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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Goutiere View Post
    Then we are left with the question; What do we mean by "cold"? Alaska cold or Florida cold?
    Cold as a well diggers ass in February!
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Back when these cameras were new, it was common to shoot Fs and F1s in the Rocky Mountain winters at any altitude. Leicas, too. Even Hassies, but if you were going to stay -0˚ F, you were wise to 'winterize' the camera: remove the lube from the Compur shutter. Batteries were a different matter, and depended on how the battery performs in cold weather !

    A CLA for ANY old camera is a good idea, even if it is going to be way cold.
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    I would be cautious with the OM-2N in deep cold because it is battery dependent. OM-1/ OM-1N would be better in this respect.
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    Well, I just opted for an old friend, a Spottie. I went with the original Spottie--the SL...plain, simple, tank-like, and no meter. I was told, by one I consider an expect, that any of the Spotmatics should do well in the temperatures I have mentioned. I think I will be happy without a meter, as I use my Sekonic 98% of the time anyway. I may also opt for an ES II. Too bad these fine cameras did not have motor or winder options.

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    The only cameras I would not take out into the cold are my Nikon FE and F3HP, Olympus OM-2n, Canon AE-1Program and Minolta XE-7. Everything else is fine out there in the cold.
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    Cold as a well diggers ass in February!
    Iiiiits.....

    Colder than the nipple on a witches tit
    Colder than a bucket of penguin $hit
    Colder than the hairs on a polar bear's ass
    Colder than the frost on a champagne glass

    (OK: NAME THAT TUNE!)
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    OH OH OH!!! is that Pynchon?
    My weapons consist of 11 cameras. And counting... Be afraid.

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    Got it...first try! Nice!

    (It may not be an exact transcription, but the gist of it is there.)
    2F/2F

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    Over the years, lubes dry up and become thicker, cold only makes that worse.
    I agree with Bob on this one. 30 degrees (F) really isn't very cold at all for such a camera. I have used my Canon A1, Nikon FM3a, and even my giant RB67 at temperatures near zero with no problems.
    Time for a fresh CLA.
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    It's a sign for a CLA. Sooner rather than later. Eventually this behavior will likely start happening at warmer temps. Sticking and binding wears parts, and that is happening faster than it should even when the camera is warm and seems to be working properly. That's what my mom told me.

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