Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 17 Apr 2012 (Tuesday) 23:43
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

fogging 17-55

 
whu-1
Member
80 posts
Joined Aug 2011
     
Apr 17, 2012 23:43 |  #1

Hi guys , on a recent trip to Singapore had a bit problem with the canon 17-55 lens fogging up , is this normal with humidity with this lens ?

Cheers




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
feeda
Member
94 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Sep 2008
     
Apr 18, 2012 01:21 |  #2

If it's a problem with one lens, it will be a problem with any other lens under the same atmospheric conditions (heat, humidity). That said, I haven't had a lens fog up on me, except when putting a warm lens cap onto a cold lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sachokphantom
Mostly Lurking
18 posts
Joined Jan 2012
     
Apr 18, 2012 02:47 |  #3

I am staying in Singapore and have no problem with my 17-55mm

whu-1 wrote in post #14284606 (external link)
Hi guys , on a recent trip to Singapore had a bit problem with the canon 17-55 lens fogging up , is this normal with humidity with this lens ?

Cheers


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/sachokphantom/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Fitzer
Member
124 posts
Joined Mar 2009
     
Apr 18, 2012 04:49 as a reply to  @ sachokphantom's post |  #4

If you walk out of your air-conditioned hotel in the morning then your lens is going to fog when it hits the hot and humid outside air, once the glass warms up to ambient temperature the fogging should clear.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DeFinitive
Member
Avatar
233 posts
Joined May 2011
Location: Somewhere in Asia: Today Shenzhen, China.
     
Apr 18, 2012 10:31 |  #5

I get it a lot in the Philippines, I remember rushing outside to get a sunset photo with 17-55 on my 550D and forgot about the fogging, took a while for it to go but I'm sure it would have been the same with any of my lenses.

I suppose it depends if you are going outside from aircon to high humidity then you will no doubt get fogging.


-Doug-
Canon 70D, Canon 550D (wife), EF-S 10-22, EF 35L, EF-S 17-55, EF 50 f1.8 II, EF 70-200 f4L IS, Speedlite 430EX II. Olympus OM-D E-M5, 45 f1.8, 17 f1.8.
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mannetti21
Goldmember
Avatar
3,108 posts
Gallery: 113 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 360
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
     
Apr 18, 2012 10:42 |  #6

You don't need to be in Singapore for it to occur. It happens to ALL of my lenses when I go from air conditioning and into anything warmer than maybe 85degrees Fahrenheit



My Buyer/Seller Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hairy_moth
Goldmember
Avatar
3,738 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2009
Location: NJ
     
Apr 18, 2012 10:54 |  #7

It has never happened to me with my lens, though I do take precautions.
For example, in the winter if I am out in the cold and then come into a warm humid environment (my kids swim -- which is a winter sport that takes place in hot humid pools) like a natatorium, I do put the camera (including lens) into a plastic bag until it has had a chance to come to room temperature.

That is, I never walk into a warm place with an unprotected cold camera and/or lens.

Be careful leaving air conditioned buildings or vehicles.
Basically, never have an unprotected camera in a humid environment where the camera is cooler than the environment.


7D | 300D | G1X | Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 | EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 | EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro | EF 85mm f/1.8 | 70-200 f/2.8L MkII -- flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amfoto1
Cream of the Crop
10,251 posts
Likes: 84
Joined Aug 2007
Location: San Jose, California
     
Apr 18, 2012 11:24 |  #8

You might want to put one or two of these (external link)in your camera bag, too.


Alan Myers (external link) "Walk softly and carry a big lens."
5DII, 7DII(x2), 7D(x2) & other cameras. 10-22mm, Tokina 12-24/4, 20/2.8, TS 24/3.5L, 24-70/2.8L, 28/1.8, 28-135 IS (x2), TS 45/2.8, 50/1.4, Tamron 60/2.0, 70-200/4L IS, 70-200/2.8 IS, 85/1.8, Tamron 90/2.5 Macro, 100/2.8 USM, 100-400L II, 135/2L, 180/3.5L, 300/4L IS (x2), 300/2.8L IS, 500/4L IS, EF 1.4X II, EF 2X II. Flashes, studio strobes & various access. - FLICKR (external link) - ZENFOLIO (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Niki44
Hatchling
4 posts
Joined Apr 2012
     
Apr 18, 2012 11:27 |  #9

I suppose it depends if you are going outside from aircon to high humidity then you will no doubt get fogging.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,657 views & 0 likes for this thread
fogging 17-55
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is CoryM
786 guests, 295 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.