A camera is susceptible to inclement weather and the type of humidity that comes with the most interesting of locales like rain forests and jungles.
There are several ways to protect one’s camera in such conditions.
First, it helps to acclimate the camera to the pressure and moisture of the place.
Second, a great trick is to use silica gel packs to absorb excess moisture.
Third, every photographer should carry a lens cloth to remove excess moisture.
Fourth, it helps to periodically dry one’s equipment.
Fifth, while different lenses can add interesting photographic touches, one should reserve lens changes in more stable climates.
- You can invest in silica gel packs that will absorb extra moisture, saving your camera from being impacted from the high humidity levels.
- Since the inside of a camera has a lower temperature than the outside, it is best not to change lenses in humid conditions as this could promote condensation buildup.
- Take an absorbent towel with you on your photography sessions so that you are able to properly dry your camera, protecting it from damaging moisture.
“The biggest difficulty for your camera in high humidity is not necessarily the temperature or the humidity, but rather the sharp shift in temperatures from air-conditioned cars and buildings to the outside.”