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01-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Outdoor Lens Exchange Protector

To diminish risk of getting dust on camera sensor while changing lenses outdoor I have made simple exchange protector out of soccer ball sack pack. At the pictures you can see how it looks, which components and tools were used for the project and snapshot from the video with exchange process.
If you believe it is worth an attention you can find additional details here: Outdoor Lens Exchange Protector

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We welcome external resources, but not in the article section, so I've gone ahead and moved your post to the camera accessories section.

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I guess that would be useful in a sandstorm in the desert, at the beach in heavy mist areas etc. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks a lot nicer than the plastic bags I use

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I guess that's useful if you shoot outdoors in bad weather. (I shoot indoors in bad weather. Not to protect my camera, to protect me.) But in all the time I've had my K-7, I haven't had a single speck of dust on the sensor that the camera's dust removal system couldn't handle. My technique is to hold the camera so the lens mount is pointing towards the ground when changing lenses, and/or placing my back against the wind.
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I guess as long as you know that's cleaner than where you're shooting. The nylon material may work against you when it comes to static-charging any given piece of lint or dust that might be present already, though.
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Film changing bags are perfect for this task. Just sew a strap on to it. The problem is lining up the mount properly - Pentax and 3rd parties don't put the little bead on the lenses now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
The nylon material may work against you when it comes to static-charging any given piece of lint or dust that might be present already, though.
Yes, I had some doubt about that as well, but so far (I use it for couple months) there were no problem.
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Film changing bags are perfect for this task. Just sew a strap on to it. The problem is lining up the mount properly - Pentax and 3rd parties don't put the little bead on the lenses now.
Actually film bag ( which, as I remember from my childhood, every man with film photo camera had in possession ) gave me the idea. And to make mount easy there is the window.

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