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Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:07:49 PM »
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Roger at LensRentals has posted a warning about the color bombs used at some running events:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water

He says they will consider damage done to rental equipment at such events as negligent use of equipment.
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Color Bombs Kill Cameras
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 05:29:22 PM »
Good stuff to know.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 06:22:56 PM »
A colour bomb? Shame the article does not bother to explain what they are. I have never heard of such a thing. Off to google.......
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 06:27:35 PM »
A colour bomb? Shame the article does not bother to explain what they are. I have never heard of such a thing. Off to google.......

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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »
I am not surprised.    Don't treat rental equipment any different than if you owned it

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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 08:30:50 PM »
I am not surprised.    Don't treat rental equipment any different than if you owned it

This is why insurance is an important thing to have. That and I always get the insurance waiver thingie when I rent from LensRentals. Although I don't think I'd go to something like that, at least I have some peace of mind in case life happens. And he's honoring the people who paid it, although going forward he's not going to after this.
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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »
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It's a shame it's so hazardous to the camera and lens, looks like a really photogenic event.  Maybe my old G10 in the underwater case might survive...

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 10:52:41 PM »
Another reason not to shoot at the Holi Festival with my dslr, iphone works just fine.

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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 11:30:55 PM »
Bring the gopro!
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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 12:05:08 AM »
I have a lot of respect for Lensrentals, but this issue is not as bad as it is made out to be. I have shot numerous events like this and NEVER had an issue. Use a TTP (or whatever brand you prefer) rain cover and you won't have any issues.

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 12:14:56 AM »
WTB some color bombed lenses, on the cheap!

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 12:21:47 AM »
I love CR, including the forum. Always something new to learn. Thanks distant.star and Roger Cicala for alerting us to this potential disaster. Will definitely be more alert to my surroundings in the future, whether with my equipment or someone elses.

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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 12:39:27 AM »
I am not surprised.    Don't treat rental equipment any different than if you owned it
I agree. I am sure this will become popular where I live in 12 months so I know not to join such festivus.
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 12:41:07 AM »
That video ad shows a famous festival in India. Have Americans (guess lensrentals is US?) started doing the same thing at runs? Amazed the local councils have not banned it. Must make an awful mess, and it is not exactly a tradition.
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Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 12:45:37 AM »
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Roger at LensRentals has posted a warning about the color bombs used at some running events:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water

He says they will consider damage done to rental equipment at such events as negligent use of equipment.

jeez!
I've never seen those and hope I never do.

And man can sticky micro-particles be good for the lungs? Tossing them at runners of all things too???? stupidity

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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 12:45:37 AM »