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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Silica gel for storing camcorders

Can anyone suggest where I can get the little paper packs of silica gel?

Thanks in advance!
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Old April 20th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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A Google search for "silica gel packets" gave this (among others)
http://www.adorama.com/ZZSG.html

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Old April 20th, 2004, 07:39 PM   #3
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these are the best IMO

Of course I do not know this person or their ad, I just used it to give you a visual.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

A local sporting goods store carries these locally, so i have not bought them from the net.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pic, Dan.

http://store.yahoo.com/cinemasupplies/pesigel15.html

B & H carries this but I hesitated getting it for my small Canon ZR.

And thanks, Robin! Shame that B & H doesn't carry 'em as Adorama's S & H is twice as much.

The only silica paper packs B & H sells are these:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=17351&is=REG

I've yet to figure out what makes these worth $11 more than Adorama's.

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Old April 21st, 2004, 12:43 PM   #5
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You try going to some shoe shops ,i'm sure they'd have loads ,probably give them to you for nothing.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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yeah, i just save all the ones i get from my shoe boxes
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Old April 29th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #7
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You can get larger amounts that go in a holder. Once the silica have absorbed water they change color. To restore them you gently bake them to get the water out. I found this holder at a local camera store and used it in a ziploc bag with my tapes when I was in the rainforest.
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