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by archfotos on Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:29 pm
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Anyone have suggestions for keeping gnats and flying insects away from your lens while filming?  I know DEET is bad for plastics (lens /camera)  

Any ideas very appreciated.

thanks, jeff
 

by signgrap on Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:47 pm
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Not only is DEET bad for Plastics, it works as a very
effective paint remover on just about any type of paint.
If you can figure out a way to keep gnats and flying
insects away from your lens you better patent it
because you'll be able to make $1,000,000 off it.
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by archfotos on Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:14 pm
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could I mount a tree frog to the lens hood :-)
 

by delong1301 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:42 pm
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Try a Thermacell.....they work wonders on skeeters!
 

by EGrav on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:40 pm
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delong1301 wrote:
Try a Thermacell.....they work wonders on skeeters!




but not gnats! (At least that is my experience.)


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by Jens Peermann on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:55 pm
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A drop of honey on the lens hood. That will keep them away from the optics, where you don't want them.
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:28 pm
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Here are some DEET-free products for gnats:

http://www.iremovepest.com/best-gnat-repellent-reviews/

If they are not leaving a mess on your lens, it is probably not necessary to keep them away (unless you are shooting extreme close-ups).

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by Joel Eade on Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:02 am
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