!!

Hello Guest! Kumusta!

Thank you for visiting PiPho Forum!
It would be best if you will register so you can use the additional benefits of the community such as joining events, interacting with fellow members and view the hidden boards of the forum.

 
 
Mabuhay, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Sorry, this shoutbox does not exist.

Recent Classifieds Posts

Recent Forum Posts

JNX414 Rest in Peace. by pastilopez
[October 05, 2018, 10:26:56 AM]


Reverse Lens Macro Shots by Rundstedt
[October 01, 2018, 01:28:18 PM]


Photos Around Asia by mcCoy!
[September 30, 2018, 05:24:48 PM]


Insecta by Rundstedt
[September 29, 2018, 01:12:36 PM]


Landscapes & Seascapes For All by Rundstedt
[September 24, 2018, 04:39:10 AM]


My Food Photography Shots by mcCoy!
[September 21, 2018, 04:54:09 PM]


Canon IXY 400F (IXUS 130) by grandmasteralok
[September 21, 2018, 12:50:06 AM]


Street Life (a Street Photography Collection) by ken2
[September 19, 2018, 09:58:01 PM]


Need an Honest Critique by MarkJereos
[September 18, 2018, 05:11:32 AM]


Optech Products by Box of Hobbies
[September 17, 2018, 03:13:09 PM]



Author Topic: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free  (Read 605103 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline isee12dots

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Circulan
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 299
  • Liked: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Model: D7000
  • Nickname: Deneek
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2320 on: October 03, 2012, 11:00:39 AM »
^ive read somewhere that, some guy put his SD cards into the dry box / cab and it got corrupted.

I always remove camera/flash batteries and SD cards before putting them in box. that is why im asking other users.. :D
need more opinion from others

Pinoy Photography - Philippines Online Photography Community

Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2320 on: October 03, 2012, 11:00:39 AM »

Offline ebs100

  • Trade Count: (12)
  • Circulan
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 311
  • Liked: 33
  • Gender: Male
  • Field: Landscape
  • Nickname: -OJ-
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2321 on: October 03, 2012, 11:24:28 AM »
^ been doing it for more than 3yrs, no problems encountered. i think it is an ideal storage for such items since our drycabs fit the description of a cool & dry place. BTW, sandisk have storage temp specification for their cards -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC).

Offline Carps

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 77
  • Liked: 11
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon D80 Oly EM-5
  • Field: Still Life
  • Nickname: Carps
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2322 on: October 13, 2012, 09:12:51 PM »
After years of putting it off, I finally bought a dry box...got a Eureka dry Box from Shutter Master earlier. Kailangan na ng mas reliable na method for keeping the gear.
Basa ulit manual...

Offline emokit

  • Trade Count: (6)
  • Circulan
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 270
  • Liked: 52
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a noob, and damn proud of it!
  • Camera: Nikon
  • Field: Landscape
  • Model: D90
  • Nickname: Kit
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2323 on: October 16, 2012, 12:56:51 PM »
After years of putting it off, I finally bought a dry box...got a Eureka dry Box from Shutter Master earlier. Kailangan na ng mas reliable na method for keeping the gear.
Basa ulit manual...
how much gas mo sa drybox? gusto ko din bumili.. 8)
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Offline Carps

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 77
  • Liked: 11
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon D80 Oly EM-5
  • Field: Still Life
  • Nickname: Carps
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2324 on: October 16, 2012, 04:00:05 PM »
Got it for PhP 5,500 but less 5% for cash
Keeping it at "M" setting at 40-43 RH level

Offline jonrock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 191
  • Liked: 23
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Model: D7000, NEX5N, Fuji X-E1, RX100
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2325 on: October 18, 2012, 08:37:37 PM »
^ive read somewhere that, some guy put his SD cards into the dry box / cab and it got corrupted.

I always remove camera/flash batteries and SD cards before putting them in box. that is why im asking other users.. :D
need more opinion from others

I usually take mine out before putting it in but I don't think anything bad will happen if you do.  I think I just like the feeling of reloading everything back into the camera before I go out to shoot. 

