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Re: [TCML] top load and photography (tripod grounding)

If one was concerned about their camera, could they not build a screen 
Faraday cage around it (holes for the lens, tripod, and trigger)?  I've 
never had any problems myself, but I've never used an expensive camera 
either.  Just my two cents.

Scott Bogard.

Peter Terren wrote:
> That was me. I do it because I was sometimes getting a little tingle 
> when I touched the camera when I am standing behind it suggesting the 
> camera is above earth potential. I don't want that voltage sparking 
> onto the screen or eyepiece or plastic on button which could damage 
> the camera.
> If you are trying to avoid "unseen leaders" then you are expecting the 
> camera to be floating at many thousands of volts. Not safe at all.
> Secondly, if there was a camera strike while I was holding the camera 
> (I don't get that close), then I would be protected and not the path 
> to ground.
> I stand by my decision to earth the tripod.
> Peter
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "bartb" 
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [TCML] top load and photography
>> Hi Matt,
> .. Regarding this thread, I
>> think I read someone grounding the tripod? That's probably the last 
>> thing I would do for the same reasons for not grounding my body. I'm 
>> not sure I understood that post correctly as I wasn't paying close 
>> attention, but I certainly would not ground the camera or what it's 
>> sitting on (or anything near it). We don't want to issue unseen 
>> leaders shortening the physical distance between coil and camera. IMHO.
>> Take care,
>> Bart
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