Don't worry TS, I was one of the official photographers for my poly's japan student exchange trip.
The place I went to was Kumamoto, the temp was around 14-20 degrees. I woke up every morning to find condensation on my gear every morning( cold weather+ strong aircon)
I simply had no time to place the camera in a ziploc bag etc, my friend and I just wiped the droplets off with our shirt and continued shooting, if we had took precautions like the ziploc bag and waited 15 mins bla bla bla, I would have lost many precious moments. No worries, once in a while wouldn't kill your camera haha
Canon EOS 550D + 18-55IS + 50 F1.8 + 70-200 F4L IS+ 580EXII
But when you are dealing with temperature differences of more than 20-30 deg C... better take precautions... because the condensation is no longer just some blur... but actual drops of water that will drip down... LOL.
Last edited by daredevil123; 6th November 2010 at 09:38 PM.
Completely forgot: when I was in Genting last time for a company event we wanted to capture the 'standard posing' right in front of the casino building. It was about 8pm and the entire top of the mountain was covered in thick fog (or a fat cloud sitting there). Wich means: whatever temperature it was, it was also 100% RH. None of the cameras there had any issue, neither simple PnS, nor handphone or DSLR. The only trouble for the PnS was their flash, light got reflected by all the fog and pictures turned out .. well, like in fog Same issue as when taking pictures under water with lots of particles hovering around. Bounce flash or off-shoe flash helps here.
I was there sometime back.
Didn't bother to get overly paranoid worrying over small matter, to me at least as the temperature difference indoor & outdoor is minimal even on a bright sunny day.
Just grab your camera and have fun...enjoy the trip and shoot lots and lots of pictures and make the trip memorable.
Still drizzling when this pic was taken...to date both camera and lens still in excellent condition...no fungus.
DSC00010 by Anuar Ahmad, on Flickr
It is how you maintain and store them after usage that matters.
Last edited by anuar ahmad; 7th November 2010 at 02:01 PM.