Offline isee12dots

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Circulan
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 299
  • Liked: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Model: D7000
  • Nickname: Deneek
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2326 on: October 22, 2012, 12:18:24 PM »
^i also take my cards and batteries before putting in the box.
im just worried that the cards  / batteries contacts might wear due to frequent removal and insertion into the slots.

one of my 8 gig cards now has scratched contacts due to regular removal/insertion to the card slot - is now having a hard to to insert (im getting a status of Err when i put that card now)

Offline jonrock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 191
  • Liked: 23
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Model: D7000, NEX5N, Fuji X-E1, RX100
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2327 on: October 23, 2012, 07:53:10 AM »
^i also take my cards and batteries before putting in the box.
im just worried that the cards  / batteries contacts might wear due to frequent removal and insertion into the slots.

one of my 8 gig cards now has scratched contacts due to regular removal/insertion to the card slot - is now having a hard to to insert (im getting a status of Err when i put that card now)



I don't think this has ever happened to me. I think it should be fine as long as you aren't constantly taking the sd card in and out of the slot often.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 08:05:57 AM by jonrock »

Offline nayr12

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 116
  • Liked: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Nickname: Rhy
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2328 on: November 05, 2012, 06:25:44 PM »
Question lang. I bought a dry cabinet. But im not sure kung sino tama ang reading sa humidity sa built in na analog 30 RH pero sa 88 php na hygrometer analog sa japan home mga 50 RH. di ko tuloy alam kung sino tama. Im using AM-PRO
Thanks
Photograph with Passion

Offline tramp

  • Trade Count: (6)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 88
  • Liked: 6
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2329 on: November 05, 2012, 06:46:14 PM »
Question lang. I bought a dry cabinet. But im not sure kung sino tama ang reading sa humidity sa built in na analog 30 RH pero sa 88 php na hygrometer analog sa japan home mga 50 RH. di ko tuloy alam kung sino tama. Im using AM-PRO
Thanks

you need to calibrate your hygrometer (any of the two you have) to a known standard so you'll know if your hygrometer reading is accurate. it might be that neither of the hygrometer is calibrated and are giving you false readings.

Offline nayr12

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 116
  • Liked: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Nickname: Rhy
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2330 on: November 05, 2012, 11:54:18 PM »
is That the salt test i am seeing in the net? is it safe to use that for calibrating? Thanks
Photograph with Passion

Offline jonrock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 191
  • Liked: 23
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Model: D7000, NEX5N, Fuji X-E1, RX100
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2331 on: November 09, 2012, 01:27:38 PM »
Question lang. I bought a dry cabinet. But im not sure kung sino tama ang reading sa humidity sa built in na analog 30 RH pero sa 88 php na hygrometer analog sa japan home mga 50 RH. di ko tuloy alam kung sino tama. Im using AM-PRO
Thanks

I didn't run into this problem with my dry cabinet which is a Eureka model. The second hygrometer which is digital one I bought for double checking the relative humidity gives the exact same humidity reading as the analog one built into the dry cabinet. You might have to do the salt calibration if you're unsure what is the correct reading.   

Offline nayr12

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 116
  • Liked: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Nickname: Rhy
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2332 on: November 09, 2012, 08:39:05 PM »
@jonrock - i did it on my Japan home Analog it seems to have a variance of 10 maybe nextime ill calibrate my analog from the dry box. :)
Photograph with Passion

Offline tramp

  • Trade Count: (6)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 88
  • Liked: 6
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2333 on: November 15, 2012, 12:49:15 PM »
is That the salt test i am seeing in the net? is it safe to use that for calibrating? Thanks

the salt test is a good enough calibration method. but what  i did was, since i work in an industrial setting, i took my hygrometer and placed it beside a calibrated hygrometer and took note of the difference. in that way whatever my hygrometer reads i just add/subtract the difference between the calibrated one then i already have a precise reading.

Offline c010504

  • hoh10moh
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Robot
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 561
  • Liked: 61
  • Gender: Male
  • hello there~
  • Field: Travel
  • Nickname: Maki
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2334 on: November 16, 2012, 06:57:39 PM »
is That the salt test i am seeing in the net? is it safe to use that for calibrating? Thanks

the salt test is a good enough calibration method. but what  i did was, since i work in an industrial setting, i took my hygrometer and placed it beside a calibrated hygrometer and took note of the difference. in that way whatever my hygrometer reads i just add/subtract the difference between the calibrated one then i already have a precise reading.

+1 same method I always do  :D :D :D
Carbon Fibered **

Offline BCDiver

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 68
  • Liked: 1
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2335 on: January 07, 2013, 11:16:44 PM »
hi!

I just bought a dry box cabinet (Wonderful) from JT Photo.

My concern is, the back pilot light only turns on when the switch is on L (no back light when on M or H), and when I called JT Timog, they were not sure why (not helpful at all actually!).

