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Offline retrika7

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Caving Photography
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:33:05 am »
 :) Hiya folks.

Only a week to go on first trip.

I'm a very keen photographer. I do have waterproof & shockproof camera. Its a genius machine. No protection needed at all. Thank God.

The deepest and darkest I've ever shot was...tower of London crypts. I was very lucky to do this indeed. It had no lighting at all. Only at the works entrance. Helmets and lamps order of the day.

Any of you guyz into caving photography ?

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 10:45:42 am »
Look under Forum / Technical Forums / Film & Photography.

Offline retrika7

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 10:58:14 am »
 :) Sorry thanks again.

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 11:07:53 am »
Whilst tough cameras are great for general purpose underground snaps and more...be wary of scratching the lens, it's easily done when you keep it in a gritty oversuit pocket or bouncing round in a Daren Drum with some bolts!

I say this because I gouged a chunk out of mine on it's first trip, lesson learnt.

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 12:16:35 pm »
Whilst tough cameras are great for general purpose underground snaps and more...be wary of scratching the lens, it's easily done when you keep it in a gritty oversuit pocket or bouncing round in a Daren Drum with some bolts!

I say this because I gouged a chunk out of mine on it's first trip, lesson learnt.

I'll second that. I now keep mine in a neoprene case in my inner oversuit pocket. However, I think the biggest danger to the lens is from wiping it with a contaminated cloth or finger and my TG-4 now sports a few scratches that I think will need some attention from Olympus.

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 12:37:01 pm »
However, I think the biggest danger to the lens is from wiping it with a contaminated cloth...

Yep, a gritty wet buff did mine in!

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 04:05:47 pm »
 :) Thanks for info Guyz.....Got me a Neoprene Case.
Point taken.

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Re: Caving Photography
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 08:11:03 pm »
However, I think the biggest danger to the lens is from wiping it with a contaminated cloth...

Yep, a gritty wet buff did mine in!

Sounds like a common problem.
I now carry small squares of kitchen roll in a resealable bag. A quick squirt of water or swirl in a stream then dry with a bit of kitchen towel.