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Old Aug 27, 2006, 1:11 AM   #11
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I've not owned camera equipment long enough to acquire nastiness in my lenses, but I've been following the silica gell route by saving all the packets I receive in each lense/camera packaging. I keep them in various places in my camera bag, which is where my lenses sit when they're not in use. So far so good. Not sure how much the packets can absorb before they need oven drying though...
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Old Aug 27, 2006, 7:33 PM   #12
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In case anyone is interested, you can buy packs of silica gel on ebay, usually quite cheap and you can buy 200 packets at a time.

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 4:41 AM   #13
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Silica Gel only works when in a confined/closed space by absorbing a limited amount of moisture in that confined space.

Putting Silica Gel in an open camera bag is like putting a dehumidifier out in a tropical rain forest!
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