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One point not mentioned. There should be a dot on the lens and on the body. Make sure they are lined up correctly or you could do some damage.


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I changed lenses on my camera in the middle of a desert storm. And Under "normal" rain. And during a tropical storm. And, she is still ok and ass kicking. Worry not, just try to avoid doing something REALLY stupid (like changing lens with the camera facing the rain...)


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For years I shot professionally in one of the worst environments for cameras: rodeo arenas. The dust is always in the air, even when you're in an indoor arena, and somedays the wind is blowing, making it worse. Changing lenses in an arena is quite doable, and, with a tiny bit of precaution, can be done without any dust getting into the body or on the sensor. ...


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This might sound like a stupid question, but… is it actually “safe” to change the lens on the camera? Is this likely to destroy it? Changing lenses is quite safe for your camera, less so for your wallet. Once you see what your camera can do with different lenses, you'll want to start a small collection. Some lenses, like a typical 50mm f/1.8, are very ...


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I was like you when I bought a brand new Canon 70D. First few weeks I was afraid to touch the camera, let alone freely use it and interchange lenses, but after a while I got used to it and feeling confident using it. It's completely normal that you are afraid to do something wrong to a brand new expensive gadget, I think it happens to everyone, but after ...


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Yes, it is safe to change a lens. Just use common sense and try to avoid getting dust or dirt inside. Some dust will always find a way to get inside, but most new cameras have automatic dust cleaning sensors. Eventually you will need to manually clean the sensor or have some one else do it for you. The lens mount is quite robust and is not delicate. There ...


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I'm just terrified that if I make one wrong move, a hair or a piece of dust could fall in there, and then the camera will be irreparably damaged and I'll never be able to use it again. Fear not, young Padawan. Those of us who regularly use dSLRs can attest that simply having dust or hair fall into your dSLR body will NOT irreparably damage anything, and ...


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Funny question :) but I can see where you're coming from. Yes, it's safe to change the lens! It becomes a very quick process once you've done it a few times. At the same time, don't fret about getting it done in the minimum number of seconds. Some people insist that you should hold the camera with the lens mount facing the ground, but my personal opinion ...


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The problem with almost all the camera packs I've looked at is they are either small day packs or larger packs made by companies with little experience of the ergonomics of a heavy pack. I would rather have a really good trekking pack than some sort of hybrid pack that is painful to carry. My current setup is an Osprey Atmos 50L with an fstop medium shallow ...


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To give you a personal example, I've been using a Canon 30D for about 8 years and it now has an estimated shutter count well over 100 000 (I haven't been keeping perfect track, but I have somewhere around 250 000 images stored with a large number of them being from that camera body). I also have a Canon 5D Mk1 with around 100 000 shutter actuations. The ...


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If your friend is truly referring to photographers that take thousands of images per week, yes they likely will wear out the shutter in about a year or so. Note that the shutter can be replaced for a reasonable cost. Most amateurs don't take thousands of photos a week and even many working pros do not outside of some specific areas such as action and ...


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Few professional photographers actually wear out their cameras. Those who do can easily afford the $300-$400 cost of a new shutter. The real reason photographers replace their cameras so often is that new features and image quality improvements are constantly being implemented rendering older cameras obsolete almost as soon as they are released.


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Nothing gets broken, but the shutter will wear out. If you take a look at DSLR second hand sales (like eBay) you will notice either the seller specifying the shutter count, or someone interested asking about it. As some tutorial websites are saying, shutter count is like the mileage at a car. Digital Photography School The inner workings of a camera ...


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I have discovered that the 60D is not, in fact, weather sealed. At one point I started seeing dust and a small eyelash-like hair inside my viewfinder. I could not get it off even after intense blowing at the mirror. The only incident I had before that was being splashed by a rough sea in a boat in the Philippines. So I found that this needed work on the ...



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