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    M9 at the beach

    any tips besides "don't do it" about bringing my M9 and some lens to the beach?

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    JUST DO IT --and be careful changing lenses.

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    ok, m9 and noct .95 going swimming.

    just hate thinking about the sand getting into the focus ring, or inside camera, or scratching glass.

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    Re: M9 at the beach



    M9, 24mm, a few cm above the ground

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    I take my M9 to the beach just about every other day.

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    In my case I would say it depends:
    If I was just doing a walk and not sit much in the sand I would bring the M9. If I was going for a bathing day I would rather use my small waterproof Pana-Digicam or something like a Pentax K5.
    As long as my hands and body are sand free I feel fine to use the expensive gear.

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    I'm also very experienced with M9s on beaches (with no problems)

    I'd say that it all depends on the sand!

    If it's that very fine dusty sand . . . . and it's likely to be windy, then probably best to leave it at home.
    If it's coarser sand, or it's not going to be windy, then it's just fine. I try and keep my bag up on a rock, or on some clothes failing that and try to keep sand out of the bag - the M9 gets popped back into the bag between shots.

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    Id take a beater DSLR or a 4/3 with a m lens adapter

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    Good advice from jono. I do a lot of shooting on the beach, boat, etc. down here in Florida. The sun is strong here and we use a lot of sunscreen. I've gotten in the habit of applying that at home after I take my morning shower. Gives me the opportunity to clean my greasy hands before handling the camera... unless I'm doing a model shoot. Then I take it with me and tell the model I can't apply it myself and then handle the camera

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    I've gotten in the habit of applying that at home after I take my morning shower. Gives me the opportunity to clean my greasy hands before handling the camera... unless I'm doing a model shoot. Then I take it with me and tell the model I can't apply it myself and then handle the camera
    I remember talking to a photographer who felt that it was only fair that he should wear the same amount of clothing as his models - presumably this is a morality you subscribe to David?

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I remember talking to a photographer who felt that it was only fair that he should wear the same amount of clothing as his models - presumably this is a morality you subscribe to David?
    Practicality trumps morality for me Jono... the more clothing I have on the better I look

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    Re: M9 at the beach

    Perhaps a ND filter if you're wanting to shoot wide open...

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