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Would you rather be out with your camera in 100 degree heat or 10 degrees with snow?

 
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Jul 08, 2013 00:25 |  #16

I'd prefer the heat. I was trying to do some astronomical photography this past winter (meteor shower and later PANSTARRS comet). I was standing outside for a long time for each of these. While it's true I can just bundle up, I can't change all the settings on my camera if I have gloves on. I prefer to work with my bare hands when it comes to my camera. I was fine for the first few minutes, but after that, it just became annoying to do. In the heat, I may sweat to no end, but at least my hands won't freeze when I need to make adjustments.


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Jul 08, 2013 03:25 as a reply to  @ Luxornv's post |  #17

10F and snow anytime, and that's even with the dry heat here. I have the winter gear and can at least be out in 10-15F fairly comfortably for a few hours. In the heat I'm just a ball of sweat and it's just uncomfortable and hiking anywhere just makes it worse.

In fact my next trip to Yellowstone will hopefully be in the snow and if it's 15F during the day that will be just fine by me. And I'll be tenting it. My winter sleeping bag is only good below 15F anyway.

Plus for landscapes, the cold and snow is much better than the heat IMO.

32F and freezing rain/sleet coming in at 45deg not so much fun though. I'd rather it was cold and dry.


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Jul 08, 2013 04:53 |  #18

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Jul 08, 2013 07:17 |  #19

Personally I prefer cold, heat annoys me as I have been getting heat exhaustion the past few years. I prefer it in the middle between hot and cold, not unbearably hot but not a nasty cold either. :)


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Jul 08, 2013 08:31 |  #20

I'll take the cold. Working in 40 below is far nicer than 40 above, as there is only so much you can take off to stay cool while so much more gear you can slap on to keep warm as needed. I'm even planning to make a 'camera mitt' that will fit around my 7D so I can slip my glove off and not expose my hand to chill winds. Leave a pocket for a reusable chemical hot pack, and it should be great.


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Jul 08, 2013 08:39 as a reply to  @ Luckless's post |  #21

Last week it hit 103 in my back yard. I can't stand that kind of heat, even if it is a 'dry heat'. So I went down to Monterey for five days, where the high was around 75 in the sun and a wonderful 60 in the fog. I like fog!


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Jul 08, 2013 09:30 |  #22

Its the hummidity combined with the heat I can't deal with, up here in the north east its been brutal for 2 weeks. Im more comfortable bundled up in the cold, but I'm not much of a winter shooter, so I'll have to say I'd take suffering in the heat if I had to choose from the 2, but really, just give me 65-80 and dry.




  
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Jul 08, 2013 09:45 |  #23

I'll take the cold. Anyday, all day.

But I live in Florida.... go figure. (I hate it here, btw)


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Jul 08, 2013 10:00 |  #24

I can't stand the heat, but I do find summer subject matter generally more interesting than winter shooting, in Michigan at least. Don't mind going out in the cold though, although it'd be nice if I could find some proper gloves.


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Jul 08, 2013 10:04 |  #25

20droger wrote in post #16100575 (external link)
Give me the heat. You don't get condensation in the heat.

Clearly you have not been to Texas. :) YOu can get condensation pretty dang quickly in the heat and humidity, just like coming in from the cold.

I'll take the heat as well. I have just moved out of Illinois where we had both extremes, but there is scant little to shoot in the freezing cold.


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Jul 08, 2013 10:10 as a reply to  @ jt354's post |  #26

I'll take the heat! I hated the need to layer up in winter when I worked in the northeast USA. When I worked up north the demands of the job meant that the colder the weather the more I had to be out in it. One reason why I eventually moved to Florida.




  
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Jul 08, 2013 13:02 |  #27

Luxornv wrote in post #16100686 (external link)
I'd prefer the heat. I was trying to do some astronomical photography this past winter (meteor shower and later PANSTARRS comet).

But doesn't thermal distortion become much more pronounced when shooting these types of images in warm weather? Not only that, but colder air typically holds less moisture than warmer air. And colder air also typically holds less dust and other particulates than warmer air. Airborne water vapor and particulates generally deteriorate the resolution and the contrast in an image. The colder the better, I thought, for long-distance subjects. Or is this not so?


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Jul 08, 2013 13:31 |  #28

I prefer the heat over cold. I can't hack humidity, though. At least when it's hot, I don't have the lens fogging up. I can also find a lot more things to shoot when it's hot than when it's cold. Just me.




  
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Jul 08, 2013 13:36 |  #29

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #16100568 (external link)
Ill take 100 for $100 Alex...

Me too. 100F would be a nice cool down around here.


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Jul 08, 2013 13:59 |  #30

I agree with the heat lovers! All the little extra 'perks' of warmer weather [foliage, colors, skimpy outfits and more people, IMO] make it easier to find inspiration. And I'm a big guy, so you would think I would enjoy the cold more, LOL!

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