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dchew

Well-known member
Close up of sky. Next time I go on vacation, I'll do a wet clean of the sensor first, and avoid this cleanup work.

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Hi Jeff,
I'm curious how you carry the camera. I used to carry it assembled in the bag, and for various reasons I've switched to disassembled carry. In doing so, I had to overcome a big dust problem when carrying the back disassembled. I don't like to keep the back adapter on the camera because of the exposed pins and inability to cover the camera opening. I remove the back and back adapter from the camera and use this Alpa plastic cap. But I don't like that cap much because it isn't air-tight, and I am suspicious it flexes and acts like a diaphragm pump, cycling dirty camera bag air across the sensor. I've had miserable experiences with dust as a result.

For now, I still use the Alpa cap but put the back in a ziplock bag. Not to protect it from water but to protect it from dust. That has solved my dust issue apart from the random occasional spec.

Dave
 

JeffK

Well-known member
Hi Jeff,
I'm curious how you carry the camera. I used to carry it assembled in the bag, and for various reasons I've switched to disassembled carry. In doing so, I had to overcome a big dust problem when carrying the back disassembled. I don't like to keep the back adapter on the camera because of the exposed pins and inability to cover the camera opening. I remove the back and back adapter from the camera and use this Alpa plastic cap. But I don't like that cap much because it isn't air-tight, and I am suspicious it flexes and acts like a diaphragm pump, cycling dirty camera bag air across the sensor. I've had miserable experiences with dust as a result.

For now, I still use the Alpa cap but put the back in a ziplock bag. Not to protect it from water but to protect it from dust. That has solved my dust issue apart from the random occasional spec.

Dave
When disassembled I keep it with the metal cover on. I should go back to using a ziplock bag too! But I didn't for this trip.I kept the back/body/lens assembled in my camera bag (Billingham Hadley One). However, I hadn't cleaned before I left and I should've.
 

GeorgeBo

Well-known member
Started a new Thanksgiving Day tradition while our son is away at grad school the next few years. We went to visit him and hit the trails Thanksgiving morning for a nice hike vs cooking all day. We still had our traditional meal which my wife and I prepared the day before. But not only are the trails empty, you work up a good appetite for later in the day :)

After a good climb down to these waterfalls, I had the place to myself for about a hour before I saw anyone else. This is usually a busy spot.

Shooting with a CFV II 50C on a Cambo Actus G that I converted to DB. Nikkor SW 65/4 lens. -15mm rear vertical shift and a few degrees front tilt

George


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rdeloe

Well-known member
Started a new Thanksgiving Day tradition while our son is away at grad school the next few years. We went to visit him and hit the trails Thanksgiving morning for a nice hike vs cooking all day. We still had our traditional meal which my wife and I prepared the day before. But not only are the trails empty, you work up a good appetite for later in the day :)

After a good climb down to these waterfalls, I had the place to myself for about a hour before I saw anyone else. This is usually a busy spot.

Shooting with a CFV II 50C on a Cambo Actus G that I converted to DB. Nikkor SW 65/4 lens. -15mm rear vertical shift and a few degrees front tilt

George
A nice tradition, and a nice waterfall!

I like the way you're handling the water. I like seeing some movement in the water, so I'm not a fan of the slow shutter speeds that turn it all into a blur.
 

GeorgeBo

Well-known member
Thanks! I have had the opportunity to shoot a number of waterfalls this autumn and I am finding that 1/30sec is the sweet spot for me.

A nice tradition, and a nice waterfall!

I like the way you're handling the water. I like seeing some movement in the water, so I'm not a fan of the slow shutter speeds that turn it all into a blur.
 
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