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  • verifone411
    Hey thanks for the info. I guess I can do something with the reusable hand warmers I got a while back. I never had a used for them I just throught that they
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 23, 2008
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      Hey thanks for the info. I guess I can do something with the
      reusable hand warmers I got a while back. I never had a used for them
      I just throught that they were neat gadgets. I have no idea what it
      is them.

      http://www.hotsnapz.com/?gclid=COPu9-mbjpECFRoyiQodo1cO-Q

      KM

      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Rick Drew" <rick@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi;
      >
      >
      >
      > I've made a couple of these in the past. The trick is that you
      need two
      > layers - you don't want the heat pack touching the camera. 1) It's
      moist
      > heat, 2) It can get VERY hot.
      >
      >
      >
      > The best one I made was from parts of an old winter coat. I cut
      off the
      > arm, shoved in the camera body, used a marker to outline where to
      cut, and
      > went to town. I sewed the cut edges to keep in the insulation. I
      also made
      > one for my video camera from the same sleeve. I use a pocket from
      the coat
      > to hold the heat pack inside the camera-coat. Its more like a
      pouch with
      > the top open for access to the shutter release, controls, etc. No
      reason to
      > use the rear screen and it keeps the camera warmer. If you need
      access to
      > the screen, sew in a flap.
      >
      >
      >
      > I'm working on a new version with a flap on top so only the shutter
      release
      > is visible. I don't use a cable on the hill because it would me
      that much
      > more difficult to track the skiers. It's all handheld. I suppose
      you could
      > also modify a small camera bag?!
      >
      >
      >
      > Take a look at my flickr.com photos, keyword rickskiphoto11
      > <http://flickr.com/photos/22793959@N06/tags/rickskiphoto11/> -
      you'll see
      > what I mean! Some of these guys are flying by at 20-30 mph - even
      faster on
      > Super-G races.
      >
      >
      >
      > For pano work, I cover the entire camera and use the remote.
      >
      >
      >
      > Warmers: I find the two-pack hand warmers work best. They last a
      good 8
      > hours and are small enough to get two or three in one pouch!
      >
      >
      >
      > Rick
      >
      >
      >
      > PS - I'll have to take some photos of my camera pouch later this
      week.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Is this sleeve something that be purchased to warm the camera?
      >
      > I am normally not out in the cold but it was a nice day and I was
      early
      > for a meeting. I just experienced it for my first time. It was only
      > about 37 deg f in Portland Oregon but might have been a bit colder
      due
      > to the windchill. Overall it didn't strike me as a really low
      > temperature to affect the battery, but never the less it did. I
      took
      > about 50 shots in one location with a 3/4 batter single batter on
      the
      > d200 and then walked about 50 ft away and had it register zero.
      Took
      > it out a bit, warmed it up and then took some more. Very
      irritating. I
      > was going to go onto dpreview.com to see if anyone had a solution
      there.
      >
      > Do they make camera warmers? :-)
      >
      > KM
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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