Things to take note of in cold climates


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stiener

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Hi guys,

I'll be going to Japan in 2 weeks time.Noted that it will be cold especially up on Mt Fuji.Just want to check with those who travel to cold places for precautions that I have to take when using my camera.especially when it comes to changing lens outdoors.Will be glad if anyone can share some of their experiences.

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Nick
 

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stiener said:
Just want to check with those who travel to cold places for precautions that I have to take when using my camera.especially when it comes to changing lens outdoors.Will be glad if anyone can share some of their experiences.
I never had any real problems with my cameras at outdoor temperatures down to -30C. If you keep the camera in a well padded bag, it will take a long time to cool down - possibly longer than you can stand it outdoors. No problems at all changing lenses either. With modern cameras featuring many small buttons/switches/wheels, there can be some handling issues when wearing thick gloves or having cold fingers.

Main concern to me is condensation when a cold camrea/lens back indoors where the air is much more humid. Give it time to warm up before opening the bag. If you cannot wait that long, a small hair dryer comes in useful to dry/warm up the camera/lenses.
 

stiener

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Humidity is what I'm most afraid of.Will put add more silicon gel to the bag.Thanks for you advice.Will that not of that.

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Nick
 

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In temperate climates, the humidity levels are low, thus things get statically charged rather easily, which means your camera becomes a dust magnet. Take great care when changing lenses.
 

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And bring lots of batteries, they run out damn fast in cold places
 

jbma

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i think this has been asked countless times. Don't worry too much. Just go and shoot. The only problem is that your batteries drain faster. Oh yeah wear woolen/thermal underwear.
 

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