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Question Gloves

Had to buy new gloves, as hands were cold.

Tesco selling "Thinsulate" gloves for a Fiver (reduced)
Got to the checkout and they scanned at 3. Good Gloves...

BUT:

To thick to operate the buttons on the camera, so off they came.

Now hands are colder than ever...

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What's the answer...

Anyone know of any really good Photographers gloves?
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Re: Gloves

I use thick gloves to keep my hands warm and use golf gloves when operating the camera.
Not the best hand warmer but they keep the chill off and I can operate the camera controls easliy.
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Re: Gloves

I am very happy with a pair of these:



They keep my hands warm and the top can be flipped away for camera handling and checking the DOF and panorama settings on my iPhone...
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Re: Gloves

Have a look on the internet for thermal fishing or shooting gloves - these will often have one or more fingers that can be exposed, will often be waterproof and are warm - as an idea of what there is have a look at the two thermal gloves at http://www.sportinggloves.co.uk/fishing.php and then do a search on the internet for others.
You can even get 'heated' fishing gloves which have a pocket for a heatpack such as http://www.heatpacksuk.co.uk/thermal...ing-gloves.php - expensive though and ordinary thermal fishing gloves should be a lot cheaper and suitable for purpose.

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Re: Gloves

I use full glove on the left hand and one of these on the right http://www.etretouchy.com/?gclid=CIr...FVAf4QodbzXjng
Yes you do get cold finger tips but the hand goes back in to the pocket quickly
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Re: Gloves

I got some Lowepro gloves. They're relatively thin, with the rubbery grippy stuff on them so your hands are still dextrous enough to work the camera. They were about 20, but you probably could similar things without Lowepro branding for less. I've heard that glove liners can be good too - you should be able to find them in a decent outdoor shop.

This is a link to the gloves (but they don't have any). I got mine in Jacobs in Edinburgh.
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Edit: Just did a search for gloves on Warehouse Express and they gloves on there for about a fiver.

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Re: Gloves

I've used Mountain Hardwear gloves for 2 years now.
I like them so much I bought 2 extra pairs.
I can use all the buttons on the E-3 with them on.
They are light enough and warm enough to cover virtually all possibilities in the Scottish hills.
http://www.tiso.com/shop/mountain-ha...tretch_gloves/

And for a balding napper the North Face Windstopper High Point Hat which doesn't interfere with the camera.
It does though make me look as if I am about to leave by cannon.

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I've used Mountain Hardwear gloves for 2 years now.
I like them so much I bought 2 extra pairs.
I can use all the buttons on the E-3 with them on.
They are light enough and warm enough to cover virtually all possibilities in the Scottish hills.
http://www.tiso.com/shop/mountain-ha...tretch_gloves/

And for a balding napper the North Face Windstopper High Point Hat which doesn't interfere with the camera.
It does though make me look as if I am about to leave by cannon.

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The gloves look good.

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Re: Gloves

They're called pockets, you put your hands in them between shots.

-40, no gloves;

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Re: Gloves

You see, it's not necessarily the glove that counts, it's how warm you keep your wrists. I have (possibly) the world's worst ciculation to my hands and feet so I suffer badly. Consequently I am very interested in keeping my hands warm.

Having suffered enough to read up on the subject it appears that the blood vessels in your wrists constrict in cold weather because they are relatively closer to the skin surface. This reduces the flow to and therefore warmth in your hands. By insulating your wrist you reduce this effect. I have some fleece wrist warmers that are absolutely brilliant.

I was on a live firing field exercise a few years ago in temperatures of -9 during the day. Not being allowed to wear gloves meant that we had to be fairly inventive with our warmth so I cut the feet off some old socks - perfect: Warm hands even when using a metal rifle!
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Re: Gloves

I have a pair from http://www.etretouchy.com/

The tip of the thumb and forefinger are missing so you can still operate buttons on camera, phone etc..

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Re: Gloves

I though you folks in the cold snowy zones would have already got a solution to this?

When I first traveled to a cold area a few years back, it was the first time I had to endure the frozen right hand. It was impossible to press any of the buttons with the gloved hand. When I remove the glove, to shoot then the glove became freezing cold when I put it back on. Pockets don't work either.

When I went to Harbin in 2008, I bought a pair of Wool glove and had the tip of the thumb and index finger cut. My fingers now stick partially out but it works. I can feel/ change the camera and still the hand remains warm. This pair of glove have since been traveling with me to cold places.

Not nice to look at but who cares..I am comfortable.
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Re: Gloves

I was just in Blacks buying boots and stuff and bought a pair of Berghaus Polatec gloves for 17, they have various selections of gloves suitable for using a camera and still keep your hands warm, best thing is to pop into an outdoor store and see ehat they have.

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I was just in Blacks buying boots and stuff and bought a pair of Berghaus Polatec gloves for 17, they have various selections of gloves suitable for using a camera and still keep your hands warm, best thing is to pop into an outdoor store and see ehat they have.

Paul
Yep.I've had a pair of these for a couple of years.Really I think their inner gloves to be worn under another pair.Thin enough to feel the buttons.
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Re: Gloves

Something for me to look for in the Sales.

Thanks for all the pointers.

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