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bradg Jul 22, 2005 2:06 PM

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I shoot a lot of sports, along with 5 other shooters in this very small town who use the exact same equipment I do. Every once in a while I drop something like a flash card, or a battery, I even dropped a flash once while I was digging through my bag. At basketball games, 3 of us use PocketWizards, Superclamps, and Sb-80dx's to light the court, at the end of the game, we always had a problem of telling whos flash was whos. The way we dealt with this was putting a little label with our name and phone number on everything.

Well, the other day I was surfing the Internet, and I found this BRIGHT fluorescent yellow gaffer's tape, so I ordered it and wrapped it around EVERYTHING I had. Now, you can spot my gear a mile away, and if I drop something, I can spot it right away in the grass. This stuff looks like its glowing, but it's not reflective.

If you shoot sports with other shooters, this is a great idea. (I think.)

Here are a couple pieces:


Brad


KCan Jul 22, 2005 7:13 PM

bradg wrote:
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If you shoot sports with other shooters, this is a great idea. (I think.)


as long as the other shooters don't read Steve forums :G:G:G

Stevekin Jul 23, 2005 1:16 PM

bradg wrote:
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Every once in a while I drop something like a flash, or a battery, I even dropped a flash once while I was digging through my bag.


Good idea Brad, looks good too. But don't you think you should have put the bubble wrap on first ;).

Stevekin.

bradg Jul 23, 2005 8:50 PM

KCan, well, I would hope they would be smart enough to usedifferent colored tape. ;)

SteveKin, lol, the tape makes it easy to see in the grass...

bradg wrote:
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Every once in a while I drop something like a flash, or a battery, I even dropped a flash once while I was digging through my bag.

That should say " Every once in a while I drop something like a flash CARD, or a battery, I even dropped a flash once while I was digging through my bag."

Brad

sjms Jul 23, 2005 11:10 PM

had a few hours to spare there didn't you? and a nifty roll of dayglow tape too.

bradg Jul 23, 2005 11:51 PM

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had a few hours to spare there didn't you?
Actually, it only took about 30 minutes, in total, I wrapped close to 120 things in tape.

Brad

sjms Jul 23, 2005 11:57 PM

you can shoot with me anytime. i try to blend in and keep a lower profile and your lit up like a neon sign. that way they will keep their eyes on you and not me. my gear is ID'd but not quite so, soboldly.

bradg Jul 24, 2005 1:11 PM

You might want to check this out:

http://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies.co.uk/lens.htm

:)


My way, I don't get run over by a player, and it's good advertising.



Brad

mikeadams1985 Aug 19, 2005 7:18 AM

I like and i want some of this tape. :D



im gonna have to have a go at this.

Just because i like the way it looks :)

jimjomac Sep 30, 2005 2:06 PM

After being robbed ofan X-700, a digital Elph, a Swiss Army Knife and a wallet on the subway in Mexico City in January,we now also try to blend in. Last month in Guadalajara (a vastly safer city), I had the new 7D attached to my body with stainless steel wire, and I kept trying to cover it with plastic bags when not shooting, to try to avoid looking like a rich gringo. No trouble, but I could tell when people noticed the fancy gear - made us a little uncomfortable. Probably the only real solution is to use P&S cams, if you can stand the optics. Or not go places where there are thieves!


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