Taking care of photographic equipment

photographic equipment

An extremely important responsibility of any photographer is to ensure an appropriate environment for owned equipment so that it would operate effectively under all conditions and was not threatened by external factors. Especially in the winter, problems can be caused by low temperature, as well as by accompanying cold weather, condensation of water vapor. Batteries, cell batteries are sensitive to the temperatures below zero, and undesirable water vapor interferes with the work of optics. Fortunately, it is a reversible problem, because it is enough to warm it up again, and our equipment will return to work entirely correctly. It is worth remembering, that at low temperatures, we will not take as many pictures with fully charged batteries, as in more favorable conditions. Also, charging the batteries takes longer even with only slightly lower, than the room, temperature. So, cool environment does not serve our photographic equipment – it can only, which is interesting, be useful for longer, safer storage. In summary, for a trip in the winter outdoor, is best to bring the power supply, stored in a warm place, with which we can support our equipment, and after returning from the trip, start charging only after obtaining an optimum temperature of the batteries. If it is impossible, do not worry – the battery will not have its capacity reduced, simply, it will take longer for it to return to full efficiency.