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Old 01-27-2005, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I was just wondering if you guys who shoot at the beach (or the desert, I suppose) do anything special to protect your cameras from getting sand in them? I've never shot around sand, but from what I understand, sand can wreak havoc on a camera. I've seen protective covers at various websites, but some of them seem rather cumbersome.
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Plastic bag, can air and common sense
Old 01-27-2005, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Many use a plastic bag and just cut out a hole for the lens element to see when shooting in and around sand. Keep in mind that sand particles can whip through the air. Keep in mind when you set your camera bag down that it will collect sand also.

Carry a can of air and air it off when particles stick on the camera body and around your lens body and elements. Remember Sand will also scratch the element so a can of air comes in handy there as well.

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Re: Plastic bag, can air and common sense
Old 01-27-2005, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That sounds like a nice, inexpensive way to go about it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Thanks much.
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I have found that the 2 gallon size zip lock bags are just right for my 10D and "long" zoom. Cut a hole the right size in the sealed end, open the bag and slide it over using a rubber band to hold it in place on the sunshade on the lens and then seal up the zipper end.

Makes a pretty handy rain coat for the camera too. I keep a couple in my backpack at all times.


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