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    I've shot in temperatures into the upper -30s (Celsius of course ) and not had any major problems. In dry conditions in the severe cold (-20s C or colder) you have to rewind very slowly if it's dry or else you can get static marks along the margins of the film.

    Of course, battery life is a big problem too if you use a camera that depends on them. Luckily, anti-cold battery packs are fairly cheap for film cameras now, given the drop in demand for film cameras. Battery on a cord... put it in your pocket and it stays nice and toasty. Just don't forget that your camera is now attached to your pocket!
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    40 years ago ago I used fairly new Leica rangefinder and Nikon F gear in northern Greenland in temperatures down to about -50C (-56F) with no winterization and no camera problems. While outside the gear was kept at ambient temperature to avoid warming and cooling cycles, and protected from condensation when brought indoors. We had to be careful when winding or rewinding the film as noted above, and to avoid breathing on the lens or viewfinder.

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