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Dec 22, 2017 20:26 |  #1

Was wondering what everyone use for gloves in the cold weather would like something that allows to operate the camera without removing them


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Dec 22, 2017 22:47 |  #2

here's an adorama article about some directed to photographers...
https://www.adorama.co​m …-Gloves-for-Photographers (external link)

i just use fingerless wool gloves like these...but i'm not talking super cold, maybe 10-20F
https://www.amazon.com …fRID=B0G1BM1QRR​Q4ANZZZJKA (external link)


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Dec 23, 2017 06:37 |  #3

Joe, I use a couple of different pairs of gloves/mitts/liners depending upon the the temperature outside. My fingers get cold very quickly so my choices are based on my comfort levels.
I have several pair of glove liners in different weights, from silk to fairly heavy tech fabric that is "water resistant" and wind proof.
On the cool days of fall, I will wear a pair of PL 150 (Outdoor Reasearch) liners only and carry a light pair of mittens to slip on if needed.
When the temps start to drop, I switch to a pair of PL400 liner from the same company. Good dexterity and warm enough for me to around 0C.Again, I keep a pair of light weight polar fleece mitts in my pocket if needed.
When the temps drop into the minus range then I start packing the serious stuff. Heavy mitts and heat packs.
Check in a local hunting store for "glove/mitts"" Basically a light glove that has a cover for the fingers. (https://www.amazon.com …-1&keywords=hunting+mit​ts (external link)) I found a pair that also had a zipped pouch to place a heat pack in. While they may not be as warm as a full mitten, combined with a pair of silk glove liners, effectively doubling the glove thickness, they can keep my fingers nice and warm down to -20C for a few hours and still allow me to operate my cameras. Toss a heat pack into them and I can stay out all day.
When it gets really cold, I use the PL150 liners with a pair of down filled mittens. I put "idiot strings" on both mittens since I have a tendency to loose stuff not attached to me :)
Just pull the mitten off, take the shot and put it back on.
I also use a "hunter hand muff" that works extremely well if I am setup and stationary for a length of time.
A lot of my outings are just that, hurry up and wait so keeping the extremities warm in frigid temps is crucial to me.
A combination of glove liners and mittens with the heat packs can keep me out longer than is sane. :)

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Dec 23, 2017 09:21 |  #4

Thanks guys for the info. Just like I was figuring I will end up with more then one pair.


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Dec 23, 2017 18:11 |  #5

If you are serious about keeping your hands warm while shooting and you are willing to spend what it takes to accomplish that goal then get a pair of Heat 3 gloves and I can just about guarantee that you will be satisfied.

http://theheatcompany.​com/en/gloves/heat-3-smart (external link)

I bought mine before they came out with the removable liner system. If I was buying them today I would probably get borh the polartec and merino liners to go with the shell. Even in bitter cold temperatures the liners will keep your fingers comfortable for at least a few minutes and if you load up the handwarmer compartment you will be able to warm your hands back up quickly as needed. I was comfortable on several all day shoots last winter while photographing great gray owls.




  
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Dec 29, 2017 21:02 |  #6

I use these. The best investment I ever made for cold weather shooting.

http://us.itselectric.​ca …ated-gloves-0batt-set.htm (external link)


I put them inside these.

https://www.walmart.co​m …eat-pack-pocket/945628396 (external link)




  
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Jan 02, 2018 05:32 |  #7

thanks for posting some good info guys.




  
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Jan 18, 2018 07:50 |  #8

I have finger gloves, hunting gloves and at the moment trying out Valleret photography gloves. These are made by photographers for photographers https://t.co/krghYC4g5​T (external link). Link gives 15% off your first pair of gloves.

The Markhof Pro model is for cold autumns and I wouldn't not recommend it for winter days. But the Ipsoot is heavy duty for cold winter days. Good fit and has non slip material.


