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    Default japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    any precautions I should take if i'm taking my 400D to japan?

    that's like about a week or so from now.... will be going to hokkaido and tokyo. Any special places brothers can recommend for nice shots to take?

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    Default Re: japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    Don't worry, your camera will do fine. It's just that the battery might not last that long. Bring along spares and keep them warm.

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    1) keep batt warm as batt consumes faster when cold
    2) prevent lens from fogging up by gradually regulate the temp
    eg, opening a small gap in your camera bag (ie dont fully zipped up)

    Taken my D70 to Korea in Nov07, and it function ok in snowing conditions.

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    cool! thanks!

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    Keep the camera warm (eg. inside your jacket), don't let in expose to cold, then the battery will last.

    Or you want to consider a external battery pack. The battery pack will link to your camera while it is inside you jacket, using your body temp. to keep it warm and functioning.

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    Default Re: japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    If the camera was made in Japan, it should be used to the Japanese climate.

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    Default Re: japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    my 400d has been thru extreme heat, in very humid weather, exposed fully in rain

    its still going fine

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    Default Re: japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    Quote Originally Posted by mscommerce View Post
    If the camera was made in Japan, it should be used to the Japanese climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscommerce View Post
    If the camera was made in Japan, it should be used to the Japanese climate.
    But nowadays, most consumer camera and lens are made in Thailand or China. They might not be accustomed to the cold climate of Japan

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    my japan made panny can stand tokyo but i'm not too sure about hokkaido since it will be very cold during dec. check channel news asia for the temperature before setting off.
    Last edited by Simon_84; 4th December 2007 at 12:44 PM.

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    Hi I am also going japan during the snow in feb. But I dont think my 350D will give any problem.

    Went to Kinabalu during the rainy seasons two years back. At the top the temp is as low as 2 degrees. But my 350D still continue to function without problems. My 2 batts in my vertical grip never die on me thru my trip up and down.

    Bring spare batteries to play safe. And enjoy yourself

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    no prob bro.. i just got back from japan on friday. D80 to japan. even up mt. fuji to 5th stop/step. hearing ffrom my guide its the highest the bus can drive, rest have to go on foot.

    Many bro's here ask you to bring extra batt. you can do so but. my batt lasted 2 days before needing to charge again.
    Maybe i shoot too little. but ... yea do bring just in case
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    wa lao.. ur cam is made in japan, the company is japan, their boss and staff are mainly japanese.......................................... .........................


    OF COURSE its JAPAN compatible!
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

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    400D and Canon lenses are made in Japan but most already migrated.. heheh..

    Just keep your spare battery in your warmest pocket inside your jacket.

    Also, sometimes even after you clean the lens, the mirror might still fog up, you can just leave it alone (will not affect the picture) or can wipe it (carefully) with your lens cloth.
    Shahrul Esa

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    Heading to Tokyo and Osaka in a week!

    Freezemaster, how's the weather there now?
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    Hi, i am new here and am just came back from Tokyo last Thursday. Am using 350D too, the battery can last pretty long for normal day shots but will drain very fast during night shots when you are using the AV mode. Have fun there.

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    Default Re: japan trip. too cold for my slr?

    Quote Originally Posted by funphoto View Post
    Hi, i am new here and am just came back from Tokyo last Thursday. Am using 350D too, the battery can last pretty long for normal day shots but will drain very fast during night shots when you are using the AV mode. Have fun there.
    i think the batt cant tahan the cold
    Keep the batt warm and you should be fine

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    Tokyo is OK as the temp above freezing pt but in Hokkaido, the temp falls below -15 deg. so its a different kettle of fish! Also depends how long you stay outdoors. If only a few mins. then nothing to worry about but if out for a few hours each time, then definitely you need extra batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Keep the camera warm (eg. inside your jacket), don't let in expose to cold, then the battery will last.

    Or you want to consider a external battery pack. The battery pack will link to your camera while it is inside you jacket, using your body temp. to keep it warm and functioning.
    Batt yes...do keep them as warm as possible.

    If extreme cold do take note when bringing your camera in from a colder place to a warmer place. may result in condensation.

    If extreme cold do take note also when u breath while shooting.

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