A&P Beating the shit out of my equipment. Let me share.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Wobistdu

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    So I was in the desert for a trip. I'll make this short and sweet.

    Lowepro 350 was with me every day.

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    It poured on me with no rain cover. Outside of bag was soaked as fuck. Inside was dry. I smashed the bag off of rocks/trees 600 times while hiking. It still looks new and all equipment is perfectly fine.

    Not bad for a $120 bag :bowdown:


    My D90 got rained on worse than I'd like it too :noes:. I don't mind drizzle, but it was almost pouring. Finally put it away when it was totally soaked. Works fine. :bowdown:


    My polarizer was covered in rain/mud/piss/semen (well 2 out of the 4, i mean it wasn't even muddy :rofl:) and it took all pics fine. Wiped with cloth, came home and it looked fucking nasty. Few squirts of lens cleaner and cloth and it is perfectly clean and looks new.

    I think I'm finally past the point of caring so much about equipment. It takes a beating.


    With that said, do they make anything to easily store a filter in your pocket? I found myself taking the polarizer off and on during the day. I had a soft fleece which I threw it in, but I won't always have that. Do they make a nice holder that you can put it in and then in your jeans pocket?
     
  2. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    they make filter pouches, from 1 to multiple

    mine are in some tiffen ones
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    awwww snap i need to find them. would be convenient
     
  4. Heinzanova

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    aawweee you are all grown up now, and finally realize it is only a camera...
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    tools for the job... you dont even want to know what i do to my gear
     
  6. Bukka

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    Using the battery grip of your camera to bash out left over glass so a model can place her hand there is always fun.
    The look on their face is also worth a lulz.
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    That's considered beating the shit out of your gear?

    Nice AV :rofl:
     
  8. derekOT

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    nice avatar!
    I thought Mir would catch Carwin too
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    please give explicit examples so i can fap to

    lol wow
     
  10. BBB

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    does this one have a spot for your laptop?

    I need a new bag
     
  11. ok_computer

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    as crazy as you treat your gear, I'm betting mine's worse :o

    Shit's bonkers brah hahaha
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    Yes
     
  13. Cesium

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    My newest purchased camera looks like it's been to hell and back. I plan on treating it the same as it has its whole life; tough love.

    Eventually you just stop caring. It's a good point to get past.
     
  14. Bukka

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    If the body can take it, why not? :big grin:
    do what it takes to get that shot!
    Unfortunately for me, I ended up not being happy with the shots from it. :wtc:
     
  15. BBB

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    will it fit a 17" laptop?
     
  16. ok_computer

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    hah! This is awesome, I used my 70-200 yesterday to put 7 nails through some drywall :rofl:
     
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    :eek3: no way!
    thing is a tank f'real.

    I want the story to this!
    NAO!
     
  18. derekOT

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    even with your 200-400?
     
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    Uhh, I was hanging things, and all the nails to hang this up:

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    I pounded in with my 70-200.

    This is the front of my 70-200, scratched all to shit:

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    My Sigma 10-20 front is so bent up that you can't put a filter in it anymore :wtc:
     
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    shit's too heavy and awkward too lift :o

    and I'm too lazy to take off the monopod :o
     
  21. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Fuuuuuuu! he was my BJJ coach for a bit, and i like the guy. Who is always cool when i see him.

    im still sad to see him lose. But Carwin is a effin beast
     
  22. derekOT

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    huge perk of living in vegas is all the great bjj training. Itd be so cool training with Drysdale or Laimon. But I wonder if those guys ever really even show up to class. plus it seems pretty pricey over there.
     
  23. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Yes Laimon does. Drysdale occasionally.

    I hope to switch over to Wand's gym here shortly
     
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    shit dude!
    ice bath after every training session
    and you can only lift weights with a snorkel on
     
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