Camera gear and extreme heat

1 month 4 hours ago #652122 by Victoria A
Well that was an interesting thought.  I went to Google however and at least with my searches couldn't find any related heat stories.  Now I'm curious at what temp will cameras just stop working?


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1 month 2 hours ago #652127 by Alex

garyrhook wrote: That information is usually readily available as part of the specs for any camera. By way of example, the operating temperature range for the D850 is listed on the Nikon site as 32º - 104º F. Look here:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d850.html

Under Tech Specs / Miscellaneous.

It should be in the manual, too.


Hey bro... nope I sold  my D850 3 weeks ago... since I got the Z7, I haven't used it and I felt bad that it was literally collecting dust for the last 4 months.  So The camera I was using was the Z7.   

Looking at that range, I'm thinking it was a good thing that I was out in the heat for short spells.  I kept my car running with AC on, and would make quick 10-15 minute shots during the day.  At night I was out a little longer, but still it was at the ceiling of that range temp wise.  

I really can't wait to go back and spend more time exploring.  It really reminds me of an off world experience.   Well at least how I would imagine it.  

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4 weeks 2 days ago #652160 by Randy Shaw
This is a good topic everyone should read who lives or goes near hot weather.  104 isn't that high and I know I've had my camera in such.  Good read and tips here!


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4 weeks 2 days ago #652197 by garyrhook

Alex wrote:

garyrhook wrote: That information is usually readily available as part of the specs for any camera. By way of example, the operating temperature range for the D850 is listed on the Nikon site as 32º - 104º F. Look here:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d850.html

Under Tech Specs / Miscellaneous.

It should be in the manual, too.


Hey bro... nope I sold  my D850 3 weeks ago... since I got the Z7, I haven't used it and I felt bad that it was literally collecting dust for the last 4 months.  So The camera I was using was the Z7.


I was only using it to illustrate the point that manufacturers typically provide an operating temperature range. I knew where that information was on the Nikon site, so it was easy to use as an example. I would probably have been more obvious had I used (e.g.) the D750 in my example.

I still think Death Valley is a winter destination. :lol:


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4 weeks 2 days ago #652224 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day all

I know that this thread started off about temps in the US Death Valley... but to go sideways just a tad -

On Aussie TV last night was a panel looking into farming issues with the extreme temperatures being experienced over the past 6-12 months.  The farmer mantioned that she had measured soil temperature to be +73C, that their livestock holdings were down to 33 beasts for their 10,000 acres of farm, and that they were spending $1000 per day trucking in fodder and grains for feeding those animals, who, they hope will become the basis for their new stock holding once some rains arrive. 

The farm itself has not received measurable rain for two years, with the prior three years rainfall only being around 25% of the 50-year average

Phil


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3 weeks 6 days ago #652471 by Sue Bidwell
OMG 73C??

That's like 163 F!!!

You can cook food at that temp!


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3 weeks 6 days ago #652473 by Nikon Shooter
For aussies eggs, yes, for sure
but would bacon sizzle?

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3 weeks 5 days ago #652616 by Scott Klubeck
Hey Alex.  I just saw your DV photos.  It's over a 100 here today and it feels like DV! 

I had planned on going out and shoot a little this afternoon.  Not with this heat.  My camera will melt!  


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3 weeks 4 days ago #652645 by Alex

Scott Klubeck wrote: Hey Alex.  I just saw your DV photos.  It's over a 100 here today and it feels like DV! 

I had planned on going out and shoot a little this afternoon.  Not with this heat.  My camera will melt!  


It was a warm one today here too, 94 F.  I'm sure Death Valley was creeping towards 120+.  

Where are you from again? 

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3 weeks 4 days ago #652648 by Alex

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day all

I know that this thread started off about temps in the US Death Valley... but to go sideways just a tad -

On Aussie TV last night was a panel looking into farming issues with the extreme temperatures being experienced over the past 6-12 months.  The farmer mantioned that she had measured soil temperature to be +73C, that their livestock holdings were down to 33 beasts for their 10,000 acres of farm, and that they were spending $1000 per day trucking in fodder and grains for feeding those animals, who, they hope will become the basis for their new stock holding once some rains arrive. 

The farm itself has not received measurable rain for two years, with the prior three years rainfall only being around 25% of the 50-year average

Phil


LOL that is HOT!!

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3 weeks 4 days ago #652750 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Alex

Our federal gov't Bureau of Meteorology publish many charts & tables of weather data - here's one for last year - 12-months of max daily temperatures across Downunder-land

Phil from the great land Downunder
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3 weeks 3 days ago #652780 by Nikon Shooter
… and you call this winter!!!

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3 weeks 3 days ago #652903 by Ozzie_Traveller

Nikon Shooter wrote: … and you call this winter!!!


Yes matey ... we in Downunder-land are in mid winter
Last night on the TV, the weather people announced that during July, Sydney [where the y-2000 Games were held] has had 8 consecutive days where the daily max was 20C or greater, with overnight minimums of 4 to 10C

Wonderful climate ... my winter clothes are T-shirt & shorts - same as summer :)
Phil


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2 weeks 6 days ago #653190 by Soccer Mom
Can't you set your camera to shut off when it get's to a certain tempature?  I  think so, might worth looking into that.  

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