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#1 Stephen Alexander Griebel

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 02:59 PM

I'll be shooting pretty soon with my 2m (15 motor) up in the mountains where it can get pretty chilly. I know spring's coming up, so the snow will probably subside by then but does anybody know what exactly "low temperature" means from the commicam website and konvas manual? Does your camera simply not operate if it's cold or what (how do you know when to use red)?

Our ideas of "cold" in the States may be quite different from the Russkies, you know!
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 06:36 PM

So you have the 15EPK motor that needs the speed box to run it?

In that case you'll need to wrap the motor in a warmer to make sure it works properly below zero. I tried shooting with mine in -20c weather and the cold slowed the motor way down.

Here's what I did, buy a bunch of those packets you put in gloves and boots to provide warmth. Tape them all over the motor, then wrap the motor, or put a work sock over it. Not very attractive but it works.

The heat packets will provide warmth with no power and they are dirt cheap.

Don't try shooting with the Konvas motor in cold temps without some way to heat up the motor. I would do this even if you have the 17EPK crystal motor.

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