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I don't think you need to do anything special - the problem is much worse going in the opposite direction (from -20c back into a warm humid room). When going outside, you have a very small volume of humid air within the camera/lens. The camera/lens will initially be at room temperature and will cool relatively slowly, all the while the small amount of ...


I will answer based on my background as an electrcal engineer since the sensor and at least part of the autofucus system are electronics. Pure water, as a general rule, is not harmful to most types of electronics. However if the water has any impurities in it, it can cause corrosion which is harmful. It doesn't take much in the way of dust, minerals, ...


Just try to make this transition (from +20 to -20) as smooth, as possible and as long as time allows. When I have experienced such conditions, I kept camera in its bag in a car for some time and then in the bag outside the car. And same process to bring it back to warm room. Had no problem with condensation. Also you may want to use special camera cases for ...


Condensation happens when the glass surface is significantly cooler than the temperature of the air hitting it. Keeping the lens warm will prevent it misting up. The comment you got asking you if your golf cart has air conditioning is relevant. If you're keeping the camera cool in between shots then this could contribute to the issue. The greater the ...


If it does not clear -- place in sealed jar with rice. Better get some desiccant from the hardware store. If you can't find, then heat some charcoal in the oven. Place hot (not burning) in a sealed glass jar. When this cools, add the camera. Sounds crazy but heating charcoal activates it and it will act as a desiccant (drying agent).


Your lens is most likely foggy from condensed moisture. You can try putting it in a plastic bag with some material that absorbs the moisture. Silica gel packs, like those that are often packed with sensitive equipment, would be ideal for the job, but some dry rice may help, too. Putting the camera in a warm and very dry place may work, too. I dried my ...


Cleaning a sensor is not easily done, and requires [expensive] professional service. It definitely cannot be done safely with canned air, lens brush or similar tool. As @Jerry Dallmann states, pure water from condensation is, in itself fairly innocuous. However, as it forms droplets on the sensor and lens, any random dirt specks are pushed into more obvious ...

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