I'm grabbing the camera (Nikon D3100) and heading off to a large flying weekend at the beginning of November in Australia. I've never been to one of these before, so I was hoping to get a few pointers before I leave.
I've been to the air field hosting this weekend. It's a standard bush airfield, very large and very dusty. Also, November is very close to the beginning of summer, so chances are the heat will be on.
The questions I've got so far:
1 - We'll be sitting at the side of the field with no shade during the flying hours (middle of the day). Would subjecting my camera to a few hours of direct heat and light be very dangerous? Should I somehow be covering the camera to prevent problems?
2 - During the same time I'll be storing the camera away if I am not using it. Should I be taking any special precautions when doing this (like putting it in a plastic sealing bag while away or will that cause problems with the heat dissipation etc)
3 - I'm planning on using two, possibly three lenses during the day. I can swap a lens around pretty quickly, again is there anything I should be doing extra during a lens swap in a dusty windy environment?
If anyone has shot in these conditions, I would like to hear your suggestions and input.
Thanks for your help