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Mike_Smith Plus
13 648 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 11:33PM
I am going to Butterfly world where the temperature and humidity is very high. The last time i went my camera and lens steamed up straight away, what worries me is condensation inside the lens which i am guessing this can cause fungus. So what can i do to get around this if anyone can help thank you

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thewilliam 12 6.1k
20 Apr 2014 12:07AM
Get some silica gel bags.

As soon as you've finished shooting put each item of kit in a plastic bag along with a dessicant. You can keep track of silica gel's moisture contact by weighing it. It will absorb at least 40% of its weight of water and can be dried out in a warm oven.
rogleale 17 142 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 7:08AM
You could go in with all your kit in a sealed plastic bag and don't open it to get your camera out before it has warmed up to the ambient temperature - that would prevent the condensation problem.
mervyntattoo 11 888 Wales
20 Apr 2014 8:35AM
You are correct about the cause of fungus, get your gear warmer than the area you are entering then condensation won't occur.
mondmagu 10 75 Ireland
20 Apr 2014 1:46PM
You could place a hot water bottle in your bag before you go.Did this before and worked well.

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