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gajjer

Camera frosting up?

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Hi all, it's the first time this has happened to me but it looks like last night the camera started to frost up. Odd shaped areas apeared on the capture when running at -25C.

They went as I allowed the camera to warm up. I just set a temperature of -25C and let it cool down. Should I slowly schedule the cooling or is there some other solution.

Going to try again tonight and reduce temperature in small steps.

Any advice would be appreciated.

cheers

gaj

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If its an ATIK camera then your desiccant tablets need replacing or drying out if they are fitted to your type of camera. This is a common problem and they need drying once per year. I put mine (ATIK 383L+) in an electric oven for 2 hours at 180 degC.

When you take them out of the oven do NOT touch them with your bare fingers/hands, I wrap them in foil to carry them to the camera and refit them with tweezers.

Edited by dave_galera

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Thanks Dave. That sounds spot on. Thanks. Must read the manual!

cheers

gaj

 

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Hope it solves your problem.....don't put them in a gas oven as the gas produces a lot of water which doesn't actually dry the desiccant out very much.

You should have a round plastic tool that helps you unscrew the cover on the desiccant chamber........

Edited by dave_galera

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What about microwave?

The silica gel desiccant, l use for my 3D printer filament, is very nicely dehydrated in it.

Edited by RolandKol

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