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 Post subject: Impact Protection?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:51 pm 
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well...i photograph war games once or twice a month...particularly airsoft...

i've asked around before about impact protection and they've all said that the UV Filter was the way to go...

well...

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it doesnt work as well as i thought it would. which is okay, however it left me wondering if THERE was something out there that COULD stand up to high fps sports...

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hi lucky your eyes were behind the camera!!!!
sorry dont know of anything other than leave the lens cap on hehe :lol:

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usually im wearing something extremely orange that way i can't be mistake as a participant...

still got some great shots though

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palakaboy wrote:
usually im wearing something extremely orange that way i can't be mistake as a participant...

still got some great shots though


on a serious note you can use a very cheap filter (maybe an old skylight)
on top of your nice UV , just a thought

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GCJ you beat me to it! I was going to say half jokingly, two filters!

Of course the quality will suffer, but you will get extra protection...

PS - (how about an underwater housing!)


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arent those usually over 1000$ dollars?

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Yep, I was joking about the underwater housing... but it would offer good protection!


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i guess i'll have to stick to bright orange jackets!

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Change the rules so that whoever hits you is out! (kidding) :)

Do all underwater housings cost that much? You don't really need a good one since it's job will be impact protection rather than water-sealing.

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MIght i suggest this product ... or one similar :

http://www.shattersafe.com/
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We use it on all Gov. vehicle windows .... it will add that extra protection to stop the BB from penetrating.

i dont know about non-comercial purchases...but im sure EBay will have it...lol

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hi, i suggest you use the cokin filter holder with a thick, clear plastic (even self made) filter on it. let me know if it works.


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Your lucky you took the UV advice and that wasn't your lens!

The cokin holder could work, although it would be wise to just find a cheap UV filter that protects the camera, then if you get hit you can always just get a new one for cheap instead of a new £200+ lens.

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Just try to get a a very very transparent plastic layer and tejp it to your camera? find something that will be strong enough and check how it affects the IQ...

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I'm also interested in impact protection. Once I do get my DSLR, my brother wants me to take pictures of him playing paintball... How would I go about protecting the camera from a paintball impact? I was thinking body armor maybe for the splat, don't want that to get inside the camera... would a UV filter or something like that hold up to one?


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How about a tele lens and just stay of the field?

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