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Should lenses be stored without their caps inside a dry cabinet?

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. ...
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Should lenses be stored without their caps inside a dry cabinet?

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 ...
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How much Silica Gel should I put on my Drybox?

The calculator found here (https://www.silicagelproducts.co.nz/blog/How-much-Silica-Gel-is-required) indicates that you need 5g of silica gel. That being said, even distribution will help remove ...
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What do I need to look out for while shooting in a steam-filled bathroom?

This is similar to shooting in the rain. Splashing water can ruin your equipment if it's not weather sealed. The temperature of the water doesn't matter. As long as it's not boiling hot, it's ...
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Safe Deposit Boxes & Dehumidifiers

If you are concerned about fire, it is prudent to store flammable materials in a fireproof box. If you are in an area prone to flooding, you might consider keeping your film and photographs offsite (...
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Lens Fungus - how to prevent it while actively using the lens in humid environment and remove it if you already have it?

As a broad, sweeping statement - Silica Gel actually works very well... The trick is to keep drying it out in the oven - its water adsorption is reversible. You can get gel with an indicator - ...
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Lens Fungus - how to prevent it while actively using the lens in humid environment and remove it if you already have it?

The answer to your question, as written, is that there is no solution. You've specifically eliminated the two most effective ways for suppressing the growth of fungus: lack of dust and humidity (...
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