Are there cheap alternatives for the large and elaborate "dry boxes" I see listed for use as dehumidified storage cabinets for lenses and other camera gear?
I've built up a little collection, live where the summer humidity is often high, and do not run my AC 24/7.
My first thought is that this is basically an airtight box with a bunch of dessicant inside. Can't really be that simple, though.
posted by justcorbly
on Jul 31, 2009 -
CanonFilter: It appears I have dirt inside the my Canon 28-135mm lens... Rather, it looks to me like it's on the inner optics, and not the prime lens... [more inside]
posted by disillusioned
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Yet another optician question. I got a prescription for reading/computer glasses, but I really need progressives (I think) because I can't see anything closeup without the glasses on. But I don't trust my optician. [more inside]
posted by micawber
on Jun 21, 2009 -
Do colored contacts on brown-eyed people look just as fakey now as they did 20 years ago? [more inside]
posted by amro
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Where in Los Angeles can I get eyeglasses lenses (a fairly difficult perscription, at that) in an hour, or a day? [more inside]
posted by seeka
on Apr 7, 2009 -
I've got tickets to the presidential inauguration. What telephoto lens should I get for my Nikon D50 so that I can get great shots of Obama's swearing in? [more inside]
posted by jacob
on Dec 29, 2008 -
Which lenses/accessories should I have for my Nikon D60 for my trip to Africa? (no there will not be safaris!) [more inside]
posted by urbanette
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
posted by Ultra Laser
on Oct 28, 2008 -
What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser
on Aug 10, 2008 -
[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter
on May 17, 2008 -
Suggest online or DVD resources for a new filmmaker to learn about lenses, film formats, shot composition, camera moves, dialogue staging, and other aspects of cinematography & directing? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Apr 17, 2008 -
What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Dec 8, 2007 -
I'm heading to the States in a month, and would like to pick up some Canon EF lenses for my film body (now) and DSLR (later). Interests and budget are after the jump. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo
on Oct 18, 2007 -
What's your favorite Nikon-compatible macro lens? I'm completely new to macro photography (and still pretty new to photography in general, having purchased my first DSLR a little over a year ago), and I'm leaning towards the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF, largely because of the price differential between this and some of the other Nikkor macros. Anyone have any great experience with some of the makeshift macro lenses (using extension tubes, reversing rings, etc)?
posted by jacksides
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Prospective DSLR user ISO decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on May 8, 2007 -
I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR camera, and am looking for some input on which lens(es) to purchase. [more inside]
posted by tomorama
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Help me pick which lenses and accessores to buy with a Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) for urban travel / shooting. [more inside]
posted by ahughey
on Apr 7, 2007 -
I'm interested in fitting odd lenses -- and making custom lenses -- to/for digital cameras and digital video cameras. I'm not terribly concerned with the electronic side of things, so you shouldn't be either. What I'm looking for is a crass/crash course in optics -- something (a book, a video, a class, a kit) that will teach me the basics of optics and allow me to force photocopier lenses, telescopes, and microscopes onto unsuspecting recording devices.
posted by fake
on Dec 28, 2006 -
I'm about to buy a new pair of eyeglasses. For my prescription I want high index progressive lenses. I want the high index so the lenses will be as thin as possible. I keep hearing that Zeiss lenses are better than other brands and would like to know if this is true before I spend my money. Costco does not sell Zeiss. Is whatever Coscto sells as good optically?
posted by dclawyer
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Has anyone recently purchased "transitions" lenses (that go from clear to shaded) for your specs? I remember kids who had these in high school (this was 10+ years ago) and they always looked terrible- half-shaded indoors. I've had a few friends recommend them lately, though. [more inside]
posted by bobot
on Oct 11, 2006 -
This is a two part question: Which every day lens should I buy for my dSLR, and what other camera accessories should I get? There is [more inside]
posted by geeky
on Oct 11, 2006 -
Do I really need to use special cleanser for my new lenses, or is the company that made them just trying to get me to spend more money? [more inside]
posted by anjamu
on Oct 5, 2006 -
My last left contact (-3.50 Power, BC 8.3, Dia 14) ripped. Anticipating this, I placed an order at 1800-CONTACTS a week ago, but it's in the mail. Help me see!
posted by sirion
on May 13, 2006 -
How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday?
Need advice on:
-maximizing my bang for my buck in some parts of this process so I can splurge in others (internet companies? good stores/eye exam people in Los Angeles?)
-how to make this a good gift
-general pitfalls [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Sep 8, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, with Transitions prescription sunglass lenses? I'm debating between getting a pair with Transitions or just a regular pair of non-changing prescription sunglasses.
posted by parttimesaint
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I'm looking for a new digital SLR that I can use with my existing lenses, which works well in general and low-light situations... [more inside]
posted by Rothko
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I soon need to get new glasses, but have been tinkering with the thought of getting contacts. Problem being that I have a fear of inserting them. I can't stick it in my eye without flinching too bad to get it in. Any tips on overcoming my fears?
posted by linus
on Jun 18, 2005 -
What's the deal with the three rounded-cone-shaped bumps on the exterior surface of plastic headlight covers [lenses?]? (The grid-patterned kind of headlight lenses, not the new superbright ones.) [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet
on Jun 2, 2005 -
I have an old Nikon N6006 film SLR. I am interested in buying a Nikon D70 digital SLR and would like to know if my old lenses will be compatible. I don't know much about what types of Nikon lenses are out there, but the ones I have are autofocus and work with my N6006. How can I tell if they will work with the D70?
posted by scarabic
on May 18, 2005 -
Has anyone transitioned from rigid gas permeable contact lenses to glasses? Did your prescription stay stable? Why do glasses make me feel cross eyed and fuzzy headed compared to RGPs--do I just have to wait it out and get used to them, or was the prescription wrong? Can I wear RGPs part of the time and glasses part of the time? [NB: I've never gotten good answers on these questions from my eye doc.]
posted by insideout
on Jan 25, 2005 -
My gf has an eye exam in a few days and is looking for extended wear contacts for a slight astigmatism. Does anyone have any reccomendations?
posted by ttrendel
on Nov 7, 2004 -
For an amateur photographer who is interested in documentary style photography, what are some "must have" lenses? I've got a tamron 28-105mm fixed 2.8 which rocks the masses. I'm looking to add one or two more lenses in the next year.
posted by inviolable
on Mar 16, 2004 -
Besides B&H, are there any reputable websites that have a good-sized inventory of gray market photography equipment? Specifically fixed focal length lenses (e.g. 24mm/50mm).
posted by chrish
on Jan 8, 2004 -
i have a pentax ME super
and about a dozen lenses for it. however, it has the defective gasket. since most of the ME supers around have the defective gasket, i'd rather replace it with a fully manual
SLR that does not run the risk of a defective part.
i know that sears sold a SLR that fit the same lenses, but i'm having trouble tracking down the name, body style, &c. anyone know? or have suggestions of another camera which will take my lenses? or know a good used camera dealer in or around chicago, illinois?
posted by crush-onastick
on Dec 15, 2003 -
Lens dilemma - I'd appreciate some help in choosing my first "non-kit" lens for my Digital Rebel. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by stonerose
on Dec 15, 2003 -