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Old Jun 7, 2002, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Using D 60 in high temp and humidity

I'm waiting for mine like most everyone else. The Canon specs recommend using it in operating conditions of 0-40 degrees C. and less than 85% humidity. I travel and take photos is hot, humid places, (Indonesia, Micronesia, Thailand) that exceed the recommended ranges. I assume condensation would be the problem. Especially if going in and out of aircon and out doors, or changing lenses if camera hasn't had time to adjust to a new temp. Canon tech support wasn't helpful. Has anyone used the camera under similiar conditions?
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Old Jun 8, 2002, 4:09 AM   #2
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Aloha from Kauai
I've used my d30 here for almost a year now,
mostly on a boat or on the beach. Just got the d60 and I'am getting underwwater housings for
both cameras. I would'nt worry about the humidity. Get a Pelican case for your gear.
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Old Jun 8, 2002, 12:06 PM   #3
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Default Barbados,

I've used the D30 extensively in all those locations and the camera itself will not be a problem. When you take a lens from an air-conditioned environment to the humidity and heat of the outdoors, put it in a plastic sealed bag and let it warm to ambient for about 20 minutes. The bag will prevent condensation from forming on the lens and will instead form on the bag. Many lenses will fog if you don't do this and once moisture condenses on the inside of multiple glass lenses, it somtimes causes problems with clarity and the lens must be dissassembled for cleaning. The plastic bag was a suggestion from Canon Rep Chuck Westfall and works well..

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Old Jun 8, 2002, 4:47 PM   #4
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Wow, I wish I knew this last weekend. I went to Daytona Beach with my family to my cousins wedding. He got married right on the intercoastal waterway on a beautifull outdoor deck. As soon as we went out the door, bam - fogged lens and viewfinder. The same happened to the photographer too. I put my camera in the sun to speed things up (sideways) and it took about 5 minutes for it to clear up. That was a surprise and i would have hated to be the photographer on that one.

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Old Jul 11, 2002, 10:37 PM   #5
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No problem other than teh condensation and fog here in Arkansas with my D30. The temps are in the 90s to 100s F and the humidity is usually in the 80s or higher. The camera hasnt been harmed but sometimes it is so hot and humid that the lens and viewer and my glasses will constantly fog up and I have to give up.
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