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Tip #1628: Tips to Keep Lenses from Fogging Up

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Fog is the opposite of evaporation, but easy to prevent.

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This article, written by Jourdan Aldredge, first appeared in PremiumBeat.com. This is a summary.

Here are the best ways to prevent foggy lenses, and practices for keeping your lenses clean, clear, and ready to shoot in inclement weather.

According to sciencing.com, condensation is simply defined as “the process where water vapor becomes liquid.” You see condensation more often than not on glass surfaces, like a drinking glass or the windows to your house.

Keep Gear Covered and Protected.The first step to combating condensation and the fogging up of your camera lenses is to always remember to keep your gear covered and protected. Safety should always be your first concern.

Get Your Lenses Acclimated to the Weather. The next big step for keeping your lenses fog-free is the most important. Before heading out to start your shoot, get your lenses acclimated to the weather! This is 100% the best, and pretty much only, way for you to truly “de-fog” your lenses in a safe and scientific manner. Don’t try to simply wipe your lenses clear, as this can risk scratching the glass or fogging things up worse.

The article also has videos that illustrate these suggestions, as well as techniques for defogging gear.


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