tumblingdice wrote in post #10568515
looooove these shots! i've always wanted to take my gear up to the snow but have always been too scared that it would wreck it? do you use anything to protect your lenses/camera body in that crazy weather?
I'm glad you enjoy the photos tumblingdice! As for protection, special precautions do need to be made! For starters, I Have a really nice camera backpack with lots of padding. It's made by LowePro and it's called CompuTrekker AW. Image below:
Furthermore, you have to take special precautions with your gear in extreme cold temps. Going from indoors (warm) to the slopes where it can get extremely cold is not a problem. It's going from the cold back to warm when you need to be careful. Risks involved? Condensation. It's pretty common sense that moisture and electronics don't mix :P. To counter this, I carry freezer sized Zip Lock bags with me. They're big enough that I can slip my lenses and body inside and seal them up. This allows the gear to slowly warm up and not damage the equipment. Another trick is to get those little bags that you see inside packaging sometimes that say "DO NOT EAT". lol... I can't think of what they're called but if you toss one of those in each of your Zip Lock bags it helps!