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fans0f54eaf6
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hi .guy iam having this problem when i fly my mavic the lens keeps fogging up ,it started the first time a few months back i thought it was the filter needed cleaning  ,clean it and it never happened again ,but its do it every flight this weekend. i think it got something to do with warm weather we had this weekend in the uk  ,it must be inside the lens ,i,ve never flow it the rain,any body know of  a fix, cheers
2017-8-27
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Paul_IA
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Just a guess, but are you taking it from a cold environment (inside) to a nice humid environment (outside)? My glasses fog every time I do this, so I suspect the Mavic will do the same. Try letting the Mavic acclimate to the outside for a while before flying.
2017-8-27
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ImHereToCrash
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is it fogging on the outside or the inside of the camera glass?   if it is on the outside then its to be expected just leave the mavic out so it matches air temp..  

if it is on the inside then its moisture managed to get into the camera housing..  if that occurred nothing you can really do, other then let it dry it a few day in warm dry air..  

2017-8-27
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fans0f54eaf6
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-8-27 13:16
is it fogging on the outside or the inside of the camera glass?   if it is on the outside then its to be expected just leave the mavic out so it matches air temp..  

if it is on the inside then its moisture managed to get into the camera housing..  if that occurred nothing you can really do, other then let it dry it a few day in warm dry air..

yes, it.s inside the lens , its ok to start off, after a few mins it fogs up
2017-8-28
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DJI Thor
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If the temperature varies greatly between the camera inside and the ambient environment, the lens might get foggy. Please leave the drone for a moment after powering on at the place where you are going to fly.
If the fog generates in the lens frequently and will not disappear, I suggest sending the drone in for repair. Thanks for the understanding.
2017-8-28
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Montfrooij
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Sounds like big temperature (cold drone > warm environment) change combined with high moisture % in the air.
Not so nice to experience since it will affect footage.
Does it go away after some time in the 'warm'  environment?
2017-8-28
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djiuser_SxdygAC
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-9jA_Szq_2MYm9ETV9hcEl3bms/view

same here in Malaysia.
2017-9-5
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fans39773d14
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I have the same problem misting up the camera's glass, but after 5-8 minutes of flight, the fog disappears. How can I get rid of this unpleasant effect?
2018-1-23
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Zonuna
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I Fix this issue by warping tape around the side of camera, i hope it works with you too
2018-4-18
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El Diablo
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2018-4-18
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particledream
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I'm in Panama and it is very humid here. Try keeping your camera protector on. This creates warm dry air from the heat of the Mavic. A lot of people remove the cam protector for better quality footage, but keeping it on while flying will keep the lens from fogging up. Then you can remove the protector once you are satisfied that the humidity is gone from inside the cam.
2018-12-6
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djiuser_suhvXYdTgauG
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So I had this problem and managed to solve it. First I put my drone in a ziplock plastic bag containing rice on the radiator. After just half an hour the bag was  misted up so I could tell the drone must have had a lot of moisture in it.

I found I could get a temporary solution - first thing in the morning I would put it outside to cool down before taking it out. Having the equipment cold to start stopped it fogging up (take the battery off as you want that warm!)

The permenent solution was to dry it. That took five days sitting on a warm radiator. Yes, five days!!! There obviously isn't much ventilation inside the lense so it needs time.

Now I keep it inside a ziplock bag when I'm out with it, and store it in the open air (non lense guard) on top of a warm radiator. Haven't had the problem since.
2018-12-25
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TC KABREW
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try setting it up and calibrating it outside so it acclimatizes
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djiuser_rOoLOeF0jcdW
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Ive been watching this thread as I have condensation bang in the middle of my camera, which I thought was due to me not using a uv filter, but having bought and fitted one realise this is not the case. Did you get this issue solved or should I be looking out to buy another camera for my Mavic 1 ? Regards . . .
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