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Tom ­ Reichner
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Dec 24, 2017 01:12 |  #16

Maureen Souza wrote in post #18525180 (external link)
Thank you, Tom. I have been wanting to do this for about 10 yrs now so it was time to make the leap. A little worried about the temperatures but I have invested in some warm duds so I think I will be okay. Now we shall see if Mother Nature helps us out.

I wouldn't worry. . The colder the better, inasmuch as photo opportunities are concerned. . When it's real cold, you have snow on all of the fine vegetation and it doesn't melt off, which is so much better than when you snow on the ground but not on the twigs leaves, etc. . Plus you may also get hoar frost if it's cold enough, which makes for really, really beautiful imagery.


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Dec 24, 2017 11:22 |  #17

Maureen Souza wrote in post #18525180 (external link)
Thank you, Tom. I have been wanting to do this for about 10 yrs now so it was time to make the leap. A little worried about the temperatures but I have invested in some warm duds so I think I will be okay. Now we shall see if Mother Nature helps us out.

I am looking forward to seeing your results, to see if I want to duplicate this trip!!! Have fun, and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and happy holidays to all who wish to feel happy for the holiday season!!


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Dec 27, 2017 01:04 as a reply to Bignerd's post |  #18

Larry, if it is any good I will go back next year. Keeping my fingers crossed.


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Dec 27, 2017 02:26 |  #19

Maureen Souza wrote in post #18526965 (external link)
Larry, if it is any good I will go back next year. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Remember to keep your gear warm, not sure at what temp a shutter/mirror would freeze. Plenty of batteries and CF cards too Maureen. I’m sure a seasoned traveller such as you know that anyway. :oops:


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Dec 27, 2017 12:13 |  #20

GibJock wrote in post #18526997 (external link)
Remember to keep your gear warm, not sure at what temp a shutter/mirror would freeze. Plenty of batteries and CF cards too Maureen.

You actually want to do the opposite. . You want to keep your gear cold.

When you're outside shooting the gear gets cold (obviously). . Then, if it comes into a warm vehicle or building, it will fog up on the inside of the lens and this internal fog will take hours and hours to go away. . So you want to make sure that once your gear gets cold, it stays cold. . When you bring it back into a warm area, it is best to wrap it in a coat or something to keep it from warming up.

Shutters and mirrors don't freeze up in normal winter temperatures. . I've used my Canon gear at 20 below zero and had no problems whatsoever. . I'm sure others have used gear in much colder temperatures and never had any problems either. . In fact, my friend who lives near Prince George, BC, regularly goes out shooting in 30 and 40 below, and has never mentioned anything about gear malfunctions.

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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

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Dec 28, 2017 15:22 |  #21

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18527254 (external link)
You actually want to do the opposite. . You want to keep your gear cold.

When you're outside shooting the gear gets cold (obviously). . Then, if it comes into a warm vehicle or building, it will fog up on the inside of the lens and this internal fog will take hours and hours to go away. . So you want to make sure that once your gear gets cold, it stays cold. . When you bring it back into a warm area, it is best to wrap it in a coat or something to keep it from warming up.

Shutters and mirrors don't freeze up in normal winter temperatures. . I've used my Canon gear at 20 below zero and had no problems whatsoever. . I'm sure others have used gear in much colder temperatures and never had any problems either. . In fact, my friend who lives near Prince George, BC, regularly goes out shooting in 30 and 40 below, and has never mentioned anything about gear malfunctions.

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I second that. I spend many a day in YNP in the winter and try to keep my vehicle cool. I often have the back windows down to keep the gear from warming up and fogging up. I 'll be headed up to the park in the next 2 weeks for a bit!!!


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Dec 28, 2017 21:45 |  #22

The company recommends keeping extra batteries in pockets near your body as the cold zaps the life out of them. Other than that, I will leave my camera outside the vehicle if I need to go inside & thaw. I think they keep the windows down a bit as we travel to keep the gear chilled. I just purchased the 100-400mm II lens for the trip (sold my 85/1.2 & The 24-70/ 2.8 I ). Yesterday I took it to the zoo for its first tryout & I am extremely pleased with it.

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Jan 14, 2018 13:38 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #23

I miss living in interior Alaska with weeks and weeks of beautiful winter light and frost on every surface.


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Jan 14, 2018 16:15 as a reply to Maureen Souza's post |  #24

Maureen, I hope you enjoy your trip. The weather here has been fairly mild when compared to a normal winter, but who knows what it will be like come February. Lot's and lot's of trumpeter swans on the Henrys Fork near Last Chance, ID (you'll pass through there on you way to West Yellowstone if you're flying in to Idaho Falls). Have fun.


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Feb 05, 2018 20:04 |  #25

Sweet. The Sigma looks sharp at 6.3.




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