Originally Posted by Pioneer
My Kiev 4 is very reliable in snow and /or very cold weather. I usually just carry it around in a coat pocket and that seems to be adequate protection for it.
dI have never dared to take one of my Contax II s out when it gets that cold but the Kiev has never been a problem.
Anything with batteries is not a great idea. 20 or more below Fahrenheit is not very good for them unless you can keep them warm somehow. Around the fire in the lodge works great, outside...not so much.
My Kiev seems bombproof as well. At least it stood up to the cold without any problems (fogging aside). But, I have had such a heck of a time with the "Contax hold" or "Kiev hold" trying to keep my finger out of the way of the RF window, but still being able to press the shutter, and reaching the focus wheel (or at least that pesky infinity lock). I gave up on the Kiev.
So many other cameras that are easy for me to hold and use.