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Going to Siberia in mid winter can anyone recommend what DSLR or compacts that work at -50F?

Many thanks

by Manu Palomeque at 2013-04-05 11:55:17 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

A buddy of mine solved this in Mongolia (next door to Siberia) by going back to film (he rented a Leica M6). This is probably not a solution for everybody, however.

I am told that the key to shooting in such places is having a warm battery, so it sounds like you should have a bunch of extra batteries in a pouch next to your body, swapping them out as they cool down. This bodes for using smaller DSLRs (like D800s or 5DM3s with smaller batteries) rather than larger pro-style bodies with large batteries. My uninformed 2 cents.

by Neal Jackson | 08 Apr 2013 21:04 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | | Report spam→
Look for the latest contribution of Sebastiao Salgado (in the Guardian, I believe). He was 40 days shooting in Siberia for Genesis. I believe he now uses Canon digital equipment. Could not wash :-)

by Pierre Claquin | 09 Apr 2013 16:04 | Dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
I’ve seen those air-activated hand warmers recommended for keeping batteries warm before putting them in the camera.

by Jim O'Connell | 09 Apr 2013 16:04 | 17701, United States | | Report spam→

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