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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 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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Is camera at risk of condensation in cold temperatures if never removed from bag?

My camera lives in my backpack, which I take with me almost everywhere. The temperature where I live has dropped below freezing and will likely stay down there for the next 3-4 months. I've read the ...
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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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How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?

Suppose you keep your camera at, say, 20 degrees C at a relative humidity of 60%. This means that the air inside the camera will have the same humidity at the same temperature, the relative humidity ...
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How to protect surface of lens or filter from condensation of moisture

This happens when the temperature is coolest often late at night or early in the morning. Few days ago I did night shots and every 4-5 minutes I had to clean filter from water (mist). Is there any (...
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Can condensation be formed in the camera sensor?

When entering a hot place after leaving a cold place, some condensation can be formed in the lens and manufacturers recommend you to avoid using the equipment in this state. So, if condensation can ...
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How can I get rid of condensation on a fixed lens?

I accidentally left my Nikon Coolpix L31 near some water and when I came back to take a picture of something the inside of the lens is all white and foggy when I turn it on. Can somebody help? I ...
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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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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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Do "water repellent" coatings such as the Hoya HD3 or EVO filters prevent condensation/dew?

As asked in the subject — do they help? do they entirely eliminate the problem within "reasonable" humidity levels? In the manufacturer's description, they only emphasize the aspect of being ...
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Condensation on a cold night

I was taking pictures of the sky for about 30 minutes at night and it is about 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The pictures started to get really blurry and figured it might be because of the temperature. I ...
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How can I prevent condensation on a camera lens?

Is there anything out there to prevent condensation on camera lens? Taking Pictures on a golf course in Florida, camera was out in golf cart at least an hour and a half, when I took pix a lot were ...
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