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

Started Jan 11, 2014 | Questions thread
Clueless Wanderer
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Re: What you do to avoid fog on lens in a humid conditions?

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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