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May 01, 2010 22:30 |  #1

Hi there,

Sorry for this basic questions. I am going to the desert in arizona, and want to do some hiking/walking there. I don't want to get sand into my system.

I have canon 5dm2, will only attach 17-40 canon L lens, and attach a BW Kasserman CPL on the UV filter, and the lens cap.

I do not intend to remove any parts. Just use it like this the whole trip.

Question is , is this system sand proof. Do I have to worry and cover up my camera when it is dusty or sandy?

Thanks for your insight

Dennis


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May 02, 2010 05:53 |  #2

That should be fine...don't stress over it. I shoot quite a bit in Arizona and have never had a problem with sand getting in the camera (and I swap lenses).


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May 03, 2010 09:56 |  #3

You'll be fine. Exercise common sense and have fun.


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May 03, 2010 10:16 |  #4

Arizona is dry and hot, but I wouldn't really call it "sandy" - maybe dusty. You'll be fine unless you start changing lenses in a wind storm.


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May 03, 2010 10:57 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #5

I shoot in the desert almost everyday and have yet to have any issues with sand or dust in my camera.


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May 03, 2010 11:19 |  #6

:)

dennisatmph wrote in post #10104429 (external link)
Hi there,

Sorry for this basic questions. I am going to the desert in arizona, and want to do some hiking/walking there. I don't want to get sand into my system.

I have canon 5dm2, will only attach 17-40 canon L lens, and attach a BW Kasserman CPL on the UV filter, and the lens cap.

I do not intend to remove any parts. Just use it like this the whole trip.

Question is , is this system sand proof. Do I have to worry and cover up my camera when it is dusty or sandy?

Thanks for your insight

Dennis

Might want to remove the cap.:) Sorry I had to.



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May 03, 2010 12:08 |  #7

Sand could get under the focus ring. Fine blowing sand is bad for all cameras, in one way or another.


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