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Old 25-04-2011, 12:11 AM
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dew shields for dslr

Hi folks,

Beautiful clear night tonight so I thought to try some wide angle photography of the night sky. My first set of 12 images started out beautifully until dew gradually built up on the lens.

I wrapped a piece of cardboard around the lens and let it extend out a little. Tried another set. This one was a little better except for the clouds rolling in.

So ... any DIY tips for making a dew shield for a DSLR? I found that if I extended my cardboard roll too much it vignetted the image. Any tips/tricks?

Cheers,
Af.
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Old 25-04-2011, 09:27 AM
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Use a dew strap as you would with a telescope, you can also drape one at a low setting over the camera body to keep the dew at bay.
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Old 25-04-2011, 02:07 PM
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Dew strap now on the shopping list.
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Old 27-04-2011, 06:11 PM
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Well, until I get a dew strap specifically for my camera lens, let's see if this diy job does the trick tonight!
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