Nine Quick Tips on Shooting in Harsh Environments

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  1. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    One of the primary reasons for my needing an OMD? Weather Sealing. My wife and I are long time attendees and organizers at Burning Man, and every summer out there, we face the threat of heavy duty wind, dust, occasional rain, and all of it unpredictably occurring while we're out three miles from our secure camp, on bikes.

    I'm really looking forward to being equipped with that OMD and the 12-50 kit for those specific conditions.

    It made me smile today to run across this blog on shooting in tough conditions...
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    Nine Quick Tips on Shooting in Harsh Environments

    Do I get extra points for posting a few of our BM images? :thumbup:

    #1. How we get there and get around
    #2. The primitive camp we set up
    #3. We play with fire
     

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  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

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    #10- Keep your ammo dry.
     
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  3. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    #11. Make friends with the BLM by teaching them how to fire your flame effect device.
     

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    You scare me :eek:
     
  5. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    BEST CAMERA FORUM STORY EVER!!!

    Regarding the original post, I thought it was interesting, but why no mention of rain?!?
     
  6. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Rain ?? Good question. No idea why it wasn't covered. As for an answer? Maybe one of the purpose built dry bags? Or a weather sealed camera. :biggrin:

    At Burningman, I've seen DSLR's wrapped in ziploc bags which were modified to fit the lens by pulling the plastic bag tightly across the front of the lens, then screwing on a filter and using the filter's thread to cut the bag to match the lens diameter. Then the filter is removed, the scored plastic is removed, and the filter is threaded back on carefully, pinching the plastic bag into place. I have no idea if this actually works.
     
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    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

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    Awesome story! I'll remember to call you If I ever shoot in "Harsh Environments" :eek:fftopic:
     
  8. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Who am I to argue with an armed thread hijacker? Who shares an awesome frikkin story. :2thumbs:
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

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    So it's my fault ... lol ... Have I got some stories ... like the time in Hue, a Marine squad and I were cut off from what was left of the platoon. We were forced dig-in and spend an extremely long and sleepless night holed-up in a French bakery ... and I'm thinking the entire time ... man, I don't want to die with frosting on my face ... but I won't go there ... I don't have that need ... lol

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    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

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    LOL ... yeah, call 'em as your backup.
     
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    Les Baer makes some awesome guns. :smile:
     

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