Posted by Jacques E. Bouchard on 12/31/07 03:29
"PTravel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> I shot with a VX2000, not an XL-1. I've used it in cold weather down
> to -22 F. As others have noted, condensation upon returning to a warm
> environment is a concern. I also kept my batteries under my coat
> against my body to keep them warm.
> Two other things: LCDs can freeze if its cold enough. Both the
> swing-out LCD and viewfinder on my VX2000 got cold enough so that they
> started acting erratically -- strobing and a very dim image. They
> returned to normal once the camera warmed up. Additionally, plastic
> becomes very brittle when it's that cold. I don't know if the XL-1
> has any plastic parts but, if so, you want to be extremely careful not
> to stress them when the camera is cold.
Thanks PTravel. Maybe I'll just drape my parka over the camera since I'm
not so brittle when cold. ;-)
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