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15966Re: SPAM-LOW: [PanoToolsNG] Re: D300 - Winter experience

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  • Ricardo Araujo
    Jan 1, 2008
      Hi Jean,

      You can read the report of a field test of D300 in Antartica taking
      pictures at -70°C.
      http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/review/nikon/d300/nikond300test.html
      (Germany only)
      Gallery at:
      http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/review/nikon/d300/antarktis-fotos.html
      I hope it can help you.


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      Jean-Marc Paratte escreveu:
      >
      > I have verified 3 or 4 times the problem of my D300.
      > Teh last time for example:
      > I'm going outdoor about 2 hours.
      > Temperature was -1°C.
      > The D300 works about 10 min and after fails.
      > The D300 recovers correct fonctions after a warm up of 30 min.
      >
      > As I understand the problem, it's the new lighting/focusing/lense
      > calculator which fails, the main body processor doesn't have problem.
      > Buttons, display, shooter continue to operate.
      > In mode P, the display shows varying speed as 1/2000 with always F0.
      > And shoot is black!
      >
      > I think there is the same problem with the D3 because it's the same
      > lighting processor.
      >
      > Can other people confirm the problem ?
      >
      > Jean-Marc
      >
      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, "Hans Nyberg" <hans@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, "Jean-Marc Paratte"
      > <jmparatte@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I'm trying a D300 from 1 month. Very nice but...
      > > >
      > > > I'have an old D70. Many times I have made some photos and
      > panoramas
      > > > with cold winter conditions, with temperature below 0°C, for
      > example:
      > > > about -15°C ambiant temperature and 1 hour in a rucksack before
      > use it.
      > > >
      > > > This is impossible with the D300, one of the internal processors
      > fails
      > > > at 0°C and below.
      > > >
      > > > After bying and trying mine, I have finally read the detailled
      > > > technical specifications and found this:
      > > >
      > > > Operating Environment: Temperature 0-40 degrees C/32-104 degrees
      > F:
      > > > under 85 percent (no condensation)
      > >
      > > This is a standard formula in all manuals. Canon and Nikons etc.
      > > A couple of years ago I was involved as a consult for an expedition
      > to Greenland.
      > > I did a lot of investigations before and found a lot of people
      > using digitals in extreme
      > > conditions without problems.
      > >
      > > The photographer brought a Canon 10D with him to Greenland and used
      > it under constant
      > > temperatur of -35-45 degree celcius.
      > > For more than 4 weeks. Just had to keep the batteries warm. Worked
      > perfect.
      > >
      > > I also tested rotators for panoramaheads at temperature of -30-40
      > degree C
      > > The Manfrotto 300N was the only one which actually had a
      > specification for it and it also
      > > kept what it said. I had my deepfreezer at -35 degrees and it
      > worked.
      > >
      > > I have used the Canon 60D, 10D the 20D and my 5D in a tropical Zoo
      > every year with a
      > > humidity of 90-95%
      > > You just have to be patient and sometimes wait 30 minutes before
      > you can take any
      > > images.
      > >
      > > Hans
      > >
      >
      >
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