Jobs for the weekend


Aug 13, 2011
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
Y'know, every Sunday paper has this heading in it's gardening section. Even Monty Don tells you what to do on a Friday night on Gardener's World.

Well, here's one for photographers.

I have had my Billingham Hadley Pro for about 12 years. In that time it - and more especially it's insert - has accompanied me far and wide. I am in the habit of putting the insert into other cheaper "high street" bags from Gap and the like for the purposes of discretion. I even have a leather briefcase into which it fits perfectly; when in Rome, and all that.

Anyway, I'm going snappin' tomorrow and I happened to pull my X-Pro out of the insert (it's currently living in £30 quid's worth of waxed cotton bag from Next - the insert and the Domke shoulder pad combined are worth more than the crummy bag) and I realised it was covered in crud. A quick emptying out and the full extent of the amount of dusty crap that had accumulated was revealed, particularly when I turned the insert inside out. Yuk.

Anyway, 15 minutes work with one of those velcro type clothes brushes and it came up good as new. Net result - my bag is now a milligram or two lighter and my cameras are considerably less dusty.

So, there's your challenge - take a critical look at the inside of your camera bag - then do something about it!

This was a public service information rant on behalf of dust-bunnies everywhere.

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