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Operating camera in Arctic winter

They do not really go haywire, mostly stop working. There is little chance your cameras would remain operational in that weather for more than a few minutes. There are really two things that happen in ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

There are two main elements I see in your example images: Contrast These images have relatively low contrast. The brightest whites are nowhere near pure white. They're light grey. The darkest blacks ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

There are two distinct characteristics that most of these images share - colour palette & 'hazy glow'. Let's tackle them separately. I'm always tempted to think that any edit was done as easily ...
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Operating camera in Arctic winter

A few additional observations–recently finished a video job at -32°C/-26°F in Fairbanks, Alaska. The fluid head tripod froze and was useless. The record button became very stiff, hard to use, and ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

Have you experimented much with photo-editing as yet? Do you know of that infamous 'histogram' that is often spoken about in tutorials, etc? That look you've described above happens when the darks ...
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How to take pictures when it’s really cold

I've used my DSLR down to -5°F (-20°C) without problem for full days. Some mental notes I keep: Keep the camera at ambient temperature. If it's snowing or snow gets blown/falls from trees on the ...
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Preserving AF speed and accuracy in extreme cold?

I don't know Canon cameras, but have done some work at low temperatures. The likely cause of your AF performance is the effect of low temperatures on the battery. The best way of dealing with the ...
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What kind of action cameras work in very low temperatures?

For sounding rockets, just use an insulated enclosure with the lens sticking out -- flight time is short, and thermal inertia should keep the camera working. A hand-warmer containing iron filings and ...
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Operating camera in Arctic winter

Based on your reference to mobile phones, I assume technical quality is not as important as just being able to get at least some footage. Here are some tips that seem to work in Finnish winter: Keep ...
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

The hot shoes I am familiar with are designed to accept metal cold shoes. You can tell by looking closely at the shoe on the camera, the contacts will be slightly recessed and only have contact when ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

The 70mm film probably has Estar base - I am sure the temperatures allowed are published somewhere. There is also the emulsion which melts around 50C. Higher temps wil permanently damage the image. ...
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

If it shorts the front contacts, there may be damage. Your camera uses the Sony Multi-Interface Shoe (MIS), which has a whole lot more contacts than the hot shoes found on other brands. One pin in ...
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

Maybe. To be absolutely sure not to damage your camera, you can place a piece of self-adhesive plastic tape over the bottom plate of the accesory shoe to prevent any electrical contact between the ...
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

Sch*matics of the A*7 exist online, enough said. Pin 17 is switched from the UNREG_ACC bus via a power MOSFET Q6502 controlled by the IRIS0 pin of the main SOC. UNREG_ACC is switched by another ...
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The wrong focus in the cold

While first impression would be that the focus is wrong because of how uniform the blur is this is clearly not the case. Point light sources are not blurred uniformly and are obviously blurred my ...
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The wrong focus in the cold

That looks like it has a rangefinder (which is VERY strange for an SLR which usually would have a split prism). This means the part used to check the focus is not the lens and as a result extreme cold ...
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Do I need anything special to shoot a timelapse in -10 degrees Celsius?

Most cameras can function at that temperature, but battery life is much reduced. You can buy an external battery-grip for some cameras, e.g. this Nikon battery for the D750 for ~US$340. I made a ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

It is not exactly matching the examples you provide, but the original cold/bluish look is a wet photography process called a Cyanotype. You'll be familiar with it from 'blueprints' but it was also ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

Either in the camera itself, or using post-processing software such as Lightroom, you can change the 'temperature' of the colors of the picture by changing a setting called White Balance. You can ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

I just did a test with film in the oven at moon temps. The oven caused it to draw up into itself. It could be seen at some angles a bit warped as well. If left in longer it would be obvious more ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

Maybe, leaning towards probably. A point in your favor is that NASA used Ektachrome film in the space program and some rather famous photographs were made in space where the extremes of temperature ...
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