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    Default Protecting camera in cold weather ( -5deg C to 10 deg C)

    Hi,

    I am a newbie in cold weather photography, could some of you share how I could protect my camera from being frozen (or malfunction) due to cold weather.

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    Default Re: Protecting camera in cold weather ( -5deg C to 10 deg C)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberider
    Hi,

    I am a newbie in cold weather photography, could some of you share how I could protect my camera from being frozen (or malfunction) due to cold weather.
    read ur camera spec sheet. the manufacturers shld have listed down the tolerance levels some where.

    problem dun lie with the cam body itself but the batts. cold weather saps the batt life in a hurry. some seasoned CSers have recommended in the past to keep ur batts under ur jacket/sweater.
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    Default Re: Protecting camera in cold weather ( -5deg C to 10 deg C)

    As NW75 has pointed out, three key things to take note:

    1. Always keep the battery warm, cold temp kills your battey very fast.

    2. Condensation. Allow your camera to "defrost" slowly inside a zip-lock bag. Avoid placing it next to a heater or fire place. Sudden fluctuation in temperature is harmful to your equipment.

    3. If using a tripod, try to use CF instead of metal. A few seasoned CSers here pointed out the nasty frost bite.

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    Wink Re: Protecting camera in cold weather ( -5deg C to 10 deg C)

    Thanks to Nightwolf75 and Jeffhiew for your valuable advise.
    All the pointers noted.

    rgds

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    Default Re: Protecting camera in cold weather ( -5deg C to 10 deg C)

    i have a thermal/rain cover.....

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