How to gaffer tape?


RhysCheng

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Can anyone share some tips and methods on how to gaffer tape a camera and lenses?

Thanks in advance.
 

RhysCheng

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Zeisser said:
Er excuse my ignorance but why gaffer tape the camera and lens:confused:
i use it to prevent scratches. also it keeps low-profile when i go 3rd-world country.
personal preferences.
 

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allenleonhart said:
no i mean seriously. just tear and stick. thats what i'm planning to do for my x100. i'll upload some pics when i'm done tmr.
bro, im not being sacarstic. LOL. i thot there was a specific way of doing it. but realli, tks:)
 

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bro, im not being sacarstic. LOL. i thot there was a specific way of doing it. but realli, tks:)
as far as i know... not any. last i touched a gaffer tape, it was a small piece given to me by francis747, to cover my eyepiece while shooting IR. just tear and stick lor
 

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RhysCheng said:
Can anyone share some tips and methods on how to gaffer tape a camera and lenses?

Thanks in advance.
Whatever you do don't tape the rubber parts. Sticky residue will stay on rubber parts.
 

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RhysCheng said:
i use it to prevent scratches. also it keeps low-profile when i go 3rd-world country.
personal preferences.
Just tape the glaring brands. I will also tape down the hotshoe because I don't use it when travelling.

I tape before a trip and remove right after the trip. If ugly best... even more low profile. I also tape off the pop up flash to improve rain resistance. Of course I use water resistant gaffer. Not the standard ones.
 

RhysCheng

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As promised. Hehe
wow!:D nice job bro! clean and neat. cant realli see the gaffer tape. thanks for sharing!:)
 

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and the back view!



i just overlapped many small pieces. not so much bothered about the aesthetics... its my intention to make it look as old and worn as possible.

got a few comments at the market, saying i was using a very old film camera. most ppl probably thought i was a hippy or something, and let me shoot without any issues

i touched up the eyepiece area already though. but not shown in this pic
 

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and the back view!

i just overlapped many small pieces. not so much bothered about the aesthetics... its my intention to make it look as old and worn as possible.

got a few comments at the market, saying i was using a very old film camera. most ppl probably thought i was a hippy or something, and let me shoot without any issues

i touched up the eyepiece area already though. but not shown in this pic
sweet! seems like gaffer tape did its job:)
hope i can achieve same results as u when i gaffer my 5d. although i know it wont be as successful.
thanks bro. u have been a great help:)
 

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RhysCheng said:
sweet! seems like gaffer tape did its job:)
hope i can achieve same results as u when i gaffer my 5d. although i know it wont be as successful.
thanks bro. u have been a great help:)
A dslr will look big. So still be careful out there.
 

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anyone knows where to get small amounts of white gaffer tape at the lowest price?

it usually comes in huge bundles and i'd never be able to finish it.
 

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Gaffer tapes come mainly in black.
Just wondering if you can substitute it with white plaster tapes you find in the pharmacy?
 

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Gaffer tapes come mainly in black.
Just wondering if you can substitute it with white plaster tapes you find in the pharmacy?
Gaffer tape comes in many colors actually... I am looking at a white roll infront of me now. ;)
 

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