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    Default Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    Hi,

    I have some concerns about using gaffer tapes on cameras and lenses, perhaps those with experience in using them can give me some advice.

    1)main concern is will it remove or peel paint and/or print/markings on the lens and body when removing the tape even after leaving the tape on for long periods (say more than a yr)?

    2)will it leave any residue (a little is fine i guess) even when used under sunny conditions often?


    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    All depends on brand...A decent brand is worth investing in.i heard apollo brand tape is good.MO section has ppl selling this.if u want cheap...use toilet paper and glue(kidding)

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    Default Re: Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    Even using Apollo tapes, it is advisable to replace tape once every half a year at most.

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    Default Re: Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    It depends on the lens finishing and the brand of the gaffer tape.

    I normally renew the gaffer every 3 - 6 months, so this alleviates the stickiness issue and it's normally cleared pretty fast (just rub a little with your finger)

    Some finishing which is NOT so good, may get the paintwork removed (according to some reviews by others)
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    Default Re: Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    Not advisble for older cams and lenses like Nikon F401, F801, AF35-70mm f3.3-4.5 etc. Their finishing will peel off.

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    Default Re: Some questions on using gaffer tapes

    Not advisable on certain models of Sigma lenses too. YMMV.

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