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    Hi

    Im going to Harbin/Beijing soon and its REALLY cold there

    how do i prevent my camera from condensation and other stuff ?

    its ard -30deg

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    don't bring?
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    Don't worry. That kind of climate is super dry. Cold air has low moisture content. There's little or no condensation when you go outside into the cold. The main problem is loss of battery power.

    When I was in Iceland and Greenland, I still keep my cam in my waist-kit bag like normal. A waterproof camera bag is a must if you have expensive equipment. If you want to shoot when there is snow, grab a shower cap from the hotel and wrap it around your camera. Make a hole so that you can see your target. It may seem funny, but my travel pals do it that way.

    Condensation only sets in when there is cold-to-hot temperature change, i.e., from outdoors(cold) to indoors(warm). Here's where condensation can be a problem because the water can all get into the electronics. Try wrapping a cold camera in a plastic bag. The moisture will settle on the outside of the bag rather than on the camera's outside and inside surfaces. It's best if you place the cam in the bag while still outside, but not when you bring the camera in. I've never done it and my cam seems pretty healthy; you can try these measures. Remember to air your camera whenever you return to your hotel.

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    put ur cam in ur camera bag when u transit from different temperatures
    eat. drink. shoot

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    The camera will outlast you in the cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldi View Post
    Hi

    Im going to Harbin/Beijing soon and its REALLY cold there

    how do i prevent my camera from condensation and other stuff ?

    its ard -30deg
    -30deg..... I worry about myself first

    It all depends on the specs of the electronics in the camera. I don't think it is really -30 deg right? just the wind chill right? if it is truely -30deg C, it can cause a problem to some electronics depends on how it is designed.

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    hmmm noted


    im going to harbin.. and yeah its really -30deg

    im using nikon D50 btw.. (see sig)

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    Worry about yourself first. I don't like wearing gloves becasue it impedes camera operation. When I went to Korea, the mountain peak was so cold my hands were so numb I was taking pictures without feeling it. The air is really dry, don't worry about moisture. Priority to keep yourself warm first.
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    i heard D200 has a magnesium alloy internal body casing...

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