Friday, February 15, 2013
Time for a new dehumidifying camera cabinet
This is my old dry cabinet with my ever growing
camera equipment getting a little crammed.
In a tropical climate like here in on our little island of Okinawa its very important to keep your camera bodies and lenses stored in a dehumidified environment when not being used as the humidity can quickly do some nasty stuff to your expensive investments.
Just ordered in a new much bigger one here at the fotoShisa head quarters to make room for some new gear. This is the Toyo Living Auto Clean Dry ED 165CDB dehumidifying cabinet or in Japanese (whoa what a mouth full) ordered from Amazon Japan. I checked at Kitamura Camera but it was much more expensive there. Even from Amazon you wont see much change back from 50,000yen or $500 but worth every penny I think.
Here's the beast as it arrived from mainland Japan and with
free shipping from Amazon!
The new lens cabinet next to my old smaller one. Plenty more gear real estate now.
And finally in the office with gear loaded up being dehumidified.
If all goes well I will shortly have the Canon 300 f2.8L. Once that arrives its going to be taking up a fair chunk of the dry cabinet. Even if your not living in a high humidity area I would still highly recommend getting one of these to keep your precious gear stored safe and clean. They also can be locked for security which is a nice bonus especially when you have little kids around the house always trying to get into things.
If you would like to search for this cabinet in Japan copy and paste the Japanese name below.
An Australian photographer living on beautiful Okinawa island. I specialize in wedding photography, and shoot literally hundreds of weddings each year with my company Watabe Wedding. But I love to shoot a wide variety of subjects and also love teaching photography. I'm quite a gadget geek love to get the latest tech toys. When I'm not shooting weddings you'll find me practicing my craft in other ways, photographing my kids, Okinawa's amazing seascapes or listening to various photography podcasts.