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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 05:05:22 PM »
I don't know abotu that cold, but I was shooting my 1DX for abotu 2 hours in aBOUT 20 Degree weather with no problems- My hands were forzen and the camera was very cold cold to touchj by the time I got back to the car. I know I didn't specifically answer yuour question for the 1DX but I have used my canon 7D in temperatures below 20 degrees f for abotu an hour at a tiem with no problems either- I have read before where some folks took those disposable handwarmer and kept them wrapped onto hte camera to help keep the camera warmish too- not sure if there's any truth to that- but might be worth checkign out too- plus they will help keep fingers warm and functional too

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2012, 06:56:38 PM »
Used a 5D II a couple times in -25F for a while without issue.  Left it out shooting a star trail basically all night at 0F.  Only problems were getting frost caked on things and the LCD playing images really really slow. 

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 04:32:43 PM »
I used to use an Olympus OM-1 when I worked up north.... I liked it because the only thing that ran off batteries was the meter, and when the battery froze you could guess exposure and it still worked... and the temperatures...-65C, thats about -85F.

Shooting with a 60D in milder conditions (-25C), you quickly find that the lcd display screens stop working fairly soon. I kept the camera wrapped in a fleece blanket to keep it from cooling off to fast.... snap a few shots, then back into the insulation to slow down the heat loss... and once the lcd starts to freeze, I just gave up.

I had thought about making a foam "jacket" for the camera to slow down the heat loss, but never got around to it... but whatever you do, please don't put the camera under your coat to keep it warm because that is a very moist environment and will mean the end of the days shooting and lots of time spent afterwards drying things out.

I carry a hiking drybag with me to put the camera in before coming inside... squeeze out as much air as possible before coming in, let it warm up for an hour or so, then open it up to adjust to the room termperatures.... this gets rid of most of the condensation issues.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 12:00:34 PM »
My wife comes from an area of China where the temperatures get to around -30C in winter.  Used my 400D + 17-40 L with only 1 issue, battery didn't last as long.  Other than that I had it around my neck for hours at these temperatures with no failures of any sort.

The only thing you need to do is make sure the camera is sealed into a plastic bag when you go from outside to inside.  If you don't the change in temperature will cause the body to have water condensing all over them and fog on the front lens.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 12:13:10 PM »
I have used 300D, 400D, 20D and 7d while being outside at -20C to -30C all day long.  None of the cameras failed.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 12:54:16 PM »
I had my Rebel T1i with me for a 2 hour walk in the woods in 15-20 degree(f) and ther LCD got slow and dark, but never stopped working. I also was running a kit 18-55 IS lens and 55-250IS. switched between them a few times, kept the lens not in use in a baggie (to keep pocket lint out) in my outside coat pocket, so the lens would stay cold and dry and not fog. I have also shot multiple long exposures in a row in near zero(f) temps on a tripod with no probs
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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 01:34:27 PM »
Last winter I did a little test and kept my 7D outdoors for over two weeks when temperature stayed below -20°C, most of the time closer to or below -30°C, taking pictures with remote control (using WFT-E5) every now and then, and it just kept working. It was hooked to AC power though, batteries would obviously have died in that time. I'm quite sure the 1DX is at least as tough.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 01:36:21 PM »
I was using my 7D in -23 C this weekend with no problem.
However, someone I ran into in Yellowstone told me that someone in his winter tour group had a Canon (I don't recall the model) that completely crapped out when used for several days in -25c and colder temps.  They ended up with some kind of major problem in the internal circuitry. I suspect this might have had something to do with going from hot to cold many times.
I've wondered about using something like those glove warmers but theyget up to 60C, so I wouldn't want to attach it directly to the camera body.
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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 05:07:17 PM »
Haven't shot with my 6D in that cold yet, but I know that my 7D could take it.  I don't think we've seen warmer than -10C in the last 2 weeks here!

I used the 7D more than a few times at -35C/-30f last year.  I just left it in my camera bag  when I came inside to slow down the warming process, which was probably more than I needed to do.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 04:05:18 AM »
7D+winter = no problem. Last weekend I was out shooting some dog practise in deep snow and I fell over and completely buried my 7D in snow. Wiped it off and continued shooting.
The LCD "froze" after two hours but that didn't hamper shooting at all. Once it warmed up all was well.
I did let the camera dry out a little longer than normal after that snow immersion, but as it was very cold out and my gear was cold too nothing really stuck to the camera. Had the camera and lenses been warm I might have had an issue. It was about -17 degrees celsius at the time.
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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 04:41:51 AM »
I used the 1D X and 1Ds Mark III a few hours in the range -30 and +45 celcius without any problems.

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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 06:02:15 AM »
I've used my 450D with kit lens at -20 ish, with kit lens, for hours, going in and out of shops/coffee houses in Montreal...  it is still working 2 years later...  It will be fine! :D

There was an issue now i think about it... at the end of the day 9after walking around all day) the wheel stopped working...  but it was fine again the next day... :)
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Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 08:22:25 AM »
1DX is the top model and expected to be used in very harsh environments so dont worry.

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