Some of my views to avoid equipment disaster.

posted on 6th of february, 2009

1. Most of the equipment disasters occur on the tripod. So make sure, that the tripod is properly balanced and you have the right tripod.

2. Strictly keep your Camera and other equipment out of reach of children. These are not their toys.

3. While taking shots, we often get involved into the shot and forget about the surroundings. Keep an eye on surroundings as well so that you don't fall or slip or fumble your camera.

4. Always strap the camera around your neck or hand, so that even if camera slips from your hand, you have hold of it.

5. While shooting near water always make sure that you have a tight grip on your camera.

Comments (7)

Comment by Psalm113v9 on February 06, 2009

not to mention the time i was so focused on a family of ducks in the river that I fell walking across the rocks, did not drop the camera but almost broke a few bones. I had the strap wrapped a few times around my arm and i kept it way above the water/rocks. OUCH

Comment by Cmarshall717 on February 06, 2009

Good points. I could add a #6 for you - Be extremely careful changing your battery when walking on a boardwalk over water. LOL! My D70's battery compartment opens down. I was in the process of replacing batteries (stupid me, was holding it down - DUH!) and it slipped out of my hand into the water. There went $50!

Comment by Marpit on February 06, 2009

Very interesting suggestion !!!! :)

Comment by Irisangel on February 06, 2009

This most important of these is without a doubt,
4. Always strap the camera around your neck or hand, so that even if camera slips from your hand, you have hold of it.

I learned that with my very first camera, THE HARD WAY.

Comment by Bradcalkins on February 06, 2009

#4 is a good idea - I caught the neck strap on a chair arm with the camera in my hand (i.e. not using the neck strap). The camera landed on the floor and a pin snapped in my lens making the zoom unusable.

Comment by Creativei on February 06, 2009

valid points

Comment by Vladimirov2009 on February 06, 2009

Good point "."

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