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Side-topic. Shooting Holi [1] without putting your camera in an airtight sealed enclosure is a good way to ruin your equipment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gea...




If the dust is that invasive into nominally sealed lenses, I really wouldn't want to be breathing the stuff.

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depending on the size and make up of the particulate our bodies are actually pretty damn good with removing most particulate, additionally because it is not a regular exposure it is now a smaller risk

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Given that that article says that the supposedly-sealed lenses were also vulnerable, do you have advice on how one would successfully enclose a lens to protect it from the dust?

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You can buy underwater / splash bags for cameras that are basically very thick zip-lock bags. They're much cheaper and lighter than a true (rigid) underwater photography enclosure, but they're basically airtight above water and will keep the dust off your gear. You won't be able to change lenses, however, and zooming might be difficult or impossible, so you'd probably be limited to just putting on a 24mm lens and shooting that all the time.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547694-REG/DiCAPac_WPS...

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There are underwater rigs for cameras that would no doubt work, although they depend on floatation to make it manoeuvrable.

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There is waterproof casing (I mean for diving, not spray water), - I would hope that's enough? I don't know for sure though, so please don't take my word for it.

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Thanks, I was wondering where all the white people in the pictures came from.

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You must be fun at coloured powder throwing parties...

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Ruining your camera isn't especially fun either.

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In most cases, the lenses are the expensive part of the camera kit as well.

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Even just seeing the images of those lenses hurt a little. I'm glad for the heads up, really.

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