Photo Tip Friday ~ No Fog Camera Lens

A nice quenching glass of ice tea on a hot day looks great with random beads of condensation refracting light and glistening in the sun. This same moisture phenomenon, however on our camera gear is not at all refreshing and can be down right annoying. Living in heavily air conditioned and thoroughly humid Florida, I’ve wrestled with this condition on numerous occasions.

Wiping off the lens really isn’t a solution, because it’s cold and the condensation will quickly return. Luckily there’s an easy fix, if you have a little time. Take your hair dryer and warm up the lens(es) and camera body you’ll be using ahead of time. Once they’re warm the condensation won’t be interested anymore. If you don’t have access to a hair dryer, use your body. I’ve wrapped my hands around the lens, placed it under my arm, etc. Once the lens is warm, you’re set to shoot.

Ever had a lens fog up at an inappropriate time? Leave a comment and share your story.