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MrGaric Sep 27, 2005 6:56 PM

I live in a tropical place. I am constantly switching shooting environments between AC, outdoors and sometimes even hotter environments. Every time I do this my lenses fog and I have to wait for them to clear.

Does anyone have a solution?


rjseeney Sep 27, 2005 8:10 PM

Put the camera in a ziploc bag before you leave an Air conditioned room to go outside. Leave the camera in the bag for 10-15 minutes to let the camera warm up to the ambient outside temperature. This should at least reduce if not eliminate fogging. This does require patience, but is important. Repeated fogging can lead to lens fungus.


The same procedure holds true when coming inside from a very cold environment.

VTphotog Sep 27, 2005 8:29 PM

Excellent advice. I can only add that it is a good idea to keep some silica gel in the bag to absorb any moisture that does try to condense.


rjseeney Sep 27, 2005 9:12 PM

Another great point VT. I have silica gel packs in all my camera bags.

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