Tips to keep camera bag warm and dry in winter
QWith the oncoming winter looking to bring some extreme weather into the UK and Europe ( judging by autumn’s standards), is there a way to keep the inside of my camera bag warm and dry so I don’t have issues with loss of battery charge and so on? I do a lot of all- day walking and am planning to visit the Alps this winter, so any advice on this would be fantastic. Jonathan Davies
AExtreme temperature changes and humidity, which are especially common in winter, are never good news for photography equipment, but you can take precautions to reduce the risk of dead batteries and moisture damage. Let your camera equipment become accustomed to new environments slowly (inside the bag and out), by keeping your cameras and lenses in a zipped-up camera bag, which will avoid the formation of condensation. Also, using rechargeable or reusable hand-warming devices within your battery compartment can help to keep your batteries charged for longer. But don’t let any part of your bag get too hot, and put the warmer in a separate compartment if necessary.
A hand-warming device in your bag can keep batteries charged for longer