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Mar 25, 2009 13:40 |  #1

Hey guys :D

Say I wanted to go down to the beach and shoot pictures of my brother in the surf, and I wanted to shoot from the sand what would you do?

If the wind picks up and the sand goes flying im f'ed :D

Haha, so what would you use/do to prevent the sand getting near the body/lens?

Thanks :)

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Mar 25, 2009 13:53 |  #2

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just saying the obvious don't change your lens when you're on the beach. For protection you can use a large zip lock bag. When there's serious kick up of sand just put your camera away in your bag until it dies down.

Have fun! Looking forward to seeing your pics from the shoot! =)


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Mar 25, 2009 13:56 |  #3

Thanks :D




  
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Mar 25, 2009 13:59 |  #4

If the wind was up, I'd fit a UV filter (one of the few times when I would) and the lens hood. I might also try to arrange some form of cloth shield, like a towel or something. Depends on the circumstances, and you don't want your "protection" activities to get in the way of the shoot. A good clean afterward would be wise.


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Mar 25, 2009 13:59 as a reply to  @ GilesGuthrie's post |  #5

sand is not covered by warranty :lol:




  
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Mar 25, 2009 14:09 |  #6

I was thinking putting a UV filter on all my lenses, and will have a hood for the lens im using :D

My question is to Giles, Why don't you leave your filters on at all time? :)

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Mar 25, 2009 14:55 |  #7

I would have the camera insured then get out there and shoot!




  
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Mar 25, 2009 15:47 |  #8

Not sure how the beach in Australia is different than other beaches, but I don't imagine you'll be getting that much dry sand whipping around.

If you're worried, get a UV filter on the lens and a cheap optech rain cover for the camera then get out and shoot!


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Mar 25, 2009 16:46 |  #9

sand = glass, likely same index as the glass on your cam and hard than the plastic. This means that any sand on your cam scratch! I would encase my came completely and fit a uv filter for protection. Don't wipe the sand, blow it off.


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Mar 25, 2009 19:43 as a reply to  @ Obsidian's post |  #10

I go to the beach all the time with my gear. For 1, I always use a sling type bag there, or any bag that you can get the camera in and out of quickly will do. I am constantly putting in away between shooting with it as opposed to keeping it around my neck always like I usually do. Be careful putting the bag down, if you do, put something down before it, like a towel or jacket if possible. You don't want sand to get in your bag, that's the worst of all. I don't use filters at all, unless it's for effect, I just try to keep the camera out of the wind. If sand is blowing around where you are, you'll know it. If something happens, something happens, but I don't let it affect my day at the beach. I'll change lenses if I have to, just try to be careful. Have fun at the beach with your brother and most important, post some pics afterwards!


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Mar 25, 2009 20:50 |  #11

I think "sea spray" is more your problem. Hard for you to notice while you're standing there taking shots, but easy to see from further back and to the side. Just watch anyone standing at the beach in windy conditions and you'll see it.


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Mar 25, 2009 20:57 |  #12

I Like to Watch wrote in post #7599254 (external link)
I think "sea spray" is more your problem. Hard for you to notice while you're standing there taking shots, but easy to see from further back and to the side. Just watch anyone standing at the beach in windy conditions and you'll see it.


I agree, the salt in the air should be much more of a concern then sand.

With that note I have taken my cameras chest high in the ocean without any ill effects, no protection at all.

Cause that's how I roll :lol:


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Mar 25, 2009 21:54 |  #13

NickSimcheck wrote in post #7599312 (external link)
I agree, the salt in the air should be much more of a concern then sand.

With that note I have taken my cameras chest high in the ocean without any ill effects, no protection at all.

Cause that's how I roll :lol:

We can't do that at the moment in Australia....there is currently a dispute over water rights between mankind and sharks ;)


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Mar 26, 2009 12:18 |  #14

The camera is meant to be used.
I take my camera to the beach without using a UV filter (cause I never do), unless wind is blowing hard (Beaufort 7 or so)

Mostly I just use a bit of common sense: Don't change lenses in a sand storm, mind spray a bit (now there's a reason to use a UV filter: If close to the spray (= in the water))

Sometimes you have to shake some sand out of the camerabag, so this is one of the few cases where I do use lens caps when the lens is in the bag :lol:

What I mean to say: Don't worry too much.

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We can't do that at the moment in Australia....there is currently a dispute over water rights between mankind and sharks ;)

Blind them with flash :lol:


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Mar 26, 2009 17:37 |  #15

Def have a good quality UV filter on the lens and I have used an OP/Tech Rain Sleeve to keep the sand out and water spray out.


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