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Re: D300 - Winter experience

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  • Hans Nyberg
    Have you seen this thread http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=25904242 As you found that different lenses make a difference you
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 5, 2008
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      Have you seen this thread
      http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=25904242

      As you found that different lenses make a difference you should note the comment about
      the grease on the contacts.
      It would probably be trigged by low temperatures.

      Hans



      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Jean-Marc Paratte" <jmparatte@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear members,
      >
      > I'have found new ideas to check the problem of my D300.
      >
      > Reading the Antartica experience, I have found one common lense,
      > one I have: the AF-S VR 70-200mm 1:2.8G ED.
      > With this lense my D300 seams to be working.
      > I don't have fully tested because temperature is now hot in my
      > country.
      >
      > The bad lense is AF-S 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX.
      >
      > As soon as possible, I will check another lense I have:
      > Sigma 8mm 1:3.5 EX DG
      >
      > Jean-Marc
      >
      > >From: "Ricardo Araujo"
      > >
      > >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.htm
      > l
      > >(Germany only)
      > >
      > >Here is an english verison:
      > >http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_nikon_d300_antartica.php
      >
      >
      > <jmparatte@> wrote:
      > >
      > > 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, "Hans Nyberg" <hans@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.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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