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K1W1
10-28-2008, 04:35 AM
This is how the Pros look after their gear. If I treat mine like this will I take better photos?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/423811934_4727fc050f_b.jpg

(BTW. I notice that no Nikon gear has been abandoned by it's owner. I guess Nikon owners must be happy with the photos they get from their equipment.)

:D:D

Note to Tori. This was taken with my Sigma 70-300.

Rooz
10-28-2008, 04:42 AM
lol they are all like that. careless bastards.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-28-2008, 05:07 AM
I guess there's not much chance of him putting that lens at F22 and looking at all the dust spots he's introduced.

Rooz
10-28-2008, 05:11 AM
have you ever tried that DPR ? i did it today. not pretty. lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-28-2008, 05:19 AM
I've got my release set to "only release when focussed" so it didn't take the picture and I couldn't be bothered re-learning how to change that setting.

I'll just live with the dust for a while and put off the inevitable cleaning now that I change lenses a bit.

bascom
10-28-2008, 07:36 AM
I guess there's not much chance of him putting that lens at F22 and looking at all the dust spots he's introduced.
I'm trying to learn dSLR lens changing and cleaning. What is this guy doing wrong? Why would he introduce dust spots?

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-29-2008, 01:28 AM
Look at the big telephoto on the monopod ($5,000-$10,000) carelessly resting on the ground. You can see the silver focus ring or whatever it's called so no rear lens cap. When it goes on cam all that dust will be inside the body.

When you change lenses don't you do it as quickly and as cleanly as possible unlike him.

theMadHatter
10-29-2008, 06:43 AM
Look at the big telephoto on the monopod ($5,000-$10,000) carelessly resting on the ground. You can see the silver focus ring or whatever it's called so no rear lens cap. When it goes on cam all that dust will be inside the body.

When you change lenses don't you do it as quickly and as cleanly as possible unlike him.

It looks like the resting on the ground, has a body attached. The one leaning against his bag is the one that's exposed.

Just my 2 ;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-29-2008, 07:09 AM
Bascom I've looked again with a fresh eye.
You're right, I'm wrong. I assume he's changing from that honker of a lens to that little one in his hand. So he's probably about to put the lens cap on the big lens.

Camerajunkie
10-29-2008, 09:08 AM
I need someone to follow me around and carry all my crap.

K1W1
10-29-2008, 03:21 PM
So he's probably about to put the lens cap on the big lens.

They don't bother with lens caps. They also don't care whether multi thousand dollar lenses get bashed around.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/422867221_b8e48bcfa5_b.jpg

Rooz
10-29-2008, 04:49 PM
i was about to say the same thing rich. lens caps are rarey on for sports guys. and when you think about it, how could they be ? timing and speed is everything for these guys so taking a cap on/ off etc is not really viable.

SpecialK
10-29-2008, 08:01 PM
lens caps are rarey on for sports guys. and when you think about it, how could they be ? timing and speed is everything for these guys so taking a cap on/ off etc is not really viable.

And where would you keep the Frisbees when not in use? It looks like a semi-protective rubber rim around the front of the hood, or is it just paint?