Camera Condensation

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Jim K., Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Jim K.

    Jim K. Guest

    I have a question with condensation forming on my camera. It happens when I
    go from my air-conditioned townhouse outside to take pictures. It clears up
    on its own after sometime but when I first leave my townhouse I can't take
    pictures out front because the lens is fogged over.

    1) Is there a way to avoid this condensation?

    2) Is there damage being down to the camera/lens/film?


    Jim K.
    Jim K., Aug 3, 2003
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  2. The only thing that might work is keeping the camera in a reasonably
    airtight bag until it warms up.
    Probably not. Most cameras aren't hurt if they get a little damp in a rain
    Marvin Margoshes, Aug 3, 2003
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  3. Jim K.

    JW Guest

    Well to the second question, My F3 was just returned from the factory and
    not reparable due to moisture damage and the problem went back to a couple
    of months of storage where the condensation was not controlled. Damn, My
    best cammera and I cannot afford to replace it rght now
    JW, Aug 4, 2003
  4. Jim K.

    J Elliott Guest

    If you are not shooting inside, just put the camera in a large ziplock bag.
    Next time you go outside and remove it from the bag it should be ok.
    You could go as far as putting a small packet of silica gel in the bag with
    the camera.
    J Elliott, Aug 4, 2003
  5. That was plenty of time for mold to grow.
    Marvin Margoshes, Aug 4, 2003
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