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Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Reusable Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack)

You Pay: $14.95

Ewa-Marine CD-5 Desiccant Silca Packs will help prevent condensation from forming inside a housing. Condensation will form in a housing when you take it from warm air to cooler water. Internal camera flashes being fired inside the housing will compound this problem.

Since the silica needs some time to act, give it about 10-15 minutes after closing the housing before entering the water. The CD5 is blue in color. Once saturated with moisture they turn red. CD5 can then be reactivated by drying them in the sun (only on a dry atmosphere) or in an oven. This process can be repeated up to five times.

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Ewa-MarineCD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack)
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving (6)
    • Snorkeling (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works fine

    Used them for my Fantasea FP-5000 U/W housing and it did what it was supposed to do.
    Preventing condensation is quite important in the conditions the camera will be used whether the...Read complete review

    Used them for my Fantasea FP-5000 U/W housing and it did what it was supposed to do.
    Preventing condensation is quite important in the conditions the camera will be used whether the housing is left under the sun, or if the LCD generates heat will being in colder water, or simply if the region you are in is very damp.
    (PS, if you're out of silica packs, you can try using tampons...)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    important item

    handy to have in your camera bag to protect from condensation

    handy to have in your camera bag to protect from condensation

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Good to have on hand

    By Mike M

    from Newport, RI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lake
      • Snorkeling
      • Swimming Pool

      Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

      These silica packs are good to have on hand. They're used to prevent any condensation from forming inside of the EWA housings where your valuable camera is, so I'd rather not take any chances when it comes to moisture around my electronics. It's nice that they're rechargeable, too.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Useful item

      By CarolB

      from Baton Rouge, LA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

        Tuck nicely into a corner of my camera housing. Great to deal with the humidity and the stray water drops that always creep in when you're diving.

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        • No

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Cobbs Camera

        from Soggy Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Small - Space Usage

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

            I use my camera equipment in all weather. I keep these packs in my case at all times. It keeps my equipment from getting damp inside and quickly absorbs any dampness that may cause any equipment damage.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works as intended

            By Chris

            from long island, Ny

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                I used this product to dry out my smartphone after it fell in water. It worked how I wanted it to phone still works great.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works as advertised

                By AVC

                from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                    Works as advertised. No problems so far, may be just a bit pricy. I put two in a Pelican 1564 case, one in my travelling gear bag and one in my 300mm 2.8 lens case.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Larger than expected...but...

                    By Just me

                    from Bogota

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                        These pads are larger than I expeced, specially when considered that I purchased them to be part of my [$]100 setup with the ikelite underwater housing. Due to their size, they are somwhat akward to place in housing with the camera installed, but overall great product.

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                        5.0

                        cheap insurance

                        By tommyboy

                        from cdn rockies

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving
                          • Lake
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                          Good to throw in the EWA housing, in the camera bag, etc

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Finally a fog-free housing!

                          By Wahine Diver

                          from Kailua-Kona, HI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Diving
                            • Snorkeling

                            Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                            I use an Ikelite housing and a Canon HD video camera to shoot marine life in Hawaii where I live and other locales on vacations. After 20 minutes of use, the heat of the camera has been fogging the lens and making filming impossible. With just one Ewa Marine pack, the problem has been solved. When the silca turns pink, put it in the oven to recharge. They are small, effective, reusable and inexpensive.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Working like it said it would

                            By Ian

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                I use this product after a few hours being outside. The transition from cold to a warm room only calls for condensation in or around the lens which isn't wanted...These silica packets prevents all of this and thats why it's so great.

                                I cant find any flaws with this packet because it does have a color change when it needs to be restarted or replaced.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Keep your housing fog-free

                                By Matt

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional

                                Cons

                                • Packaging isn't great

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving

                                Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                Nothing like a little lens fog to ruin underwater photos. Works well and is re-useable. Its a little difficult to tell when the dessicant pack needs to be recharged. I find the price of all dessicant packs steep considering they are thrown in many consumer goods free.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Stayed Dry

                                By MSDIVER

                                from Jackson, Mississippi

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Diving

                                  Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                  I dove with the same muncher packet in the underwater housing for a full week. NOT a drop of moisture and no fogging problems the entire week. Fit easily in the housing and worked great.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  keep dry

                                  By Tash

                                  from nyc

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                      It worked.. i was in the Galapagos...wet landings.... camera in plastic bag, everything worked great!

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                                      3.0

                                      important item

                                      By catwalk films

                                      from New Mexico

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                      handy to have in your camera bag to protect from condensation

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works fine

                                      By LewisTheLewis

                                      from Montreal, QC

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reusable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                          Used them for my Fantasea FP-5000 U/W housing and it did what it was supposed to do.
                                          Preventing condensation is quite important in the conditions the camera will be used whether the housing is left under the sun, or if the LCD generates heat will being in colder water, or simply if the region you are in is very damp.
                                          (PS, if you're out of silica packs, you can try using tampons...)

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Does what it says

                                          By kdiver

                                          from Kaneohe, HI

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Diving

                                            Comments about Ewa-Marine CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack):

                                            I use these in my underwater camera housing. They are a good size for my ikelite housing, and prevent any condensation. They can be recharged by heating in a oven or with a hair dryer.

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