So my question is, is this normal? JT advised me to set it at L muna and wait for the Hygrometer to move to 30-50%... and then I turn it to M... but it seems that the unit turns off (no light) because of that...

for those who have the same dry box cabinet, here are my questions:
1) should there really be no pilot light at M?
2) does that mean it is off?
3) if the hygrometer goes up to 70%, will the unit turn on automatically to get back to a lower range?

Any help would be appreciated.

I have to say I was disappointed with the service and support of JT. They did not have an answer to these questions and the manual is down right crappy!


Offline nayr12

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 116
  • Liked: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Field: Portraiture
  • Nickname: Rhy
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2336 on: January 07, 2013, 11:31:30 PM »
as far as i know The light turns off when a certain RH% is reached based on what is set. like in my AM-PRO when it reaches 35% RH the light will be off until it recognize it needs to recharge again. Try open the dry boy for a while then Set it to M setting once its plug and see if the light lits up
Photograph with Passion

Offline BCDiver

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Ovalteenees
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 68
  • Liked: 1
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2337 on: January 07, 2013, 11:35:52 PM »
as far as i know The light turns off when a certain RH% is reached based on what is set. like in my AM-PRO when it reaches 35% RH the light will be off until it recognize it needs to recharge again. Try open the dry boy for a while then Set it to M setting once its plug and see if the light lits up

ok let me try that Nayr, thanks!

Offline stonedoc

  • Trade Count: (5)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 120
  • Liked: 13
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon, Olympus, Sony
  • Field: Travel
  • Model: D7000, OMD E M1, A6000
  • Nickname: Jun
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2338 on: January 08, 2013, 12:43:33 AM »
hi!

I just bought a dry box cabinet (Wonderful) from JT Photo.

My concern is, the back pilot light only turns on when the switch is on L (no back light when on M or H), and when I called JT Timog, they were not sure why (not helpful at all actually!).

So my question is, is this normal? JT advised me to set it at L muna and wait for the Hygrometer to move to 30-50%... and then I turn it to M... but it seems that the unit turns off (no light) because of that...

for those who have the same dry box cabinet, here are my questions:
1) should there really be no pilot light at M?
2) does that mean it is off?
3) if the hygrometer goes up to 70%, will the unit turn on automatically to get back to a lower range?

Any help would be appreciated.

I have to say I was disappointed with the service and support of JT. They did not have an answer to these questions and the manual is down right crappy!

L, M,  and H mean low humidity, medium humidity and high humidity TARGETS.  Thus, L means you want a lower humidity and H means you want a higher humidity.  Parang thermostat sa aircon: no exact temperature.  Pakiramdaman mo lang. When the pilot light is on, the dehumidifier is on and working.

Thus, you have to do a trial and error to get your target humidity.  If you set it at L, as recommended by JT, check what level the hygrometer will read until the red pilot lamp goes off.  If that is too low for you, adjust the rotary switch towards M.  When the pilot lamp goes off, read the hygrometer reading.  If still too low for you, adjust the switch towards H.  Find the proper switch setting to get your target humidity as seeen in the hygrometer.

Thus, to answer your question:

1) should there really be no pilot light at M?
Yes, if the humidity level then is lower; as it should be since you came from the L setting.
2) does that mean it is off?
Yes, it means that the dehumidifier machine is off.
3) if the hygrometer goes up to 70%, will the unit turn on automatically to get back to a lower range?
That depends on where you set the switch (anywhere between L, M and H)

Offline stonedoc

  • Trade Count: (5)
  • Tocino + Rice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 120
  • Liked: 13
  • Gender: Male
  • Camera: Nikon, Olympus, Sony
  • Field: Travel
  • Model: D7000, OMD E M1, A6000
  • Nickname: Jun
Re: Dry Boxes and Keeping Gear, fungus free
« Reply #2339 on: January 08, 2013, 08:16:57 AM »
Kung baga sa aircon: ang LMH switch ay thermostat, ang pilot lamp ang nagsasabing gumagana ang compressor para abutin ang setting mo sa thermostat, at ang hygrometer ang thermometer sa kuarto.

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
29 Replies
8273 Views
Last post April 26, 2012, 04:54:37 PM
by Adrian Jose
34 Replies
11038 Views
Last post November 15, 2013, 02:39:25 PM
by bono vox
16 Replies
3135 Views
Last post January 23, 2010, 01:10:48 PM
by retina
0 Replies
1048 Views
Last post December 20, 2010, 09:35:48 AM
by under_the_radar
20 Replies
5107 Views
Last post April 02, 2015, 10:05:25 PM
by retina


Get this spot now imagesmith photography Two Stops Over