"D7000 at the Imperial Sand Dunes?" Fri 18-Feb-11 06:40 AM by po6ept
I'm heading to the sand dunes this weekend. I plan to stick with my fixed barrel lenses and have wrapped both the lens and camera in clear plastic with just the filter exposed. I'm still nervous about the harsh environment since the blowing sand is so incredibly fine.
I would appreciate any suggestions about how to best prepare for this type of environment. There is so much to photograph that I would hate to resort to my P&S, but I wonder if I'm risking too much taking the D7000 into the sand.
#1. "RE: D7000 at the Imperial Sand Dunes?" In response to Reply # 0
There is so much to photograph >that I would hate to resort to my P&S, but I wonder if I'm >risking too much taking the D7000 into the sand. > >Thanks in advance for any advice.
Cameras are meant to be used. So, go for it! Without a tailor-made 3rd party bag, you could use a zip-lock bag, with a section cut out for the front lens element. Strong rubber bands could hold the bag flush to the lens.
I don't think I'd change lenses on-site. If it's hot/sunny out (?) I'd be careful about letting the camera sit in the sun.
Lastly, it's possible to have a rider added to homeowners/renters insurance, for loss or damage, even in normal use. I have one that's worked fine for me when I've needed it. Takes the worry away.