Hello everyone, while searching the forums, i found many people asking about how to take care of their cameras during winter holidays, extreme cold etc. I was one of them.
So after googling, i found a few websites that advise the same things, so I though I'd share with all newbies here, or anyone who is interested.
1. Keep Camera Warm
in the cold, your battery tends to die faster. so most websites recommend keeping a spare or two inside your coat pocket, or anywhere near your body, to keep it warm. when the battery in your camera "dies", it doesnt really die per se, but looses some of its charge. just swap the "dead" battery with a warm one, and when tat dies, insert the previous battery which should have regained some of its charge.
Some Csers have advised to stick those "instant heating pads" on the battery grip to keep the camera and battery warm. it serves to keep your hands warm too!
to help combat condensation, wrap your camera in a zip lock bag when moving from cold to warm place. this will prevent condensation from forming on the camera and instead form on the plastic bag.
If condensation occurs, remove the memory card and battery from their compartments and keep the doors open until everything dries. Remove the lens cap too.
3. Breathing on the lens
DO NOT BREATH ON OUR LENS. this may cause water droplets from our saliva to freeze on the lens! this may work here in SG, but not in cold places. wipe off dust or any moisture immediately with a cloth.
4. Moving from cold to warm place
When bringing the back camera inside, give it time to adjust to the room temperature. First put the camera in an unheated room for about a half hour before bringing it into a warm area. Also place it inside a camera bag to help minimize condensation.
Don’t take the camera out into the cold again until the condensation is gone because the moisture may freeze causing permanent damage.
5. Just Enjoy shooting
one last tip. ENJOY THE HOLIDAY and dont worry so much about the weather. if DSLRs were so fragile, how do our counterparts in cold climates cope? Not everyone uses a weathersealed camera rite?
okay thats all I have. here are some of the links that i used for this post.