08:29 AM »
Usually gano katagal tubuan ng fungus ung gears mo if it's just stored in a bag inside a closet? and how do i spot if there are signs of fungi on my gears? :)
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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2262 on: February 29, 2012, 08:58:40 PM »
Would any of you know who services dry boxes? I'm using wonderful brand dry boxes.
[hi Sir Ricardo,

do wonderful brand dry boxes need servicing?  if yes, what is being serviced here if ever?  i have one din po kasi.

TIA]

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2264 on: March 07, 2012, 12:16:30 AM »
ok lang po ba if pelican case po ang parang dry box ko??

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2265 on: March 11, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »
just  acquired a ref with glass door wala nang compressor I'm planing to make it into a dry box can you give suggestion where can i buy an electric humidefier.

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2266 on: March 11, 2012, 07:19:13 PM »
just  acquired a ref with glass door wala nang compressor I'm planing to make it into a dry box can you give suggestion where can i buy an electric humidefier.

Tayhua trading sir. 900 ung big size de-humidefier nila.
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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2267 on: March 13, 2012, 05:48:17 PM »
Tayhua trading sir. 900 ung big size de-humidefier nila.

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2268 on: March 17, 2012, 08:56:25 PM »
Di ko alam kung ito ang tamang thread sa tanung ko pero since its all about storage, tatanong ko lang kung okay lang ba na sa camera bag lang naka lagay ang mga lens pati na ang body? kelan ba dapat nililinis ang camera? salamat sa mga sasagot :)

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Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2269 on: March 18, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »
Di ko alam kung ito ang tamang thread sa tanung ko pero since its all about storage, tatanong ko lang kung okay lang ba na sa camera bag lang naka lagay ang mga lens pati na ang body? kelan ba dapat nililinis ang camera? salamat sa mga sasagot :)

Hi Sir R8ed. Newbie lang po ako sa photography but based from what I have read and have learned sa kakatanong sa mga nakikilala kong mga photographers, they don't recommend storing camera, lenses and other photography gears inside a camera bag. It is prone daw to get fungus because of high humidity. It is better to store your gears inside a DIY drybox like lock n lock or dryboxes that can be bought from photo shops. Much more better if you use an electronic cabinet, para wala ka na masyadong iintindihin sa pag monitor ng RH, just my opinion. For now, I am still using a DIY drybox, a lock n lock. Wala pa kasi akong budget for an electronic cabinet e, nag-iipon pa...hehehehe.

Regarding cleaning of gears, I also asked the same question from photographers I met yesterday sa Pipho Photo Op in 7 lakes of San Pablo. Their advise was to blow dry the gears using rocket blowers that can be bought also sa photo shops and then wipe your gears with soft dry cloth, tapos nun store them back inside your dry box or dry cabinet na ulit. I hope my sharing helped you in any way. Thanks and Gob bless.

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2270 on: March 19, 2012, 04:11:21 PM »
quick questions:
1. kailangan ba pati DSLR Body i-dry box pa?
2. ano usual power draw ng electric dry box?
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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2271 on: March 22, 2012, 12:11:39 PM »
Hi Sir R8ed. Newbie lang po ako sa photography but based from what I have read and have learned sa kakatanong sa mga nakikilala kong mga photographers, they don't recommend storing camera, lenses and other photography gears inside a camera bag. It is prone daw to get fungus because of high humidity. It is better to store your gears inside a DIY drybox like lock n lock or dryboxes that can be bought from photo shops. Much more better if you use an electronic cabinet, para wala ka na masyadong iintindihin sa pag monitor ng RH, just my opinion. For now, I am still using a DIY drybox, a lock n lock. Wala pa kasi akong budget for an electronic cabinet e, nag-iipon pa...hehehehe.

Regarding cleaning of gears, I also asked the same question from photographers I met yesterday sa Pipho Photo Op in 7 lakes of San Pablo. Their advise was to blow dry the gears using rocket blowers that can be bought also sa photo shops and then wipe your gears with soft dry cloth, tapos nun store them back inside your dry box or dry cabinet na ulit. I hope my sharing helped you in any way. Thanks and Gob bless.

Thanks sa very detailed info.

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2272 on: March 22, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
quick questions:
1. kailangan ba pati DSLR Body i-dry box pa?
2. ano usual power draw ng electric dry box?

