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Eyeglass woes while taking photos

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We checked in today to part two of the family vacation to Orlando at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. My only reason to switch hotels is to practice taking photos of African animals with my new awesome lens.



Can someone give me a quick tip or two on how not to fog up your eyeglasses while trying to take photos? I am not used to the humidity so it's a different experience from what happens at home in my desert Southern California environment.



Thanks!



P.S. Kenya trip is around 2 months away!!


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It was a constant problem in borneo! I just tried to have a cloth or tissue handy.

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My guess is that June on Kenya will probably not have much humidity, so your problem will probably not occur there. Must be very exciting to now be on countdown @@AmyT

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Unless you are in mombasa. I recall it was quite humid on the coast. But not as bad as borneo!

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Its a constant problem for me also, but mostly in South America/rainforest type of climate. I have never had any issue in Africa.

 

I use these anti-fog cloths when necessary and it seems to help, but not 100%.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Clarity-Defog-Anti-fog-Reusable-Wipes/dp/B002BG588K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490884623&sr=8-2&keywords=clarity+anti+fog+wipes

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Laser eye surgery will cure the problem.

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Thanks, @@Steve 27752. That solution did cross my mind. :) It's not something that I can accomplish between now and June, however.

 

Thank you, @@janzin, @kittycat23uk, @@wilddog. Two years ago, I had a similar experience in the Galapagos Islands so I left my camera at home last summer when I returned. I was disappointed with my photos with a point and shoot camera, so took my nicer camera to Japan in August and had the same issue. I will give the wipes a try!

 

Amy

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As an aside, I find washing swimming goggles with shower gel prevents fogging. When scuba diving, spitting in your mask and rinsing it out with seawater does the same. Or you can get specialist defogging stuff. But I haven't found these ideas work much with eye glasses and humid weather.

 

If you can bear them, you could try getting some contact lenses. I only use them for diving with. Only trouble then is you're still likely to fog up your viewfinder! :)

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you can take photos using the LCD screen instead of the viewfinder as see how that goes, that is what I do

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Contact lenses are my solution when eyeglasses become a burden.

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