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Cold Weather


Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:47AM
So its hitting -12/13C here in Suffolk/Norfolk, don't think I can ever remember it being so cold. Can't get into work so have tried getting out in the snow to get some shots, but my hands were so cold within a few seconds that I gave up and headed home, my fat fingers cant work the camera in gloves, anybody got any tips for shooting in these conditions?
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dropping the little one off at nursery today, still -11.5C
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The icicles on our roof are like something from a sotrybook!

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17 Jan 2013 10:04AM
Buy some shooting or fishing gloves - they have the fold back thumb tops & index finger tops and in neoprene so really warm!! Wouldnt be without mine!
Take a look - & they do mail order!!

Gloves


Lou
KONIN 5 254 England
17 Jan 2013 10:18AM
stealth gear make specialist photographers gloves try morris photographic they have a large selection .i also have a pair from tog24 wich are very good

stu
KONIN 5 254 England
17 Jan 2013 10:24AM
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took these in 2010 when temp in the east midlands dropped to -16 in december !!!
puertouk 5 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:43AM
Come and live in Tenerife, it was 29C here yesterday and I have my breakfast out on the balcony every morning! Wink
Stephen
User_Removed 6 4.6k 1 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 10:49AM
Or to Scotland. Not exactly sweltering as in Tenerife, but well above zero (C) and nae snaw tae talk of.
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:01AM
Now thats an icicle! Just been out whilst the sun is out, but its come down in a thick fog now so have given up. The gloves look just the job! Will pop to Jessops... oh bugger

(Im ignoring the Tenerife comment, its just cruel)

Think that you deserve to be wamer in scotland at least occasionally Leftforum!

cheers
Lee
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:13PM
Near London is -3, so never shot in weather that cold.

But watch the cold to warm moist air transitions as your lenses can fog up when you come back in - not good.
Ewanneil 6 1.1k 2 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 1:24PM

Quote:Or to Scotland. Not exactly sweltering as in Tenerife, but well above zero (C) and nae snaw tae talk of.


I'm not sure where you are but it's been well below zero for the last 3 days here in the Scottish Borders. It was so cold yesterday afternoon that my car windscreen de-icer spray was virtually useless.
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:35PM
Ive just seen a neighbour have to climb out of their car window starsky and hutch style as the doors had frozen shut!
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
17 Jan 2013 2:06PM

Quote:Near London is -3, so never shot in weather that cold.

But watch the cold to warm moist air transitions as your lenses can fog up when you come back in - not good.



Funnily enough my fisheye fogs (a circle right in the middle) when I go out in the cold not when I come in from the cold - once it acclimatises after about 15 minutes it's ok Smile
thewilliam 8 5.8k
17 Jan 2013 2:22PM
I find it best to wear 2 pairs of gloves. The inner gloves are made from fine silk and are close-fitting so you can operate youir cameras without removing them. Then wear a heavier pair between shots.
javam 11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:22PM
Similar to the link above from Lou, I have a pair of these: barbour Neoprene Gloves with fold back fingers .

Not been out in them in -12 conditions, but they have served me well in normal Scotland winter temperatures.
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:34PM
Thanks all, looks like love investment is the way forward
User_Removed 6 4.6k 1 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 2:39PM

Quote:Or to Scotland. Not exactly sweltering as in Tenerife, but well above zero (C) and nae snaw tae talk of.

I'm not sure where you are but it's been well below zero for the last 3 days here in the Scottish Borders. It was so cold yesterday afternoon that my car windscreen de-icer spray was virtually useless.



Near Stirling.

Outside temperature is currently +3 and there is only the slightest smattering of snow on the hills. Pretty much the same yesterday and the day before.

Went up to Glencoe/Glen Etive on Tuesday hoping to shoot some snowy landscapes but very disappointing - again the only snow was at higher altitudes and, even then, very patchy. I keep hoping for a cold snap of "real winter" but the last was in 2010.

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