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Oct 29, 2013 02:55 |  #1

Friends, I'm going to celebrate this new year on Phuket. Worried about the humidity because it is high there. How does canon 6d work in such conditions? Any limits? Has anyone been to these places with this baby? How was it?


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Oct 29, 2013 03:05 |  #2

I live in Hong which is incredibly humid too. A holiday wont cause any problems for the camera provided you take care when going from cold air-conditioned buildings out into the heat/humidity, which can result in condensation. You need to put the camera into an airtight bag (large ziplock) suck out as much air as possible and seal it before you go out. You then need to give the camera half an hour to acclimatise before you remove it from the bag.


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Oct 29, 2013 05:54 as a reply to  @ Dan Marchant's post |  #3

I live in Bangkok. You are coming during our "winter" time, which means it is the lowest temp of the year. Even on our worst day here, it is never too humid for the camera.

Forget about bags and that nonsense. You will just look stupid.

The only possible was to get condensation is to go from an "ice cold" place directly to the hot outdoors. The typical AC isn't that cold so I wouldn't worry. It doesn't work going from hot to cold. I've had one time when riding the BTS where the AC was broke and it was extremely cold inside the car. When I stepped out, there was some condensation, but it was gone in no time and so little that it wouldn't hurt anything.


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Oct 29, 2013 12:33 |  #4

My first trip with my 60D was to Thailand a few weeks after I had it. I spent several days in Bangkok and out in the islands (Koh Phi Phi), and didn't have any issues. I took it out on the boats with me when snorkeling and walking on the beach, it probably got sea spray on it a few times. 2 years later and it's still shooting great.

The 6D has better sealing than the 60D, so I can't imagine you running into any issues that others wouldn't have already come across.


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Oct 29, 2013 16:25 |  #5

Just make sure you let your camera warm up before using it. Assuming you're not staying in a refrigerator, it'll be unlikely that you'll see condensation. That said, it's pretty easy to either leave it on a private deck outside, or just don't use it for 10 mins when you step outside.


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Oct 29, 2013 22:03 |  #6

When we stayed in Koh Phi Phi I had my 600D with me, one day I took it out in the morning, fogged up within 5 mins of taking it out of the bag and took 30 mins for it to go away –*lesson learned there haha.

Just let the camera climatize each time you go out.


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Oct 30, 2013 01:08 |  #7

Well thank you very much, guess i won't have any problems :)


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Oct 30, 2013 03:19 |  #8

I was in Koh Samui last September, and if I wasn't careful, going from the Air Conditioned room outside in the morning to catch the sunrise, I would get fog on the lens. Just depends on the humidity levels, temperatures, and how much AC you use when you are there.


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