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

Personally, I have never taken any steps to protect the camera from condensation, and I've had the same camera for about 7-8 years without any signs of damage (although it is a 7D which is a pretty ...
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Preventing condensation on lens when shooting in a cold place

Keep the lens as clean as possible as dust and dirt become the nucleus that forms condensation. Best is Zeiss cleaning pads now on sale at WalMart optical department and other such stores. These ...
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Do "water repellent" coatings such as the Hoya HD3 or EVO filters prevent condensation/dew?

Since you placed an astrophotography tag on your question, I'll assume you are experiencing fogging while shooting the night skies. You'll get fogging/beading even with hydrophobic coatings as ...
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Do "water repellent" coatings such as the Hoya HD3 or EVO filters prevent condensation/dew?

Condensation is only an issue if the glass is much colder than the surrounding air, until your reach dew-point. Dew point is humidity-related & seasonally-variable, but you could roughly call it 4°...
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Condensation on a cold night

The only way to know whether your camera has been damaged is to check it after the water has evaporated. It's likely your camera will continue to function normally, though with a slightly shorter life-...
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Condensation on a cold night

Do you think I might have let condensation occur on the sensor itself because of those few seconds where I detached the lens? There's a good possibility that opening the inside of the camera body ...
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Preventing condensation on lens when shooting in a cold place

I also live in Florida and shooting night baseball games in the summer can be a real trial. Big glass can take 30-45 minutes to fully acclimate. But that is the real solution - acclimation: if you ...
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Does humidity affect the mechanism of lenses and the sensors?

My question is does is effect the sensor as well as the AF mechanism of my lenses? Depends on the amount of condensation and quality of the equipment. I had the electronic part of my lens damaged ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?

What can I do to prevent fogging within the GoPro case when I take it out on the water? The GoPro line of cameras has evolved quite a bit since this question was asked six years ago. The current crop ...
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Can condensation be formed in the camera sensor?

Living in Florida, which is a semi-tropical area, condensation forming is a major problem. Little somewhat circular darker spots will be seen in RAWs and JPGs. The only solution is to slowly acclimate ...
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