Cold cold cold!!!!

Hi. I have just discovered that my much loved Nikon does not enjoy being outside at -10 degrees. BIG issue considering I'm in Canada! Lol
I don't really want to get a new SLR just for the few occasions that I'll be outside taking piccies so can anyone suggest a make/model that is specifically for -10 or colder??

My Google search wasn't very successful!!!!
Posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:13 am
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jackieg
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Keep an extra battery warm, like in an inside pocket...that's usually the culprit
Posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am
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I believe you'll also find that the cold drains batteries so I think jackieg's idea is a good one.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm
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It's not the battery that is the problem, it's the shutter. It takes 1-2 seconds to go once I've hit the button so even with a tripod it's blurry. The website says that it will happen below -10 so I was just going to get a point-and-shoot for getting snaps of my boys when they're out tobogganing etc but don't want the same issue with that as I do with my SLR
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 4:00 am
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Well, the camera does need the battery to make the shutter fire....and honestly I would not take my cameras out in that weather...
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 4:16 am
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Kudos to you taking photos under such weather condition!  It's an interesting question.  Being in California, I've never thought about this before.  What camera do you have? I can't help on this topic, but I did a google search with the terms "nikon cold weather range" or "nikon cold weather shutter slow" and there are quite a few great articles and discussions about it, especially from Photo.net.  This one is especially relevant - http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00SJap


 

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 5:13 am
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Thanks, I'll have a read xx
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:21 am

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