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p.3 #1 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


jcolwell wrote:
Unless, maybe, it's a smokin' hot 1DX (from a non-smoking household).



haha, good one.



Feb 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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p.3 #2 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


That has been about gears, what about you, your body next to the smoker?
Few years back I was going shooting with a smoking friend in his car. he was a heavy smoker, but never when in the car with me. It was winter, one couldn't open the window while driving.
I got smelly and really sick for a week and more. Some time later, this friend wanted to go shooting with me again, right away I said: no way. What? he asked. So I told him the brutal truth.
It was beneficial to him. I think he quit.



Feb 17, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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p.3 #3 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


Cigarette smoke is so insidiously invasive: on picture frames from (with tightly sealed backings) from smoking environments that I would disassemble, it would be all over the *inner* surface of the glass, having permeated along the tight seams of the picture frame.


May 28, 2013 at 04:57 AM
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p.3 #4 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


I've not seen any FM B&S listings disclosing weed residue or beer may have graced said gear, only cigarettes. Also gear used for porn may have nasty biologicals residing within nooks and crannies...


May 28, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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p.3 #5 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


Essentially what it does to everything. Solid nicotine forms on everything it comes in contact with. in my early days in aircraft maintenance when smoking was allowed on commercial aircraft we would change and average 2-3 pressurization outflow valves a month. these would be caked with solid nicotine adhering to the mechanism and causing early failure (in addition you wore rubber gloves doing it as that substance was potentially poisonous from skin contact). after the airlines no smoking policies went into effect the failures rapidly dropped to minimal. these days it is a rare event to have to change them at all.


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p.3 #6 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


Hmm - smoking in an enclosed metal box with 200 other people getting to share your smoke whether they like it or not. I always felt it was just bloody rude to smoke on planes, and more than welcomed the ban. I didn't realise there were engineering considerations too.


Jun 01, 2013 at 07:00 AM
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p.3 #7 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


more then just that. that was just one of the more obvious results.


Jun 01, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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p.3 #8 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


hahahaha my favorite thing about this thread is finding the smokers!





Jun 03, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.3 #9 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


I don't know if this is related but my ex brother in law who was a computer technician always told me he could tell right away when the computer he had to clean came from a smoker's environment. Besides the obvious bad smell he explained that the usual dust was then a big pile of grimy gunk, much harder (sometimes impossible) to clean. The usual dust blowing and vacuuming not being enough to get rid of this much more resilient grimy dust. I know cameras a more tightly sealed than a computer where the mother board and components are more exposed to ambient air, but still it is never a perfect seal and the other equipment such as flash heads are certainly prone to have the same exposure as a computer if used in a smoking environment.

Smoking is bad !



Jun 03, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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p.3 #10 · What does smoking do to camera gear?


ISO1600 wrote:
hahahaha my favorite thing about this thread is finding the smokers!


Well I guess you found one. Well. Ex smoker that is. As an ex smoker I am not militant regarding those that do.
I did have a recent encounter with a camera that was owned by someone that smoked in their house as well as their car. ( Something I never did). I sold a camera for a friend of mine. ( Heavy smoker ) to a relative. The camera and box smelled so bad I had to leave the box out of the deal. I had to put the camera in a Ziplock bag with a sheet of Bounce for about two weeks. That was after I had cleaned it.
There is no doubt that all that tar and residue just plain sticks to what ever it comes in contact with. I was a pack a day smoker and it was actually unpleasant for me to put that camera next to my face.
BTW that box is still in my workshop and it still reaks.

Ex Smoker.

Al



Jun 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM
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