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Aug 20, 2013 16:59 |  #16

what if you have weather sealed gear? Like a mark 3 or a 1 series?




  
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Aug 20, 2013 17:04 |  #17

milleniumking wrote in post #16225440 (external link)
what if you have weather sealed gear? Like a mark 3 or a 1 series?

Roger mentioned them in the comments of the original article I posted.

Roger Cicala said:

Weather sealing helps, but doesn’t stop it. We’ve had it in several weather sealed camera-lens combinations, although there does seem to be less of it.


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Aug 20, 2013 23:17 |  #18

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16224607 (external link)
They are really popular now, it seems like every other day someone on my Facebook feed shares photos from one. And the first thing I thought was, I'm glad I didn't take those photos!

Look at the last picture in the original article:

http://www.lensrentals​.com …n-5-minutes-without-water (external link)

Dude what Part of what I typed did you NOT understand I have ALREADY did the event and my camera is FINE.... I don't know any other way to tell you ... that is NOT THE SAME type of paint. GEEZ


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Aug 20, 2013 23:17 |  #19

milleniumking wrote in post #16225440 (external link)
what if you have weather sealed gear? Like a mark 3 or a 1 series?

I have 1DX it is FINE!!!


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Aug 21, 2013 00:14 |  #20

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16226364 (external link)
Dude what Part of what I typed did you NOT understand I have ALREADY did the event and my camera is FINE.... I don't know any other way to tell you ... that is NOT THE SAME type of paint. GEEZ

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16226369 (external link)
I have 1DX it is FINE!!!

I never said anything about the type of paint.

Have you disassembled your gear to see if there is powder inside? That is my point.


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Aug 21, 2013 00:28 |  #21

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16226451 (external link)
I never said anything about the type of paint.

Have you disassembled your gear to see if there is powder inside? That is my point.

Nope and I won't and I have did a few event since and the picture look fine.. LET IT GO.. ok


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Aug 21, 2013 01:13 |  #22

LV Moose wrote in post #16224643 (external link)
...That stuff can't be good for the runners' lungs, either.

David Arbogast wrote in post #16225216 (external link)
And then there's the concern about inhaling second-hand color...

From FAQ section on the "Color Run Australia" website

The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE.


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Aug 21, 2013 02:04 |  #23

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16224662 (external link)
See you are talking about a different type of paint, the kind they use in a color vibe race is NOT PAINT
it is just like a color powder it just come right off.

Neither event uses paint. They both (the Color Vibe and the Color Run as well as an event not listed here which is the Color Me Rad) all claim to use the same stuff.

100% food grade cornstarch

So what the guy at lens rentals was having issues with I'm going to go out on a limb and say is the same stuff you are saying is 100% A okay.

Disclaimer: I have covered the Color Me Rad 5k and I didn't have much for issues. Granted I used gaffers tape around every seam that I could on my camera, every button had tape over it as well. I taped up the focus ring on my 70-200, I also put a filter on the front of the lens and then put silicone around the filter and filter/lens seam. After all that I then put one of those rain sleves around my camera as well. Only thing that was left open was the zoom ring on the lens otherwise everything else had tape on it.

So I'm sure that I ended up more or less ok but still the gear is dust resistant not dust proof and I will admit to even with all that finding dust starting to enter the tape seal in some places. That stuff is much finer then most dirt/dust and while canon does call it weather/drip/dust resistant it is just that. Resistant not proof.
Figured on my end though if it came down to it thats what I have insurance for, but still going to do my fair share to prevent any issues.


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Aug 21, 2013 04:40 |  #24

2 options to avoid problems:

get a 500mm lens and shoot from far away

OR

get a 50mm 1.8 and trash it after that day

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Aug 21, 2013 05:02 |  #25

philwillmedia wrote in post #16226552 (external link)
From FAQ section on the "Color Run Australia" website

Yeah, it may be safe to eat, but a human's lungs weren't meant to deal with that sort of super fine power any more than they were meant to deal with cigarette smoke.


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Aug 21, 2013 09:24 |  #26

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16226480 (external link)
Nope and I won't and I have did a few event since and the picture look fine.. LET IT GO.. ok

I expressed my own opinion that I was glad I haven't shot any of these events - I never told you not to do any more events, all I did was link to the original article and let people draw their own conclusions.

If someone is not letting something go, it's not me.

And of course, as others have mentioned there's the whole health issue with inhaling corn starch into your lungs.


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Aug 21, 2013 12:16 |  #27

what I think it is, the lower and mid range camera's they are NOT sealed like the 1DX then you might have a problem, but lucky I did not have any


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Aug 21, 2013 18:58 |  #28

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16227223 (external link)
I expressed my own opinion that I was glad I haven't shot any of these events - I never told you not to do any more events, all I did was link to the original article and let people draw their own conclusions.

If someone is not letting something go, it's not me.

And of course, as others have mentioned there's the whole health issue with inhaling corn starch into your lungs.

The MSDS for cornstarch (external link) indicates that occasional inhalation would be OK for someone without respiratory issues. As far as damage to cameras and lenses, Roger would have the widest experience since he deals with numerous bodies and lenses so, like you, I'll take his caution to heart. If I ever pull one of these events as an assignment, I'll use my waterproof P&S or borrow a waterproof housing.




  
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Aug 21, 2013 20:42 |  #29

http://www.ncbi.nlm.ni​h.gov/m/pubmed/8859920​/ (external link)

Admittedly a one month old but cornstarch in the diaper resulted in a 5-day hospital stay for pneumonia. So it likely deserves some serious thought before putting one self in that environment.




  
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Aug 21, 2013 21:01 |  #30

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16227688 (external link)
what I think it is, the lower and mid range camera's they are NOT sealed like the 1DX then you might have a problem, but lucky I did not have any

I would think the guy that owns Lens Rentals has a wee bit more experience with this than you. . . . . . :rolleyes:

Just because you aren't seeing it in your images doesn't mean there isn't any in your camera or lens either. ;)


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