What you do to avoid fog on lens in a humid conditions?

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nihon94
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What you do to avoid fog on lens in a humid conditions?
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I have noticed when I enter "Green house"( in Japanese 温室. It is a place where temperature is high and there are some beautiful plants.) and when I take the lens cap off the camera lens become foggy. Some time I wait but some time I use lens cloth to get rid of fog quickly.;-)

But yesterday, there was a senior guy who told me that using shopping bag to keep camera inside and wait is best for the camera and lens.

I wonder if you guys could share your techniques what you do in situations like this?

Thanks in advance to all.:-)

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nihon94 wrote:

I have noticed when I enter "Green house"( in Japanese 温室. It is a place where temperature is high and there are some beautiful plants.) and when I take the lens cap off the camera lens become foggy. Some time I wait but some time I use lens cloth to get rid of fog quickly.;-)

But yesterday, there was a senior guy who told me that using shopping bag to keep camera inside and wait is best for the camera and lens.

I wonder if you guys could share your techniques what you do in situations like this?

Thanks in advance to all.:-)

I usually keep it in a bag until it warms up to the ambient temperature and I try to keep it away from air conditioning before going somewhere warm and humid.  Even if it is colder than the room when i take it out, i'll let it warm up a bit before using it; it won't usually be a problem if you don't zoom the lens and suck humid air into it.

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In reply to nihon94, 8 months ago

nihon94 wrote:

I have noticed when I enter "Green house"( in Japanese 温室. It is a place where temperature is high and there are some beautiful plants.) and when I take the lens cap off the camera lens become foggy. Some time I wait but some time I use lens cloth to get rid of fog quickly.;-)

But yesterday, there was a senior guy who told me that using shopping bag to keep camera inside and wait is best for the camera and lens.

I wonder if you guys could share your techniques what you do in situations like this?

The only thing you need to do is to make sure that your camera is not colder than the air around it. The easiest way to do it is protect the camera from moisture, bring it inside, and wait until it warms up.

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Wait. Patience is a virtue.

It won't damage the lens unless it happens often.

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nihon94 wrote:

I have noticed when I enter "Green house"( in Japanese 温室. It is a place where temperature is high and there are some beautiful plants.) and when I take the lens cap off the camera lens become foggy. Some time I wait but some time I use lens cloth to get rid of fog quickly.;-)

But yesterday, there was a senior guy who told me that using shopping bag to keep camera inside and wait is best for the camera and lens.

I wonder if you guys could share your techniques what you do in situations like this?

Thanks in advance to all.:-)

When I have entered temperature/humidity extremes like a green house or air con, the first thing I do is open the top of the camera bag and carry on with walking around. This allows the camera to have a steadier transition before removing it to take the shot you want. As stated above, the longer the better, but this lid open techniques, means the camera has had a taste of the environment before it was removed from the bag. If i do have the time and i have entered a warmer environment i will just reach in and feel how cold the camera is before removing it. After a while of trial and error, you get to know what you can and can't get away with, just by how cold the camera feels..

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