/ Death of a Canon 5D mkiii
some images before the camera died
( anyone spot the pat metheney nod ) ?
Sorry I can't be more help but great work.
As Falls Wichita...
My stomach lurched when I saw that photo. Truly excellent.
(can't help with the camera query though)
Mine's been soaked in drizzle and rain a couple of times without problem but I was working on the basis that it wasn't as well sealed as the 1d series.
I'll be interested to see what canon tell you...
My assumption was that I needed to be really careful with my 7D and keep it mostly dry, that I could be a little reckless with the 5D and get it a bit wet and that the 1D should be mostly fine as long as it's not swimming. I agree that Canon should really give us a bit more guidance on what each body can cope with though.
Good luck with the repair!
Anyway, did you ever here from anyone about the climbing set ups? I sent a wee fb message out last week..
The kayaking shots are awesome, the landscape one is well handled, great light, action and with very sensitive PP.Not something Ive ever shot but very inspiring indeed.
Best of luck with the kit!
Would seem to be indestrucible !
What instrument do you play? Any recordings?
Pop in for a jam sometime if you're in the Fort William area (I play guitar).
Sorry for the thread hijack
I've had no problems with my 7D and hardly treat it with kid gloves: the same can be said for the 5d but I've not had as long to abuse it yet...
Cheers for now
I dropped a 1D MK2 once shooting surf, it got a good washing in sea water. But I took it home washed in in the sink, left it on the radiator to dry for two weeks, came back switched it on and it worked fine until this summer when I traded it in... My Canon's would get a regular soaking shooting football and the like, and I never had issues with them not working, you just need to dry them out when you can. The 5D's aren't as well sealed however whilst it had less use in the rain mine always seemed to last well. I've now switched to Nikon and not yet tested the weather proofing in anger...
Regards shooting on your next trip, will you need to work from the boat? If so you may want to consider a surf housing, expensive but the wet solution. Alternatively there are several soft camera housings from the likes of Aquapac. I've used them with a 20D and they seem fine if you look after them, but the 5D might be too big. If you don't actually need to shoot from the boat, would a hard case like a Peli be an option? You could maybe strap it to the deck, still have quick access but waterproof and bombproof...
Have nearly killed my 5d mk1 in a heavy downpour previously, went pretty haywire, but a week in a bowl of rice sorted it out.
Time and time again my 1d mk2 proves itself to be bomber in regular 90 mins of pissing wet Cornish ming and heavy rain whilst shooting football.
I've come to the conclusion that the 5d mk1 is a piece of plasticky tat - nice pics mind - but are the newer ones really much better?
A friend of mine did the Inchree falls, by the time he was where that guy was he had hit a rock and started a 360 spin before pancaking the landing.
He broke his paddle with his face, losing a tooth in the process, and only a check-up in hospital confirmed his back wasn't broken.
The coe looks cracking at the level you got it though
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