Use and abuse, but still 100% functional.


K10D

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 03:35
Spotted this on another site that also linked to the Flickr image.
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The owner said;


“That was from one of my avian photography sorties. I use a floating blind to take photos of water birds but the water level that day was very low so I had to crawl it out in the mud to get the photos that I want. I was constantly pouring water on the LCD to take away the mud so I can view my photos. The lens installed on the body is a Nikkor 500 f/4 VR. After the shoot I cleaned the camera and placed it in my dry cabinet. It still works flawlessly: all seals worked, not a single grime inside the camera."


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snappychappy

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 07:04
Couldn't treat my gear that way, and too risk a lens of that price.
My piccies.

karma mechanic

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 10:10
How does the camera get that muddy without getting it on the front of the lens at all? Maybe just from his hands?
My own website is www.richardgaddphotography.com

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greynolds999

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 10:12
A lens cap?
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karma mechanic

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 10:19
greynolds999 wrote:
A lens cap?

Probably, but then he'd have to take that off and on (or the hood) with the hands that seem to have been a little muddy. I hate mud
My own website is www.richardgaddphotography.com

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greynolds999

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 10:45
karma mechanic wrote:
greynolds999 wrote:
A lens cap?

Probably, but then he'd have to take that off and on (or the hood) with the hands that seem to have been a little muddy. I hate mud

But if it had a filter you could clean it with water.
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karma mechanic

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 10:58
greynolds999 wrote:

But if it had a filter you could clean it with water.

Good idea, it seems to have worked really well on the camera
My own website is www.richardgaddphotography.com

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T140

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 15:43
did you scroll down through the comments,
Nobody is perfect, but being Scottish is a start

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 17:34
karma mechanic wrote:
How does the camera get that muddy without getting it on the front of the lens at all? Maybe just from his hands?

from the OP :

Quote:
“That was from one of my avian photography sorties. I use a floating blind to take photos of water birds but the water level that day was very low so I had to crawl it out in the mud to get the photos that I want. I was constantly pouring water on the LCD to take away the mud so I can view my photos. The lens installed on the body is a Nikkor 500 f/4 VR. After the shoot I cleaned the camera and placed it in my dry cabinet. It still works flawlessly: all seals worked, not a single grime inside the camera."

Seems perfectly feasible to me. Filter on the lens and keep that one clean and do not care about the rest.

I just love that picture. I e-mailed him if I could have a copy for myself. Just want it hanging in the office as a feature for myself to enjoy.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

Dangermouse

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 21:39
This would be why I keep a battered old ME and 50/1.7 handy in the car when on 4x4 events. If I have to stand in a giant mud hole and photograph a winch recovery I don't really want to take something which cost more than £20 all-in!
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
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