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by bobsmith on Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:00 pm
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Anyone have experience shooting the Nikon Z9 in low temps, 10 deg F or less?


My Z9 is exhibiting erratic behavior in low temps. It became obvious, then unusable in -2 deg F yesterday morning in Monte Vista, CO. This am was 7 deg and similar issues, not as bad. Definitely the battery. If I warm the battery with a hand warmer, it’s better….
 

by Swissblad on Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:07 am
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I suggest you contact Trond Westby or Morten Hillmer, who have both used the Z9 in freezing conditions in Norway / Svalbard.
 

by George DeCamp on Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:20 am
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Here you go!

http://www.naturalart.ca/voice/blog.html#anchor_Z9_ColdWeather
 

by Wildflower-nut on Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:25 am
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may need a new battery
 

by bobsmith on Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:40 pm
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Wildflower-nut wrote:
may need a new battery




I have two new batteries and tried both with no change in performance. Thank you.
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:52 am
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I’ve used mine in -10-15 Celsius , not sure what that is in Fahrenheit, but I’ve not had any issues.
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:58 am
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I had an idea that might help, what if you prevent the camera from entering sleep mode? That way it’s generating a bit of heat to keep things warm? Might need more batteries though.
 

by wdg on Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:56 pm
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I’ve been shooting at -10 to -15F (wind chills worse). I haven’t had problems,
but I’ve (and camera) been shielded from the wind.
Hope not systemic problem as most of my months are spent in below temps.
 

by Woodswalker on Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:53 pm
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I was out in -20C - -30C (-22F) for four hours on a few different days. The battery life was good and only down a bar or two.
 

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