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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Condensation--Transition from warm room to outside cold and back

I now have my camera sitting in the trunk of my car outside where the weather is about 32F/0C. What is the best way to bring it back into the house? I searched the list on "condensation" but did not get any real help. Would isolating it in a plastic garbage bag until it is warm help? What are the dangers of not doing anything and just letting it dry out after a couple hours. (There must be some.) Are there any transition problems going from a warm room to cold?

This is the first time I am shooting in the cold so have had no experience with this. The manual says that if there is condensation to let it dry.

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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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Would isolating it in a plastic garbage bag until it is warm help?
Yes, put it in the plastic bag, close the bag, and then bring it indoors. Let the camera adjust to the indoors temperature before you open the bag. (Might take an hour or two)
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Old February 24th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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Squeeze all the air out of the plastic bag and let it sit like Trond suggested.

If you're going out shooting again it's sometimes better to leave the camera in the cold. I just bring the batteries in to warm up.

My camera bag usually seals up pretty tight so often I'll leave it in there and not open it for a few hours after I get back.
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