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It's Going To Be Hot!!!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by xman30, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    The weather experts are predicting highs between 102 & 106 for my stay in Vegas this week (5-9). That's going to be the hottest it'll ever be for me in Vegas. I'm not worried about me so much because I'll be inside the casinos at various attractions most of the time. I'll use the monorail as much as I can. Stay in the shade, etc. I'm more worried about my cameras. According to Canon, my cameras max operating temperature is 104. I don't want my cameras to overheat & malfunction. I'm thinking about taking pictures during the morning & evening/night. I'm going to try to avoid taking pictures outside during the middle of the day, when it's the hottest. Has anyone ever had their cameras overheat in Vegas?

    xman30
     
  2. brownies95

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    We used our camera last year when it was 114 degrees without any problems. Just don't leave it laying in the sun and you should be fine.

    Tim:peace:
     
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    Just think what your phone will be going through in your pocket.

    Things will be just fine. Dont leave them in a hot black car in the sun and you wont have any troubles.
     
  4. xman30

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    My smaller camera will be in my pocket. My new DSLR camera will hanging from a strap around my neck. Both cameras are black, which is something that could be a problem while out in the sun.

    xman30
     
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    Last year in April I had my AmEx card at the pool under my hat and towels while I was swimming...it wasn't even 90 degrees and the stupid card melted. It became a deformed twisted mess, but despite how it looked, still worked well enough until I got home (though I did get some strange looks from clerks).
     
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    I'm gonna love the 100 degrees weather. Can't wait!
     
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    I've spent most of my life living and playing in areas where 100+ summer temps are standard fare. You just need to use a bit of common sense but it ain't Hades. I've never had a camera/smartphone/computer/credit card/whatever meltdown, literally or figuratively. (On the camera front, that would be a Canon digital point-and-shot and a 50D.)

    Like unprotected skin, you just need some "spf" -- don't leave stuff in the trunk or sitting stationary in direct sunlight for hours.
     
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    Keep in mind xman:

    1) The camera has to actually heat up to 104F (40C), so if you take it inside a casino at times, it will cool off as will you. :)

    2) This warning is somewhat of a CYA statement. Likely the camera will work okay as long as it just is 104F. Push 122F (50C), then I would really start worrying.

    I have done one trip where it cracked 105F. That's about as hot as I would want it to get. Fortunately at the time, my hometown was also 105F+ with ten-times the humidity! :eek:
     
  9. rebirth

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    What about smart phones?
     
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    Hot vegas or any city!

    Go to any drugstore and buy several sizes of insulated bags to carry your
    items that need to stay cool.

    I bought me a insulated bag with wheels so I can back my meds, snacks,etc.
    I pack it with bottles of cold water and I am able to walk around Vegas with
    my cool things in it.

    I also bought me a insulated lunch bag size that keeps my meds cool in my purse. I also carry an insulated drinking bottle to put whatever drink I want in it. I carry it on a lanyard.

    I also carry a FAN that you can put cool water in it and spray yourself when you get real hot while walking around during the day time.

    You can buy all of these items at any drug stores in your home town. LucyR.
     
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    More ideas for Vegas

    If you travel with a carry-on bag to Vegas and you give it to the airline to
    store it under the plane storage area.... YOUR BAG WILL GET REAL HOT!

    Make sure you carry your meds and items that need to stay cool with you
    and store inside the plane with you UNDER YOUR SEAT.

    I always travel on a small plane to Vegas and I make sure there is nothing that can be damaged by the heat when I give up my carry-on to be packed under the storage plane area. LucyR.
     
  12. xman30

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    I'm not going to be checking any bags. I'll have a carryon bag that will have my clothes & some other stuff that'll be in the overhead compartment. I have a small camera bag that'll have my cameras. I'll put that underneath the seat.

    xman30
     
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    The week of 06.16 Accuweather is predicting a high of 110° for the first four days.

    I hope it is that hot when I get there at the end of the month.

    Accuweather is predicting that three days of my stay will be cloudy. I hope they are wrong. I am not sure how they can have accurate predictions that far in advance.
     
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    drink LOTS of water. We were there in July and I was surprised how many sirens we heard. Till late one night we were right next to two women that had seizures and hit the ground from heat stroke.
    One woman had gotten food poisoning and couldn't even keep water down for over a day and here she was walking the strip when it was 100+ out.

    I've got a feeling alot of the sirens I heard were heat related for people that are in much cooler climates........
     
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    I know how to be a desert RAT! LOL

    Yes, it is true that lots of people do get a heat stroke in Vegas.

    The smart thing to do is to take the bus instead of walking and walking in
    the hot sun.

    I always carry a large insulated bottle of ice and water.

    I sometimes am able to use a small umbrella if it is not too windy.

    I also carry a small wrap so when we get the sand storms all of a sudden
    I can wrap my face with it. I also use it when entering a very cold casino.

    Anytime I need ice water I ask a bartender for a glass of water and give him a dollar tip. It keeps me hydrated.

    I have years of experience from visiting Palm Springs in the summer time.

    Don't carry aresol sp cans in the hot weather like hair spray or whatever. They can explode from the heat.
     
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    Last summer we stayed at a timeshare off strip, we don't own one but wanted a full apartment type setup for us and our daughter. First thing we did was buy a case of water at Von's and toss it in the fridge. Tossed a bunch in the freezer and when we took off in the morning we'd grab a couple bottles for each of us and a couple frozen ones and toss them in my backpack.
     
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    Take a small white towel, and a golf towel is best because it has a hole and usually a small loop, and drape or cover the camera with the white towel.
    When shooting, move towel out of way and allow to hang on hook attached to strap. When walking, slide loop down and cover camera with towel.
    White towel is reflective of heat, insulates, protects camera from the inevitable dust of such hot and intense elements and is even a security benefit, as it hides your make/model type of camera from the prying eyes of evil-doers.
     
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