That reminds me of the Woody Allen quote answering the question, did he think sex was dirty? Only if done correctly.
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
OP – as a 10 year burner who as part of his job is trained to solve all manner of other burner's problems (and tag cameras), I have seen all manner of photographic tool used succesfully, and artistically, from D to LF. Silver prints are processed on the playa and I have seen collodion done right on the Esplanade. A lot of people there, despite their outward appearance, have money to burn. I once saw a guy load his Mamiya 7II in a whiteout dust storm (). He didn't care. That's the crux of the issue, if you don't particularly care about the life of your tools you can use whatever floats your artistic boat. I suppose film cameras, cleaned afterwards, fare better than D, in that regard. Taping doesn't keep the wind driven loess out (well, more or less ). Sealed, underwater housings work well, if left unopened. But if/when you decide to reload, there WILL be dust in the air, and it WILL get into your camera, unless it has rained enough to wet the playa completely, and for but a few hours afterward. Waterproof D P&S also work well. If it were me, and it's not, since photography ain't my thing while I'm out there, I'd take take my GoPro, or find a cheap now out of date older model, which is about as non complicated a (sealed) P&S as you can get, shooting video and still. But, if I were jonesing for 120, as you apparently are, why not just use a Holga? Tape it and toss it. It's all be done before, anyway – including the debauchery. )º(
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