How rugged is the Nikon D200?
Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:34 PM
Now for the end results.
The D200, all though completely soaked, survived. I made sure to immediately take the battery out and not power it up. I dried it and put it in a very warm and dry place until tonight when it was fired up without a glitch. Everything seems to be working perfectly.
The $2000 lens didn't fair so well. It had a 1/4" of water in the barrel at the front element. I removed the front element assembly and dried it. It appears that all of the water stayed in the front third of the barrel (probably due to the way I was carrying it). Everything is still apart with disecant pouches in it and sealed in a way to allow it to breathe but not let dust or contaminants in. I guess only time will tell for this one.
Cell phone - fried
Keyless entry for vehicle - fried
Sekonic light meter - fried.
Over all, I was extremely impressed with the way the D200 held up. I can only hope that my lens survives, but more importantly, I'm glad I wasn't injured or killed. The only after effects are muscle spasms in the lower extremities that just won't seem to go away.
Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:40 PM
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:52 PM
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:55 PM
Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:06 PM
The lightning is what took out the electronics, not the rain. I tried to get my cellular company to replace my phone today. I told them it had just stopped working. The guy took off the back and was like "no signs of water, that's good". Then he took it apart down to the circuit board and immediately look at me like I was on drugs. I don't no what the big deal was. It was just a couple of fried resistors. Anyway, they won't cover it.
BTW, I own a couple of dry bags. I was just trying to go light since it was 95 + degrees and 10,000 percent humidity:)
Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:09 AM
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:32 AM