Monday, September 24, 2012

Wet Enough For You?




The small hiatus in the blogstream this last weekend was caused by the whether - whether or not I could find the dongle - and by the weather. In the first case, no, and in the second case, a great deal of yes.

Went to Busselton. Saw the Busselton Camera Club at their weekend conference. It rained. It hailed. It blew. No volcanic eruption, but that was probably because the volcano got wet. I was largely indifferent to the downpour as I was inside and the camera club members were out walking through the bush and along the seashore, but fortunately I included a product in the trade table that sold very well.

The Op/Tec Rainsleeve protectors come two to a packet and feature a clear flexible PVC bag with a drawstring at the front to snuggle up to the rim of your lens and a small hole in the back to allow the eyepiece of your DSLR to poke out. Your hand fits in the bottom of the tube to let you control the camera. The rest of you may be soaked but your camera and right hand will be dry!

There are other rain protectors on the market made by other firms but this is one of those quick-use emergency products that is a real life saver for outdoors photographers. Keep one in your camera bag to stave off disaster.

Of course none of the above applies to the lady who exhibited her photos taken at the Busselton jetty. She can get as wet as she likes and so can her camera because she has them in underwater housings...that cost as much as the camera. But her colour photographs of nudibranchs were stunning.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous JustDeals said...

Plz tell me some tips about how I can manage my blog like you are managing. I’m really impressed by your style of blogging.

September 24, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Camera Electronic said...

Well, to tell a story, you've got to have a story to tell. SOunds like a fatuous statement, but it is true. The mechanics of the blog seem to be fairly simple - my IT advisor showed me how to make a new post and how to find images to put at the head of the text. I can also insert them in the body, and I think it might be possible to make a better layout than at present - with images off-center as well as just plonked down there in the middle. Whatever, I search in our shop each day for new items to write about, and if there are no new products, I take a basic premise of photography and write about that.

Occasionally I go off at a tangent but as long as it is photographically related, it seems to work. The great part about it is it lets me reach a wider audience than just over a shop counter. Thanks for reading - please continue...

September 25, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

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The small hiatus in the blogstream this last weekend was caused by the whether - whether or not I could find the dongle - and by the weather. In the first case, no, and in the second case, a great deal of yes.

Went to Busselton. Saw the Busselton Camera Club at their weekend conference. It rained. It hailed. It blew. No volcanic eruption, but that was probably because the volcano got wet. I was largely indifferent to the downpour as I was inside and the camera club members were out walking through the bush and along the seashore, but fortunately I included a product in the trade table that sold very well.

The Op/Tec Rainsleeve protectors come two to a packet and feature a clear flexible PVC bag with a drawstring at the front to snuggle up to the rim of your lens and a small hole in the back to allow the eyepiece of your DSLR to poke out. Your hand fits in the bottom of the tube to let you control the camera. The rest of you may be soaked but your camera and right hand will be dry!

There are other rain protectors on the market made by other firms but this is one of those quick-use emergency products that is a real life saver for outdoors photographers. Keep one in your camera bag to stave off disaster.

Of course none of the above applies to the lady who exhibited her photos taken at the Busselton jetty. She can get as wet as she likes and so can her camera because she has them in underwater housings...that cost as much as the camera. But her colour photographs of nudibranchs were stunning.

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