I believe not much ppl actually into wildlife photography right? I still remember a friend of mine go and "ba-zhang" his camera and Lens until one fine day his Nikkor Lens got the gaffer thingy got inside it. He wasted quite some money to have his Lens fixed. Till now this story still remain a joke. When I think of gaffer, reminded me of this self owned story.
1. I am a rough user. Therefore certain parts do get scratched more readily than others. So I Gaffer particularly those areas.
2. Look more seasoned, maybe.
3. For the self-perceived delusion that making the camera & lens look old & tattered plus covering up the brand and all shiny words on the body and lens MAY help reduce the risk of theft.
..... yes, even bottom plate dont give chance.....:bsmilie:
Used a little piece of velvet sticky
Gaffering the entire camera like an Egyptian mummy is also not a good idea..... today's cameras are loaded with electronics and fitted with much larger batteries than the old days of film.... Turned On, this generates alot of heat under shooting/recording/viewing conditions.... the body itself acts as a heat sink.... let that heat sink do its work of getting rid of excessive heat.... which prolongs life of said camera...... so dont gaffer too much