Safe storage tempertures??

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  1. nammysu

    nammysu TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,

    I'm thinking about just leaving my camera bag in the car. My only concern (besides theft) is the termpertures. I'm in New England, so summers are around 80-100 degrees F and winters can be as low as 20 below 0 F. In the summer time, the car basically turns into an oven so the temperture inside is even higher than the actual temperture. Has anyone else worried about this? Am I just being paranoid?

    In my camera bag, I have:

    Canon 30D
    Canon 300D
    Speedlite 420EX
    a few lenses

    Thanks for any input!!
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If in doubt put it in a cooler bag. (Note: NOT WITH ICE). The cold won't harm the camera but it can freeze the batteries so it may not work cold.
     
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    What about the heat?
     
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    The heat is what I was talking about with the cooler bag. The cold won't hurt the camera. I'm thinking the heat may depending on exactly what type of temperatures it will be subjected too. I assume a camera left in a black car in Darwin in summer would be a molten pile of circuits and glass depending on model.
     

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