Agaton wrote: DrYes wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:Damn! Looks like stock photos! What kind of camera do you use? These are great!
Thanks! Canon 7D with their 17-55mm lens. I'd love to mix up the lenses at Burning Man, but I'm too scared to change lenses and risk playa dust mucking up the camera sensor.
An idea: The world is now awash in film cameras worth nothing, even good SLRs like my Canon EOS Elan. How about pickin gup ten such an dget decent photos without risking hardly a dollar to dust damage? Anybody like this idea?
Well, I also take video at BM with my cameras on the playa, but I also like taking hundreds of pictures, which makes film a PITA. In any case, after last year I'm pretty sure the dust-proofing method I used will work reliably going forward. The camera last year came back with no dust damage at all. I cleaned the front of the filter and the optical viewfinder afterwards and that's it. I just can't change lenses, as the dust proofing method I use involves sticking it in a big 2 gallon ziploc bag and then cutting holes in it where you need to reach the camera, then taping around those holes. So, for instance, I cut a hole for the lens and then tape the hole in the bag carefully around the lens, and do the same for both the optical viewfinder and digital display screen (after sticking a cheap translucent display protector over it). When I need to change battery/CF card, I unzip the ziploc bag, reach in, and do that, then reseal the bag.
Takes a little getting used to working the controls through a thick ziploc bag, but it's very doable.