DIY Camera Dry Box
To me, DSLR is considered one of my biggest
investment expense. Therefore sub-optimum camera protection is unacceptable. To protect my camera from fog, fungi, and dust I desperately need a dry box.
The tiniest dry box (capacity 3 litres) displayed on Camera Shop is approximately cost IDR240,000. It can only fit for a small DSLR, a kit len, and a slow telephoto zoom (e.g. canon EF 55-250 IS). Fortunately, thanks to the internet magic, I found some interesting links that show me the cheap and cheerful alternative for dry box. Fotografer.net, saft7.com, and id-photographer mailing list are where I found the tips.
My dry box version is made from:
- Biokips 5.2 litres (cheap version of lock n lock, listed IDR70,000 at Ace Hardware Bekasi).
- Hygrometer. So you don’t need to guesstimate the humidity level of the storage. This cost me IDR90,000 at Ace Hardware (this thing is absolutely overpriced, it listed on Carrefour for only IDR50,000).
- Bagus Serap Air (dehumidifier), I already owned one in my house so I don’t know the exact price.
Total cost is IDR160,000 – 50% cheaper than the original version.
Ok folks don’t let the fungi invade your precious lens, better save than sorry.