NEED ANSWER my camera operating manual says that ........

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  1. zander

    zander TPF Noob!

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    ...it shouldnt be taken from subfreezing temperatures to above freezing temperatures and vice versa. Does this meen i cant take it outside in the winter? or even inside a hockey arena?


    thanks :D :(
     
  2. zander

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    ttt
     
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    to the top :evil: :twisted: :x
     
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    Dude be patient! :roll:
     
  5. Artemis

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    lol...the ttt and to the top comments bewilder me...

    Btw...hockey rink will not be below freezing? its cold...but not that cold...

    and winter doesnt get that cold...just be carefull...

    And it may mean, not straight from one to the other...as in dont bake it in an oven, then chuck it in the freezer :)
     
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    Obviously in the winter dont leave your camera in your car all day and all night, thats whatit means.

    Unless of course, you like condensation.
     
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    Actually I had a fear with my camera, thought id post here cause...it may be revelant.

    It went wrong, off became on and on became off, then told me Erorr 05, I removed the lens cap...and it was fine?
     
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    That's probably normal...you're used to Nikons, Canons are all back asswards :lol:
     
  9. ksmattfish

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    I think the concern is with condensation inside the lens or camera body. From warm to cold anything you can do to make the temperature change gradual would help. When bringing my cameras/lenses back into a warm house or car after being outside for a while in the winter I seal them in a zip lock back outside in the cold. This keeps them surrounded by the dry air, until they warm up to room temp.
     
  10. Big Mike

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    ksmattfish has good advice.

    You want to avoid condensation inside the camera and/or lens. Condensation is formed when you bring something from cold dry air (outside) into the warm air (inside). If it's really cold...Matt's suggestion is a really good one. Another option is to let your gear warm up slowly. Leave it in your camera bag or whatever, when you come in from the cold.

    I like to put those little bags of silica gel (like you get in a shoe box) into my camera bag to absorb any moisture.

    If you read the instruction manual for just about any product...it will say the same thing...aviod extreme temperature change. Just use common sense.

    And artemis...
    I don' know where Zander is from but...It gets plenty cold in the winter around here ;).
     
  11. zander

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    Not cold in winters? :shock:

    we're talking about winnipeg here
    -35 man -40 with the wind chill
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I haven't had many problems with my modern electronic bodies when bringing them in out of the cold; I don't always do the baggie trick. I haven't really had any problems with modern lenses either.

    But my vintage gear is another story. Both the Widelux and the Rollei broke down when shooting outdoors on a cold day, and had to be sent off for repair. The shutters in old lenses get cold, and start moving slower and slower.

    Also watch out for the camera body if it gets too cold, and you put it up to your face. You don't want it sticking to your face.

    With temps below zero I'd say try to keep any cameras' exposure to the cold and elements as limited as possible.
     

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