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12/29/2012 11:01:25 AM · #1
there is a shot i have been meaning to get and this will motivate me, but its going to be freezing next week. im not going to enjoy that...
12/29/2012 11:05:24 AM · #2
Originally posted by mike_311:

there is a shot i have been meaning to get and this will motivate me, but its going to be freezing next week. im not going to enjoy that...

Some of my best shots have been done when I could no longer feel my fingers ;)
12/29/2012 11:14:56 AM · #3
underarmor cold gear. Including the gloves.
12/29/2012 11:16:33 AM · #4
"There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." ~Alfred Wainwright

Your camera will function just fine down to about -20 degrees F. (Don't breath on the lens or filters.)
12/29/2012 11:26:22 AM · #5
Originally posted by hahn23:

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." ~Alfred Wainwright


Can't say that I agree with that comment. I have worked in places that were so cold that one had to walk backwards on a windy day because you could not take your breath when facing the wind.

Might be interesting to find out if Mr. Wainwright ever spent any time in places where the temperature drops to -40 or more.

Ray
12/29/2012 11:47:23 AM · #6
I was a little surprised to find the following data for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mike_311's 5D Mark II

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F

In real life, I've not had any problem with my old 5D down to -20 °F. Of course, the camera and batteries never get that cold because they are in my pack next to my body except when taken out for a few minutes of landscape photography. Fogging of glass does become a problem. If one accidentally fogs the lens, it's very difficult to recover clarity. On rare occasions, I've seen condensation on the sensor.
12/29/2012 12:00:14 PM · #7
DNMC = DQ

A first!!!
12/29/2012 12:24:37 PM · #8
Originally posted by klkitchens:

DNMC = DQ

A first!!!

A second

30 Seconds or More

Actually, the most recently announced challenge should be 30 seconds or more II. (it is correctly titled.)

The controversial one was 2-Second Exposure, which did not require compliance with challenge description.

And, there was also 4:00-5:00 a.m. II , which required a check of exif data. There may be others I'm not remembering.

Message edited by author 2012-12-29 12:34:32.
12/29/2012 12:50:51 PM · #9
Originally posted by mike_311:

there is a shot i have been meaning to get and this will motivate me, but its going to be freezing next week. im not going to enjoy that...


I hate when it's very cold, but when I'm taking pics I often forget it :)
12/29/2012 01:11:25 PM · #10
ive used my 5dmkii in -17 degrees celsius with no problems
12/29/2012 01:16:59 PM · #11
Originally posted by hahn23:

I was a little surprised to find the following data for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mike_311's 5D Mark II

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F

In real life, I've not had any problem with my old 5D down to -20 °F. Of course, the camera and batteries never get that cold because they are in my pack next to my body except when taken out for a few minutes of landscape photography. Fogging of glass does become a problem. If one accidentally fogs the lens, it's very difficult to recover clarity. On rare occasions, I've seen condensation on the sensor.


for those who may be new to COLD outdoor photography, just a quick tip to help protect your equipment:

When you are done and plan to come back into a warm place (car, house), put your camera and lenses in a sealed ziplock bag BEFORE bringing it inside (OK to take the mem card out beforehand). Allow the camera and lenses to warm up to room temp before taking them out of the zipock. This will reduce the chance of getting water condensation on your glass and internal electronics (think fogging up of your eyeglasses when you come in from the cold).

-m
12/29/2012 07:53:40 PM · #12
Originally posted by Brent_S:

Originally posted by mike_311:

there is a shot i have been meaning to get and this will motivate me, but its going to be freezing next week. im not going to enjoy that...

Some of my best shots have been done when I could no longer feel my fingers ;)


Must have been summer in Seattle.= :)
12/29/2012 07:55:00 PM · #13
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by hahn23:

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." ~Alfred Wainwright


Can't say that I agree with that comment. I have worked in places that were so cold that one had to walk backwards on a windy day because you could not take your breath when facing the wind.

