bringing a camera outside during high humidity, any tips??????how do you prevent fog?

Started Jun 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
SharonThomas
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Re: bringing a camera outside during high humidity, any tips??????how do you prevent
In reply to frank perry, Jun 20, 2012

To protect the camera while indoors.

Buy silica gel desiccant, which is available at most photo supply stores. If possible, choose the type of desiccant that changes colors with moisture levels. Buy some small porous bags in which to store the desiccant. These are usually sold by photo suppliers as well, but if you can't find them, use any small cloth bags that can breathe. Place your camera in the bag. Pour a small amount of silica gel desiccant into each of your small porous pouches, and distribute the pouches throughout the bag. The desiccant will absorb moisture, drawing it away from your camera. After using your camera place the camera in your bag. The silica gel in the bag will absorb any moisture trapped in the camera after use. Monitor the silica gel closely. If you purchased the kind that changes color, the desiccant will turn pink when it is too moist. It will appear blue when dry.

To protect the camera while outdoors.

Caulk along the seams of your camera enclosure using latex or silicone caulk rated for outdoor use. Glue a 1/8-inch strip of foam weather-stripping to the lip of the enclosure's lid.

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