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Jul 17, 2010 22:07 |  #1

Now that summer is here, I've been making a point of wearing sunscreen every day when I'm out. One thing I notice is that it can make a mess, get on your hands, and then eventually on your camera gear (worse once you start sweating). I currently use Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF45 on my face every day to keep my youthful good looks (;)) and on long outings I use Coppertone Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF45. The former can be kind of greasy, the latter is actually much better, but I can still feel it accumulate on my hands after a day of being out in the sun.

I've read that sunscreen, and bug spray, can be a nemesis of camera gear, especially the rubber.

How about a thread where people list what they find are camera friendly sunscreens and bug repellents?


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Jul 18, 2010 01:07 |  #2

drisley wrote in post #10555916 (external link)
I've read that sunscreen, and bug spray, can be a nemesis of camera gear, especially the rubber.

First time I've heard anything like that.

I had 1/2 a tube of sunscreen go right through my camera bag - all over the flash, 1 body, lenses etc.

Just wiped it off, no probs.

It's probably no worse than anything else that's been thrown at my gear.


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Jul 18, 2010 07:17 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #3

I'd be more concerned about bug repellent...DEET and plastic do not go well together.


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Jul 18, 2010 11:53 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #4

DEET repellent breaks down all plastics components.


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Jul 18, 2010 12:17 |  #5

When I get ready to head out I first spray myself down with DEET before touching the camera gear, then I wipe off the palms of my hands trying to keep them DEET free.

I've never had a problem.


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Jul 18, 2010 19:13 |  #6

Ah ok there is the problem... the DEET!
I figured it was something in the oils or some other chemical that was bad.
Good to know!


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Jul 19, 2010 06:43 |  #7

drisley wrote in post #10560261 (external link)
Ah ok there is the problem... the DEET!
I figured it was something in the oils or some other chemical that was bad.
Good to know!

The repellent that I was using had 40% DEET. I had an iPhone in the pocket of my cargo shorts, and the DEET was carried by sweat from my leg to the pocket. When I took the phone out, the plastic aftermarket case that it was in was pretty well eaten up, but not the phone itself. I guess a lot would also depend on the amount of DEET thats in the product (40% was of the highest that I had noticed), but I'd avoid it altogether around plastic and rubber.


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Jul 19, 2010 19:48 |  #8

My truck has a leather wrapped steering wheel and sunscreen has discolored some spots on the leather but sweaty, dirty hands do the same thing because the leather is too soft. I have never had sunscreen stain anything else. I have left my fingerprints etched into a pair of binoculars because I had DEET on my hands. Now when I use sunscreen or DEET I wash my hands with hand sanitizer to get the bad stuff off my palms and fingerstips. So far that has worked for me.


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Jul 19, 2010 19:50 |  #9
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Holy crap I didn't know that about deet...


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Jul 20, 2010 02:44 |  #10

Dont know why bugs dont bother me. Must be still saturated in insecticides from doing pest control for 2 yrs.:lol:


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