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    I'm going Korea for skiing too in Dec too!!! Wow...

    Ok, for me, i'll be bringing along two cameras, one to be used in outdoor, another one for indoor. Both put in ziplock bags. I don't find fogging on lens a problem and I usually follow this procedure. However, I find snow on lens a headache. Just note if snow falls on equipment eg lens, DON'T BLOW OFF THE SNOW! Because it will freeze into ice and more difficult to remove.

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    oh crap. then how to remove snow? cannot wait for it to melt rite?

    wah 3 CSers gg to korea in dec alr. im gg 26 dec SIA morn flight i think/ to seoul. package tour. didn want package cos its in chinese (yours truly here has lousy command of mandarin), but my parents wanted it la..oh well.

    im bringing 2 cams too. ill prob try out one roll of Velvia 100 never shot slides before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    oh crap. then how to remove snow? cannot wait for it to melt rite?

    wah 3 CSers gg to korea in dec alr. im gg 26 dec SIA morn flight i think/ to seoul. package tour. didn want package cos its in chinese (yours truly here has lousy command of mandarin), but my parents wanted it la..oh well.

    im bringing 2 cams too. ill prob try out one roll of Velvia 100 never shot slides before
    Oh! Mine is 26Dec too! Pkg Tour from ----- ! Hehehe..
    Ok, for snow, brush it off with your hand, don't blow on it off.

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    Be prepared to wear gloves. I went there last year end during december, and it was damn cold. The temperature is not the factor, but the wind is. Once the wind comes, thats it, your hands and ears suffers.

    During that time, my A95 survived 2 weeks on 4 sets of 2500mAh AA batts.

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    hey eric...which agency? SIA also?

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    Me earlier...going on 9 Dec....following tour also...
    ok i improvise a bit.
    have warmer in cam bag, have ziplock bag in the cam bag.
    cam finish using, put in ziplock bag and zip then close bag...until.......room temp.....
    this procedure can?
    This way, the batteries and cards will not freeze in the cam bag, and my cam will not freeze or have condensation problem.

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    hey,i'm going to korea too..haha
    leaving on 24th dec..

    bringing my A95 along..any special advice for protecting it?

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    Well, my gear lasted better than me in winter, so I'll rather make sure the photographer is adequately protected...
    No ziplock bags, no hand-warmers (aiyah, use hand-warmers to warm
    hands lah), no have battery grip too, but of course have spare batteries
    lah...
    Ultimately, you've to enjoy yourself to take better pics yah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric69
    wooo... don't try this, your bag may be warm, but the moment your warm cam hit the cold, fogging on lens will happen often...
    Warm Cam hit the cold also cause fogging on lens? I thought its the other way rd:cold to hot then got fogging?

    And anyway, can anyone advise on how to do the manual WB when taking photos in the ski resorts?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by exhibitj
    And anyway, can anyone advise on how to do the manual WB when taking photos in the ski resorts?
    Thanks!
    Ermz just meter something 18% grey and you got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric69
    Your cam will thought that the composition is too bright, and set your exposure lower automatically. Therefore you need to over-exposure your cam manually by at least +1EV.
    Hmmm neber had a problem with exposure so far different methods I guess~

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbot
    Ermz just meter something 18% grey and you got it.
    eh sorry ah...quite newbie to this 18% grey thingy...
    can go into specifics on how to do so? Thanks so much!

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    Also, any veteren travellers to korea can enlighten me if 2 EnEL3 batteries enough for shooting per day in that kind of cold in Korea's Dec Winter?

    Or should I but 1 more? Ks lah...hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspire
    Be prepared to wear gloves. I went there last year end during december, and it was damn cold. The temperature is not the factor, but the wind is. Once the wind comes, thats it, your hands and ears suffers.

    During that time, my A95 survived 2 weeks on 4 sets of 2500mAh AA batts.
    U seem to forget abt lips.... Unless u already have nice, sexy, always moisturised lips...
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    300d will hang in winter

    bring 1D

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbot
    Hmmm neber had a problem with exposure so far different methods I guess~
    the +1 stop is a general guideline when shooting snow with matrix / centre-weighted metering, as the surrounding snow (or reflection off the snow) might fool the metering in thinking that it is too bright (0 EV would end up a little underexposed). i keep this in mind when shooting snowy landscapes / scenes. however, when shooting portrait-type shots in snowy places, i'd use spot metering (if available in camera, 0 EV).

    as for camera preperations, i'd say for a ski trip - bring a small P&S which you can stuff in your ski-suit. you can take pics while you're on the slopes and on the lifts with your family and friends, and might be able to get some very precious shots (wipe outs) that way!!

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    i'm not so sure about canon,
    but during my last trip to tibet/shangri-La,
    i didn't bring any ziplock. everything just working fine,
    and when you said 7-8 hour per day,
    i believe u dun shoot 7-8 hour right?
    and i brought abuot 6 pcs of battery, and it last about 20 days,
    of course not shooting all the time.

    and IF the temperture went too low...
    forget about those AA alkaline batt,
    they just dun work.....

    just my 0.2 cts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besh
    i'm not so sure about canon,
    but during my last trip to tibet/shangri-La,
    i didn't bring any ziplock. everything just working fine,
    and when you said 7-8 hour per day,
    i believe u dun shoot 7-8 hour right?
    and i brought abuot 6 pcs of battery, and it last about 20 days,
    of course not shooting all the time.

    and IF the temperture went too low...
    forget about those AA alkaline batt,
    they just dun work.....

    just my 0.2 cts.
    AA alkalines don't work? How about those AA NimH rechargeables? And for Li-ion? Any idea?

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    mine AA is NIMH...think NIMH last better than alkaline in low temp.
    yah...dun shoot 7-8 hr per day...just that need it to be alive so that i can shoot whenever i need to within that 7-8 hrs...
    i hear of pp where the cam and battery just refused to work after a while in the cold. which is why i thot of having warmer in my cam bag......

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    sure or not?
    if like that i bring my F828 instead........

    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    300d will hang in winter

    bring 1D

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