Some of my views to avoid equipment disaster.

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.

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February 06, 2009

Psalm113v9

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

February 06, 2009

Cmarshall717

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!

February 06, 2009

Marpit

Very interesting suggestion !!!! :)

February 06, 2009

Irisangel

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.

February 06, 2009

Bradcalkins

#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.

February 06, 2009

Creativei

valid points

February 06, 2009

Vladimirov2009

Good point "."

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