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Light is only beneficial for inhibiting the growth of fungi if it contains ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. The primary source of UV light among common light sources encountered most places is sunlight. Even then, if there's a "protective" UV filter screwed onto the front of the lens, it does very little to no good to leave the lens cap off, since the ...


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Fungus spores are already everywhere, so your DSLR and its lenses are already infected (and probably were since construction). But fungus needs high humidity to grow (which is why it's relatively rare to see it, except in humid climates). So I think it very unlikely that your DSLR will start showing fungus growth from being stocked (dry) near an infected ...


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Although it's a good idea, it's not necessary per se. Some climates are more favourable for fungi that will nest in lenses. Especially in very humid climates it would be beneficial to control the air humidity of the room or cabinet lenses are stored in. In other areas of the world, the chances of your glass becoming fungus ridden are much smaller. Would it ...


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In most climates, a desiccator is unneeded, but in the tropics, in marine locations or any place with extreme humidity, it might be helpful. However, you can make your own for very little. In an airtight plastic or gasketed metal box, place a container of calcium chloride or similar desiccant. Such chemicals are available in inexpensive closet dryers and as ...


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I'd guess that your dry cabinet probably only dehumidifies. It is kind of like if you have your AC turned on and set to 70 Fahrenheit. If it is 32 degrees outside, you're AC doesn't do anything because it isn't needed, but your temperature is going to drop much lower than 70. Similarly, your room has a lower relative humidity than you are trying to ...


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When I went to the Amazon jungle (extremely humid) I was advised, before the trip, to collect those little desiccant packets that come with so many products that you purchase, like electronics or computers, for example. Then as a different answer in this thread suggests, put your camera and the packets into a reasonably airtight box or bag. Those bags that ...


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I am not sure if this helps!! I have purchased the 68L which provides a digital read-out of the RH% and Temperature. There are three control buttons UP DOWN and SET. When I press the UP button (temp check) it will indicate the temperature in deg C and at the same time switch the LEDs inside the chambers. If I press the UP button again the LEDs switch OFF. ...


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