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Apr 08, 2018 15:11 |  #9

Bumping this thread up, shot last night in solid rain with 20-30 knot winds for about 2 1/2 hours shooting a high school lacrosse game here in PNW. Body was warm and dry thanks to this, a gift from a friend, turns out to be a keeper, but as you can see, no gloves. My hands were wet and cold. To the point they were red and itchy (as they warmed up in the car). Don't want to be there again. In my search, the Heat3 was a top contender. Reviews on amazon weren't that good, but here on POTN they seem to be a favorite. They're a bit pricey, but I'm getting old, I make enough photo money, so price over comfort isn't that big of a deal. Wanted to know if people here that shoot in the cold rain had thoughts about these gloves. Over the top for my conditions? I'm not shooting in the arctic or snow, but here in the PNW I shoot high school football and lacrosse, non summer sports. Mostly at night. A lot of them in the rain. That's my 1DXii, took the makeshift bag off at halftime, never lost a beat. I might opt for a rain cover like this one. Let me know what you think, thanks.


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Apr 14, 2018 19:44 |  #10

Grumpy_one wrote in post #18602586 (external link)
Bumping this thread up, shot last night in solid rain with 20-30 knot winds for about 2 1/2 hours shooting a high school lacrosse game here in PNW. Body was warm and dry thanks to this, a gift from a friend, turns out to be a keeper, but as you can see, no gloves. My hands were wet and cold. To the point they were red and itchy (as they warmed up in the car). Don't want to be there again. In my search, the Heat3 was a top contender. Reviews on amazon weren't that good, but here on POTN they seem to be a favorite. They're a bit pricey, but I'm getting old, I make enough photo money, so price over comfort isn't that big of a deal. Wanted to know if people here that shoot in the cold rain had thoughts about these gloves. Over the top for my conditions? I'm not shooting in the arctic or snow, but here in the PNW I shoot high school football and lacrosse, non summer sports. Mostly at night. A lot of them in the rain. That's my 1DXii, took the makeshift bag off at halftime, never lost a beat. I might opt for a rain cover like this one. Let me know what you think, thanks.

I like the Canon covers they are easy to put on and small and light to pack plus you can easily get to all the camera controls with no effort. I have one in each size.
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Apr 15, 2018 10:28 as a reply to  @ Grumpy_one's post |  #11

I would be more worried about the ghost behind you in the picture ߘ


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Apr 19, 2018 12:16 as a reply to  @ Grumpy_one's post |  #12

I have the think tank covers for the 70-200 and the larger primes. I love them. they are not cheap, but they do a extraordinary job. I know our stuff is water resistant, but im not willing to risk that much money on a little rain. If they ever come out with a 24-70 version, I will snatch it up immediately.


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Apr 19, 2018 12:20 |  #13

Its funny you posted this. for the last 3(ish) years, I have been on the hunt for great outside warm gloves. I think I have owned just about every single option. I am primarily a wedding photographer, that has aspirations of nature/wildlife. So I spend a lot of time outside. I also live in wisconsin, so I am very familiar with cold weather.

The ABSOLUTE best gloves I have ever bought for photography are a pair of Hestra Leather Fall Line 3 finger mit
https://hestragloves.c​om …72-leather-fall-line/710/ (external link)

They are not cheap, but I got them on a end of season sale when we traveled to Montana this winter. I don't much like the "convertible" fingers on the other gloves. If its cold, then you lose the feeling to the tips of your fingers. The Hestra have really really great dexterity because there are so many sizes. they are warm, flexible, and waterproof when you use the balm.


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Apr 24, 2018 06:56 |  #14

Dear Board,

These work for me. They were originally purchased for winter fly fishing but they do just fine for photography too. https://www.amazon.com …acier%2Bgloves&​th=1&psc=1 (external link)

They are thin enough to not feel clumsy and the split fingers are an advantage when you have to fiddle with smaller dials and controls. Being textured neoprene they provide a secure grip on slippery surfaces too. The only disadvantage to them is if you just having laying around in the cold in your car it can take a long time for the neoprene to warm up to match your body temperature. I solve that by tossing them over the defroster vent in the truck for a couple of minutes.

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