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spyboy
02-14-2009, 07:31 PM
I was searching on different camera forums this morning for suggestions for gloves to wear for taking pictures. Regular winter gloves (ski gloves) are too bulky to easily hold a camera and make pressing buttons and dials.

Something I never thought of before (didn't know it even existed) that a few posts talked about was winter golf gloves.

So I took a run to Concord today and picked up a pair at Dick's Sporting Goods.

They're thin, fleece/lycra type material with leather "grippies" on the palm side and fingers. Works like a champ for shooting pix!

And they don't let the air through (at least they didn't today and it was fairly windy in Meredith).

I got the WinterSof gloves from FootJoy: http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/mens.asp?c=46

What's everyone else using for "photography gloves" :) ?

Kirk

Brad
02-14-2009, 07:54 PM
I have been looking at Patagonia's heavyweight liners. But, your find might work better.

http://www.altrec.com/patagonia/heavyweight-glove-liner

KD Talbot
02-14-2009, 08:46 PM
I have these:

http://www.rei.com/product/773910

Should also mention I've had frostbite on my shooting fingers. :D

KDT

UncleFester
02-16-2009, 07:22 AM
I'm not a photographer, but i fly fish and need finger dexterity as well, i bought these great fleece fingerless gloves (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0065277960579a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=fingerless&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1) from Cabellas that have a mitt that pulls over them when needed.

spyboy
02-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Well, the golf gloves worked great at Harris Hill yesterday. My fingers started to get a little cold towards the end of the day, but I figure all the thin gloves that still give you dexterity will do that.

UncleFester
02-17-2009, 07:29 AM
Spyboy, just an FYI cuz i know you're an iphone user too...Marmot makes a glove that has a special material on the finger that lets you use the touch screen without taking off the glove. Not photo related, but still cool :)

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/12/12/iglove-multi-ipod-gloves/

spyboy
02-17-2009, 02:21 PM
Excellent! My phone rang a few times while I was shooting, and I had to pull the glove off to answer (the downside to a touch screen)

h2oeco
02-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Black Diamond and Outdoor Research make a lot of good, thin gloves and/or liners. I have http://www.bdel.com/gear/stormweight.php from Black Diamond. Relatively warm, and windproof, considering how thin/light they are. Have some grip to them too.

Ed

Moxie
02-18-2009, 08:42 AM
My wife put a pair of Seal Skinz gloves in my stocking for Christmas two years ago. I think she found them on sale at Beans. They are great for camera work and other activites in the cold and damp. I pull a pair of mittens over when snow blowing the drive. Good grip, waterproof, and warm on their own into the teens. I lent them to an intern on the summit over Thanksgiving when he was deicing and he liked them alot. Link to a decent priced pair.
http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/seal-skinz-gloves.html

Brad
02-18-2009, 10:29 AM
My wife put a pair of Seal Skinz gloves in my stocking for Christmas two years ago. I think she found them on sale at Beans. They are great for camera work and other activites in the cold and damp. I pull a pair of mittens over when snow blowing the drive. Good grip, waterproof, and warm on their own into the teens. I lent them to an intern on the summit over Thanksgiving when he was deicing and he liked them alot. Link to a decent priced pair.
http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/seal-skinz-gloves.html
I think these are what my son used the day we were on MW summit taking pictures. He never put on anything warmer and was fine all day.

Orgnoi1
02-20-2009, 02:12 PM
I actually use Mechanix gloves... they work fine and keep enough of the wind off to keep me happy...

mtruman
02-22-2009, 04:33 PM
I've been using the Manzella Power Stretch (http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=PS-10-D/393.0) gloves for the last couple of years and really like them. They sound a lot like the gloves that Kirk initially mentioned - thin and stretchy with grippers on the palms and fingers. When it's really cold they are just right as liners for either a pair of waterproof over gloves or fleece mittens.