23rd January 2005, 04:22 PM
D70 in SNOWLAND
anyone have any idea if a D70 will work at -10 degrees.... in SNOW......
pls give some real life egs like how many shots can a en-el3 batt last for etc etc...
and more imptly ...will the camera "FREEZE".... i.e. even if got full batt also cannot shutter off......
may be getting some kindda thermal cover for the cam....dunno how much it will help also
thanks and regards,
23rd January 2005, 10:29 PM
23rd January 2005, 10:32 PM
According to photographer, Steven Yee, took his D70 to China in -8, it works perfectly, no freezing, battery life's normal, together with his lexar 1 Gig CF. (The article's on Focus, Nikon quarterly newsletter)
I would say, D70 works in extreme weather, but always be on the safer side, if possible, have a backup body.
23rd January 2005, 10:34 PM
You should worry more about the battery. Most of the time, it is the battery that don't function well in cold weather. Always keep your battery near to heat source such as your body to keep it warm.
23rd January 2005, 10:54 PM
I'm not sure how well it will work, but it MIGHT work (in theory).
Assuming if ur D70 got a battery grip, grab some gaffer tape and those disposable packets of hand/pocket warmers and gaffer tape those packets around the battery grip area.
So far haven't tried it. It might work in theory. U want u can try it out. But if it kills ur equipment, don't find me. :P
23rd January 2005, 11:00 PM
Originally Posted by jsbn
Will it be too warm for the rubber grip? Just in case it melts and leaves a sticky mess.
23rd January 2005, 11:07 PM
hmmm....-8 is pretty near to the temp i will be ard...
ya i got another film body juz in case.....
hope the all weather cover works then....
23rd January 2005, 11:30 PM
24th January 2005, 10:35 AM
Hmmm.. i think SY is using S2pro... anyway, i have used D70 at under -5 or less and it's fine. Key is to have spare battery or keep it warm in your hand or pockets.
Originally Posted by macfreak
24th January 2005, 07:36 PM
yup....so i guess it wun be a big issue of using the cam in low temp regardless of anything ya...
at least i got a spare batt...