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Thread: cameras in the shop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Topeka KS

    cameras in the shop

    not sure where to ask this question but this seemed like a good place

    im curious how you guys keep dust from getting into your cameras when you have them in the shop? especially during a project?

    in the past ive taken pics in the shop and always found dust spots in the pictures from it getting on the lense. and with my old camera, even INSIDE the lense! i kept the camera covered in the case until time to take the picture but still managed to get dust spots. you guys have any tips? i dont want to mess up my camera with dust getting inside of it like my last one
    Als ik kan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    I don't keep my camera in the shop.

    I bring it in when I want to take a shot, and then take it out again.

    Do you have a Dust Collector and/or an Ambient Air cleaner? I do, and maybe that is why I've never had any issues with this.

    But also, I usually DON'T stop in the middle of a procedure to snap a shot. I usually take pictures at a time when I am NOT woodworking, so maybe by then any remaining dust has settled out.

    Time will tell.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Monroe, MI
    I have a dedicated camera for the shop which I inherited from my mom after we got her a new one for Christmas. Plus, I keep that in the office I have out in my shop when I'm not using it which stays reasonably clean. Like Art, I usually don't stop to take pictures, but take them at the end of a day of significant progress.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie
    Get you a waterproof box for use on a boat. Or something similar and keep it in there.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I use my cell phone camera, it takes good enough pics for the web
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
    I don't keep the camera in the's my wifes and she would kill me if something happened to it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I use my cell phone mostly. It's in my pocket almost all the time, so can pull it out anytime I feel a shot is needed.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I bring the camera in, take the shots I want and take it back out.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Ditto what Art, Ken & Glenn said, the camera lives in the house.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I have a little Casio Exlim that fits in my back pocket handily. I usually use that one for progress shots, but it doesn't stay in the shop. If I'm taking more than just snapshots, I'll grab my Nikon, but I don't leave it sitting in the shop. I can set it down easily in the laundry room (next door to the shop) so it's out of the dust but close at hand.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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