The D2x can stand the heat and I stayed in the Kitchen
It got a bit warm about 600 degrees(315 C) at the ceiling It was only about 300 degrees (148 C) where I was positioned in the kitchen and behind the crews I was in full firefighting gear air-pack gloves etc. Camera was un protected except for being in my hands with fire gloves Auto ISO set to 800 and 1/30 sec D2x ans 24-120 VR functioned perfectly NO Ill affects what so ever to either camera or lens (had to clean the lens filter but ohh well)
Focus on what's right in your world instead of what's wrong
Last time I've seen pictures like this were shot with the F5. Good to know that the digital body is build like that as well! There is an article on Luminous Landscape about camera failures when having trip to Antarctica. Nikon bodies hold their own as oppose to the Canons which were dying in extreme cold one after another.
Dave Its all in a days work and Its one hell of a rush my wife calls me crazy. It has been 18 years since my first day and I love it each day is a different challenge beats a desk any day If you are ever in Florida Our Department (Orange county Fire Rescue) runs a Citizens fire academy we might be able to get you in on a live burn
A fine training burn Now all you need is some tar paper to bring the heat up a little and the smoke down, now that's what I'm talkin' about! I'm glad to see your D2 suffered no ill affects, I may have to try some burn pics myself next academy. Nice shots.
Robert Olmstead Healer of Men Elf Friend Level 5 Geek
Lee Thank you for taking the time to appreciate what we do. I love my career and all the challenges that it brings daily. I guess I could never go back to a 9-5 desk job From births to deaths we see it all and cherish every moment that we have while we are hear trying to make this a some what better place for all In our department its not often that we hear kind words; some how they usually get lost in translation coming down from the top to the field. So its nice to know that we are appreciated Again thank you Regards Paul