1. its recommended that u also store your cam body sa drybox
2. i think its 10W

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2273 on: March 23, 2012, 10:07:37 AM »
Usually gano katagal tubuan ng fungus ung gears mo if it's just stored in a bag inside a closet? and how do i spot if there are signs of fungi on my gears? :)

Depends on how humid and dark your storage is. To be sure, just bring out your lenses once a week to 'air' and inspect the optics. You'll need to look through your lens' glass elements against a strong window light or a flashlight to see if there are spider-web looking beings inside. Sometimes it's not on the rear or front - nasa gitna! So you need that strong light to see.

Dati ang mahal ng electronic dry cabinet - made in Japan lang kasi available. So tiis ako, and I'd store my film camera and lenses in the gear bag with a few packets of silica gel.  Then stow all of it inside a dark closet. Some lenses I would not use for months.  And since the bag is in the bed room, it's subject to swings in humidity (drier pag may A/C) - but the resulting condensation and dark conditions do not help is preventing fungus from growing.

There are small inexpensive dry boxes now for as little as P5,500 -- or the cost of a high end 77mm filter!  Check out Aperture Trading

HTH

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2274 on: March 23, 2012, 10:21:50 AM »
Would any of you know who services dry boxes? I'm using wonderful brand dry boxes.
[hi Sir Ricardo,

do wonderful brand dry boxes need servicing?  if yes, what is being serviced here if ever?  i have one din po kasi.

TIA]

Mike,

As far as i know, walang service needed at all. I've had mine plugged in for about 4 years now (Wonderful yung brand) - and it just works.  It comes with an analog hygrometer - so for good measure, I got a digital one too. Funny thing is, they don't agree as far as RH, but are spot-on sa temperature. I think the analog one takes much longer to react.  So average na lang, so long as between 45 to 60% RH, ok na ako.  The evening A/C helps to dry out the air, too kasi madalas kong buksan yung dry cabi.

Edwin

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2275 on: March 23, 2012, 12:24:34 PM »
Depends on how humid and dark your storage is. To be sure, just bring out your lenses once a week to 'air' and inspect the optics. You'll need to look through your lens' glass elements against a strong window light or a flashlight to see if there are spider-web looking beings inside. Sometimes it's not on the rear or front - nasa gitna! So you need that strong light to see.

Dati ang mahal ng electronic dry cabinet - made in Japan lang kasi available. So tiis ako, and I'd store my film camera and lenses in the gear bag with a few packets of silica gel.  Then stow all of it inside a dark closet. Some lenses I would not use for months.  And since the bag is in the bed room, it's subject to swings in humidity (drier pag may A/C) - but the resulting condensation and dark conditions do not help is preventing fungus from growing.

There are small inexpensive dry boxes now for as little as P5,500 -- or the cost of a high end 77mm filter!  Check out Aperture Trading

HTH

Very helpful indeed thanks sir.
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« Reply #2276 on: April 18, 2012, 10:21:52 PM »
How to calibrate this? Tried the salt test and it show 80% but how to adjust?




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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2277 on: April 18, 2012, 11:35:04 PM »
i think you cannot adjust it, ung ginawa ko sakin in naglabel lang ako na dapat maintain ko ung humidity as 40% to compensate the extra 10%.
D3200 l 16-35 f4G N l 50 1.8G l 70-200 f4G N l Sirui T-025 l Classified 160 AW

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2278 on: April 19, 2012, 08:48:00 AM »
kelan ba dapat nililinis ang camera? salamat sa mga sasagot :)

Sir, ako po kasi nililinis ko ung gears ko pag may visible na dirt outside land the dust blower and lens pen are important tapos balik agad sa Dry Box if not in use. Once a week din try to expose your gears on a sunny day like 10-15mins (to kill a forming fungus) tapos gamitin lang. After all, our gears are built for use. 

When it comes naman po sa dumi sa loob ng lens, as long as hindi naman nakaka-apaketo sa mga shots na kinukuha natin and as long as hindi sya fungus, according to (the famous and trusted) Mang Ady Balce e wag munang ipalinis kasi iba pa din kapag binuksan na ng technician ang gears. Naniniwala ako dun kasi sa cleaning and fixing guru na nagsabi hehe

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Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2279 on: April 19, 2012, 09:54:49 AM »
HomeLife Silica Gel ung gamit ko

 
kaso pansin ko hindi nag iiba color nila?? white parin sila after 3 days ko ni test, nilagay ko sa airtight ung iba ung iba nmn nasa container ko ng damit -> not an airtight box
 
tapos ask ko lang safe ba itong 250G Gadget Storage Moisture Absorber:
Hindi ba siya corrosive sa gadgets? nabasa ko kasi ung "dehumidifier" ay hindi pwede sa gadgets e.
 
tapos ito bang galing sa tayhua / JT na electronic/rechargeable moisture absorber e silica gel parin ang gamit?

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