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Cameras & condensation #25435
09/05/00 05:41 PM
09/05/00 05:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
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Upstate New York
bonehead123 Offline OP
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Anyone have problems with their cameras down there? We've finally made our reservations to come down in October and was wondering if the camera is going to get ruined from all the moisture.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25436
09/05/00 07:03 PM
09/05/00 07:03 PM
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Rancho Mirage, Ca.USA/changing...
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Check out Kathy's report posted. Look under trip report on this message board.
The subject comes up.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25437
09/06/00 12:17 AM
09/06/00 12:17 AM
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oregon, spr
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Never had any problem myself, keep the film in the freezer til you shoot it, then back into the freezer after you shoot it.

But I use older cameras.... non-electronic...

Re: Cameras & condensation #25438
09/06/00 07:48 AM
09/06/00 07:48 AM
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Upstate New York
bonehead123 Offline OP
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Anyone have problems with digital cameras?

Re: Cameras & condensation #25439
09/06/00 07:58 AM
09/06/00 07:58 AM

i brought two cameras and a video camera, twice. no problem, but if you plan on taking any boat rides (almost inevitable) your stuff may get wet. i brought many gallon size ziplok bags with me. keep your cameras in them when not using them.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25440
09/06/00 10:18 AM
09/06/00 10:18 AM
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Posts: 64
tucson, az
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never had a problem with any still cameras, took one of the new advatix last trip. the landscape prints came out great.
i have had condensation problems with video cameras. the little icon comes on and you have to leave it in nice dry air conditioning until the guts dry out. that was an older camcorder, maybe the new ones have that problem taken care of...

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Re: Cameras & condensation #25441
09/06/00 10:41 AM
09/06/00 10:41 AM
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Posts: 1,419
Some times there, some times h...
We've never had a problem with any type of still or video camera. Now we only bring one of those real tiny Avantrix things with a zoom, and SWMBO's Sea and Sea 35mm underwater setup. In fact we haven't taken a picture, except underwater, the last three trips. The neighbors have grown weary of looking at SP, our kids pester us to take them when they see pictures, our few remaining friends have all been there with us and have their own, but I'm primarily concerned that the parole officer will find them and realize that we've left the country.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25442
09/06/00 10:43 AM
09/06/00 10:43 AM
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SP Daily Offline
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Then you'll have to bring your P.O. along next time.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25443
09/06/00 11:04 AM
09/06/00 11:04 AM
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I use a digital....haven't had any problems yet. (keeping fingers crossed)
I kept it wrapped tightly in a dry towel double folded any time I take it outside. Then wipe it down really good on returning to the office.

Re: Cameras & condensation #25444
09/09/00 10:44 AM
09/09/00 10:44 AM
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Posts: 222
Culpeper VA
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We have experienced some condensation when leaving an air conditioned room (on other carib.islands), but quickly dries out. The idea of taking along some descicant (not sure of the spelling of the white granules) is a good one.

Also, on our last trip, we tried to take a picture of the police officer lounging on a hammock on the front porch of the police station (I thought that really said it all about AC); but we were told that it was "illegal" to take that picture. HA HA!But they were serious.

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