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Jul 09, 2008 17:38 |  #1

i just wanted to now how some of you protect your self/gear when out in the feild or when storing the equiptment, cos im mean like we're carrying around thousands of dollars of gear?


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Jul 09, 2008 18:08 |  #2

I refuse to give in to paranoia. Makes it much easier to function...


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Jul 09, 2008 18:14 as a reply to  @ JWright's post |  #3

Keep an eye on your surroundings and your gear, be aware of what's going on around you. Get your gear insured.


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Jul 09, 2008 18:16 |  #4

Eagle wrote in post #5881613 (external link)
Keep an eye on your surroundings and your gear, be aware of what's going on around you. Get your gear insured.

And carry a big stick.

Or in my case my monopod upside down with the metal head ready to inflict pain on anyone who tests me.

:evil:


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Jul 09, 2008 18:17 |  #5

I usually go "photohunting" with friends..so I'm never alone.


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Jul 09, 2008 18:21 |  #6

i know some people who are really into street photography carry "runners" pepper spray. its really usually fits inside your hand and can be on your "camera" hand.




  
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Jul 09, 2008 18:30 |  #7

seekphotography wrote in post #5881627 (external link)
And carry a big stick.

Or in my case my monopod upside down with the metal head ready to inflict pain on anyone who tests me.

:evil:

If you pay attention to your surrounds always keep in mind things you can use as a weapon to protect yourself. If your gear is insured you could do alot of damage to someones head hitting them with it.

If your really scared, just go somewhere else.

You could add a 9mm, 45, 380, 38, etc. to your gear when you go.


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Jul 09, 2008 18:36 |  #8

You might want to learn Camera Body Kungfu. With a point and shoot I would just give them my camera, but take the card. With my Canon, I am going to beat you with it before I give it to you kindly!


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Jul 09, 2008 18:37 |  #9

what about when storing it at home like a big safe or a lock box like what if u go away for a while and leave ur camera at home


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Jul 09, 2008 19:02 |  #10

With my gear chances of me being singled out for it are slim ;) they may as well be after my wallet.

If I had $15K worth of equipment on me AND was in area where I have to watch my surroundings, I'd probably take advantage of the millions of dollars that gun lobby spent on our politicians, and obtain a concealed weapon permit.

The guy with an XTi just doesn't look too rich, I'm afraid !


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Jul 09, 2008 19:10 |  #11

I'm 5'8 280 pounds my other hobby is power lifting. I only have roughly 1500 in gear atm but still. I always have my gear in my back pack and the pack on me. The only thing thats gonna let my gear get away from me is a guy with a gun. He can have it at that point and I'll show him how to use it too lol At home it stays in the bag in the closet. If they break in I got insurance for it.




  
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Jul 09, 2008 19:14 |  #12

I live in New York City.. you get used to it. Just have to be aware of your surrounding. and common sense play a huge part.


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Jul 09, 2008 19:18 |  #13

Be confident, but have everything insured. Come on! If you're insured, nothing is going to happen. :)


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Jul 09, 2008 19:26 |  #14

haha i like my monopod as defense :) its like 70 inches and with the 486 RC2 ready to accept the QR plate! there is like a spike! i would wanna get hit with that!


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Jul 09, 2008 19:27 |  #15

Hi, I moved the this thread to "General Chat" to get more discussion about the topic.


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