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 Condensation on lens...help. 
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Post Condensation on lens...help.
The other night I was out doing some tests with the New Little Bramper that arrived at my door, Thaks Tom....And about midnight I was noticing condensation on the lens and thought..."Oh Crap, now what?!!!"

SO I searched the forums here and someone..Maybe Murray...said he sticks a hand warmer on the lens....does anyone do this? IS there a solution to this that perhaps you have found works?

Thanks!

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Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:46 am
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Post Re: Condensation on lens...help.
I (and I think a few others here) use the Kendrick system - http://www.kendrickastro.com/astro/dew_cameracozy.html

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Post Re: Condensation on lens...help.
Hi Dusty,

I cannot help you with a(nother) solution to prevent the problem like Colin, but if you want to save an important clip that has become dull, because your lens had some some condensed water on it - or even worse - just froze, you can salvage alot by adding a steep curve to the picture, then raising saturation a bit and add some clarity.
Of course you have so fade it in progressively to counter the advancing condensation throughout the clip. I do not now how to do that in AE, but in PS it is quite easy, so it should be doable in AE too.
I did that with a few photos where my lens had some raindrops or noticeable icing on it.
Amusingly I just told that someone else from this forum a few hours ago via Skype, who had a similar problem, but with a fogging flare on his clip.

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Post Re: Condensation on lens...help.
colinmlegg wrote:
I (and I think a few others here) use the Kendrick system - http://www.kendrickastro.com/astro/dew_cameracozy.html


ditto for me, .... I haven't got a 'camera-cozy' though , but it does looks intriguing.


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Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:38 pm
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Post Re: Condensation on lens...help.
Try a woolly sock first, cut the bottom off and place onto lens. Adding a lens hood also helps to keep the dew from forming.
Finally an electric warmer as previously mentioned works well. Mind you if your in a dry place there will be no problems :-)

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