Camera not in use - maintenance Tips ?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by urami_, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. urami_

    urami_ Guest

    Hello guys

    I have Canon G3 and I'm not using it often recently .
    I have others cameras plus I have been busy doing something else .
    I was wondering if you have any tips on how to maintain camera.
    I brought out of cabinet my Eos 1 , few year old SLR which someone gave it
    to me as a gift . I did not use it and it end up all cover in fungus.
    SO bad that the services did not want to take to repair.
    Imagine , even the rubberized parts where you put your hand , turn all sticky
    like it was treated with some thinner or other chemical.
    I live in tropic , Malaysia, with very high humidity .
    Are the some sort of dry packs I could buy or something or anything ?
    Can you please advice ? I would not want to ruin my hardware . I want to give
    it to my boy but it will take at least a year before he come back from


    urami_, Nov 8, 2003
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    Some Jedi Guest

    You live in Malaysia? Koala Lumpor, I guess? Well, that makes you a
    Thats not nice
    Some Jedi, Nov 8, 2003
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    urami_ Guest

    Dallas , I appreciate everyone's feedback so thank you .
    Am I amateur ? Sure I am . You say it like it was something wrong or bad.
    I was given these cameras as price on a lucky draw contest so having them
    does not make me a pro and because I'm not using them I'm asking nicely for tips
    from people like you who have these experience.

    I check back few posts by you and must say there goes your credibility on
    the subject. Please do us all a favour and go back to lurking.
    Your intellectual contribution to this forum will net about the same.

    By the way

    "Koala" are in Australia , second that's Kuala Lumpur.
    You sure know your geography ... what was it ? 4 classes of primary and than straight to
    hard labor ... Well , who cares anyway .

    troll Filter ON

    urami_, Nov 8, 2003
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    urami_ Guest

    Thank you Joseph
    Appreciate your time

    Have a nice day


    urami_, Nov 8, 2003
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    puzzled Guest

    Another sign that supports what our last Prime Minister said about America ?
    puzzled, Nov 8, 2003
  6. Avoiding plastic while keeping camera dry, seems a problem. I tried a metal
    ammunition case but the latch is so stiff that it would require a lot of
    padding to use with a camera - and the padding would presumably be a foam.
    Does the foam used in most camera cases on the market, outgas as well? (It's
    usually presliced into cubes so you can form openings to suit the size and
    shape of your camera.)
    Catherine Jo Morgan, Nov 8, 2003
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    Don Coon Guest

    Please understand that this piece of human garbage in no way represents the
    opinion of the vast majority of Americans. He is truly an embarassment to us
    all. He has been relegated to the cyberspace trash can.

    Did you hear the PLONK?
    Don Coon, Nov 8, 2003
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    Don Coon Guest


    Well, if your former Prime Minister forms his opinions based on the behavior
    of the fringe garbage of any society, then I'd say he too has major
    intellectual problems. And from what I've read, he does.
    Don Coon, Nov 8, 2003
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    Hornbill Guest


    1. I keep mine dry. In the past I use the silica gel. Now I got a Sunpod
    drying/dehumidifying cabinet RM300 (US$78.94) and dump all my cameras and
    junks inside and conviniently forget about the fungus problem.

    2. Remove the batteries when not in use. Don't learn the expensive lesson of
    leaking batteries. Be careful. Some can shortcircuit and cause fire. I store
    them in plastic containers.

    3. When you are free. "Play" around with them.. without films loaded.
    Otherwise oneday one might get jammed when you need it badly.

    Enjoy. If you don't use it may be sell them off at a discount, lest you want
    some with much sentimental value or having them end up as antics.
    Hornbill, Nov 8, 2003
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    enz Guest

    What??? I suppose you are in this forum by mistake. alt.american is the
    forum you are talking about.

    [email protected]
    enz, Nov 8, 2003
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    TonyK Guest

    Just what the others have said and also,

    Give the equipment a really good clean before you store them.
    Some contaminents such as skin oils, salts can trigger some rubber
    materials into perishing.
    This is the case particularly if you live where it is hot and hence can have
    sweaty hands.

    Lenses can also suffer from fungus growth internally.
    I have lost 2 Olympus slr lenses to this. I'm not in a high humidity area
    either (about 160kms north of Sydney).
    It is said to periodically expose them to ultraviolet ligh for a period of
    time, eg. sunlight.
    Can't say much more about it , you could perhaps do a further search on

    Sorry about the response from that idiot. I hope he goes away.

    Kind regards from Australia,
    TonyK, Nov 9, 2003
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    urami_ Guest

    Thank you guys .

    Hornbill , where could I find drying/dehumidifying cabinet ?
    Any particular shopping complex ?

    Tony , appreciate your time as well.
    I'll search google , see if I can come up with something.

    Once again guys , thank you very much for your time .

    Have a nice weekend

    urami_, Nov 9, 2003
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    Pixmaker Guest


    Yeah, I'm yelling. It's really important.

    It's not the heat, it's the humidity!
    (Think the humidity's bad?
    You should watch us vote!)
    Pixmaker, Nov 9, 2003
  14. No its a world wide NNTP group, with no fixed nationality.

    I'm guessing that you're one of the hicks from the film deliverence,
    so inbread that you chew gum and run arround shouting "squeeeeeeeel

    To coin and english phrase, f*ck of sad act.

    Jonathan Wilson, Nov 10, 2003
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