Might be interesting to find out if Mr. Wainwright ever spent any time in places where the temperature drops to -40 or more.

Ray


Spent a week in Regina when it was -40. Nearly lost my ears to frostbite.
12/29/2012 09:29:05 PM · #14
What a DSLR looks like in 25c Environment

' . substr('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-3.jpg', strrpos('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-3.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
12/29/2012 09:47:22 PM · #15
Been ice fishing in Maine for many years it's not so much the temperature but the WIND.
It's common to be out on the ice in sub zero temp's but when that wind starts blowing it's down right brutal.
12/29/2012 10:36:39 PM · #16
That is soooo cool and amazing that the camera is frozen at -25C!!!!! Must see movie...

Originally posted by IAmEliKatz:

What a DSLR looks like in 25c Environment

' . substr('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-3.jpg', strrpos('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-3.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Message edited by author 2012-12-29 22:37:28.
12/29/2012 10:38:21 PM · #17
' . substr('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-4.jpg', strrpos('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-4.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-1.jpg', strrpos('//files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/12/frozendslr-1.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

There are plenty others as well as a good read and video for those interested.
12/31/2012 03:45:39 PM · #18
i take it that if one were to do HDR as Advanced allows, one would need to make sure that all of one's captures are 30s or more??

i actually kinda wished the challenge had been even more strict as JUST 30s, not 30s+, and see the variety entered

-m
12/31/2012 04:37:03 PM · #19
Originally posted by nygold:

Been ice fishing in Maine for many years it's not so much the temperature but the WIND.
It's common to be out on the ice in sub zero temp's but when that wind starts blowing it's down right brutal.


Me too!! Being out on the ice in 15 to 20 below is not bad at all if the sun is shining and the wind is calm... But make it zero, and cloudy, and add a 20 mph wind and things get really bad, really fast.. Lost some skin on my face three years ago on Pleasant lake in Island Falls.. Also have had my eyes freeze shut a couple times.. that one is just funny..

But on the camera in the cold subject:
One of the worst parts of it all is how fast the camera warms up. If it warms quickly, it will incur condensation.. Bad juju for electronics and lenses... also, it is minor, but when cooing down the lens, if it is cold outside and warmer inside, things can get sticky inside the focus and aperture...
01/01/2013 05:03:41 PM · #20
i am assuming the extra rule means the EXIF in the ORIGINAL, if requested, must indicate 30s exposure.

i ask b/c i convert my raw image to a TIFF to do some adjustments using Nik software, and this seems to strip out most of the EXIF data that would be recorded with the final JPEG for DPC submission.

any confirmation of this?

-m
01/01/2013 05:06:25 PM · #21
Originally posted by mefnj:

i am assuming the extra rule means the EXIF in the ORIGINAL, if requested, must indicate 30s exposure.

i ask b/c i convert my raw image to a TIFF to do some adjustments using Nik software, and this seems to strip out most of the EXIF data that would be recorded with the final JPEG for DPC submission.

any confirmation of this?

-m


I guess EXIF data must be in the original and I don't think there's a problem losing data in the image you submit.
01/02/2013 02:11:21 PM · #22
Wind and my crappy tripod makes for an extremely remote possibility of a decent shot for this challenge...
01/02/2013 10:28:27 PM · #23
ok, whether permitting i'm going out tomorrow night.
01/03/2013 11:05:25 AM · #24
I was outside for about 2 hours overnight. The temperature was +2 degrees F. (-17 degrees C.) No wind, which helped a lot. The camera, lens and tripod worked great, although I'll admit I was on manual focus and manual settings, but I have every reason to believe the metering and AF would have functioned well, had I needed them. My only regret.... limited to 800 pixels on the longest dimension. Very much a disadvantage for me.
01/03/2013 11:26:59 AM · #25
brought my gear to work and staying til sundown, will be shooting tonight!
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