I leave my SLR in the car.

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  1. BradUF

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    I leave my N80, film based SLR in the car because it is always there when I need it but one of my friends has me concerned about the heat messing it up. I do live in FL and summers get pretty hot here. How much would it take to mess my SLR up, anyone know?
     
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    I would rather wonder how long it will take for someone to steal it fom your car.
     
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    Your camera can probably survive the heat, it's what JIP said that you should be worried about.
     
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    I keep my car camera (d70 18-200) in an old foam cooler. I leave the top off when I am driving with the AC on and cover it if/when I leave the car with the camera in it.

    Unless a hungry thief comes along, the cooler seems to cure both problems.
     
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    Where do you two live? And, what kind of cars do you drive?

    :)
     
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    I'd be worried about both - theft and over-heating. It gets pretty hot inside a closed car.
     
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    The film will go first.
     
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    Except in severe heat, I always keep my camera in the car.

    Theft? No concerns at all. First, I do not have a sign stating "Look at my camera." Second, if I were afraid of loss (for whatever reason), I wouldn't ever take any pictures because my camera would always be locked at home. Third, that's why my photo gear is insured. Fourth, it's very obvious that my car has a factory alarm system (blinking light on the dashboard). However, the car itself isn't worth stealing ($14K brand new cost) and, not being aware of the presence of valuable contents, a thief has to be really dumb to break in.

    PS - I like your idea of the cooler.
     
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    FL..

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    How long would it take for film to go?
     
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    I'll send my address but try not to wake my dog. He's a light sleeper after a big fight and is sometimes quite irritable.
     
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    I never tested it but I wouldn't be surprised at several hours.
     

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