Haida has unveiled a USB-powered Anti Fog Velcro Belt. The design is very simple which wraps around the lens. It is powered from USB and keeps the lens warm preventing it from fogging in cold nights.
Astro photographers shooting in cold weather at night face one biggest challenge to manage lens fogging as the temperature dips. While most camera accessory manufacturers have neglected this issue, Haida came out with something very simple and practical. The belt is very affordable at almost Rs. 1,500/- and is powered using USB
In dipping temperatures when the front element becomes too cold, condensation happens and mostly these condensed droplets deposit on the inside element which is relatively warmer than the front element. This fogging ruins the images almost 100%. And if it happens, then it takes a long time for these droplets to evaporate, almost ruining the whole shoot.
The only way to ensure lens isn’t fogged up, is to keep them warm. Earlier photographers managed this with their hand warmers but this solution was ineffective and inconsistent.
Someone in Haida realized this and designed something so simple and effective by inventing the Anti Fog Belt. The belt keeps the lens warm when powered through USB-A cable using an external battery pack.
The Belt has three power settings:
High – 55-65 degrees Celcius
Medium – 45-55 degrees Celcius, and
Low – 35-45 degrees Celcius
This flexibility of three different power settings makes it use versatile in different weather conditions.
Priced reasonably at $20 (almost Rs. 1,500/-), it’s a worthy investment for all those Astro and nightscape photographers shooting in cold weather.