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Equipment protection is the practice of ensuring equipment stays in full working order by avoiding damage.

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Nikon Lens Warranty explanation

I want to purchase a good lens of about $1K from Nikon (the 18-300mm lens for example) and I have a few quick questions about the Nikon Lens warranty. I researched online extensively and it seems ...
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How to choose a screen protector?

I've noticed there are several different types of screen protectors present for DSLR cameras. I've actually used and tested all of them, but i'm interested to see what the wider community feels and ...
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Filming in a steam room?

I plan to film in a steam room this weekend for a cover shoot. However, I know for a fact there may be difficulties regarding the "steam." Any tips for filming in a steam room?
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Will keeping the lens on-camera help protect from dust and fungus?

If I keep the lens on the camera will it be protected from dust and fungus? I keep my Nikon D5100 fitted with the lens in a plastic bag together with some silica gel. Is that enough to protect it?
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What kind of oil should I use to maintain my light stands?

My Calumet light stands are starting to stick and become difficult to open. I've cleaned them with WD40, but it didn't help much. What else can I use to clean and/or lubricate my stands?
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Identify the rain cover

What kind of rain cover this photographer is using? I couldn't find anything similar on B&H and Adorama. Photo: Stylecaster, by Jenny Norris
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How to get rid of dustmites on the camera and accessories?

I usually store my camera inside the carrying case which I received with my camera. Sometimes the camera lays still for several weeks without any activity. When I took out the camera recently, I ...
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How to better protect gear on snowy / rainy weather

I live in a very rainy / snowy part of the world. This is not a very good thing if you are a photographer (specially with your shiny new gear) since you want to take it out but might be prevented from ...
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How to hold the lens cap?

When I'm using my compact digital camera, what is the best way to hold the lens cap. My lens cap is attached to the camera with a lace to avoid losing it. This is convenient, but when recording ...
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What is the best way to prevent lens fog in humid climates, also what can I do to get rid of the fog in a hurry when it does fog up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions? I'm used to shooting in cool dry climates. I recently took a trip to Central America. Every ...
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Do I Need To Turn On A Drybox 24/7?

I'm in a 2-season country, dry and wet seasons. I live in a cold place, with temperature averaging to 19 degrees on the wet season and about 25 on dry season. Last wet season, after a couple of ...
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Will my Ricoh GR1 be safe in tough weather for mountaineering photography?

I am planning an expedition up a 4000 meter volcano and I want to take some nice shots of the adventure. At the moment I have two cameras. My Nikkormat FT, which is way too heavy and bulky, so I am ...
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How to prepare photography equipment for resale

I have a few older lenses that I'm thinking of selling. What are some essential steps in preparing photographic equipment (such as lenses, camera bodies, speedlights, etc.) for resale? Are there steps ...
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Is it safe to use alcohol to clean DSLR cameras?

I'm going to photograph a surgery in an operating room, and although I'll be using an special sterile cover for my camera, I've been asked to disinfect my equipment too. I wonder if it is ok to use ...
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What are the logistical pros and cons of traveling with a full size tripod?

When I say "full size" I mean what I think most people consider a standard tripod: not something like a gorillapod or super-specialized for portability. I want to purchase a serious tripod and I'm ...
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How to protect surface of lens or filter from condensation of moisture

This happens when the temperature is coolest often late at night or early in the morning. Few days ago I did night shots and every 4-5 minutes I had to clean filter from water (mist). Is there any ...
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How to protect lens from mist formation while shooting in places like beaches?

Usually when photographing cool breezy areas like beaches in the evening, I have experienced mist formation inside the lens. Once this mist formed, it stays there for at least an hour even after ...
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What battery types are suitable for low temperatures and high altitudes?

I do some high altitude (4-4.5k metres) trekking. At night this can lead to very low temperatures (down to -20oC). My choice of battery type for my camera is lithium ion, or rechargeable lithium ion. ...
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Has anyone used a DiCAPac waterproof case? Looking for point and shoot dust protection

Trying to figure out a way to bring my new Canon S100 to Burning Man, but worried it won't stand up to the harsh dust of the desert like a sturdier SLR would. Has anyone tried one of these waterproof ...
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How to protect my gear after moving to a humid area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions? I recently moved from a desert to a more humid area. What kinds of things to I need to know to ...
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How to take care of a new lens?

I'm planning on purchasing a new lens for my camera for macro photography, specifically this one: Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 I've heard that it is a good idea to put a "UV filter" on front on the lens. Is ...
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lens care: compressing lens without full-time manual focus when camera is off?

The lens manuals for my lenses without "full-time manual focusing" warn not to use the focusing ring when it's in Auto-Focus mode. I assume that even applies when the camera is off, but am I being ...
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How water-resistant are Nikon's weather sealed lenses?

I'm thinking about buying a Nikon D7000 and I have found out that it's weather sealed (sealed to shoot in rain). So my questions are: Does it really work in heavy rain or is it only for a few water ...
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What are the right cleaning tools for an APS-C sensor?

I have got my gear ready for a long holiday in next month, but I'm pretty much confused when it comes to having the right tools for cleaning a sensor. The typical procedure I have experienced from ...
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What's the safest orientation for storing a lens in a bag?

You may think that I am a bit crazy, but every single time that I carry more than one lens with me (and I like doing that, since changing lenses is part of the fun :-) ) I cannot avoid to wonder if ...
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How to deal with heat concerns when doing timelapse on a roadtrip?

