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Aug 04, 2012 10:57 |  #16

I had someone tell me that they used a underwater camera housing and had 0 issues ;)




  
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Aug 04, 2012 20:14 |  #17

CanonXtiDude wrote in post #14813370 (external link)
I had someone tell me that they used a underwater camera housing and had 0 issues ;)

Do you know which housing? I am considering that option, but it's kinda pricy for something I may not use much.




  
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Aug 05, 2012 06:55 |  #18

Yeah. Very pricey for once a year. I go under water a lot, but not in water I can see further than 2 feet in.




  
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Aug 19, 2012 08:40 |  #19

the organizers just put a big clampdown on photo usage:
http://www.burningman.​com …event_survival/​12_PUA.pdf (external link)


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Aug 19, 2012 11:46 |  #20

That's not new. BM's policy has always been "ask first" and "no commercial usage".

Back to the topic(s) at hand, how good does Gaffer tape work? I've got some on order and I'm ready to tape up my camera. However, if some dust starts flying, should I not even bother with pictures?




  
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Aug 20, 2012 01:29 |  #21

i'd say a lot of people run foul of this, if it's not a new rule.

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Aug 20, 2012 22:54 |  #22

kiss-o-matic wrote in post #14878139 (external link)
Back to the topic(s) at hand, how good does Gaffer tape work? I've got some on order and I'm ready to tape up my camera. However, if some dust starts flying, should I not even bother with pictures?

I'm sewing a couple of cases for my 5Ds out of sport nylon an clear plastic that should be waterproof-ish, so I hope it will keep most of the dust out too. No seam tape, so I don't think it will be perfect, but it's worth a shot. If it works, I'll post the plans.
As a contingency plan, I'm going to take a few 15$ camera rain sleeves an gaffer tape it for better sealing/fit.
I'll be using UV filters on everything that will fit one, and I may get to test out the extended warranty on my lens that doesn't.

My experience with gaffer tape so far has been positive, but it does need to be refreshed if the taped object is handled a lot.




  
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Aug 21, 2012 08:53 |  #23

i'd say a lot of people run foul of this, if it's not a new rule.

There's a few blogs that give pointers for this stuff. They say the best rule of thumb is "are you invading someone's privacy". If no, then they probably aren't going to care. There are tons of pictures w/ just way too many people in them.

My experience with gaffer tape so far has been positive, but it does need to be refreshed if the taped object is handled a lot.

Is Gaffer tape alone good enough. At this point, I'm only planning on using it in "good" conditions. I know that's weary, but whiteouts, and my camera stays in the bag, covered. I'm hoping the fur I sewed on there catches most of it.

I've never used Gaffer tape, but they say it around the lens base and card & battery slots and you're probably okay. I am only taking 1 lens for the whole trip. I will have to take the card out at some point though. Do you think I will live w/o a rain sleeve as well?




  
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Aug 21, 2012 23:36 |  #24

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Is Gaffer tape alone good enough. At this point, I'm only planning on using it in "good" conditions. I know that's weary, but whiteouts, and my camera stays in the bag, covered. I'm hoping the fur I sewed on there catches most of it.

I've never used Gaffer tape, but they say it around the lens base and card & battery slots and you're probably okay. I am only taking 1 lens for the whole trip. I will have to take the card out at some point though. Do you think I will live w/o a rain sleeve as well?

That is the big question. It's supposed to be a very dusty year. How much infiltration is acceptable (In your body and in your lens)?

Here's the questions I asked myself:
Can you afford to replace your gear if it's damaged beyond repair?
If not, do you have insurance that will cover any damage from burning man?
Are you going to be stressed out about your camera(s) the whole time?
Are you going to be bummed if you see a shot you can't get with what you're taking?

It's a risk. I hope it pays off for us both (in a rewarding experience way, though a monetarily remunerative way would be nice too).




  
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Aug 21, 2012 23:53 |  #25

I have only ever seen images that were "free" posted of the event and I am stunned by some of the art. Dust aside Burning Man has produced some truly spectacular eye candy. Not a wonder they want to keep Getty and company out of the picture.

I always thought a Holga or Lomo camera would be a nice fit for Burning Man.




  
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Aug 23, 2012 11:41 |  #26

You cannot use pictures from the event for commercial use ... at all. Hence, no Getty.

That is the big question. It's supposed to be a very dusty year. How much infiltration is acceptable (In your body and in your lens)?

Here's the questions I asked myself:
Can you afford to replace your gear if it's damaged beyond repair?
If not, do you have insurance that will cover any damage from burning man?
Are you going to be stressed out about your camera(s) the whole time?
Are you going to be bummed if you see a shot you can't get with what you're taking?

It's a risk. I hope it pays off for us both (in a rewarding experience way, though a monetarily remunerative way would be nice too).

yeah, been reading this. I think I'm going to take some convenience store bags and tape up pretty much everything but the lense and viewfinder. I can make due w/ the rest being covered. I'll go from there. If it gets totally FUBAR, then yes, that will suck. My guess is it won't (knock on wood) but it's likely to enough crap inside to render it useless until it's serviced... making the event a bust.

Will I stress about it? No, I have tons of costumes and friends. I'm hoping to be on both sides of the lens, and looking like a misfit in the process. If it's crazy dusty, I'll just leave my camera in the bag (or car) and wait until weather calms down. I realize I may leave with only a handful of good pictures, but I guess them's the breaks.




  
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Jun 28, 2013 00:18 |  #27

tk1138 wrote in post #14890235 (external link)
That is the big question. It's supposed to be a very dusty year. How much infiltration is acceptable (In your body and in your lens)?

Here's the questions I asked myself:
Can you afford to replace your gear if it's damaged beyond repair?
If not, do you have insurance that will cover any damage from burning man?
Are you going to be stressed out about your camera(s) the whole time?
Are you going to be bummed if you see a shot you can't get with what you're taking?

It's a risk. I hope it pays off for us both (in a rewarding experience way, though a monetarily remunerative way would be nice too).

Its dusty right now.
Its always dusty on the black rock...
Even in the winter time when the ground is frozen its dusty.
I worked on the edge of the black rock dessert for years.
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Jul 02, 2013 19:27 |  #28

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Its dusty right now.
Its always dusty on the black rock...

There are different levels (depending on how much rain was had in the winter). Last year was supposed to be a "bad" year whereas 2011 was one of the most dust-free. Not kept up w/ the 2013 forecast.




  
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Jul 08, 2013 02:06 |  #29

kiss-o-matic wrote in post #16085737 (external link)
There are different levels (depending on how much rain was had in the winter). Last year was supposed to be a "bad" year whereas 2011 was one of the most dust-free. Not kept up w/ the 2013 forecast.

Black rock desert.
Not trying to be a know it all.
But I live here or at least within in 70 miles from there .
also worked on the edge of the black rock for many years,

I am not sure what more I can say except it hailed and snowed on the 4th of july.

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Jul 10, 2013 18:44 |  #30

You just said "it's always dusty". That's well... true, I guess... but that's like saying it always rains in Seattle. Sometime's it's bearable, sometimes it sucks. All I heard last year was how awful 2012 was going to be b/c the dust was not packed in by a nice winter... and while not the cakewalk that the now legendary 2011 was, it was hardly a hassle.

Anyway, for would be reveelers

1) By bandana
2) Wear it.




  
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