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Keep Shooting In The Cold with These Gloves Designed for Photographers

Shoot in the cold of winter with gloves designed for Photographers. Keep your gloves on when operating a camera. Updated for 2014

In the cold of winter, photographers may not want to take their gloves off to operate their cameras’ external controls or touch-operated LCDs. Let’s elminate that excuse.

Operate touchscreen devices and cameras without taking your gloves off

It’s the dead of winter (or it will be, sooner than you think). It’s snowing, and the scene is beautiful. You’d love to take a picture of it, but it’s not worth the effort: Your camera has a touch-operated LCD screen which you can’t operate with gloves on, and you don’t want to risk frostbite (or just numb digits) for the sake of a photo.

Now several companies have introduced gloves that are designed to let you operate touch-sensitive screen-based electronics with your gloves on. In most cases, these gloves also allow the user’s fingers enough nimbleness to press buttons, turn knobs and adjust controls on most cameras.

So, don’t let the cold weather prevent you from taking pictures. Here’s a quick round-up of available gloves for photographers and consumer electronics users:

Photographers Will Take Great Photos in Bad Weather with the AquaTech Sensory Photography GlovesAquaTech Sensory Gloves

These heavy-duty $39.95 gloves, available at Adorma, have thumb and forefinger tips that flip back so you can operate cameras and touch screens. The outer shell is waterproof, and the entire glove is made of a double layer of breathable insulation that is said to dry quickly while providing warmth. A silicon palm pad assures a sure grip. Available in Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and Extra Extra Large.


Arri Crew Provides Optimal Photography Gloves for Any PhotographerArri Crew Gloves

The $54.95 Arri Crew Gloves feature genuine leather construction with textured material in important areas for a non-slip grip. Perfect for on-set crew work, these gloves have a hook and loop fasteners around the wrists for a secure fit. They are made of 75% Goatskin Leather, 15% Nylon and 10% Microfiber. Sizes are Small , Medium, Large, X-Large, XX Large. All cost $54.95 at Adorama.

The Isotoner Smarttouch Photography Gloves Allow Photographers to Take Photos in Any WeatherIsotoner smarTouch 3 Finger Matrix Nylon Gloves

These stylish, ultra plush-lined gloves feature conductive thread on the index finger and thumb which conveys electrical impulses from your fingers to the touchscreen. Thumb, middle and index fingers have a special conductive thread that works seamlessly with touchscreen devices. It allows you to stay connected even when it's cold outside. Features a Matrix Nylon outer, stretch fleece sidewalls for flexibility and a jersey palm with silicone grip to better hold your touchscreen device. Available at Adorama for $14.95 in Medium Large for Women and in other sizes.

Take Photos in Bad Weather with the SetWear Cold Weather Photography GlovesSetWear Cold Weather Gloves

While these gloves are not designed for operating touch screens, they are said to give you sufficient nimbleness for the thumb and index fingers so you can handle delecate tasks such as turning a camera knob.  The index finger has a seamless design and extra padding for better sensitivity and durability. With a Thinsulate lining, these gloves range in price at Adorama from $16.95-39.95, and are designed for the coldest climates. Over 50 gloves are available, including Tan/Black Medium Leather gloves Size 10 EZ-Fit Black Gloves, and Cut Fingerless Gloves, Size 10, in Pink and Black.


Browse all photographers' gloves in the Adorama Photographer's Apparel department.


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