I am going on a roadtrip through Europe in a few months, and I want to do a timelapse from start till end. I am concerned about heat issues though, as I am planning on mounting the camera on the ...
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Is there any protection ring available for reversed lenses?

I've started reversing lenses for macro photography and I'm loving it, but something bothers me: a lot of articles say that it exposes the rear element of the lens. Are there protection rings ...
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What is the correct resting position for a camera with a long lens and a battery grip?

I just got a battery grip for my Canon T3i, which has a 18-135 lens with hood on it. After installing the battery grip, the body is obviously considerably taller, and the weight of the lens is now ...
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How to Prevent Static Buildup

A question was asked on what would happen to a camera if stored in a low humidity environment. mattdm's answer was: In a word, static. Digital cameras are electronic devices, and they also ...
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Should I put UV filter to protect the lens even if I put a lens hood?

That's pretty it, usually you buy a UV filter to protect the lens. My question is do I need the UV filter even if I'm using a lens hood?
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Does a digital camera lose its abilities in taking photos if it is left without use or used too often?

One of my friends mention to me that a digital camera (especially of the Superzoom type) will lose its abilities in taking photos (as compared when it was first brought) if it is left without use for ...
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Does the back of the case for the Nikon SB-400 (SS-400) have a loop?

This is kind of a lame question, but I'm wondering if the back of the case for the Nikon SB-400 have a loop to carry it on a belt or strap. The model number for the case is SS-400 and looks like this: ...
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Should I be concerned about the movement of control dials on a battery grip when the camera is moved in or out of a camera bag?

I have a Pentax K-5 with battery grip D-BG4 attached. Whenever I move the camera in or out of my camera bag (a Tamrac Pro 12), the front e-dial is audibly moved. Should I be concerned about this ...
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Do rented lenses usually come with cheap filters attached?

I got the Pentax smc DA★ 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM from an online camera gear rental company as part of the Photography Stack Exchange Lending Library experiment. (Thanks, Stack Exchange!) This is a ...
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Is the Canon 60D weather proof?

Is the Canon 60D weather proof? I know it is not stated in the manual, but has anyone tried using it under light rain?
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Are the dimensions of the top panel LCD screen on a Canon 50D same as the 7D or 5DM2?

I'm trying to buy a LCD top panel screen protector for my 50D and I could only find protectors for the top LCD screen for the 5D Mark 2 and 7D. So will they fit the LCD top LCD on my 50D? Is it the ...
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How to protect fragile equipment?

A bit of background information: The obvious answer is 'Just buy a camera bag!', but that's where things get a little bit more complicated. Lately I started looking around for my first prime lens ...
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Do I need a filter for my prime lens in order to protect it from dust, splashes, etc?

From here: http://photo.stackexchange.com/a/569/5205 UV Filters: Many photographers feel that it is worthwhile to put a UV filter on the front of every lens, on the basis that this will protect ...
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Will a LensCoat BodyGuard CB fit a Canon EOS 1000D?

I'd like to buy a LensCoat BodyGuard for my Canon EOS 1000D. I'm in doubt because my model isn't listed in that page, so I wonder if it fits it or no. Any experience? Then, I live in Italy, so I ...
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At what point does wind become a concern with respect to damaging a lens?

Another question on here revealed the dangers of photography in a desert environment. What about windy places? Is there a wind speed after which you risk lens damage from particulate impact? I don't ...
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Has anyone used the LensCoat for the Canon EF 100-400mm L zoom lens?

I've been getting more into bird photography lately, and sometimes that involves tromping through some deep grasses, brambles, thick woods, etc. I'd like to protect my lens, and keep its resale value ...
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How are watermarks typically used in images?

In terms of visible watermarks, what types and quantities are commonly used on an image?
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What tripod-ready camera sling-type strap is suitable for rangefinder cameras with two side lugs?

I want to buy straps for a couple cameras, and I'm having trouble finding one that fits my needs. I would prefer a sling type strap across my shoulders, with a sliding component that allows for ...
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How can I use a zoom lens easily with a rain cover?

I bought this rain cover for my Canon 400D with a grip, a 18-200 mm lens and a Speedlite 580EX II. I was first considering making my own that would look like AquaTech ones but this one was cheap ...
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Are flashes really subject to a “use it or lose it” problem?

I was just reading the manual that came with my new flash and stumbled over this warning: 14.3 Flash capacitor forming The flash capacitor built into the flash unit undergoes physical change if ...
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How to carry a DSLR on a motorcycle?

I do a lot of road trips and I carry my camera (D90+50mm) and an extra lens (18-105mm) in my backpack (Lowpro CompuDaypack). The backpack is great, but it doesn't allow me to draw my cam out quickly ...
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Is the Canon Semi Hard Case EH19-L good for an entry-level body plus 18-135 lens?

On the Canon site, is not mentioned. Is this product good for a Canon 600D plus 18-135mm lens? If the answer is no, which similar case do you suggest for me?
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How do I prevent bumps and bashes to my camera in crowded areas?

When I want to take pictures at a rock concert/night club/crowded street my camera is at risk of being bumped, scracthed, or even knocked out of my hands by people pushing past, dancing, or just ...
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Is a UV Filter required/recommended for lens protection?

Is it still required/highly recommended that I buy a UV or similar filter to 'protect' the front element of my lens? I ask because this advice has been around for 30 years and you would think that ...
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How do you attach asset tags to camera equipment?

For all you pros out there, how do you handle asset tags on your equipment? It seems easy to apply them to computers, notebooks, external hardrives, and even camera bodies, but how do you handle ...