A&P Silica gel in camera bag?

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  1. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    i read that keeping silica gel in your camera bag is good? anyone use this or any other kind of product for moisture control? im interested iif anyone keeps something like this in their camera bags
     
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    I don't see how it could be a bad thing as long as you don't eat it... I've used it to defog a viewfinder by putting it in the body and replacing the body cap for a day.
     
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    anybody else use this stuff?
     
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    I throw that shit away.
     
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    Yeah I use it. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes, but it can't harm anything. I just toss them in the bag.
     
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    its a good idea to deter fungus
     
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    I don't live in a humid climate so I don't use them. However, I'm going to the bahamas in a few weeks and am worried about fogging, so I'm either going to grab a bunch of these or just throw my body/lenses into big ziploc bags when going from indoors to outdoors until the gear has a time to adjust to the heat/humidity.
     
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    I've got a couple of bags (maybe like 3"x4") of it in my camera bag. I don't know that it really helps all that much, but for the $2 it cost, it's worth the pace of mind IMO.
     
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    whered you get em? i had a bunch till i realized i could use it.:rofl:
     
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    I probably should use it, taking the fact that my gear is outdoors in 10-20 Degree weather daily, also in the snow and rain.
     
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    I have one that I can re-dry by putting it in the oven. It's a small metal box.

    Whne the spot changes color, it's full (of humidity that it) so you can dry it back to zero.
     
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    ^^^^^ that's exactly what I have...
     
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    oh sick...so its reusable? im assuming one of these will be enough for a camera bag?
     
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    I live in Florida... would it be a good idea to get one of these? It's humid here but there's not much going from really warm to really cold
     
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    maybe from the car? or a cool house? i live in florida too. i think imma pick one up
     
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    Yes it's reusable. Once it's "full" you can stick it in the oven to dry it out and then reuse it. It has a little indicator window to let you know it needs to be reactivated.

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    i just ordered one.
     
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    These things come in pile loads (although not as fancy as the ones the stores sell, just pored bags full of the stuff) at work :mamoru:
     
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    one in a bag is plenty enough.
     

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