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12-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Regarding Moisture

I am in the habit of taking my photographic equipment with me every morning in the car it's often cold and Sometimes raining, these days. I was wondering if the moisture is bad for the camera equipment. What type of desiccant do you recommend? Should I be taking the camera with me when it's very cold or damp?

12-20-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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Is your camera weather sealed? It should be able to withstand it if so, though I wouldn't subject it to prolonged exposure overnight, etc.

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basically, of you let the camera adjust to the different environment in a camera bag or something similar, there is no issue regardless of weather sealing. after all, that's all the protection we had with most film gear and it never heart mine.

the biggest risks are thermal shocks, especially going hot to cold, where the change in temperature can create a vacuum inside the camera, which tries to draw air into the camera as it cools. going cold to warm, (and more humid) can lead to condensate. best to let this disappear on its own before use.

Again letting the camera stabilize to the environment is the key
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I use mostly older film cameras right now, so I guess I better be cautious. Also, what types/brand of dessicant are popular?


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