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Old 08-12-2010, 10:47   #1 (permalink)
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Winter gloves for photographers

Can anyone give me advice on a pair of decent gloves that is good at keeping warm but is also flexible enough to allow manipulation for the camera buttons and dials?

At the moment I am struggling to find the balance between warm hands with no photo or cold hands with half decent photos...

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Old 08-12-2010, 14:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

I use a pair of Wind Stopper gloves (Home Page - WINDSTOPPER® Products). They are thin thermal gloves which I bought originally to wear under my motorcycle gloves but ended up never using. They are perfect for my camera as they are thin enough that I can manage all the controls while keeping the worst of the cold off. I do need to put my hands in my pockets between shooting sessions but overall they work surprisingly well.
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Old 08-12-2010, 17:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

Garlands Wool and Thinsulate Photographers Gloves (L) (GAR76375) - Warehouse Express
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Old 08-12-2010, 17:32   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

Depending on how cold it is, one or all:
Glove liners - thin enough to allow full operation of all possible bells and whistles (my test is tying shoelaces!)
Fingerless woollen gloves - relatively thin but go over liners
Fingerless Lowe Alpine Mitts - my superb mainstay as they allow full finger and thumb operations but have the all-essential cover. Always have these with me, clipped to my bag if not worn
Lowe Alpine Convert Mitten Glove | Cotswold Outdoor
Water/Windproof mitts - for when I'm seriously out and windchill's a factor (cost me the equivalent of 50p in Nepal!)

Last couple of weeks it's been my Lowe Alpines and glove liners as, although temps have been down to -15C around here, I've remained fairly active - as opposed to hanging around waiting for the sun to rise (what can I say? I've been lazy of late!)
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Old 08-12-2010, 17:36   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

I have a pair of neoprene gloves with fold back fingers and thumbs. They are dry and warm and quite waterproof
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Old 08-12-2010, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

If they are green they are probably the Barbour ones that I was about to recommend. Add fingerless inner gloves if it's colder. Most of the time I use the gloves with the fingers in place but need to peel them back for smaller buttons, card and lens changes, not to change the lens but I find lens caps a pain.
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

just normal every day fingerless gloves so me I have used them up to minus 15 pull your fingers back inside them when not holding the camera.

never pay more than a couple £ for gloves cos i always lose them

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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

Thank you for all the replies!
I think I'll give the Lowe Alpine Convert Mitten Gloves a go!
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

I currently have some Lowepro ones but fancy a pair of the Aquatec Sensory Gloves
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Old 02-01-2011, 21:11   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

worth considering , Fishing Clothing

13141 Lightweight Neoprene Gloves
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You could try moving to Australia you'll save a fortune in gloves!!
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

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You could try moving to Australia you'll save a fortune in gloves!!
LOL!

But I gather you'd need to spend the money on an asbestos suit down South (forest fires) or a boat/lifejacket if in Queensland (floods)!
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But I gather you'd need to spend the money on an asbestos suit down South (forest fires) or a boat/lifejacket if in Queensland (floods)!
LOL good point!
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

Suggestion...

I have a friend who uses a Motorcycle "Gauntlet" thing that is supposed to go over the handlebars, with his camera lens poked out through the hole the bars are supposed to go through....

Its OK if you know where all the buttons are.
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Well the Lowe Alpine gloves or the Aquatech gloves are both looking very good. I didn't know there were special gloves for photography

Both very expensive though.
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Re: Winter gloves for photographers

Aquatech do look interesting, if somewhat pricey! Working along similar lines, although without removeable fingers, I've a pair of riding gloves - they're thin enough to retain a good deal of control but still relatively warm
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Those aquatech's cost 60 euro's A lot of dosh in my eyes.
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Keeping the wrist artery well insulated has kept my hands warm enough for shooting in cold conditions for which I use a couple of wide sweat bands under my jacket. I find that DSLR switches (not buttons) are pretty impossible to operate with gloves on - e.g. changing the exposure meter settings on the D300s, but found that the (thin) cotton gloves sold by Boots have a snug fit and work OK and can be worn comfortably inside other gloves.

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I use Seal skinz and have found them to be very good cost around £20.00. I also know a number of people who use Rab's they are also around the £20.00 mark
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