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How do I prevent condensation on a lens when outdoors?

I was attempting a time lapse the other evening, outdoors and after a warmish sunny day, with a fairly cool air temp. I set my camera up and set it clicking away and left it for about 3 hours. Most of ...
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How do I dry water condensation off my camera?

OK, I did something very very stupid. I know it. I just wasn't thinking. :( In a nutshell, I didn't follow the advice here: How do I prevent condensation on a lens when outdoors? So it's a very hot ...
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How can I hasten the safe transition from air conditioning to hot/humid outdoors?

I have often been thwarted by condensation when an outdoor grab-shot opportunity presents itself. The only cure I know is to wait for the glass to warm up. My question is, what can I do to hasten the ...
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Preventing condensation on lens when shooting in a cold place [duplicate]

I live in Florida and I'm trying to shoot some star trails, but condensation keeps fogging up my lens. 1) Does using anti-condensation coating work and 2) Will it harm the lens? I've read that you ...
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How useful is silica gel for protecting SLR cameras against condensation from changes in temperature?

I am planning to travel to places like Switzerland (Mt. Titlis) which has temperatures going down to -15 C. I have the Nikon D3100 SLR camera. I am not sure about the performance of the camera in such ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?

I've recently been getting into whitewater rafting and have been using my GoPro on my trips. However, over time condensation will slowly build up inside the waterproof casing and obscure the lens (...
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How to protect lens from mist formation while shooting in places like beaches?

Usually when photographing cool breezy areas like beaches in the evening, I have experienced mist formation inside the lens. Once this mist formed, it stays there for at least an hour even after ...
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Does humidity affect the mechanism of lenses and the sensors?

Recently I was in a trip in a very hot area. The hotel room was very cold because of the air condition. and once I use my camera I realized that the lenses is very foggy I had to keep it in a warmer ...
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