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Found this on Nikon Rumors,

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This “muddy” Nikon D3 picture was published on flickr. I contacted the photographer and this is his story:
“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. Here are the shots from that day

Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/#ixzz1J5SeLBOA
I don't think I would ever have the guts to do this...
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Its beautiful. I am typing this while using my 300 and 5DII as a chair.
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Thats some strong confidence in equiptment
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That probably looks like dust in comparison to a war photographers camera.
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wow good to know that the camera seals are the real deal. i dont have the faith to do that with my camera
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
Its beautiful. I am typing this while using my 300 and 5DII as a chair.
lol
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
Its beautiful. I am typing this while using my 300 and 5DII as a chair.
You are one small kid.
post #8 of 17
anyone that has ever owned a top-tier slr will understand. to buy one is not to pay for image quality, it's paying for ultimate build quality and reliability.
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post #9 of 17
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You are one small kid.
Lol, I weigh 140. Even with the hood its stable. Just don't lose balance. My D300s got some scuffs after it tipped over last year. :3
post #10 of 17
I call foul--if his rig is this dirty, how did he capture the images? Wouldn't his lens be just as dirty (or even 1/10th as dirty)?
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