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#1 Steve Goodloe

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:13 PM

So I work at Montana State University we have 2 SR2's and 1 SR1. It gets really cold here in the winter. We have constantly run into a problem where once the DP puts the eyepiece to his or her eye, within five seconds the class has condensation forming on it. You could see how this can be a problem on long takes. Especially if your hand holding the camera. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to do something about this. Perhaps heating the eyepiece or something. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Montana State University
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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:52 PM

Heated eyepieces are available for a variety of cameras, Arri and other makes. A cheaper solution is to attach a couple of chemical handwarmers to the eyepiece with a rubber band.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:32 PM

I live in Florida and use an eyepiece heater for that very reason.
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