When Pro Sealing Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, May 8, 2013.

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Interesting read here...
    -> Photographing a Color Run Will Destroy Your Camera Gear--Don't Do It
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Sadly, the bright colors and potential for dramatic photos make these events a photographic magnet. Think of how many cameras are ruined. Ouch!
  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
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    Yikes. I've seen pictures from those events and wondered if people seal their cameras in underwater housings or what. After seeing that (and from a reputable source like Roger) I'm in no hurry to try this with my gear!
  4. Henk

    Henk Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Never mind the cameras and lenses. What about people's health? I would not want to get this in my lungs! Whoever started this color bomb throwing should be locked away.
  5. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
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    Sean Rastsmith
    Yeah, I am thinking take a small P&S, stick it in a dry bag (like for sailing), and then shoot away. If it stops water, it will stop color bombs. Oh, and wear a respirator...
  6. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Apparently it is just cornstarch. So the runners are not being exposed to anything worse than say a baker would in the course of their normal job for a few weeks.

    As to the cameras - ouch!

    As to the event, looks like it is just a for profit event run by a company taking some typical rave craziness and marketing to suburban suckers. I guess if they have fun, someone makes a profit and the only victim is Roger's lenses it is pretty minor vice.