Subject: Cold-weather photography
Yasue asks about the effect of cold on her Nikon FM2 in Europe. You will not encounter temperatures cold enough to cause any problems. I have photographed in the high Alps in mid-winter, in Churchill, Manitoba, in bitter cold, all with fully automatic cameras with motor drives, and I have had no problems. Batteries must be fresh, of course, and keep some extras, as the cold does sap battery strength. If you can keep the camera under your coat to keep it warmer, so much the better. Sometimes power winders, etc., CAN cause film breakage in extreme cold, but it shouldn't be a problem for you. If it gets that cold, stay indoors and drink good wine.

Bill in Baltimore