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Old Nov 5, 2004, 1:54 AM   #1
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hello all! Sorry, if you'll find this question stupid, i just don't understand, why do some online/retail stores sell "special" "Photo Gloves"?


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Old Nov 5, 2004, 3:38 AM   #2
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Since you didn't post a link to an example, I assume you mean gloves for handling prints so you don't get your skin oil on prints and negatives.

Our camera club uses them when handling prints, negatives, etc.
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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ussually they look like this one, http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Acce...to_Gloves.aspx
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 11:26 AM   #4
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Those are just name-branded gloves to keep your fingers warm and not freezing to a cold tripod or camera :-)
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 1:41 PM   #5
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Ah...the benefit of those gloves over the ones you might buy at mallmart is these gloves have rubber "control dots" so your camera doesn't slip out of your hands.

In my inital reply, I was thinking of the type of gloves used by those who handle photos and negatives:

http://www.polygenex.com/nylon.htm

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Old Nov 6, 2004, 4:35 PM   #6
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Yes, if they are gloves to use in the winter while photographing, they are useful. I don't use "special" ones, but I do have gloves that I purchased for this purpose.

They are thin (so I can wear them under mittens or gloves) have grippy fingers/palms and block the wind. I am very happy I got them... the only down side is that they seem to be wearing through in one winter. Not very long, in my opinion.

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Old Nov 15, 2004, 11:22 AM   #7
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I purchased a pair of the LowePro gloves and was very glad I had. I spent my first season photographing a high school marching band and there were several nights were I was very happy that I had these gloves in my bag. The rubberized fingers and palms make it very easy to control the camera but they are thin enough to still retain a good feel of the camera.



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