Coping with humid climates and condensation

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tolgan, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Tolgan

    Tolgan Guest

    I've owned a succession of cameras that stop working as soon as you try and
    use them in a hot and humid climate ;-(

    I'm looking for a new digital camera at the moment - nothing special, in the
    UK I'd be looking to spend 150-300 pounds which I guess corresponds to
    $200-400.

    Any suggestions/recommendations?
     
    Tolgan, Jan 4, 2005
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  2. Tolgan

    steve Guest

    When not in use store the camera and lenses in sealed bags with fresh
    (dry) desiccant to avoid fungus and mung growth that can destroy gear.

    Try to allow the camera to adjust to ambient temperature before opening
    the bags if the gear is moved from cold to hot (or vice versa). This
    will reduce the amount of condensation that forms outside (and even
    inside) the camera.

    As for a camera that fails even if the above steps are taken......
    Personally I would junk it if I spent a lot of time in the conditions
    you describe -- (sorry)

    Steve
     
    steve, Jan 5, 2005
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