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    Protecting your gear from the effects of moisture.

    This is a question that has probably been addressed previously,however here we go. I live in an area that has
    constant high humidity ie 80-95%, subsequently I keep all my gear, cameras, lenses etc in my sling bag inside a
    large plastic box with lid and an about 200 grams of silica gel. Question should I leave the gear within a closed bag, or no bag at all, or is there any other solution that can be suggested.
    Any comment or advise would be appreciated.

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    Re: Protecting your gear from the effects of moisture.

    In Port Macquarie, NSW?

    I would be leaving my gear OUT of the bag and also OUT of the plastic Box and keeping them in a well vented cupboard in a cool / dry area of the house (i.e. NOT the Kitchen or the Bathroom)

    Air CIRCULATION is most important.

    Keeping the gear (almost) air tight in a plastic box with silica gel sachets is dangerous – unless you are MONITORING the Silica Gel and DRYING them out REGULARLY.

    WW
    Last edited by William W; 6th March 2012 at 07:24 PM. Reason: because I can't spell

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    Re: Protecting your gear from the effects of moisture.

    What Bill said..To avoid any potential of damage caused through storage, a well ventilated constant temperature location will prevent the real danger, condensation. It's the same with extremes of temperature. Back and forth will cause more problems.

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