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Nov 10, 2014 12:48 |  #1

hi guys, i was wondering how people store there camera gear for long time storage !as i live near the sea where its vary wet/moist weather almost year round,i have been keeping all my gear in camera bags with some silica gels inside,but i have been thinking about getting some large clear plastic storage boxes at costco and adding silica gels inside and store the eqimp.this way !and i'd like to no how you all are storing your gear ,lots of thanks.


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Nov 10, 2014 12:51 |  #2

Id use one of these LINK (external link)and a large Pelican case.


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Nov 10, 2014 13:13 |  #3

My camera gear sits in a cabinet. ;) You can get re-usable desiccant containers if you really feel it's needed. Personally I find that the A/C in my house does a good enough job of handling humidity though.


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Nov 10, 2014 14:07 |  #4

The key is to use fresh silica gel, and to use sealed containers.


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Nov 10, 2014 22:54 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #5

I use this for the last 3/4 years. http://www.digihub.com​.sg …=product/catego​ry&path=20 (external link) . Though I doubt if it will be available in your country.

Silica gel in a Pelican is also a good solution. But Pelicans are really expensive.


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Nov 10, 2014 23:47 |  #6

These

http://www.pelican.com​/cases_detail/Case/160​0/ (external link)

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http://www.amazon.com …eywords=Mini+De​humidifier (external link)


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Nov 11, 2014 00:17 |  #7

Pelican cases and renewable silica packs for me.


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Nov 11, 2014 01:08 |  #8

I use a cabinet similar to this (but mine was a lot cheaper and is bigger):
http://www.amazon.com …/B00870N90S/ref​=pd_cp_p_1 (external link)


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Nov 11, 2014 07:11 |  #9

When we stayed in the Amazon rain forest, each room had a small cabinet with a low watt light bulbin the base to keep the temp in the box higher than ambient. This lowers the relative humidify in the box. Loose construction to allow for air flow.




  
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Nov 11, 2014 08:47 |  #10

I use a drybox


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Nov 11, 2014 09:31 |  #11

jlt23 wrote in post #17264429 (external link)
Pelican cases and renewable silica packs for me.

A good solution for the wealthy photographer.


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Nov 11, 2014 20:58 |  #12

Archibald wrote in post #17264972 (external link)
A good solution for the wealthy photographer.

Not really. Pelican cases come in various sizes and prices.


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Nov 11, 2014 21:22 |  #13

jlt23 wrote in post #17266403 (external link)
Not really. Pelican cases come in various sizes and prices.

Are they cheaper than Tupperware?


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Nov 11, 2014 21:44 |  #14

Is Tupperware cheaper than a ziplock bag? The OP was just asking how people store their gear and I answered his question.


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Nov 11, 2014 21:55 |  #15

jlt23 wrote in post #17266482 (external link)
Is Tupperware cheaper than a ziplock bag? The OP was just asking how people store their gear and I answered his question.

If it's just to keep gear dry, then cheap sealable containers make a lot more sense than very expensive Pelican cases.

Pelican cases also are suitable for keeping the contents dry, but because of their sturdiness and cost, are more logical for travel.


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