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Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

I have a Canon 5D mark one with a low shutter count but in the cold all shots are black. When first out in the cold it takes a few shots then once it cools down that's when the issue shows up. Seems fine when used inside in the warmth of the house.

 

Wonder if anyone has had this happen.

thanks in advance

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

There are a lot of opinions on what someone thinks is cold. Best to give us a temperature range the problem shows up at. Also just how long does it perform properly before the cold has penetrated into the camera?

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

Try a brand new battery.  A brand new Canon battery!

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

I would say that about 10 mins of cooling at -7 celcius would be where the issue would start.

 

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

"Try a brand new battery.  A brand new Canon battery!"

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

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None of the 5D series cameras can operate under 0C. The recommended temp range is 0 - 40 according to the manual. You may need some kind of "warmer" probably Smiley Happy

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

Nonsense I used my 5D, 5D Mk II and 5D Mk III at well under 0 degrees centigrade.  Smiley Frustrated  Keep a spare battery in your inside pocket and they are good to go at temps below what I am good to go in!

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Nonsense I used my 5D, 5D Mk II and 5D Mk III at well under 0 degrees centigrade.  Smiley Frustrated  Keep a spare battery in your inside pocket and they are good to go at temps below what I am good to go in!


I'm with Ernie. I've used all of my Canon cameras at temperatures well below freezing. Where I live, you can't avoid it. But if I'm wearing a heavy coat, I do try to keep the camera inside the coat when it isn't actually in use.

Bob
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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

I used it under 0C myself. It's just not guaranteed that everything will be properly working, especially for long periods of time. For example a while ago on my A99 I had exposure issues. I know only some Olympus MFT cameras are advertised to work at -10C.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark 1 and the cold

Thanks for the reply ai will try keeping it under my jacket when not in use. If this solution works I will call it solved thanks so much for the reply.
Ron
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