Effects of cold on camera

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    • #39880

      Is having your camera out in the cold during the winter bad for it? I live in MN so I might be using the camera in temps below 0, probably not for extended amounts of time tough. Probably only a couple hours at most.

    • #171983

      While I am not completely sure about your question, I am sure that it is bad to go from cold to warm (warm to cold) quickly. Condensation can form on lenses and internal components.

    • #171982

      thanks, but I am asking if cold temperatures are bad for the camera.

    • #171984

      bout as bad for the camera as it would be for you….but wait a minute……you wear clothes……
      there’s an idea!

      1) protect your camera from the cold….make or buy something to keep it warm and dry.
      2) seal it in a plastic freezer bag when bringing it in from the cold to prevent condensation (let completely warm up before opening bag).
      3) hotshots chemical handwarmers on the battery and tape compartment will keep the batteries from dying from cold and tape from snapping and becoming brittle.
      4) I prefer to cut the sleeve off an older parka, sew velcro to the cutoff end to seal over ny jaket and hand, and poke the lens out the hand hole, with a uv filter on the lens. attach (tape) a couple hotshots to the camera (battery and tape compartments) and away I go into the snow!

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