Wow, i couldn't do ANYTHING with gloves on this thing except shutter button. Thank goodness it was 30 degrees, but yikes, good luck winter pros. You have got have EVERY setting set before stepping out. And here's a great one. In live view movie, you have to leave live view to change the f stop. But very nice IQ, as we know.
It might be too cold where you are, but when it gets chilly here I use a pair of "Footjoy" brand winter golf gloves when out with my camera. They are thin and have grippy palms, and I find I can use most of the camera controls with them on. If it's really cold, I take a pair of insulated mittens to put on over the gloves in between shots
Mon 31-Dec-12 10:17 AM | edited Mon 31-Dec-12 11:56 PM by km6xz
Brian, that is one I did not think of, so will have to try to find some. I just got back from almost a month in California and could have found them easily but here, there are no golf courses for 400 miles so it might be hard to find.
Just before I got back it was -27 for a week which is too cold for goveless shooting for any more than a couple minutes. Larger all metal lenses really suck the heat out of your hands even if using gloves. Mittens are the warmest solution that if hung with a cord around your neck, they can be slipped out of and the shot taken before your hands freeze if if gets down to really cold temperatures. I've shot to -40 but my point and shoot failed at -57 a few years ago and I have not bothered to use any camera that cold since. One good, if there are any, of Global Climate Warming is that we are not seeing really cold weather as the historic averages. Winter here is now 3 months instead of the traditional 7 months throughout recorded history. The only people not happy about that are ski resort owners, ice fishermen and ice rally drivers. Stan St Petersburg Russia
>Wow, i couldn't do ANYTHING with gloves on this thing except >shutter button.
I don't think you would find much difference on other Nikon's. My D200 is the same way, and it has a similar control layout to the D300/D700 models. I was in the Colorado Rockies Sept. a year ago and found myself freezing my hands on the camera and tripod early in the morning.
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I feel a chill just looking at that picture. I was born and raised in Southern California and feel really cold if it drops below 60 degrees. We carry a little self contained propane heater with us to use at events, put up a shelter in the rain, and generally run for the car if it drops below 40 degrees.
Wa Wa Wa Wimpy! but can not help it.
The only way I could enjoy taking that picture is with a remote trigger from my heated automobile. Now that I think of it WiFi and an iPad with that total control app might be just the ticket. That and some kind of remote controlled servo kit to swing the camera around for panos.
Have you tried convertible gloves? Imagine a finger-less glove with a mitten top over it, with the mitten part attached only on the backside of the hand so it can flip back and leave the fingers exposed. I don't own any myself but it seems like they might work. Any hiking and camping store such as REI should have them.
>Have you tried convertible gloves? Imagine a finger-less >glove with a mitten top over it, with the mitten part attached >only on the backside of the hand so it can flip back and leave >the fingers exposed. I don't own any myself but it seems like >they might work. Any hiking and camping store such as REI >should have them.
>The issue is the lock on the psam dial ; there was no need >for the lock...
A number of owners of cameras like the D7000 complained that the Mode Dial was too easy to turn accidentally.
>...and now you can not do it without two hands and no gloves.
Maybe not. I find it quite simple to adjust the Mode Dial - even with its lock button - with one hand whilst wearing the winter golf gloves I referred to in my earlier post. I press the lock button with my forefinger and rotate the dial between thumb and second finger.