Temperature change and condensation

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I have a Canon G6 and am interested am looking forward to some outdoor
photography this winter. My question is: what do I have to be worried
about in taking the camera from a warm house to the cold outdoors and back
again? Is condensation going to be a problem? How do I overcome this?

Thanks in advance
 

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Mike Hunt wrote:

> I have a Canon G6 and am interested am looking forward to some outdoor
> photography this winter. My question is: what do I have to be worried
> about in taking the camera from a warm house to the cold outdoors and back
> again? Is condensation going to be a problem? How do I overcome this?
>
> Thanks in advance


Well, I've not done this myself, but a friend does and it seems to work
pretty well. Going from inside to outside isn't much of a problem, but
coming back in can be. As you undoubtedly know, when anything cold
comes into contact with warm (and humid) air, the moisture condenses and
tends to muck things up. So, he always carries a clean plactic bag with
him to seal his equipment (one camera, one lens, filters, spare CF
card/battery, etc) inside of BEFORE he steps into the house - his
equipment and a bunch of dry air sealed in the bag. This way, his
equipment takes a little longer to warm up (couple of hours), but
condensation forms on the outside of the bag, not the outside of the
equipment. Once the sealed equipment has warmed up, removal from the
bag is without concern.

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"Jer" <gdunn@airmail.ten> wrote in message
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> Mike Hunt wrote:
>
>> I have a Canon G6 and am interested am looking forward to some outdoor
>> photography this winter. My question is: what do I have to be worried
>> about in taking the camera from a warm house to the cold outdoors and
>> back
>> again? Is condensation going to be a problem? How do I overcome this?
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>
>
> Well, I've not done this myself, but a friend does and it seems to work
> pretty well. Going from inside to outside isn't much of a problem, but
> coming back in can be. As you undoubtedly know, when anything cold comes
> into contact with warm (and humid) air, the moisture condenses and tends
> to muck things up. So, he always carries a clean plactic bag with him to
> seal his equipment (one camera, one lens, filters, spare CF card/battery,
> etc) inside of BEFORE he steps into the house - his equipment and a bunch
> of dry air sealed in the bag. This way, his equipment takes a little
> longer to warm up (couple of hours), but condensation forms on the outside
> of the bag, not the outside of the equipment. Once the sealed equipment
> has warmed up, removal from the bag is without concern.
>
> --
> jer email reply - I am not a 'ten'

That's a good tip Jer.

Mike
 
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