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Oleg Varlamov

Severe weather photography

Hi everyone,
I am trying to combine two of my hobbies in one: extreme sports (such as winter mountain climbing and hiking) and photography. I have Canon EOS Elan 7E, which is not exactly a portable type. I learned that the strength of a good photo is often a reflection of a moment: blizzard on the summit or a petrifying depth of the snow cave. The problem is my equipment fails in such conditions. Does anybody have an experience how to handle camera under subzero conditions including keeping its electronic running, preventing fogging and freezing of the lenses and reloading film? During my last climb to Mount Washington high wind and cold made my front lenses covered with ice. Are there any books on this subject? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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2/24/2004 7:45:02 AM

BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  Here's a link to your question:

About book, you may like the Mountain Light by Galen Rowell, Sierra Club Books.

Also you may look into using a manual operated SLR like the Nikon FM3a, older Canon Ftb, etc. Hope this helps.

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2/24/2004 11:24:20 AM

Oleg Varlamov   Thanks very much Andy!

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2/24/2004 11:28:27 AM

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