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Leaving a camera in a hot car

 
kekoa
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Jul 09, 2009 18:55 |  #16

woostar88 wrote in post #8253699 (external link)
75 degrees is not sizzling hot enough to cook bacon =)

but i'd be more worry about being stolen... leaving the precious dslr in the car.

hey, i leave my golf clubs in the car all the time and they are worth about 2 5d mk II's. :)




  
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Jul 09, 2009 18:57 |  #17

crn3371 wrote in post #8253691 (external link)
I wouldn't worry a bit about leaving my gear in the trunk for a few hours, especially in a camera bag. The cabin of a car gets much hotter because of the greenhouse effect, I don't believe that the trunk gets nearly as hot.

Tell that to my $600 Taylor Made Tour Preferred Driver.
I left it in my trunk one day for like 6 hours .. the head separated from the shaft! :confused:

No so bueno mang .. :rolleyes:


  
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Jul 09, 2009 18:57 |  #18

kekoa wrote in post #8253718 (external link)
hey, i leave my golf clubs in the car all the time and they are worth about 2 5d mk II's. :)

I leave my clubs in the car most of the time as well. My problem is I can't get enough decent shots with the clubs or the camera. :(


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Jul 09, 2009 19:09 |  #19

Tomi Hawk wrote in post #8253661 (external link)
I don't leave anything in my car here in Vegas .. not only is it not safe for the camera,
but I can't imagine the batteries are digging it too much at all.
Besides, it's a good way to lose it all to a theif ......

Last year, even though I had my windows cracked a quarter inch, I returned to find
that an extra bic lighter that I had left EXPLODED!
It was left on the front seat, and to this day (one year later) I'm still finding lil orange pieces of plastic.
I found pieces on the rear deck, under the front seats, the dash .. you name it ..
Places where I didn't even know I had places .. wait, err ..

My gear? Nowayjose .. it goes where I go .. period!

I agree , I have seen cans of Wd-40 , spray paint cans , etc that explodes in co-workers back seats , usually people new to the Vegas area. I did have an off brand pelican like case warp on me , nothing a heat gun didnt fix , but I am not going to chance it with the camera gear .


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Jul 09, 2009 19:12 |  #20

runninmann wrote in post #8253736 (external link)
I leave my clubs in the car most of the time as well. My problem is I can't get enough decent shots with the clubs or the camera. :(

L oh freakin L .. :lol:


  
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Jul 09, 2009 20:27 |  #21

I leave it in the car all the time. Hidden from sight obviously. But I have never had a problem with heat. Cold however is another problem. Not a problem if I am shooting in the cold. But if it gets cold then go to shoot indoors. I have to wait for it to warm up before I can use it. Otherwise it just fogs up.

Not really worried about theft, as I dont move the equipment to the trunk where I am going to park and show the stuff off. It gets put there when I leave the house. So nobody knows it is there. It would have to be a random thing for it to get stolen.


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Jul 09, 2009 20:46 |  #22

It was 108° in Phoenix, AZ today. That's 42.2c.
I don't leave the camera bag in my vehicle


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Jul 09, 2009 23:13 |  #23

In Cleveland, we don't get much over the mid-90s F. My camera is always in my trunk. You can tell when you open a trunk, the air temperature inside isn't near what it is in the car. But, my car is white, and I live in Cleveland. In Vegas, I'd definitely not risk it.



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Jul 09, 2009 23:24 |  #24

In most cars, the trunk stays much cooler than the cabin. Regardless, extreme heat is not good for electronics. And it's about the worse thing you can subject a lithium battery to.

I'd avoid leaving your gear in the car during the summer months and only do so when you really need to.

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Jul 09, 2009 23:28 |  #25

DragonDan wrote in post #8254223 (external link)
It was 108° in Phoenix, AZ today. That's 42.2c.
I don't leave the camera bag in my vehicle

I don't think I can live in American weather.:eek:


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Jul 10, 2009 00:44 |  #26

Tomi Hawk wrote in post #8253735 (external link)
Tell that to my $600 Taylor Made Tour Preferred Driver.
I left it in my trunk one day for like 6 hours .. the head separated from the shaft! :confused:

No so bueno mang .. :rolleyes:

i hope you didnt find this out while teeing off...:rolleyes:


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Jul 10, 2009 04:00 |  #27
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I leave mine out in 120-140 degrees in Iraq, and it's been running all year long. I'm not very far from it, but it's sits out there on top of something like a glove/cloth

my 40D/Xti that is.




  
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Jul 10, 2009 04:34 |  #28

It was 49°C when I was in Luxor, Egypt a few weeks ago and my 30D was fine... I, on the other hand, could feel my brain and what little ability I had melting away and rapidly lost all enthusiasm for taking anything other than holiday snaps!


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Jul 10, 2009 05:09 as a reply to  @ binliner's post |  #29

Just open the windows up a bit and leave it some water... Oh wait...




  
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Jul 10, 2009 06:11 |  #30

The car radio has no choice other than to stay in the car, no matter what the temperature. I know it doesn't have a battery, but it is full of electronic components.




  
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