Spring 2012

Spring 2012
by ani

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Sorry, not an expert, just my two cents: 1) Warm/burning/overheating: this is a feeling, not something real. If you touch something and it feels warm, it's just well below your body temperature; if it feels like burning but you can keep touching it, it's at about the same temperature of your body. NiMH pessimistic limit is 60 °C, Li-ion limit is 40 °C In ...


Living in Florida, which is a semi-tropical area, condensation forming is a major problem. Little somewhat circular darker spots will be seen in RAWs and JPGs. The only solution is to slowly acclimate your camera (even the weatherproof Pentax 645Z) slowly to the change in temperatures when you go from air conditioning to the hot and sometimes muggy elements.


My practical aproach. Try to get a white camera bag instead of a black one. Or put a white cover, like a raincoat on your bag. Put your bateries (on the plastic casing) inside a methalic mylar bag. This material https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_blanket is used to reflect thermal energy, in spaceships it reflects the sunlight keeping the equipment ...


Only Lithium batteries may explode if they are used while overheating. For NiMH, overheating may damage them permanently in a way that will shorten their lifespan, but nothing more. As for NiCd, I think nobody sells this crap anymore because it's really bad for the planet. For precautions of use, hide your gear from the sunlight as much as possible. It's ...


NiMH (which is what eneloop are, not NiCd) won't explode in heat you can survive in, but may suffer. The most likely effect is a significant reduction in capacity, most of which will recover on cooling and recharging. Reducing the drain on the flash batteries will help (e.g. by swapping between sets frequently, or only using the flash as much as strictly ...

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