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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 02:59:55 AM »
If it's out of direct sunlight, you should be fine - unless you're in the middle of The Sahara during a hot, summer's day.

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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 03:08:49 AM »
Rule of thumb - if you can survive the condition without harm, you can reasonably expect that your equipment will as well.

Rofl I just had an image of a person stuck in the alps after a plane crash curled in a ball trying to protect their camera from the cold


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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
Most electronics will survive temperatures far beyond what you can touch. If it's any reassurence, I've used my 7D several times in a sauna with 90% humidity and temperatures so hot that I couldn't touch the metal parts of the speedlite anymore. It's also gotten poured with rain and has survived daily abuse in a backpack on a bike. The only protection on it is a screen protector which I cut from the ones they sell for iPhones.
On a side note, the Metz flash I had on it didn't survive this abuse, the ones from Canon seem to do just fine.

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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 11:57:40 PM »
i'd say your 5DIII is probably damaged beyond repair. If it still works today, it is only a matter of time before the components break down and the camera becomes garbage.
I'll do you a favor and pay 1000 dollars for it for parts.
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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 12:14:02 AM »
I forgot that I had left my 5d3 and L lens in my car's trunk for a couple days while the sun was out and the temps were in the 90's.  When I opened the trunk, it felt like hot, but not like "inside the car" hot because obviously the trunk is dark.

I tried to simulate the scenario with a thermometer and it said 110.  I know that one of the days was close to 100 degrees and sunny, so I'm thinking it might have been 120 or 130 at some point. 

I've used the camera since, and the images and performance appear normal.  The manual just says avoid high heat....I'm not sure if 125 qualifies as high heat.  I know when I lived in the desert for a few years that it's sometime 115 degrees and sunny, which might subject your camera/lens to 130 degrees or more.

Has anybody ever done this?  Do I have anything to worry about?
 
What about the lens, can a lens handle this type of heat?

I could be wrong but I thought my 20D sensor showed more pattern noise after using it for days (and it seemed to stay there after, although there is a chance I just had never noticed it before so much) in palm springs where it was well 115deg.... at 10PM in pitch black! Neither of us wants to know the day time temp.

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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 11:02:25 AM »
Direct sunlight is what can kill it faster.  Batteries are replaceable so no worries there.  I use my Canon gear in 100+ temps all of the time and I leave them in the trunk for a day or so in 105+ outside temps with no issues.  I am using pro bodies (1Dx, 1D4, 1Ds3, 1Ds2) which probably helps quite a bit. 

Stay away from humidity and direct sunlight when possible and don't worry about the rest.

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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 08:13:50 AM »
Lot's of good feedback and info...just what I was looking for.

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Re: On a hot day I left my 5d3 and lens in my car's trunk...any damage?
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