digital camera and snow/dusty environment

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Patrick, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Guest

    I'd like to get some input from other digital photographers as to
    what they use in the snow or dusty conditions. I want to take shots
    in a terrain park of boarders and skiiers. I have an ewa-marine, which
    I have yet to actually use; it feels difficult to operate the controls. I
    have a
    Canon 10d and don't really want to shoot in fully auto mode.

    Thanks in advance,

    Patrick, Dec 29, 2003
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  2. Patrick

    Steve Guest


    Back in the 70's, I worked as a field archaeologist in the hot, dry and
    dusty, southwest U.S. We would "double bag" our cameras in 2 zip lock bags
    and then only take the camera out for when we had to shoot. These days, I
    do a lot of backcountry skiing and I keep my camera in a camera case under
    my parka until I've got to shoot. This also keeps the camera warm and I
    have not found condensation to be a problem.

    Steve, Dec 29, 2003
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  3. Patrick

    Patrick Guest

    Thanks for the reply, Steve. Are you using a digital camera? I'm a little
    paranoid with mine. In
    fact, I'm thinking about just using an old film camera... less to get
    damaged if something happens and
    it gets wet.
    Patrick, Dec 29, 2003
  4. Patrick

    Steve Guest


    Yes these days. I am using a digicam. I keep it in a LowePro DRes case. Of
    course, back in the 70's we were using film cameras (Nikkormats, as they
    seemed to hold up the best to pretty rough conditions).

    Steve, Dec 30, 2003
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