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Hello, I am going to Kota Kinabalu in late June. Are there any safety precautions for the camera? i heard it is cold at the summit.

I am going for rafting as well, so how can i protect my camera and accessories from getting wet ?

My friend took a portrait with sunrise as the background but turned out that the background was too light, i can't even see the orangish color of sunrise, what happened ?

-- Henry Ng (, May 02, 1999


Was your friend using a compact camera?? If you have a SLR, you can surely have a good result! Meter manually the sky around the sun. Compose, and throw a -1.5 flash to your subject.

-- Raymond Lee (, May 02, 1999.

It was really cold up there, even at the resthouse before the summit! So bring along some spare batteries!.
And it rains often. So better protect your gear for the trek even before you start any rafting. Unless u have the money to get some underwater housing, those cheap trash bag and plastic bag should do the job.

-- Wee Keng Hor (, May 02, 1999.

June is a rainy season to go KK and climb Mt K. If it doesn't rain, there isn't any real need to protect your camera. Of course you have to strapped your camera adequately when you climb. The south peak looks the best. Low summit is so so. The Low's Gully is dark and slides doesn't capture the contrast well against the bright sunrise. A graduated filter will help/

You might want to visit where I did a draft account of my trip in April from the new route Mesilau summit trail.

-- KH (, May 18, 1999.

Hi there! This works for me. I always carry a shower cap(plain & transparent type) with me whenever I'm near water with my equipment. The whole camera can fitted into the shower cap with only the rim of the lens sticking out(Which have a rubber band holding it tightly), its cheap & easily available everywhere. Its FREE too (from the hotel's bathroom). Francis.

-- Francis Lee (, May 19, 1999.

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