Winter use and maintenance of digital cameras

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Winter use and maintenance of digital cameras

Messagepar wanghaiyan » mer. 03 juillet 2013 / 07:43 am

In winter, the temperature throughout the year is the lowest, coldest season. But in this season, both exotic Thanksgiving, Christmas, there are strong Chinese characteristics, Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, along with the New Year and Spring Festival holidays, it is out shooting snow, ice hanging, rime natural beauty and stilts, lanterns and other folk customs of a good time.
But the low temperature for the photographic equipment and photographers is not a small challenge, then how in this cold winter, the better use and protection of photographic equipment it?


In the low temperature conditions, the battery life will be greatly reduced, the number of pictures you can take may be only 50% of normal temperature, the number of flash also reduced a lot, yet often looks fun, the camera has battery alarm, even directly shut down to stop working. In fact, in this shooting under low temperature environment, as long as the camera with a special insulation kits wrapped up the camera, you can extend battery shots; while spare battery in your pocket underwear holding temperature, the battery in the camera can also be output weakened, replace the battery to continue shooting.

Because of low temperature on the LCD screen of the display update rate has a great influence, put the camera insulation kits can also be avoided because the temperature is too low causing the LCD screen display speed is slow, cast, or even ahead of liquid crystal particles appear "dead spots" problem. In addition, the low temperature can make a lot of material brittle and easy to crack, proper insulation can also make the camera outside of the material to avoid the bitter cold. Camera protective cover also prevents camera directly cause frostbite facial skin contact, avoid exhaled condensation in the camera viewfinder effects continue shooting; if accidentally fall, you can also prevent the camera directly fell on the cold hard ground causing greater losses.


From the cold outdoors into a warm, humid environments (such as indoor, underground caves), because the camera lens is very low temperatures encountered moist air, not only will the water vapor in the air condenses on the camera, the lens surface, but also in camera and lens inside the same phenomenon.

To ensure the camera, the lens dry, to avoid this phenomenon, according to the actual situation were to take the following measures:

1 If the camera has been placed with the temperature close to the warmth of the environment due to the camera, the lens temperature and room temperature, similar to the phenomenon of condensation does not occur, you can enter the room directly after removing the camera shoot.

(2) If the camera lens has been used outdoors in cold and room temperature varied widely, should enter the room before the cameras, lenses sealed in a plastic bag. After entering the room, plastic surface layer of water vapor appear immediately. At this time, do not rush to the camera, the lens out of plastic bags, need to wait for the camera, the lens returns to room temperature, the plastic surface of the water vapor is completely gone, and then remove the camera lens to start recording.

If the camera lens condensation phenomenon has emerged accidentally, you can use micro fiber cleaning cloth, wipe the body, lens surface moisture, then do not rush to remove the lens from the camera body down to avoid moisture entering the camera quickly , the formation of condensation inside the lens. You can immediately use a dry, clean cotton cloth, the camera and lens is completely wrapped up, so you can continue to reduce condensation phenomenon. This approach is only a policy response, do not often use.

Shooting in the rain and snow

If you encounter snow in the wild, it should be an excellent time to shoot. But how when shooting in the rain and snow, protect the camera lens it?

As most digital SLR camera body is black, more easily absorbed solar radiation of heat (even if it is cloudy, too), while the body, the lens is often higher than the temperature of the ground, buildings, trees and other environmental temperature, so outdoor temperature is not too low in the case of falling snow flying aerial camera, lens, will soon melt into droplets. It is therefore recommended in the camera, lens, anti-rain and snow protection cover using the camera, you can avoid the snow falls directly on the camera lens, but also on the camera, the lens plays a certain role in insulation. Because it is a dedicated camera shield against rain and snow, by the high degree of transparency behind the window, through the viewfinder and shooting and playback browse through the LCD screen.


As low condensation temperature, the air is dry, very easy to cause static. While the camera is difficult electrostatic cause direct harm, but static electricity may cause dust absorption problems, attention should be eliminated. Alma antistatic gloves series is designed and manufactured for this case, in addition, Alma clean cotton swab heads, are also in addition to static pre-impregnated with a liquid, in use to prevent electrostatic adsorption of dust. In addition, when a person with a static contact with each other, there will be a sudden electrostatic induction, if not spiritual preparation will drop the camera broke.

In fact, in the winter, use and conservation of the camera is not complicated to master these simple measures, you can freely take pictures in cold winter, the cold weather will bring you more exciting shooting theme!

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