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Gloves for Photography
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:07:47 AM »
Hey folks!

Just curious for anyones reccomendations for Gloves when out in the field doing some photography.
I use a DSLR but not a touchscreen so I dont need capacitative and fingerless is an option if people think it aids in dexterity/usage when using the camera.
Temperatures down to 0C or so and I might be planning a trip to Iceland at some stage so any input in this regard is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance!,
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Gloves for Photography
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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 08:48:06 AM »
Fingerless with the mitten cover is good if it's not too cold.  But 0 °C with some wind chill on top of that, exposed fingertips get uncomfortable pretty quickly.  I use a thin pair of all-weather gloves (in my case, I have capacitive fingertips so I can use my iPhone too), and over those I put the windblock fleece fingerless gloves with the mitten covers.
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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:53:02 AM »
Aquatech sensory gloves!  I used them on a ski trip in the blue ridge mountains of NC and they worked well!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Aqua+Tech/Ntt/Aqua+Tech+Gloves/N/0
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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:02:50 AM »
Thanks for all the reccomendations guys I'll head off read some reviews on the above mentioned, sounds good!.

Thanks again!,
Nick.

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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 09:18:56 AM »
... and here I've just been taking my old ski glove off and on....
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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:45:28 AM »
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/MemberPicks/MensClothing/PRD~5008-239/mec-windstopper-n2s-gloves-mens.jsp


These were recommended by a photographer in Canadian Outdoor Photography.  I got a pair and found that they work well.  I use a pair of mitts over them when it is realy cold.

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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 10:17:45 AM »
We were on a trip to South Georgia and Antarctica two years back.  Despite the fact that we were so far south, it wasn't all that cold for most of the trip (right around freezing).  There were however some very serious exceptions - standing on deck could be -30 with windchill and our landing on Elephant Island was the coldest I've ever been (of course 'swimming' in a blizzard at Deception Island doesn't count because that was stupid).

For the coldest days we brought very thin liner gloves (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/GiftIdeas/Running/PRD~5022-373/black-diamond-welterweight-gloves-unisex.jsp), which we wore under those windweight gloves recommended by others (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/ClearanceItems/MensClothing/PRD~5016-588/black-diamond-windweight-liner-gloves-mens.jsp) with big lobster type mitts over top (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/MensClothing/GlovesMitts/Gloves/PRD~5028-499/black-diamond-guide-lobster-gloves-unisex.jsp). 

When the wind is whipping that feriousciously, it doesn't really matter what type of gloves or mitts you bring.  If you want to shoot and manipulate your camera, your fingers are going to get cold.  I'm sure there are specific products for shooting in extreme conditions just like how Dustin Hoffman worked on the Ebola virus.  But in the land of reason, my advice is layer.  I'm not a big fan of the flip top mitts when the temp drops (as many have pointed out) or there is a little water involved as they don't provide the type of wind protection that I like even when closed.  They certainly won't protect you from spray.

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 10:51:17 AM »
for temperatures betwenn -10C and +5C I prefer riding-gloves (thin leather - good feedback) and if is too cold after hours of shooting, I combine the leather gloves with thin microfibre gloves. Perfect for a whole day shooting outdoor sports.

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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 11:04:01 AM »
Not cheap, but worth it if you do a lot of winter shooting:

http://coreheat.net/Products/Products.html#Gloves

They're electric gloves.  Warmed with rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 11:21:16 AM »
Very nice topic and awesome tips guys

I didn't know we have gloves for photography for the cold weather :o

My bulky water/wind proof gloves were on/off from the last trip to mountian high in CA. That wasn't fun at all.


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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 12:32:21 PM »
I still use my Disney gloves from Disneyland Paris. They are thin enough to work the camera, toasty warm, and come complete with Mickey Mouse embroidered on each one.


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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 12:33:06 PM »
I shoot in Tahoe quite a bit... especially at night. My hands and feet always suffered... until I found these items;

These gloves are great, they are preformed, thin but retain great body heat. (Funny that the one review is bad beacuse they are tight fitting, and the reason I like them) Windproof, waterproof Gor-tex, and thin so I can feel my equipment.

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Hardwear-Mens-EPIC-Gloves/dp/B006O1905U/ref=sr_1_9?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1360949156&sr=1-9&keywords=mountain+hardwear+gloves

I also tuck these into the palms... even in the (-) deg temps, these ward off the painfull cold.

http://www.amazon.com/HeatMax-Hot-Hands-Handwarmer-Pairs/dp/B0007ZF4OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360949096&sr=8-1&keywords=hand+warmers

Which brings me to my other cold sensitive pain suffering appendages... my feet. They also make ones for your feet. Between warm hands and warm feet, I can stay for hours without any discomfort.

http://www.amazon.com/Heatmax-Heated-Insole-Adhesive-Backing/dp/B004PH33NU/ref=sr_1_13?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1360949556&sr=1-13

These packs are way cheaper than electric hunting socks and gloves, disposable, and pennies if bought in bulk. I bought a case of 40 for hands and a case of 40 for  feet.  Hand and feet packs come with two each for both hands or both feet. They last years unused, I tuck a few into all my jackets and are great for more than just coldweather photography. They last for about 10-12 hours and are usually still "alive" long after I have made it home and in the middle of PP.
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Re: Gloves for Photography
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 02:21:03 PM »
For normal cold (down to 20F/-7C) I've got a pair of neoprene gloves that provide outstanding grip and dexterity, and when it's colder than that I have finger-less wool "hobo" gloves that I put over them.

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 02:46:15 PM »
Great topic and I'd like to share my latest discovery: Tight fitting gloves available at the hardware store, elastic fabric with a neoprene/rubber grippy palm. These are cheap and great for photography as you can still feel all the little buttons, great from about -5 C up (but you'll need to put your hands in your jacket every so often to warm them). I also use them (another set of course) when I work on my car.

I have several different types but this picture gives a good Idea of what I mean. For photography purposes I use an all-black set.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 04:06:30 PM »
wow cool info!
being from Hawaii I dont really encounter temp like this unless top of maunaloa or haleakala...
or traveling... good to know diff used "protection" for the "appendages" lol
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 04:06:30 PM »