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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


ES DID leave a comment in regards to warming up a camera in a plastic bag.

Since some of you may not go back and read comments, I thought I would share it here. ES is a photography professor so I am confident with his advice;

I would not put it in a sealed bag...mainly because it will actually trap any moisture. And moisture is the enemy of anything electronic.

The temp change issue really will only manifest itself if the equipment sits for a long time in a super cool dry A/C room then one goes outside into a super humid warm enviroment. And even then it will really only affect metal-bodied equipment and glass. Most consumer grade cameras have many plastic parts and this is unlikely to be a problem. Pro cameras and lens are metal but they are weather-sealed (as someone mentioned) but still susceptible to the A/C -humid scenario mentioned above on the glass elements.

In cold (esp extreme cold) the things to watch out for is keeping your battery warm and respecting your camera's temp operating range. You need to pay attention to this because the oils inside may not handle extreme cold. And cold also depletes the battery.

Bottom line, I doubt you will encounter a problem if you simply enjoy your camera sans zip lock bag.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, such great info! Thank you ES for your insight. Very helpful!


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