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    Default Slippery camera, buttery fingers

    I'm on my second digital camera, having dropped my first camera on the road, on the dyke, and finally on the sidewalk. My new camera (Canon Powershot S50) is even smoother. I usually have the cord around my neck but was wondering if I could apply something to the camera surface to give it some grip?

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    perhaps some gaffer tape. but a roll is not cheap. try the buy and sell section.

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    Antifruit, i think if he gaffer, drop even more often.

    i suggest he go buy some 3m texture tape, those with rubber kind, and paste over to create more texture. or those 3m mini studs,

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    See if got Silicon cover?? silicon is quite sticky..

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    buy table tenis rubber surface.. pimpled surface very cheap only.. confirm got grip 'gao gao' ah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    See if got Silicon cover?? silicon is quite sticky..
    doublesided tape better... can also keep the sensor clean cos the dust all stick to the tape...

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    How about that camera grip that somebody was selling in the B&S section?

    The one with the velcro strap that secures the camera to the hand....


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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    buy table tenis rubber surface.. pimpled surface very cheap only.. confirm got grip 'gao gao' ah..
    Our ang moh friend may not understand your Singlish

    Can also try to stick on some of those self-adhesive "bumpers" onto the grip of the camera to improve grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    doublesided tape better... can also keep the sensor clean cos the dust all stick to the tape...
    Might as well super glue to the hand Sure won't slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Might as well super glue to the hand Sure won't slip.
    u so bad... superglue dry fast leh...

    psst.. try epoxy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Our ang moh friend may not understand your Singlish

    Can also try to stick on some of those self-adhesive "bumpers" onto the grip of the camera to improve grip.
    I'm sorry. I must apologise profusely for this lack of demeanor. I do lose myself when I get too carried away. Allow me to rephrase my earlier statement.

    I was trying to recommend using a table-tennis bat replacement rubber surfaced. More exact, the pimpled-surface. Where the entire surface is covered uniformly with tiny rubber studs. These costs cheaply for a square piece in most sports shops for less than $10(SGD). You will find the grip more than sufficient for your purpose.
    Last edited by yanyewkay; 9th January 2007 at 11:57 AM. Reason: grammar errors

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    I'm sorry. I must apologise profusely for this lack of demeanor. I do lose myself when I get too carried away. Allow me to rephrase my earlier statement.

    I was trying to recommend using a table-tennis bat replacement rubber surfaced. More exact, the pimpled-surface. Where the entire surface is covered by uniformly with tiny rubber studs. These costs cheaply for a square piece in most sports shops for less than $10(SGD). You will find the grip more than sufficient for your purpose.
    the last post you talk like an Ah Beng, now you sound like a laywer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC Klutz View Post
    I'm on my second digital camera, having dropped my first camera on the road, on the dyke, and finally on the sidewalk. My new camera (Canon Powershot S50) is even smoother. I usually have the cord around my neck but was wondering if I could apply something to the camera surface to give it some grip?

    Camera Klutz
    Try the small pieces of anti-slip stickers that are being sold on the market for mobile phones. Those come in various sizes and clours. You might find a colour that suits your camera.

    Have seen them available in the shops in Funan IT Mall (In Singapore).
    Last edited by Adiemus; 9th January 2007 at 11:58 AM.

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    Some good suggestions from my first post.
    I appreciate the helpful ideas.

    Ken

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    i gaffered my powershot a530 grip area. not a drastic improvement but much better than having the slippery grip anyway in the first place

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    Default Re: Slippery camera, buttery fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by PC Klutz View Post
    Some good suggestions from my first post.
    I appreciate the helpful ideas.

    Ken
    Ken can also understand Singlish leh.

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    Default Hockey Stick Tape

    I just applied Hockey Stick Tape strips to my camera and it seems to work very well. It is black and not very noticeable, has a coarse cloth texture. I think it will stick well to the very shiny surface.

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