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Jun 14, 2014 20:21 |  #1

im going to be shooting a color run in august and ive read the posts added to my earlier query about shooting one and need to get a filter for my lens...

ive got a water tight bag to put my camera/lens in but since it only has drawstring closure on the front, ill seal the bag to the rim of the filter with gaffers tape...

well i popped onto Amazon just to get an idea of the cost for an 82mm UV filter and theyre priced from $4 to $80...

really? $76 range in price for a UV filter? since ill be getting crap on the filter, i imagine i could get away with the cheapest eh?




  
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Jun 14, 2014 20:48 |  #2

my guess is that any filter will seal fine, you're paying for optics. Higher the price, the less degradation.

if you cheap out on the filter, just test to see if water tight. In the worst case, add silicon or glue to the edge of the filter.


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Jun 14, 2014 21:34 |  #3

Just like there is a huge range on lens prices there is the same with filters. Like Charlie mentioned you are paying for quality optics on the more expensive filters.

I've heard that colored powder used in color runs can play havoc on your gear. I don't have first hand experience but if I did, I would be tempted to shoot it with a water proof housing.




  
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Jun 15, 2014 12:36 |  #4

Ltdave wrote in post #16971997 (external link)
im going to be shooting a color run in august...

By "color run" do you mean you are doing a run of the Colorado River? If so how are you making the passage, dorry, powered raft, etc. Surprisingly it may matter.




  
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Jun 15, 2014 15:32 |  #5

http://thecolorrun.com​/ (external link)

I was figuring he meant this, but I could be wrong


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Jun 15, 2014 15:40 |  #6

Anyone shooting a color run really do need to protect the gear well. So not just thinking the gear is water proof but adding own bag around everything.


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Jun 15, 2014 18:01 as a reply to  @ pwm2's post |  #7

from my original post

ive got a water tight bag to put my camera/lens in but since it only has drawstring closure on the front, ill seal the bag to the rim of the filter with gaffers tape...

im thinking the colored powder will degrade the image anyway so i can proably do fairly well with a middle of the road filter...

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Jun 15, 2014 18:11 |  #8

Ltdave wrote in post #16973580 (external link)
from my original post


im thinking the colored powder will degrade the image anyway so i can proably do fairly well with a middle of the road filter...

thanks

Yes, I did note you talked about a bag, but wanted to strengthen this information since I bet quite a number of other people will read this tread later.

When it comes to the filter, I would guess you have to clean it quite a number of times during the day. And because of the paint, it wouldn't be practical with an almost infinite amount of microfibre cloth. So I would think it would be best with a filter that you don't care too much about cleaning with whatever you might have that is good for quickly raking down the filter.

Best might even be normal window glass siliconed to a step-up ring and a window rake to quick-clean it - you would obviously have to avoid shooting into the sun :)


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Jun 17, 2014 16:46 |  #9

When I shot a color run for work, the filter never had too much powder on it. Just a fine coating like dust by the end of the run. I tried to stay out of the heavy areas, but on two locations I was down wind from the powder.

I used a hoya filter (don't remember what it cost, got it years ago from ebay). Used my camera and my works 70-200 2.8.


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Jun 17, 2014 18:14 |  #10

Ltdave wrote in post #16971997 (external link)
im going to be shooting a color run in august and ive read the posts added to my earlier query about shooting one and need to get a filter for my lens...

ive got a water tight bag to put my camera/lens in but since it only has drawstring closure on the front, ill seal the bag to the rim of the filter with gaffers tape...

well i popped onto Amazon just to get an idea of the cost for an 82mm UV filter and theyre priced from $4 to $80...

really? $76 range in price for a UV filter? since ill be getting crap on the filter, i imagine i could get away with the cheapest eh?

Hey Lou read this article
http://fstoppers.com …s-how-to-protect-your-kit (external link)


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Jun 17, 2014 21:47 as a reply to  @ Copper NYC's post |  #11

my daughter got me this for Father's Day specifically so i can shoot the color run...

http://www.amazon.com …ewer+plastic+ca​mera+cover (external link)

ill have to watch what i do with my hands and i plan on taping the lens portion of the sleeve to the rim of the filter to seal that end, but this ought to do the trick for the event...

i rarely if ever need to change cards or batteries so i should be all set there. i dont have a 2nd body so ill be stuck with one lens option. 24-70 f2.8 L II or 70-200 f2.8 L IS

thanks for all the suggestions, links and comments guys!




  
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Jun 17, 2014 22:06 |  #12

The ver cheapest ones are plastic and would definitely ruin your image quality. You'll get newton rings from bad coatings.

I'd get cheapest or second cheapest tiffen/hoya. IMO having a more expensive filter makes no sense because it will be covered in crud anyways.

I'd also wear a mask. Just because the paint is biodegradable, doesn't mean you want it in your lungs.


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