humidity

How to Recharge Silica Gel

How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

Silica Gel is a desiccant. It absorbs moisture from the air around your camera equipment. Being a drying agent, Silica Gel ensures that the storage space is not friendly for fungus to grow on your equipment. It can later be dried out by heating, to release the water it contains, this makes Silica Gel crystals reusable again and again.

If you leave Silica Gel inside your camera bag for too long it can get too saturated with moisture. The crystals will then start to release some of that moisture, undoing the work it had done. This could really mess up your equipment. This regenerative property of Silica Gel is very useful to us.

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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 more – could damage your lenses and certain parts of your camera body. High humidity allows fungal spores to grow and spread on camera lenses, damaging them permanently.

Here are some steps that you can take to make sure that your camera equipment is always stored in a humidity-controlled environment. This will not allow any fungus growth. Let’s take a look at them.

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