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Old Dec 21, 2010, 8:50 AM   #1
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Default How sealed is my E-620?

Do I have to do the plastic bag thing when moving inside from the cold? That is, put the unit in the bag, go inside and let the air get heated up properly?
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 8:52 AM   #2
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i don't have that camera but i think it's a good idea with anything electronic. there will always be a little air leak and condensation in the wrong place won't be good. you won't know until it's too late. that's why there'll be plenty of folk who say "i never do it and i'm ok".
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I would recommend it, it might not cause enough damage just once, but keep doing it & might cause damage.
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What's the typical process? How long would one need to wait (signs, things to look for, etc)?
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i don't really know. my camera was outside last night for the eclipse for about 2 hours. i brought it inside in a plastic bag. my house is dry and there was only a little condensation on the bag. i waited about 15 minutes and took the camera out. no more condensation.

but it will depend. if you're taking it into a humid conservatory, i've read that you should give it an hour. be sure to squeeze the air out of the bag as best you can so the camera isn't being insulated.
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