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The evening of the solstice was one of the colder ones we have had so far this year. Apart from the passing pain of handling those all-metal parts on the equipment in sub-zero temperatures, shooting panos in winter climates is not actually that bad, or different. The most crucial thing to remember in winter arises after it's all in the box, so to speak, and you get back to peruse the parts of the whole before the stitch. Taking a very cold camera out of the bag at room temperature will result in so much condensation over time that you may as well have buried it in the snow and waited for spring to dry it off. Damage can be lasting, both to circuitry and optics. The best practical advice is to pocket the CF card before going inside and just leave the camera in the bag for hours and hours until you are absolutely certain that it has adjusted completely to room temperature. This will be just after your fingers have thawed.