Are Camera Dry Cabinets Necessary in humid states?

1 year 3 months ago #666024 by Jeanne Merlo
We have just closed on a vacation property on the Big Island in Hawaii.  So will be spending 4 months out of the year there.  This is much more humid than our mainland home.  Would you suggest a dry cabinet would be needed or save the $$?  

I was thinking about things we need for the new place this morning and seem to remember reading about this a number of years ago, however didn't read the full article as it didn't apply to me at the time.  

Thank you


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1 year 3 months ago #666025 by Nikon Shooter
My experience says no. Though 4 months is a long period
of time, using IF lenses would minimise the consequences.

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1 year 3 months ago #666026 by CharleyL
A zip lock bag with a few packs of dessicant inside with your gear should keep the moisture and salt out, but clean your gear well before putting it into the bag to minimize the chances of fungal growth on it.

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1 year 3 months ago #666029 by effron
Any plastic bag would do, maybe leaving the gear in a photo bag would be enough. We get a couple months of high humidity here and I've never encountered any issues....

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1 year 3 months ago #666115 by Jeanne Merlo
All good advice.  Thanks everyone.  You likely saved me some $$. 


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