humidity

How to Recharge Silica Gel

How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

Silica Gel absorbs moisture in the air around your camera equipment (such a material is called an adsorbent). This ensures that the area is not friendly for fungus to grow inside your camera lenses. But did you know that if you leave Silica Gel inside your camera bag for too long it can get saturated with moisture and actually start to give off some of that moisture later on? This could really mess up your equipment. I didn’t know this myself, until a few years ago.

Here’s how you can avoid this potentially huge problem, and recharge or reuse Silica Gel sachets or crystals that you use to keep your camera equipment safe from moisture.

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How to store camera equipment so that they are not affected by fungal growth on the lenses

How to Keep Your Camera Equipment Safe From Humidity & Avoid Fungus Growth

Camera equipment is sensitive to moisture and dust. When it comes to humidity, sustained high levels of humidity – typically over 65-85% or over – could damage your lenses and certain parts of your camera body by allowing fungus to grow and spread on the surface. There are some easy steps that you can take to make sure that your camera equipment is always stored in a humidity-controlled environment that does not allow any fungus to grow. Let’s take a look at them.

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