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Sony mirrorless a5100 lens issue, Condensation!?


caddy31389  (D License)

Nov 15, 2017, 8:23 PM
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Sony mirrorless a5100 lens issue, Condensation!? Can't Post


Im wondering if anyone has the issue with the Sony mirrorles camera. I have a Sony a5100 with a 16mm pancake lens and the ultra wide converter for tandem photos. Im shooting in New Zealand so temperatures at 15000 feet can be -20.

I am getting a very subtle small faded patch in the centre of the photos in free fall. I took it to the local camera shop and as it's forming from the inside of the photo he thinks its condensation. Apparently as its a 2 peace lens the air trapped in the middle is causing it.

Anyone else had this issue and know of a way to fix it?

I have uploaded some photos.

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Cloggy  (D License)

Nov 15, 2017, 11:37 PM
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Re: [caddy31389] Sony mirrorless a5100 lens issue, Condensation!? [In reply to] Can't Post

You could try putting the lens in a zip lock bag with some silica gel packets.
When photographing in the winter I put the camera in a plastic bag before going inside, and keep it in there until it's warmed up again. Avoids the warm air condensating immediately on the cold glass.

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