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Kendrick Camera Cozy

This product is designed specifically for all the photograpers out there, whether you be astrophotographers or nature photographers who are having a problem with dew or frost on your camera lenses and camera body.

Camera lenses will quickly fog or frost over when taking long exposure, outdoor photographs, ruining what may be hours of work. As well, despite manufacturers efforts to prevent moisture intrusion internally into a DSLR camera body, moisture can intrude internally and ruin a camera's electronics.

Our Camera heater products allow you to heat any lens or camera body, effectively chasing away moisture and frost. As well, we offer a number of 12 volt power packs that will adequately provide power to your heater system for a full night or longer.

As a minimum, you will need a heater strap and a heater controller. The controller allows you to make adjustments to the how warm the heater will get (in the winter you will choose a higher setting and in the summer a lower setting).

Camera-Cozy Packages

We offer this product a la carte or you may choose one of our Camera-Cozy packages:

  1. The MICRO Camera-Cozy package, which comes with the MICRO FireLite Controller, a camera lens heater (for lenses up to 3" in diameter) and the DSLR Body Sock. It is an excellent, inexpensive, lightweight solution to dew prevention, frost prevention and electronic cold weather operation for anyone doing outdoor photography with a DSLR Camera. NOTE! The Micro controller is sold out and is now being redesigned. Projected availability is January 2014. This particular package will not be available until then.
  2. The Standard Camera-Cozy package is an excellent solution for anyone preferring a larger controller that can be used with other optical equipment or devices that requires more than two outputs. The package includes everything (except a battery!) you need to keep your camera dry. You get the #2001 SDCC Controller, a camera lens heater (for lenses up to 3" in diameter) and the DSLR Body Sock. The body sock is not heated but is constructed of cloth covered, waterproof neoprene. The sock also has two pockets, one to hold the controller and a second to hold the shutter remote control.

Micro Controller
Cozy's and Cozy Packages using the MICRO Controller
NOTE! The Micro controller is sold out and is now being redesigned. Projected availability is early 2014. This particular package will not be available until then and is not shown in the shopping cart below.
Standard Dual Channel Controller
Cozy's and Cozy Packages using the
#2001-SDCC Standard Dual Channel Controller

IN STOCK!
For the smaller Canon Rebel EOS type cameras, order:
  • Part #2001-FL-CC if you want the Camera-Cozy body sock only
  • Part #2001-FL-DSLR if you want the complete package.

For large bodied DSLR cameras, order:

  • Part #2001-FL-CCL if you want the Camera-Cozy body sock only.
  • Part #2001-FL-DSLR-L if you want the complete package.
For the smaller Canon Rebel EOS type cameras, order:
  • Part #2001-FFR-CC if you want the Camera-Cozy body sock only
  • Part #2001-FFR-DSLR if you want the complete package.

For large bodied DSLR cameras, order:

  • Part #2001-FFR-CCL if you want the Camera-Cozy body sock only.
  • Part #2001-FFR-DSLR-L if you want the complete package.

SKUDescriptionPrice 
2001-FFR-DSLR-S SDC Controller Camera-Cozy Package for small bodied DSLR Cameras (includes SDCC Controller, 2001-FFR-DSLR1 Lens heater, Small Camera-Cozy Body Sock) CAN $162.00
2001-FFR-CC Small Camera-Cozy Body Sock CAN $28.00
2001-FFR-DSLR-L FireFly Camera-Cozy Package for large bodied DSLR Cameras (includes SDCC Controller , 2001-FFR-DSLR1 Lens heater, Large Camera-Cozy Body Sock) CAN $168.00
2001-FFR-CCL Large Camera-Cozy Body Sock CAN $34.00
2001-FFR-DSLR1 DSLR Camera Lens Heater (up to 3 inch in diameter) CAN $38.00

 

How To Use The System

The loose fitting sock, which is itself unheated, is anchored over the camera lens, can be easily lifted over the camera body to give access to the LCD Display, buttons, plugs and camera controls. The Camera-Cozy Body Sock may also be purchased separately, without the heater and controller. The purpose of the sock is to prevent moisture from settling onto the camera body and its electrical connectors.

We recommend that you put your heaters in place at the beginning of a photography session and turn your controller on immediately. In the summer, choose about a setting of about 40% to 60%, in the winter, 80 to 100%.

If moisture has already condensed on your lens, we recommend drying the lens and then puting the lens cover in place. Turn the heater on high and waiting 20 to 30 minutes. Once the moisture has cleared, lower your controller setting and resume your photography.

 

Power Requirements

How big a battery will you need to operate the Camera Cozy for several hours of operation? Assuming a MICRO controller setting of 100%, a 6 amp hour 12 volt battery will give about 9 hours of continuos operation before the battery will need recharging. A 3 amp hour battery would give about 5 hours of operation. Typically though, a 50% controller setting is more realistic, even in cold weather, so these times could be doubled.

Our dew control systems require 12 volts DC. If you are looking for a battery to run the system, we recommend our #208 7.5 amp hour battery or our #2080 18 amp hour battery. If you want to run the system from a wall plug, you will need a step down converter with a minimum output of 5 amps. See Power Packs for more information on the power systems we offer.

208 Power Pack 2080 Power Pack 2078 and 2058 Power Supply

SKUDescriptionPrice 
208 12v 7.5AH battery with .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $146.00
2080 12v 18AH battery with .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $179.00
2085 120v 5 amp power supply, converts 120v to 12VDC. 5 amp output IN STOCK CAN $115.00
2078 120v 10 amp Power supply, converts 120v to 12VDC. 10 amp output. IN STOCK CAN $171.00

 

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