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Old November 8th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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mini35 in -20 degree weather

Just curious if anyone has had any experience using the mini35 in what I would call extremely cold conditions, say between -20 and 0 degrees celcius for about a 12 hour period.

I may be hired with the mini35 for an 8 day shoot up North. What might some of the concerns be?

Thanks for any input.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 07:28 AM   #2
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I heard from PS Technik in Germany and they suggested no lower than 0 degrees (which is the normal operating temperature for most cameras anyway). For anything colder they suggested a heated barney.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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Dennis,

Art Smith, a fellow Mini35 user, is succesfully using the system in the Alaskan Arctic (ANWR). I know he keeps it well protected but it is holding up.

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Old November 10th, 2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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Any idea if it's the 300 series or older - or the new 400 series that's being used? I wonder if there would be a difference between the two in colder weather since the 300 rotates the glass and the 400 vibrates it?
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I know Art is using a 300 series (or before).

As to whether the image screen movement is effected more or less between the series would be a question for Guy or P+S directly.

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Old November 11th, 2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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Dennis,

You can also contact Don Berube at don@noisybrain.com for more information on what Art is doing. I know he is quite busy at the moment but should respond...at least with the link for the Goverment Video article that was done on Art.

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