Operating temps

Discussion in 'Photography' started by m Ransley, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. m Ransley

    m Ransley Guest

    I see alot of point and shoots have a 32f operating low temp. Is winter
    photography out for many of us, what will happen if I try to use a
    camera at 0 or 30f that is rated for 32f. I dont want to go back to film
    just because its cold out.
     
    m Ransley, Oct 19, 2005
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  2. I've used a Sony V1 compact at sub-zero/32 temperatures, but not below
    -10C/14F or so. The main problem was that the batteries were drained
    very quickly. Apart from that the only thing that bothered me was the
    choice of difficult operation wearing gloves, or getting cold fingers
    without. At lower temperatures, more serious problems might start
    showing.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Oct 19, 2005
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  3. m Ransley

    pch Guest

    +++++++++++++

    There are cold weather problems associated with not only batteries, but
    mechanical considerations as well.
    A mechanical shutter at low ambient temps will become sluggish etc...

    Keep the camera warm..inside your coat near your body till you are ready to
    shoot..Thats one easy solution.
    Be careful when you put the cam back inside your coat as fogging and
    moisture can occur.

    Pete
     
    pch, Oct 20, 2005
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