BRNO dri+cap dehumidifying camera and lens caps

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Here are some small accessories that will come in very handy for travel photographers but not only for them. If you work or travel in tropical regions where ambient air humidity reaches record levels high, you can mount these lens caps and camera caps that funon your photography gear in order to absorb humidity and prevent moisture. These caps contain Silica gel packs. This material is widely used to absorb moisture off products that must travel by sea. Thus, according to the manufacturer, it is possible to maintain a very low moihumidity rate within the photographic equipment, around 35 to 45%. The humidity that penetrates the lenses is primarily responsible for the appearance of fungus between the lenses, a not so wellknown disease, but the most common one on lenses.

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BRNO Dri+cap dehumidifying lens cap

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BRNO dri+cap system is composed of two types of caps, one for the lens which can be purchased alone in order to order several pieces and equip its entire lens fleet, and a plcap for cameras (SLR or mirrorless for Canon and Nikon) that can be ordered as a kit with a lens cap as well. Remove moisture from the inside of the camera will not be a bad idea to prevent corrosion of electronic circuits. Even a weather sealed DSLR (Canon EOS-1Dx, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Nikon D7000, Nikon D600, Pentax K-30, Pentax K-5 II…) may suffer due to humidity in the tropics in the long run. For now, you can find these dehumidifiers BRNO dri+cap lens and camera caps B & H for $23.99 / piece or $44.99 for the dual lens+camera caps kit. An other store can deliver this in the UK too : For the moment, this smart accessory is available for Nikon lens and camera.

 

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BRNO dri+cap contains a silica gel pouch which draws the moisture away from your camera and your lenses.

A cheap self-made alternative, would be to take Silicate gel pouches of the box that you have received when ordered an electronic product and to place them inside your camera bag


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