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Old Jul 22, 2005, 3:06 PM   #1
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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:


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Old Jul 22, 2005, 8:13 PM   #2
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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
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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 .

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Old Jul 23, 2005, 9:50 PM   #4
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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...

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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."

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had a few hours to spare there didn't you? and a nifty roll of dayglow tape too.
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 12:51 AM   #6
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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.

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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.
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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.



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Old Aug 19, 2005, 8:18 AM   #9
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I like and i want some of this tape.



im gonna have to have a go at this.

Just because i like the way it looks
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 3:06 PM   #10
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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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