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Can a plastic-barreled lens be damaged if stored inside a car? Can sunlight damage the lens?

One of the lenses I purchased has this note in the instruction manual: "Do not place lens in direct sunlight or leave it in an extremely hot place such (sic) inside a car. Doing such could damage the ...
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How much Silica Gel should I put on my Drybox?

How much Silica Gel (in grams) should I put on my 4.6L airtight container? I'm making a Drybox for my film camera.
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Will my old film lenses be damaged if they are exposed to high temperatures in a moving truck?

I’m moving cross country and am slightly worried about some of my film camera lenses and bodies in the heat. The moving company said it’s possible for the trucks to get between 105F-120F. I’m worried ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

I live in South Dakota. So, I can go from 75°F (24°C) with moderate humidity (indoors) to 0°F (-18°C) and dry just by stepping outside. Can this damage my lenses? I especially want to know about ...
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How to verify whether the invisible/removed fungus in the second hand lens is dangerous? [duplicate]

Assuming there is no huge visible fungus, inside, how to verify whether the second hand lens is affected by spores? It is said that spores don't die and fungus may regrow. Also it is said that if we ...
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What will happen to exposed 35mm film left in a car in summer heat for 3 weeks?

I left a couple of exposed Fujifilm disposable 35mm 800-speed color film cameras in my car trunk for three weeks in summertime heat. How should I expect that to affect the development and processing ...
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Will clay and wood dust affect my camera?

I'm a craft design student focusing on pottery and woodworking. Recently I've been thinking of recording my crafting process, hence I will be bringing my camera (Canon g7x) into the studio, maybe put ...
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Are overheated rolls of film (both exposed and unexposed) likely to be damaged?

I'm currently on a camping trip and I have little to none way to keep my b&w film rolls refrigerated. I accidentally left some rolls in my car under the sun near the seaside: I found both the bag ...
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Is it safe to keep my camera in the hot car? [duplicate]

I'd like to keep my large format camera in the car during the day at work, along with filters, adapters, tripod, etc. The car sits outside and I'm sure the temperature soars to over 120F some days ...
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Can incense damage a lens?

Lately, I have been photographing a lot of temples. One thing that is quite common is incense smoke, which I was almost never around before. After shooting, I noticed my lens gets covered in white ...
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How weather-resistant are Sigma Art lenses?

I have a Sigma 50mm EX lens and am looking at an 18-35mm ART lens. I also put high quality protective clear filters on all my lenses. They will be affixed to a Canon 6D. I am planning a trip to ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

Context So I'll be shooting out in the sun for the next few weeks. My camera was overheating in the sun a few days ago and switched bodies for safety reasons. The flash at the end of the shoot was ...
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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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How well will a nonweatherproof Canon Rebel DSLR hold up in the cold and snow?

I'm going to Prague for a week and I'll be all day out in the cold and in the snow. I have a Canon 600D and I just discovered that my camera is not weatherproof. Is it safe for my camera? At the hotel,...
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What do I need to know for volcano photography?

I'm doing a trip to Sicily in a few weeks, including, if the weather allows, a hike up the Stromboli volcano, which is one of the most active in Europe (it's apparently erupting almost all the time). ...
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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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Is there an advantage to either the Nikon D3200 or D3300 in cold weather?

My mother is strongly considering purchasing one of the two cameras. (D3200 or D3300). She was looking for a good entry level DSLR so she could catalog her travels around the North and dabble with ...
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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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Camera care and lense changing in a dusty, windy hot environment

I'm grabbing the camera (Nikon D3100) and heading off to a large flying weekend at the beginning of November in Australia. I've never been to one of these before, so I was hoping to get a few ...
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What level of water/dust protection will a silicone case provide?

As far as I know, the entry level cameras (like EOS650D or D3200) do not have water/dust protection. Surfing the internet, I found that there are silicone cases exist for cameras. So, is it worth ...
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Will keeping the lens on-camera help protect from dust and fungus?

If I keep the lens on the camera will it be protected from dust and fungus? I keep my Nikon D5100 fitted with the lens in a plastic bag together with some silica gel. Is that enough to protect it?
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How much does heat degrade old movies and slides?

I'm hoping some knowledgeable person on here can help me with this. Several years ago a family member dropped off tons of boxes of old 8mm and 16mm movies and slides, mostly from the 1960's and 70's, ...
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What is the best way to prevent lens fog in humid climates, also what can I do to get rid of the fog in a hurry when it does fog up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions? I'm used to shooting in cool dry climates. I recently took a trip to Central America. Every time I ...
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What precautions and preparation should I take for the Salar De Uyuni during Rainy Season?

For those who don't know, the Salar De Uyuni is the world's biggest salt desert and covers 10,000 square-kilometers. During the rainy season it reflects the sky like a huge mirror, giving some pretty ...
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What battery types are suitable for low temperatures and high altitudes?

I do some high altitude (4-4.5k metres) trekking. At night this can lead to very low temperatures (down to -20oC). My choice of battery type for my camera is lithium ion, or rechargeable lithium ion. ...
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How to protect my gear after moving to a humid area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions? I recently moved from a desert to a more humid area. What kinds of things to I need to know to keep ...
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What will happen to a camera if it is taken to an environment beyond its operating temperature?

I notice that most camera have operating temperature of 0 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. As for weather-proof camera, they can usually operate at -10 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. So, I ...
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How to deal with heat concerns when doing timelapse on a roadtrip?

I am going on a roadtrip through Europe in a few months, and I want to do a timelapse from start till end. I am concerned about heat issues though, as I am planning on mounting the camera on the ...
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What will happen to a camera if the relative humidity drops to less than 35%?

What will happen to a camera that is stored in an environment with a very low relative humidity? Will the camera crack, or what will happen? Will it be the same for DSLRs, non-weatherproof point &...
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What does “Humidity at Less than 85% (no condensation)” mean in a camera's specifications?

Under the heading "Operating Environment", my camera syas: Less than 85% (no condensation) What does it actually mean? Does it mean that cannot be used in a air-conditioned environment?
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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 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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What environment to store photographic gear?

I currently store my gear in a mansard, which is above my flat in the attic floor, and that I use as workroom too (Computer, NAS, and so on). In summertimes temperature may climb above 30°C/86°F and ...
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What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions?

My camera's manual warns about sudden changes in temperature, but there are a few cases when I can't see how to avoid this. These include entering a reptile house in a zoo, or a trip to tropical ...
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Shooting on the beach: is it dangerous for my equipment?

To what extent it can be harmful for a camera and lens to take shots when being on the beach? I mean the influence of beach sand on the gear. What precautions should be taken to prevent any bad ...