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RE: [TCML] top load and photography

With cameras, digital or otherwise, I think that if a distance is safe for you to not be struck, it's also safe for the camera you're holding.

Regards, Gary Lau

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> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Neal Namowicz
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:47 PM
> To: Tesla list
> Subject: [TCML] top load and photography
> I didn't want to go off on too many different tangents with my last email, but
> speaking of various top loads, I thought some might be interested in one
> inparticular that I have. It's a disc made out of two pieces of heavy gauge copper.
> The round pieces were curved around the edges and very nicely welded together,
> giving a clean breakout edge all around. It's 14" across and 1" deep. As I said, I
> don't know the gauge of copper, but it weighs about 7 pounds. I didn't build it, I
> found it on ebay a few years ago.
> I have a question about photography, obviously about taking pictures of coils in
> action. I've seen plenty of others do it, but I thought I'd ask y'all about it first before I
> fry my camera. I wasn't concerned back when I was using an old film camera, but
> now I have a digital Canon Rebel. What kind of concerns should I have when
> shooting around an operating coil? I'd like to be fairly close (actually, in my
> basement, I don't have much of an option). Is 6 to 8 feet a comfortable enough
> distance? Thanks in advance,
> Neal.
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