How to Prevent Condensation and Keep Your Expensive Lenses Safe
A word of CAUTION! Cameras and lenses are VERY susceptible to damage from condensation getting inside. This happens when the cameras or lenses are moved from warm to cold climates, or from cold to warm. Condensation can cause rusting of the electrical components, and mold forming on the internal glass. Both problems are very expensive to fix.
Follow These Steps to Prevent Lens Condensation
TIP: As a general rule, I leave at lease one camera locked in my car for use on cold mornings. Since it is not heated, it doesn't need to be protected from condensation. That way, I can get up before dawn, drive to a predetermined location, and start shooting as soon as I arrive. No need for the zip-lock bag. If the gear changes from one temperature to another slowly, there is no condensation buildup. The problem only happens when you take it quickly from a warm environment to a cold one, or vice-versa.
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