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Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant for Olympus Underwater Housings

B&H # OLSGQ Mfr # 200923
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Olympus Silica gel 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.

Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant for Olympus Underwater Housings
  • 5 x Silica Gel Desiccant
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    OlympusSilica Gel Desiccant
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Functional (10)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (7)
      • Snorkeling (4)
      • Lake (3)
      • Swimming pool (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      Compact Design!

      By Paul S.C.

      from Albany, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

          These work just like any other desiccant packets you can get, but they are smaller. You can dry them out in an oven at low temperature and stick them in your pelican case (or other waterproof case) and keep your things dry!

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          5.0

          Essential for underwater photography.

          By Mossback

          from Big Island, Hawaii

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Reusable If Heated

          Cons

          • Need Smlr Size For Heros

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography

          Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

          I have used these for about seven years, since diving with Olympus housings. They not only keep my cameras dry, but at least twice they absorbed enough water from a small leak in the housing to save the cameras. After use, I put them in the microwave for 30 seconds and they are ready to go again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Olympus underwater silica gel

          By fent

          from cape coral, fla.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

              I gave it a 5 rating as it is hard to find in this small size & I'll be using for several products, one being a hearing aid which I will place the packet in a small plastic container to keep it moisture free,not wanting to pay the outrageous price a hearing aid clinic gets. I'll also be using it for my cameras, field glasses, & future cameras I purchase from B&H.

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              5.0

              A must have for storing your gear.

              By JT

              from Sacramento

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Storing camera equipment

                Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                I have always used silica gel in all my camera bags and lens pouches. The compact package enables this product to be used in a variety of applications. Small investment, but big returns.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Individually sealed & perfect size

                By Kaliber35

                from South Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Size

                Cons

                • No replacement indicator

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Lake
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                Given 4/5 because they do not indicate with color change when they need to be replaced. They are the perfect size for my point and shoot housing and are individually wrapped. A couple of weeks ago I got moisture in my housing...about a teaspoon of water all on my camera. Wish I had these then. Glad I finally got them now.

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                4.0

                A must have

                By Outdoor Dave

                from Sunny South Florida

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving
                  • Lake
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming Pool

                  Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                  What can you say, it works as it should. It is a must have when shooting underwater.

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                  5.0

                  This works. I'll use it for every dive.

                  By jelliott2k

                  from Vista, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling
                    • Swimming Pool

                    Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                    I used one packet of this silica gel in the underwater case for my Canon SD950IS and cured the fogging problem that had plagued me on earlier snorkeling expeditions. I could only fit one pack into the case without interfering with the various controls, but one pack did the trick.

                    I used each packet once. You might be able to reuse the packets, but I didn't have time to experiment.

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                    5.0

                    Fits great and works even better

                    By Shark

                    from Key Largo, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Inexpensive Accessory

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving

                      Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                      This saved my camera from flooding when condensation started on the safety stop at the end of my dive. Just enough to keep the moisture away from the camera body until I could reach the surface.

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                      4.0

                      Silica Gel Desiccant by Olympus

                      By Sky Queen

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Snorkeling

                        Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                        Use this desiccant in my underwater housing for my Olympus camera. Works as intended.

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                        5.0

                        no port fogging

                        By Chris

                        from California

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Diving

                            Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                            I have used these for about 6 years in my PT-012, PT-020, PT-027, & PT-E03 housings. Use of these helps prevent fogging on the lens port. Without these fogging almost always occurs in the cold water diving in California. However use does not mean fogging wont occur unless you do the following.
                            Always open the housing in the driest environment possible. An air conditioned room is best, a galley full of damp divers and cooking food is one of the worst. Alway use new packets every time you open the camera. The individually wrapped packets keep them fresh. Also keep your camera cool and out of the sun. If it must be in the sun wrap it with a damp towel to keep it cool.

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                            4.0

                            Cheap Insurance

                            By Chris

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                            • Not reuseable

                            Best Uses

                            • Diving

                            Comments about Olympus Silica Gel Desiccant:

                            I use these in our housings, both Olympus and Light & Motion. They're small enough to slip in anywhere. I haven't had a fogging problem yet. The only drawback is that they're not designed to be reusable. They are individually packed and five come in a small zip lock bag.

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