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Old March 4th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Extreme Sports with the H1

Extreme Sports, where there is heat, dust, dirt, mud, cold, and snow. Parts of the world that are 110% humidity, parts that feel like a wind tunnel, and lots of fast action. Anything i should be worried about?
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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Benjamin, I had no trouble with the dirt, dust and heat in Iraq last year. Caution when changing tapes and daily cleaning. I also shot with my XL 1 in West Africa with extreme humidity, no problems except the one time I foolishly left the camera in an air conditioned office then took it outside and tried to shoot right away. The humidity warning came on and shut down the camera.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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if you are likely to be in harsh sun a lot of the time get a small cheap umbrella, the H1's black body looks cool but it gets way too hot to where tape stretching is a concern among other things.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #4
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great, thanks guys. what about changing lenses, dust on the ccd's, how careful should i be when changing lenses?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:59 AM   #5
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If it were me, I would not change lenses in a dusty environment.

Is there some sort of substitute, such as a wide angle lens converter that you can attach on the front of the lens? Or do you need a longer lens?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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well i most definitely would not change a lens next to a track, or anywhere where there is visible dust in the air. Its just that I'm so used to being in very controlled environments, that i don't know how far i can push it. Also I'd rather not use a auxiliary lens.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #7
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We shoot a lot of rough conditions. hot, cold, dusty, muddy every year at the GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) motocross events. These can be 12+ miles of some very rough conditions. It didn't take long to learn that using our Petrol rain cover extended the life of our camera, and not just for the obvious wet conditions but for the dry dusty ones as well. They can be a little more trouble to shoot with but it will be time saved (camera cleaning headache otherwise).

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Old March 7th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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Thanks for the insight Daniel, i have an ewa-marine underwater housing that is flexible plastic, I'll have that with me, i think though I'd rather have a rain cover.

motocross eh? thats where I'm headed later tonight, going' down to Texas for lake Whitney then over to oak hill.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #9
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Pick one up for sure, it will save your camera the abuse of the track.


Off topic but...
You going to shoot anything that you can share? I still have a matted clip from one of the Pro Quad races from 2005 online. It was shot on the XL1s with the 20X off an XL2. http://www.danielpatton.com/lorettal..._FootageR7.wmv

If you get a chance upload something let me know. I prefer shooting races more than any other type of event. I'm looking forward to this year and seeing how well the H1 does for us compared to the XL1s and our HD100.

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