Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 24, 2010, 8:06 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

At warm temperatures like -5C (23F) you probably don't have to worry much at all about condensation. Though it does depend a great deal on the humidity of the warm area you are going into. A really warm, humid greenhouse would still be bad. A house without a humidifier should be no problem.

Just pay attention when going into a warm area. Fogging spectacles are a real good indicator.
BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2010, 8:37 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Ma. USA
Posts: 795
Default

semi-related question: airplanes and humidity. Bringing my gear as carry-on i suspect is fine. is there a problem checking it, having it in the cargo bay? I am pretty sure it gets pretty damn cold in there. I will be flying down to florida (from new england) soon.

(aside from the fact that i may not want to check my gear anyhow due to breakage/stealing/"lost" possibilities)

thanks!
__________________
ewheeler20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2010, 11:33 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

A longish time while going through a bunch of temp/humidity changes is the time to add a dessicant.
BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2010, 10:37 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Marawder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Posts: 677
Default

Well, I take back what I said about not goint to places colder than -5 C !

I'm going to St. Moritz this weekend, a very hip ski resort here in Switzerland...seems that temperatures at night are at about -25 C, and during the day between -7 and -11 C !

So should I be worried about bringing my camera ? Could the cold damage the electronics inside ?
__________________
Sony α
dSLR-A580
Minolta AF 35-70mm f/4
Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD
Tamron SP AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD XLD
Marawder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2010, 11:19 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Mugmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,157
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ewheeler20 View Post
semi-related question: airplanes and humidity. Bringing my gear as carry-on i suspect is fine. is there a problem checking it, having it in the cargo bay? I am pretty sure it gets pretty damn cold in there. I will be flying down to florida (from new england) soon.

(aside from the fact that i may not want to check my gear anyhow due to breakage/stealing/"lost" possibilities)

thanks!
I used to work for a major airline in Nashville TN. The summers here are very humid 80% and higher most of the time. When a plane arrived after a flight of over 3 hours the cargo bins would be very cold. With in just a few minutes moisture would start to build up on the inside. So if your baggage is not well insulated then that could become a problem.

But I would NEVER check my camera gear for any reason.
__________________
MUG's Flickr

MAR's Flickr
Mugmar is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.