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Is it ok to take digital SLR camera or is humidity a problem, read somewhere that best kept in poly bag. This would be a bit of a pain. This camera has several lenses , or would a compact be better with built in zoom

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Hello Jan

We've never had a humidity problem generally with cameras, SLR or otherwise. The problem arises when it is raining and you want to take photos or you are walking around in the rain. When this happens I use a small compact one, as you mentioned.


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hi janllisky,

what camera do you use?

most cameras are weather sealed nowadays, so if you have a good dslr, you won't have any problems. (ex.i have a 7D and MK3, they are both weather sealed, so never had any humidity problems)

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Many locals own and carry Digital SLR cameras around the country and have not heard of any issue with humidity.



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I never had problems with bringing my Canon SLR to anywhere in Sri Lanka.


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Same here Janilly

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thanks for advice. Have Canon EOS T2i (550) so should be built for conditions

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