I just processed some 6x6 and 645 from the Hassy shot this last week while exploring new areas in the deep of winter. I have to admit I was sad at the results. I believe a CLA will be needed on my “new to me” 50mm because I can see that as the trudging through the snow went on and on, the camera got colder and colder and the lube inside the lens did too. Exposures were not what I metered, set or shot.
So, barring any funds jumping out of the ground and into my wallet to do a CLA on the lens I may have to hold off shooting that lens in cold weather. Pains me to wait but I do have other options.
Just to see how my other lenses do in the deep freeze I plan to put my camera kit outside like a bad dog and after a while when it is sufficiently cold; shoot a few frames with each lens to see if they all are sluggish in the cold. Living with old glass has been easy in the summer and transition seasons but winter is a bear.
Anyone have any great keep your old lens warm enough to shoot in near 0 degrees F stories to share?