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pqtrths

Roseville, CA, US
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"Dropped cameras - the context"

pqtrths Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd May 2007
Mon 02-Apr-12 07:41 PM

Jim:

For you and for anyone out there who will have that, "What was I thinking of/not thinking of moment," if they drop a camera and lens, here are two true stories to place your situations in context by:

Yosemite National Park during the high water flows when rivers and waterfalls are flowing at +5,000 cubic feet per second. I'm talking to a photographer at the Awahnee at the end of the day who "hiked the upper Yosemite falls trail...," "placed his camera bag filled with Canon gear (including filled memory cards) in excess of ten grand on a bush...," then "watching the bag and equipment roll off the bush, down the slope, over the edge...," and falling about "2,000 feet to the river and falls below".

Add to that my experince loaning my Nikormat FT2 to a "friend", whom I thought was competant, whom I instructed in camera handling and how to correctly where the shoulder strap, and who then leaned over a tidal pool, the camera promptly slid off his shoulder into the salt water, and who then placed the camera on then shelf (literally) for three days before returning it to me.

Mp

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