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How Many Of You Religiously Put Your Cameras In A Bag To Prevent Condensation?

 
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Oct 30, 2008 10:34 |  #16

Thanks! I need to invest in a good weatherproof bag! I just don't have the money right now..not sure if I should get the bag or the Cybersyncs. :(


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Oct 30, 2008 11:27 |  #17

I put a few of those little silicon packets in my camera bags to absorb any condensation... not sure if it works, but nonetheless couldn't hurt :)




  
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Oct 30, 2008 11:33 |  #18

Atiyeh wrote in post #6591429 (external link)
I put a few of those little silicon packets in my camera bags to absorb any condensation... not sure if it works, but nonetheless couldn't hurt :)

Those packets do nothing unless they have been baled for several hours and you put them into an air tight container. They suck moisture out of the air quite quickly and once saturated do nothing else.

As to Ziplocs, I keep all my lenses wrapped in one and in the bag. Does more than protect it from moisture. It protects from scuffs, sand, dust, everything else. It's a easy thing to do, costs almost nothing, and offers at least a little protection.


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Oct 30, 2008 11:37 |  #19

gjl711 wrote in post #6591491 (external link)
Those packets do nothing unless they have been baled for several hours and you put them into an air tight container. They suck moisture out of the air quite quickly and once saturated do nothing else.

As to Ziplocs, I keep all my lenses wrapped in one and in the bag. Does more than protect it from moisture. It protects from scuffs, sand, dust, everything else. It's a easy thing to do, costs almost nothing, and offers at least a little protection.

Thanks! I guess it couldn't hurt to start putting my lenses in ziploc bags.


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Oct 30, 2008 11:37 |  #20

syntrix wrote in post #6586289 (external link)
I keep a few zip lock bags in my camera bags. It's only on occasion that I actually use them, but a little paranoia can go a long way!

Same here, I put the body and lens in a gallon size zip lock when changing drastic temperature change such as Michigan winters.


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Oct 30, 2008 11:44 |  #21

gjl711 wrote in post #6591491 (external link)
Those packets do nothing unless they have been baled for several hours and you put them into an air tight container. They suck moisture out of the air quite quickly and once saturated do nothing else.

As to Ziplocs, I keep all my lenses wrapped in one and in the bag. Does more than protect it from moisture. It protects from scuffs, sand, dust, everything else. It's a easy thing to do, costs almost nothing, and offers at least a little protection.


*takes out of bag :lol:




  
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Oct 30, 2008 13:12 |  #22

In frigid zones:

You'll see real quick when you take out of the freezer a can of coke that's been in there a couple hours and set it on the counter the sweat that forms.

So it doesn't matter what object was left out in the car over night at below freezing.
Bring it into warm humid environment will do the same w/o protection.

Your electronics don't need the torture.
You'd be better off warming up the car to get gear normalized.
The air is dryer.

leave gear in the padded bag if it is brought into warm area.
This will insulate the gear from thermal shock, and sweat, and throw a jacket over it to lessen it.

In 2 hours it should be find.
At least do not open any ports of the camera to allow moisture in.


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Oct 30, 2008 13:16 |  #23

The thermal shock is not the issue. The sweat is. A ziploc works wonders keeping the humid air away from the gear until warmed up.


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Oct 30, 2008 13:34 |  #24

This is just a fact of life living someplace like Colorado, where my gear moves from 75* indoors, to 60* in the car, to maybe 10-30* outdoors. I do keep my gear in the Canon 200 backpack 24/7, largely for this reason. It does an excellent job of slowly bringing the gear down to temp.




  
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