Definitive Nikon vs Canon Underwater Shootout
Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:16 AM
Ouch, that must have hurting....
I am impressed that they managed to have a laugh about it
Nikon D800, Nikon 60, 105, 16-35, Sigma 15, Nauticam D800, Zen 230mm, Subsee +5 & +10, 2*INON Z240
Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:40 PM
Wow! When they clean their sensors, they REALLY clean their sensors!
Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:13 PM
If you can't laugh a little after making a stupid mistake, you're wound much too tightly. I hope it was the floodee holding the cams in the photos??
PS> I have recently installed a vacuum system before this happens to me.
Looking forward to the review. Placing my $$ on Nikon for macro subjects.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:26 PM
I'm betting on Canon. They get extra credit for supplying hi end housing for the local Lembeh Coconut Octopi.
Canon 5D Mk III, 7D & 40D, 60mm, 100mm, 17-40L, Tokina 10-17, Nauticam 7D, Sea & Sea MDX-40D YS-250's ULCS arms, Lightroom
Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:17 AM
I find it amazing that this has caused such angry reactions from some people! Check out the comments at the bottom of the article.
Just to reiterate, no cameras were harmed in the production of this piece. They were the "victims" of accidental floods that we took back in (once they had been determined as destroyed) to have some fun with.
If you haven't already looked-you should take a peak. Please keep your humor head on though
Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:58 AM
Canon 7D, Nauticam NA-7D, 2x Inon z240, Tokina 10-17, Canon 60mm
Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:25 AM
Some people just can't take a joke! I keep a D70 that I flooded many years ago as a "stunt camera". It is great fun to "accidentally" drop it in the pool or fall in with it during pool parties.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:54 AM
Love the video, I am always paranoid about flooding my Ikelite housing. I'm not so worried about the camera body, (Nikon D50, plenty of them kicking about), it's the Sigma 10-20 that's attached to it!!
I recently dived to a wreck here in the North Sea. the wreck is at 60m. I made a serious error whilst kitting up; I plugged air as my diluent gas for my rebreather and not the trimix I was carrying.
(I am Mr Narcosis and when diving air I'm generally off my tits at 30m), I did feel funny when descending but after checking my handsets/ computers/ gauges etc they all showed OK so I put it down to the rather hot curry I had consumed the night before. Needless to say at 60m I was a gibbering wreck and could not gather enough brain power to successfully take any pictures, (despite my best attempts at "fiddling" with the controls, according to my buddy). I eventually shouted at the damn thing attached it to a delayed SMB and sent it to the surface. The skipper of the boat had just enough time to get to it before it disappeared below the surface because some "plonker" had only put a "very small" amount of air in the SMB.
Meanwhile on the bottom of the North Sea blissfully unaware I was trying to figure out why I was still not quite compus mentus.
It only dawned on me as I was ascending and the "fog" lifted from my addled brain what had transpired.
Luckily for me the deco profile was very similar and a few extra stops just in case!!
Perhaps my greatest relief was that whilst "fiddling" with the camera I did not open the housing!
Edited by diverdad, 19 November 2013 - 11:39 AM.
Silent but deaf-lee
Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:13 AM
Haha great! The definitive gallows humor for a UW-photographer. (Or sould it be flooding-humor..)
Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:03 AM
Four years ago I flooded my Nikon D200 in Alaska (pilot error). I made a short video called "Don't Try This With Your Camera." Here's the link:
Love the video!