Posted by Jim on 12/29/07 17:31
"Jacques E. Bouchard" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm planning to shoot some short outdoor scenes in late February up here
> Canada (Montreal) and I would like to get the advice of experienced
> videographers who've done this. My XL-1s is rated to operate above 4 deg.
> Celsius (about 39 F), but Feb. weather can be expected to drop to -10 C
> F) barring a cold snap. I don't want to invest in a pricey heated case
> unless I have to, and I have enough batteries to cover the short shoot
> with power drain due to cold, so what temperatures can the XL-1 really
> in real-world situations?
> Thanks for your advice.
The heated sports patches you can buy at the drug store make a great source
of just enough heat to keep your gear safe at times.
They maintain their heat for a couple hours. Activate them, then wrap them
in a paper towel and put them in the case around your camera.
Also very handy to keep in your pockets for warming up the zoom hand.
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