Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8582 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
I am flying to London tonight and on to Helsinki, what precautions if any should I take when moving from plane to outside to hotel to outside etc as there will be quite big swings in temperature? I have a 350D.
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Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2847 times:
I wouldn't worry too much about it but I do hope you have spare batteries. A few weeks ago I was at MAN on a very cold day and the batteries dropped very quickly but recovered quickly when warmed in my trouser pocket.
The batteries get very inefficient at low temps.
I expect Helsinki to be colder than MAN
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
Well there is a lot to tell about this subject.
Not sure whether someone is interested but just skip it if you don't.
Taking your electronic gear from warm to cold and vice versa is basically known as a "burn in test".
Standard procedure for any new designed piece of avionics in our aviation world where you want to know how well the device works after 15 years or so.
Of course you can't wait that long so the idea is to make it 15 year older in a day or so.
This is normally done in a temperature chamber by means of a predefined cycle: room temp, warm(70 deg.) and cold(-40 or so) and so on for a number of times while the device is hooked up and in operational condition.
The stretching and shrinking is responsible for the ageing process.
In other words Andz, you leave with new gear and will come back with very much second hand
Have a good time,
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Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
Minus 2C? Sigh, if only.
I shoot quite a bit at -20C to -35C and the only issue I have is as already mentioned the batteries. For my D200 I have 4 batteries that I rotate from the camera to a warm place.
I go in and out of my truck fairly often (i.e. big temperature swings) and have had no "burn in" issues with any of my cameras over the past few years. You just need to watch the condensation on the lens and viewfinder and LCD panel.
Manc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
A few layers of clothes!! I managed around 230 shots today at LHR on 1 battery and there was some life left. It was very cold and windy! I think I was the weakest link not the camera today as my feet froze first!!