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07-03-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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K10D and deep sea fishing...

I'm about to go on a deep sea fishing excursion this Friday, and I'm sure I will be taking my K10D with me. I was wondering if there were any precautions needed to take with it seeing as though I'll be around salt water and there is a lot of salt in the air. Or can I just wipe everything down real well when I get back and not worry about it?

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You might want to take a large plastic bag with you to cover up your camera and/or camera bag. During those times when you're more prone to getting splashed (like when the boat is traveling out to whereever you'll be fishing), it can pay to have a little added protection.
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Filter over the lens - or several that you can swap over during the day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
Filter over the lens - or several that you can swap over during the day.
I'll second that. Nothing is more fun than trying to get salt-spray off the front of your lens. Salt tends to have an unwanted "abrassive" effect on the lens-coatings (SMC).

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so if taking picture of the ocean with a lot of wind is it neccessary to caover upo lense with filters (do you keep more thatn 1 filter for each lense?)
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Well, I actually got my unprotected Sigma 18-50/2.8 DC EX sprayed with saltwater. I was quite upset and worried until I tried to clean it. It took some hot breathing on the lens and three (I believe) pieces of single use lens cleaning sheets (Colkin).
I did learn a lesson and bought a multi coated UV filter ASAP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nixalot Quote
I'm about to go on a deep sea fishing excursion this Friday, and I'm sure I will be taking my K10D with me. I was wondering if there were any precautions needed to take with it seeing as though I'll be around salt water and there is a lot of salt in the air. Or can I just wipe everything down real well when I get back and not worry about it?

Thanks!
I'm afraid that you have to worry unless you have a weather/water sealed lens also! ;-)
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Have you checked into some sort of rain cover for your camera? Some of these can be very expensive, but there are some cheaper alternatives. I have seen some where it is basically a clear vinyl bag with a bungee cord/elastic end for your lens and another for your hands at the other end.

I would imagine this would work very well for you.

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