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Topic # 143870 30-Apr-2014 09:43
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Hi I am thinking it's a good idea to use moisture absorbers for my expensive lenses? Yes/no?

Also are all silicon absorbers made equal? Can you recycle them by drying them and reusing?

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  Reply # 1033707 30-Apr-2014 09:47
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You used to be able to get ones that were blue when dry, white when saturated.  Talk to your camera shop, they will sell it.  You can dry it out in the microwave.

edit:  It's a very good idea to keep lenses in a dry environment so they don't grow mold

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  Reply # 1033732 30-Apr-2014 10:07
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Have you noticed any moisture damage? Is the place you're keeping them particularly moist?

I keep mine in a big padded camera bag inside my house. We have no moisture issues so I see no need to spend money. If you have moisture issues where you store your gear than sure, but your bag will degrade before the lenses.




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  Reply # 1033734 30-Apr-2014 10:09
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No i don't have moisture issues, but my house can be cold, we live in the deep south.



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  Reply # 1033736 30-Apr-2014 10:10
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if a $2 shop sells them (not sure if they do) are they ok?

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  Reply # 1033742 30-Apr-2014 10:14
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Cold air has less capacity to hold moisture, which could result in condensation. Unsure if those pads will help much with that, since the condensation won't really be airborne.




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