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

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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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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 ...
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What should I know about cameras and tear gas?

Asking this now as a "just in case" measure. I may be creating photos this weekend in an environment which has a greater-than-zero chance of involving tear gas. Anything I should know about from a ...
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Is it advisable to bring a camera grip when travelling to China?

I'm heading out to Beijing, China for a week-long trip and I'm trying to figure out how I should pack my gear. Will a battery grip on a 5D Classic attract too much attention as a tourist? My general ...
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What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?

I just bought a Canon T2i and I'm concerned that I need a UV filter (for protection) and I have some questions. What are the best brands of filters? What (side)effects filters brings to the table? ...
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Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip?

I'm planning on going on a short backpacking trip at the end of this month and would like to take along my DSLR. What are some good options for me to carry and store my camera and a tripod if I'm also ...
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Will I damage my camera carrying it everywhere?

I used to carry my point and shoot with me almost everywhere, and now that I've "upgraded" to a Canon 60D, I've been carrying it around. What I'm wondering is whether I'm likely to damage it or if ...
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Should I use a camera wrap to protect my Canon S90?

Just got a lovely Canon S90, sits in my bag at all times and is already giving me much joy. A quick question - should I put it in a camera wrap or will the built-in lens cover provide the protection ...
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How to protect my camera's rear lcd?

I searched a bit and found two main types of protections: plastic and glass. Plastic is a lot cheaper but a lot of people complain about bubbles, dust, and low adherence. The glass ones seem to be ...
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How to remove sand from the lens cap?

I was shooting at the beach and the lens cap fell into the sand twice. I brushed it clean, but there is still sand in the opening mechanism. I can press it to remove/place it, but I feel the strong ...
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Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?

Recently I was using an old Pentax 50mm f/2 that had a quite big green spot, and later I was informed that it was a fungus. A couple of questions raised from this: Why does fungus form inside the ...
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How should I take care of my new DSLR?

I am getting a new Nikon D5100 (with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit). This is going to be my first DSLR. I wanted to get some tips from you guys on how to maintain it in the long term. I am getting a 52mm UV ...
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What LCD protector should I get for a Nikon D5100?

Just bought my wife the D5100 as a gift and I was looking for recommendations for a LCD screen protector. The articulating screen was part of the reason I got the camera, but it obviously limits the ...
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Is it safe to bring my camera with me when cycling?

I use to do a lot of cycling on a relatively difficult trails, especially in mountains. I was wondering how safe is it to bring my Canon 60D with me (in the backpack on my back). Can I damage it with ...
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How does altitude affect camera and lenses?

This summer I'll be attempting to get to the top of Kilimanjaro. I'm bringing my Olympus E-30 and a couple of lenses. The instructions I've received mentions that you should check the height range ...
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How do I dry water condensation off my camera?

OK, I did something very very stupid. I know it. I just wasn't thinking. :( In a nutshell, I didn't follow the advice here: How do I prevent condensation on a lens when outdoors? So it's a very hot ...
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What safety precautions should I take when taking photos in the snow?

I’m going to Queenstown, NZ in a couple of weeks and want to take my (very new, very precious) Canon 7D with me. I’ve done a little bit of research on how to protect my baby from cold climate (e.g. ...
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What environment to store photographic gear?

I currently store my gear in a mansard, which is above my flat in the attic floor, and that I use as workroom too (Computer, NAS, and so on). In summertimes temperature may climb above 30°C/86°F and ...
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How can I photograph welding?

My partner is creating a sculptural work using MIG welding and has asked me to document the process. I have a few questions regarding how to photograph it? Looking at the arc can damage your ...
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How do you store your equipment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good schemes for storing photo equipment at home? As my photographic equipment is getting bigger (new lenses, new addons, new bodies) I think I need a better ...
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How do I choose a camera bag?

What considerations should I factor in when choosing a camera bag of a given style, and how important is each one? For a question on the different bag styles, see: What different styles of camera ...
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What different styles of camera bags exist, and how are they different?

As a beginner just starting out in photography, I find myself on the lookout for a good camera bag that will make it easier to keep my camera with me as much as possible. However, without the ...
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How do I prevent condensation on a lens when outdoors?

I was attempting a time lapse the other evening, outdoors and after a warmish sunny day, with a fairly cool air temp. I set my camera up and set it clicking away and left it for about 3 hours. Most of ...
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How can I find the right lens cap for my lens?

I own a Nikon D3000 Camera with the AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens. Last week I lost the lens cap and now I want to buy a new one. But when I went to this online store, I got confused with the different ...
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Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?

I suppose that photographers mainly use screen protectors for keeping screens free from scratches because of bags and other things. I wonder whether screen protectors are still needed on Canon 60D ...
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Can a camera or lens get burn in?

I took a picture of the sun today, and I was thinking about how the sun can damage your eye, I was wondering if the camera or lens could get damaged by this, or get burn in like some screens do?
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A small bag for a large pro camera body with a small lens?

The Canon 5D Mark 2 with the 50mm Canon 1.4 USM lens has a pretty odd shape. It is really short and really wide. As it turns out, from my visit to two photography stores yesterday, not too many ...
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Tips for Shooting Crowds, Political Demonstrations, Rallies and other 'Lively' Events

Over the next few months I'm going to be spending weekend time documenting a number of demos and rallies here in the UK. They events are to be held outdoors, during the day and may become ...
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Do I need a special filter to shoot candles without damaging my sensor?

The guy from the photo shop pointed out to me that I need special filters if I want to shoot directly to the sun with long exposures in order to not ruin the sensor. Is this the same when I shoot ...
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How should I pack my gear for an overseas trip?

I'm about to pack for an overseas trip soon and am looking for some advice on how to protect your gear, whether you take it as carry on or checked (or a combo) and what sort of gear you'd take. I'll ...
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Where can I find a camera holster or case that stays on the camera?

25 years ago my Minolta camera came with a standard case in two parts. the one part wrapped around the body and never left the camera unless you changed the film. It held on with it's snug shape and ...
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Is it best to transport a camera with lens attached, or off?

I'm traveling now(I'm at Aruba) and I bought me a Canon 60D with the lens kit(EFS 18-55mm). I never used a camera that has removable lens like this one, my last one was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, so ...