Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dropped my camera in the Buffalo River!

Not a very good event. My 24mm-105mm L Series lens is fracked, but I managed to save the body (Canon 60D) by getting it into a plastic bag with six big bags of silica desiccant! Canon (as well as Nikon) has a "Professional Service" that you can join that allows for discounts (30% for the Gold membership, along with 2-3 day turnaround on repairs - sweet freaking deal!).

Minutes prior to the rig going into the drink I was playing around with shutter speeds and aperture settings... These shots were taken around midnight. Granted, not the best shots in the world, but still kind of cool, if you ask me. Which I know you didn't.





36 comments:

  1. This camera costs a fortune I guess ;(

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  2. sorry for your camera >.> atleast the pictures look nice

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  3. Sorry to hear that your camera went for a swim. I didn't know that Canon and Nikon offered a membership program with such perks. I will be sure to look into that if I ever get around to upgrading from my point and shoot Canon digital camera.

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  4. Dang that sucks! I dropped my Zune HD earlier this week and the whole screen cracked.

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  5. Yeah great shots, I couldn't even tell it was midnight until you said it.

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  6. I feel bad for you buddy, and wait, those photos were taken around midnight? That is one powerful flash.

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  7. The first one looks the best in my opinion.
    Sorry to hear about your camera... I know how much an SLR and the lenses can set you back.

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    Up The Hammers & Visca el Barça!


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  9. Sorry to hear about your camera... but very nice blog anyway!

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    1. That sucks about the camera. Atleast you were able to save the body.

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  10. Oh, dear! So sorry. At least you saved some of it.

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  11. Year that shutter speed. The poor light conditions at midnight make it almost impossible to take a good photo of the sky but the EF 24-105mm L is a pretty good allrounder, i feel sorry for you. Where you drunken? lol how did it happened?

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  12. I like the shots. Makes me want to be there, defeating animals to eat.

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  13. Great blog i like those pictures

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  14. Ohh that is bad I hate when that happens.
    You should have screamed "oh my a guy just jumped off" the CSI team and cop team would have collected that camera for you. I am just kidding . :)

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  15. They are some pretty cool shots. Shame about your camera though.

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    http://memedoctor.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh, too bad...
    but, at least, you got some good pics there.

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  18. ugh hope you are able to salvage what you can...they are cool shots...love the night sky behind the rocky hill...

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  19. Nice camera... I am sorry for it :(
    However, nice pictures :)
    p.s. Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog. It means a lot to me..
    Hope to see you around..
    Happy Blogging :)

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  20. Oh man that's real unfortunate. Good thing you were able to save the body without any damages. This is a reminder to me to be extra careful with my equipment.

    How much shutter speed did you try in some of these pic? I can see the start of star trails in few of them.

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  21. Oh man, that stinks. >< Well at least the pictures are cool. :)

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  22. I agree, they're pretty cool!

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  23. damn sucks what happened to your camera, but nice pics man.

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  24. aw... 'two' bad...

    1. because your camera broke
    2. you're someone who actually knows how to use a camera

    cool pics ^_^

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  25. Beautiful pics love seeing the stars

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  26. midnight??? wow. I am a frustrated photographer who don't own any DSLR camera. haha. but photography always fascinates me..I so envy your shots :)

    looking forward for another :)

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  28. at least there was a good outcome.

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  29. Sad to hear about the camera

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  30. Agh, that's awful... I bet time felt like it was going in slow motion as it fell into the river.

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