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12/03/2007 06:23:26 PM · #1
so i have a friend that wants some pictures (modeling pics) done outside in the snow while its snowing out. I'm worried about doing it because i don't want my camera to get wrecked if it gets to wet. Just wondering if anyone has done any shooting in the snow, and if so is it going to wreck my camera or is there a way around it getting wrecked?
12/03/2007 06:30:24 PM · #2
Well Nikons are pretty weather proffed compaired to canons so that's a bennifit to you. I would just say take a tripod, set up, bring a blanket and maybe some plastic tarp to cover your camera if you're really worried. Depending on the time of day you shouldn't really need a flash just go off the BDE rule or sunny 16.
Good luck!
12/03/2007 06:45:39 PM · #3
remember to underexpose too!link

check here
12/03/2007 06:47:45 PM · #4
I was shooting on Saturday in near blizzard conditions with my friends D70s and 70-200 2.8... The lens, I wasnt worried about at all, but I did try to keep too much snow from building up on the camera. It was too cold out for the snow to melt on the cam, so no water was getting in anyway.

Anyway, I've never had a problem in the snow with my camera, and none of the pro snowboard photogs I know have either... and they make their living shooting in the snow. So I really wouldnt worry bout it!

If a D70s can survive this, your D80 will be just fine:
12/03/2007 06:48:55 PM · #5
Originally posted by rider:

remember to underexpose too!link

check here

You mean overexpose?

White snow meters to grey, giving you an underexposed photo. You need to overexpose to compensate...
12/03/2007 07:11:47 PM · #6
yep sorry mind faster than fingers!! link
12/03/2007 07:14:49 PM · #7
Something I've used when shooting in rainy or snowy weather is a large (1 gallon size) ziploc bag. Cut a hole in the bottom of it so it just fits over the end of your lens. Insert the camera through the top of the bag and you're ready to go! :)
12/03/2007 07:30:41 PM · #8
Shower cap works for these situations as well.

Or those saran wrap bowl covers.
12/03/2007 09:04:47 PM · #9
Check this out. I came across them on ebay. Not sure how they will work but it is worth a try.
12/03/2007 10:28:57 PM · #10
Take spare batteries as they don't last that long in the cold. Keep them in a pocket close to your body to keep them warm, and after one dies you can possibly rejuvenate it a bit by warming it back up.
12/03/2007 10:52:55 PM · #11
Use a lens hood.
12/03/2007 11:15:29 PM · #12
Yea, if you are out in the snow, i use a big ziplock over the body of camera, hole cut for lens. works great i just barely went shooting with one.
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