D2X in arctic

Started Feb 25, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Hilmer Forum Member • Posts: 81
D2X in arctic

Just some information from the field.

I'm working in the north east Greanland in the worlds biggest national park in a special unit of the Royal Danish Army - the Sledge Patrol Sirius.

I have been here for almost two years and I'm going home this summer.
At home I work as a Nature Photographer.

I have used my D2X in wery extreme condition and it does the job very good. When the temperature drops to below -30 degrees Celsius the shutter doesn't work anymore. It is the same with the D200 which I also use.

I always have the bateries near my body and only put them in the camera when I'm using it. One battery last for between 300 - 500 raws in a temp. between - 20 and -30 C.

The lenses I bring on the sledge trips are:


18-200 VR

70-200 VR

AF-S 300mm 2,8 II

The zoom on the 18-200 is unusable ind very cold weathe, but the rest of them work fine.

Some of my pictures: http://www.hilmer-koch.dk - it is in danish, but you can just click around, and I'm sure you will find some pictures from Greenland someplace:)

Best regards
Morten Hilmer

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