Originally Posted by Kristopher
I was wondering if anybody has experience of the effect of CS gas on film/cameras.
I've worked as a PJ from the late seventies to mid eighties, when riots were en vogue all over Europe, and worse tear gas than today was administered in greater quantities. No tear gas damage ever to film - but a full hit of a water cannon will inundate any camera short of a Nikonos down to the film chamber. Damaged or destroyed gear is not rare, but film damage is only secondary to that.