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05-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Protecting a Camera During a Colour Run

What is the best way to protect my camera during a 5K colour run? For those who don't know what a colour run is: Color Me Rad 5K Run | The run that's been ruining all other 5K's since 2012!

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Other postings on the Forum on this topic .... in my opinion - stay back and use a zoom. If you insist on being downwind or worse IN the color, use a UV filter and one of the camera rain jackets. My first choice would be to use my P&S with its pressure rated underwater case. Following the race, the whole thing would get a good soaking and washing before I cracked the seal and removed the camera.
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If you insist on being downwind or worse IN the color, use a UV filter and one of the camera rain jackets
Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm the one running.
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Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm the one running.
WG-3.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ASheffield Quote
Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm the one running.
And you are going to be carrying a camera while running and taking pictures?




So what is the purpose of the color?
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You haven't seen this yet? I wouldn't risk it. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-photography-industry/224410-how-r...out-water.html
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I think I've finally gotten old.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I think I've finally gotten old.
No, simply not stupid. All sorts of things get damaged by tiny particles floating in masses in the air, particularly when freely inhaled into nice moist lung tissue.
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No, simply not stupid. All sorts of things get damaged by tiny particles floating in masses in the air, particularly when freely inhaled into nice moist lung tissue.
And just think. In spite of all the evidence that it is really bad for your health, people still smoke tobacco.
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And just think. In spite of all the evidence that it is really bad for your health, people still smoke tobacco.
Last time I checked inhaled tobacco smoke was addictive, not sure about corn starch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eulogy Quote
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+1, and prepare for a sacrifice to the camera gods

Would be the best bet as then you can truely enjoy the event and not worry at all about babying the camera

If you MUST use a DSLR then buy an old K10/or even a *ist-d if it definately won't rain - put a cheap old AF zoom on it / put on a UV filter and hood (cardboard tube (doesn't need to be pretty) and tape up the camera mount. Also let it die.

Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for great photos, just think who else will be that crazy?
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BTW the reason is paint pigment although not as fine as some dust pigments definitly will get in where water wont and also travels with air flow not gravity so likely to get sucked into the zoom. However it is unlikely to stop it functioning full stop like water can. The biggest issue is keeping it off the lens hence the cardboard hood above.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonto Quote
If you MUST use a DSLR then buy an old K10/....
Well, I have an "old K10D" which I have owned since new and which still works just fine and you won't see me anywhere near a colour run. I value both my lungs and my camera equipment far too much to venture close to an event like that.
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I din't mean to demean the K10, in fact I just included it as it would be the lowest cost WR body- in fact I would love to have a K10 myself as a WR back up and that sweet CCD sensor

In terms of the question put by the op, I don't think they are asking if anyone here would do it but they are asking for suggestions on what to do.
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I didn't mean to demean the K10, in fact I just included it as it would be the lowest cost WR body.
No offence taken!

And my advice is what I said in my post - Don't go anywhere near it.

I saw the results when some friends got up close and personal at a colour run in Newcastle. Lots of colour...and a lot of it was on their cameras and lenses. I am sure they will regret that.
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