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    hey guys, i just got my hand on a dslr and want some ideas on how to protect it from dust and humidity. cheers

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    if you got alof of equipment get a dry cabi, else you can use a dry box

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    hey guys, i just got my hand on a dslr and want some ideas on how to protect it from dust and humidity. cheers
    If its the K20D you have, then no problems as i can say its weather resistance is pretty much up there with even the Canon 1D.

    Otherwise, the best protection would be those sealed casings for underwater photography.
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    i just got myself a 1000D. well my main purpose is to prolong its life. somemore im taking it to NZ for my hols, so pretty scared of damaging it during my trip. and no im not that advance for underwater shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    i just got myself a 1000D. well my main purpose is to prolong its life. somemore im taking it to NZ for my hols, so pretty scared of damaging it during my trip. and no im not that advance for underwater shooting
    You asked for the best protection, i cant think of anything more airtight that is within the price range of most consumers. With the casing, you can go to humid amazon or dusty sahara without much issues. NZ also has plenty of beautiful beaches and spots for diving. Kinda sad not being able to bring because worried of very fine sand or salt water.



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    The cheapest option would be a transparent water proof bag and rubber bands for just about everything except underwater. Not as elegant but it works.
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    Hello, sleepyboiwang. Firstly a very warm welcome to you.
    For normal use - cameras are generally very tough machines. So are lenses.
    1. Try not to change lenses in dusty environments.
    2. For lenses - just make sure you have your UV filter on as a protection.
    3. Do get a lens hood for the lens to prevent glare, and importantly to reduce directly banging onto the lens should it swing against something.
    4. Clean the external of the lens (not the glass element) and camera with a cloth after every shoot.
    5. Blow, brush and carefully clean your lens front element before and after shoot.
    6. Try to prepare a rain cover for the camera body and lens in case it rains. Do not under-estimate the detrimental effects of rain on the camera.

    My humble suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    hey guys, i just got my hand on a dslr and want some ideas on how to protect it from dust and humidity. cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    i just got myself a 1000D. well my main purpose is to prolong its life. somemore im taking it to NZ for my hols, so pretty scared of damaging it during my trip. and no im not that advance for underwater shooting
    just get a bag with gd cushion.
    another way is to learn how operate it properly. i can't think of other ways to prolong its life.
    if its just for a week or two, u can forget about the humidity thing. camera bags are not air tight anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    i just got myself a 1000D. well my main purpose is to prolong its life. somemore im taking it to NZ for my hols, so pretty scared of damaging it during my trip. and no im not that advance for underwater shooting
    Stop being scared helps most. Knowing is better. Plenty of tips here, but don't forget common sense as:
    - Dust is everywhere. It takes less efforts to remove it then trying to avoid it.
    - Perfect protection: at home, in the box, put into a save, keys forgotten ...
    - Cameras are built to last and withstand the elements, they not made of sugar cotton.
    - Your manual tells you what the camera can take (temperature) - in reality it's even more.
    - People will finally see your pictures, not the camera.
    - With too much protection in mind you are not free to explore new things.
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    thanks for all the advice ppl at least it puts my mind at ease haha. now i just have to worry abt preventing condensation from collecting after alighting from plane

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyboiwang View Post
    thanks for all the advice ppl at least it puts my mind at ease haha. now i just have to worry abt preventing condensation from collecting after alighting from plane
    Huh.....?
    That never worried me leh...
    Now the season in New Zealand is summer. I really don't think the temperature difference between the cabin and the outside NZL air is going to be so drastic that condensation will appear straight away on your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Huh.....?
    That never worried me leh...
    Now the season in New Zealand is summer. I really don't think the temperature difference between the cabin and the outside NZL air is going to be so drastic that condensation will appear straight away on your camera.
    Ditto. I was shooting the moment I got off the plane at Queenstown last summer. Didn't realise any condensation.

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    haha alright then! cheers ppl

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    Default Re: things to get to proctect my dslr

    Things you mind want to consider.

    1. Dry Box/Dry Cabinet (to keep your equipments).
    2. UV filters for lenses.

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