A&P camera and lenses in the snow?

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  1. mobbarley

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    Going to the snow fields in 2 weeks. Do I need to know anything special about protecting my camera gear? don't wanna get a lens full of condensation or something :dunno:
     
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    set the zoom and focus and seal everything with clear silicone
     
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    can your famiry sell me some?
     
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    yes.
     
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    gtfo of my thread
     
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    As long as its not snowing hard I wouldn't anticipate any problems except those normally associated with cold: frost on front element of lenses, cold hands, dead batteries.
     
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    We ski in the bc quite a bit and I'll always have my 1DmkII with 17-40 or 70-200 in my backpack.
    Just be smart with it and you'll be fine. The worst will be battery drain from the cold, but just give the batteries some bodyheat and they'll recover enough to keep using.
     
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    What the heck is "snow field"
     
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    Placing the lens cap in your warm pocket and putting it on your lens after will cause some condensation, or frost.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they're ski places in NZ? A buddy of mine was on exchange there this past year and that's all he skied. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    thanks for the tips!
     
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    If its not snowing, you should be perfectly fine, if it does snow then you need to cover your camera. Put a plastic bag over the camera.

    Like I did here in extreme snow/wind.
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    It's a weird name, maybe it's because I'm from Canada and there's snow everywhere during winter, it seems odd to me.

    It's like if I called a forest a "tree field", or a lake a "water area". It just doesn't sound right.
     
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    I've used my D300 while it's snowing. No big deal...
     
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    i dont think snow is hard on a camera. its condensation when you get inside id worry about. it can get inside the lens and fog it.
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    so keep it inside your jacket or whatever
     
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    maybe its just my experience with mountaineering or a regional difference, but i hear the word all the time :dunno:

    "How was the ascent?"
    "No need for crampons, but we had to cross a snow field"

    "Is the pass open yet?"
    "Yea, the snow is pretty much gone up to 10,000 feet except for a few snow fields on the north facing slopes."
     

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