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Condensation in view finder glass

I have condensation inside the view finder glass. What can I do if anything?

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Re: Condensation in view finder glass

Condensation usually occurs from the camera being taken from a dry, cool, place to a warm, humid place, or visa versa, in a short period of time (example: from a hotel room with A/C to the outside on a warm humid day).

Try putting the camera in a plastic bag when you know you're going to take it between two locations like that, as the air in the plastic bag will slowly adjust to the new temperature, reducing condensation

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Condensation is the change in matter of a substance to a denser phase, such as a gas (or vapor) to a liquid.[1] Condensation commonly occurs when a vapor is cooled to a liquid, but can also occur if a vapor is compressed (i.e., pressure on it increased) into a liquid, or undergoes a combination of cooling and compression. Liquid which has been condensed from a vapor is called condensate. A device or unit used to condense vapors into liquid is called a condenser. Condensers are used in heat exchangers which have various designs, and come in many sizes ranging from rather small (hand-held) to very large.
The water seen on the outside of a cold glass on a hot day is an example of condensation.

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2) You cannot view anything in the view finder. Since the view finder has its own tiny LCD display inside of it, it is displaying what image the camera will take if you press the shutter release. I would double check to see if the camera is set correctly for shooting in bright sunlight (check your owners manual, or set the camera to Automatic), and if there is a difference between what you're seeing in the viewfinder, and what images the camera is taking, consider calling Fuji, as it sounds like a hardware issue.

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if you have condensation on the inside of the glass your camera has been shorted out maybe letting it dry out for a few days would work but you can also try a local camera shop and see if they can help.

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It certainly could be condensation. When it dried, it could have left a mark on the panel. As long as your pics turn out well, don't worry about it. If you try to take the panel off to clean it and you don't know what you're doing, you could cause major problems. However, if you're determined to do so, there are plenty of sites on Google that can show you the procedure in pictures.

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