My wife, an architect, asked me to photograph a well appointed house in the San Juan Islands. New D700 in hand, and temporarily alone, I pulled a shot of espresso, started some music (Glen Hansard and Martina Irglova, in case you were wondering), and then climbed into the shower with my D700, 14-24, and tripod because, as it turned out, the walk-in cedar shower provided an optimal vantage point on the master bath.
While adjusting focus my elbow touched the faucet. As it turned out, the "cold" faucet. The sky opened up. My camera and I were drenched within seconds.
Taking advantage of the setting (and losing one nicely ironed prop in the process) I toweled off the camera and got back to work.
PS don't tell Nikon but I would pay more for the D700 than D3 (I currently own both) becaust it is more useful to me.
#3. "RE: D700 Torture Test" | In response to Reply # 1Sun 03-Aug-08 12:47 PM
1) smaller size (not just for portability; much more manageable atop a carbon fiber tripod)
2) Built in CLA. Not having to fiddle with the SU-4 is nice, and the in-camera controls work great
3) Grid lines in the viewfinder. Useful for aligning architecture shots.
If I were a different kind of shooter my list would perhaps favor he D3 - astounding battery capacity, giant bright 100% viewfinder, bullet-proof body, faster frame rate, more durable shutter, body form factor. . .
#2. "RE: D700 Torture Test" | In response to Reply # 0
The important question is: Did you take a picture while under the flowing waters of the shower, and did you get that nice silky water feel, and if you failed to realize the photographic opportunity you had, what kind of photographer are you?
At least its nice to know that the camera survived.
Larry Miller, Potomac, MD
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#4. "RE: D700 Torture Test" | In response to Reply # 2Sun 03-Aug-08 12:49 PM
"did you get that nice silky water feel, and if you failed to realize the photographic opportunity you had, what kind of photographer are you?"
I occured to me aftr I turned the shower off that a shot of the bathroom through the shower spray would have given a unique perspective. Unfortunately Kate Moss was unavailable to model, so I went back to shooting walls and fixtures.