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Old 03-26-2007, 07:58 PM #1
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Today, the hardwood floor in my kitchen was refinished. My camera was in the room adjacent to the kitchen.

When I got home, everything on the ground floor was covered in a thin film of reallllly fine sawdust, including my camera. I used canned air and a damp towel to clean up the surface of the camera and lens, but should I be worried about the internals? My body is not sealed.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:08 PM #2
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wait, the body didnt have a lens on it at the time?
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:17 PM #3
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wait, the body didnt have a lens on it at the time?
It did, but the D50 is not weathersealed. That's what I'm worried about
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:28 PM #4
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Ahh man that blows. I personally don't know jack about the internals well enough to take apart and clean piece by piece. I personally would fork out the money for a quick overall cleaning of the body and internals.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:46 PM #5
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Take a picture at at a relatively high f stop of the sky or a bright light. If there's a lot of visible dust, you might want to get it cleaned, otherwise, no worries.

Just make sure you don't use that canned air on your sensor. It leaves chemical residues,and that's just no good.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:43 PM #6
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My sensor had dust recently on it so I bought a rocket blower, awesome item. I got the dust off my sensor really easily.
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It should be fine. My two cameras are a 30D and 10D. Niether is weather sealed. I shoot paintball. I get shot all the time. I've shot in the rain. They've both been covered in dust from the baseball field. I've dropped my 10D from a moving golf cart and while running across a paintball field. Both of my cameras still work fine. Check the front and back elements of your lens. Clean your sensor and veiwfinder. It should be fine.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:17 PM #8
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Speaking of weathered camera's, can't you get those bags that go around the camera for taking pics in the rain. My point is for say shooting paintball, if a ball hits the cam it wouldn't hurt it or even get paint on the camera, it would just hit the weathered jacket on the camera

Are they worth getting or something like that?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Camera-Protector...QQcmdZViewItem
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most of those weather covers are kind of expensive ($100+ for Kata camera and lens cover). I don't want to have to work around all that. My cameras have been shot several times and they still work fine.
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Cool... Have you gotten shot in the lens? like on the glass?
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how do you get a camera weathered proofed?
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Cool... Have you gotten shot in the lens? like on the glass?
I've been shot on the lens several times... but never directly on the glass. I shoot with a 70-200 L 2.8 which is weather sealed. But, even if you have one of those bags or camera covers, it's not going to help you if you take a direct hit on the glass. Put a UV filter on it, stay out of lanes and pray a lot.
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how do you get a camera weathered proofed?

umm you can't really get your camera weather proofed (unless there is a service out there that i dont know about)....but you can always buy protective covers for it.
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It should be fine. My two cameras are a 30D and 10D. Niether is weather sealed. I shoot paintball. I get shot all the time. I've shot in the rain. They've both been covered in dust from the baseball field. I've dropped my 10D from a moving golf cart and while running across a paintball field. Both of my cameras still work fine. Check the front and back elements of your lens. Clean your sensor and veiwfinder. It should be fine.
Sometimes, people just get lucky. I wouldn't by any means expect no damage to occur during some conditions. There are too many people out there that have damaged cameras in rain, ect.
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Sometimes, people just get lucky. I wouldn't by any means expect no damage to occur during some conditions. There are too many people out there that have damaged cameras in rain, ect.

right, I'm not saying that rain or paintballs or dropping your camera WONT damage them. Im saying that considering the abuse mine have survivied, I doubt a light coat of dust would be a problem. Camera's are fragile pieces of equipment. But not THAT fragile.
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I shoot with a 70-200 L 2.8 which is weather sealed.
The 70-200 f/2.8 is not weather sealed only the IS version is.
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i thought all L glass was weather sealed
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i thought all L glass was weather sealed
Wrong. Only these are:
# Canon EF 16-35mm/2.8L USM
# Canon EF 17-40mm/4L USM
# Canon EF 24-70mm/2.8L USM
# Canon EF 24-105mm/4L IS USM
# Canon EF 70-200mm/4L IS USM
# Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8L IS USM
# Canon EF 28-300mm/3.5-5.6L IS USM
# Canon EF 50/1.2L USM
# Canon EF 300mm/2.8L IS USM
# Canon EF 400mm/2.8L IS USM
# Canon EF 400mm/4DO IS USM
# Canon EF 500mm/4L IS USM
# Canon EF 600mm/4L IS USM

And of course you need a filter to complete the sealing.
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The 70-200 f/2.8 is not weather sealed only the IS version is.
well how about that? learned something new today.
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I doubt a light coat of dust would be a problem. Camera's are fragile pieces of equipment. But not THAT fragile.
I'll agree with that lest the lense port wasn't covered, I wouldn't worry at all.
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