Protecting a DSLR While Shooting Paintball
Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:52 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:56 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:08 PM
Well, this may turn out interesting for me then. I'd want a natural control of the camera, but be able to protect it.
I've seen lots of people custom fabricate boxes from sheet metal.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:56 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:52 PM
Both my D3 and D7000 have taken incredible amount of beating with no issues. Yes I'm talking about direct hit left and right.
I would get a rain cover though. Saves time in cleaning.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:59 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:50 PM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:15 AM
I may try a rain cover. I might try Cassidy Sanders' paint case cover as well. Lenses will be covered for sure, and I'm hoping I don't get shot too much. I'll be using a 7D.
You will be shot a lot, trust me. I've been doing it for three years.
And I've been hit a lot in my camera, it works just fine. Something like a 7D is pretty rugged.
Just use a raincover or nothing at all.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:33 AM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:38 PM
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:16 AM
Take it from me, you absolutely don't need anything special for your camera body. i read in another thread you're using a 7D, which is what i shot with, so im speaking from experience.
my personal recommendation:
take your neckstrap off your camera, get a storm jacket for your lens, and keep a hand on your camera while you're shooting. thats what i did my entire photography career with paintball and it worked like a charm.
the problem with putting a big box or case around your camera is 2 fold. 1. you'll find it clumsy and im betting you'll miss quite a few shots. 2nd, and most importantly, you'd look fucking ridiculous.
Edited by Pakistani, 02 June 2013 - 01:17 AM.
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